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Servato Introduces First Unified Rectifier and Battery Management Solution at ISE EXPO


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Servato Corp., a leading provider of energy management solutions,
announced here today at ISE EXPO the latest solution in its Smart Power
System solutions suite that offers the latest in remote battery
management. The SPS-Rtm is the first of its kind unified
rectifier power and battery management solution. It integrates the
functionality of Servato's industry leading SPS-248 battery management
system with GE's Rectifier Modules.

Servato is taking remote power management to the next level to offer the
combined value of battery management systems with a highly power
efficient rectifier solution from GE. The SPS-R is the most economical
way for fixed and wireless carriers to buy the rectifier they need with
remote battery management as added value. Servato believes this solution
will allow customers to more easily and economically upgrade backup
power management infrastructure that is continuing to decay as it is
neglected and not improved.

"We believe this is the next evolution in smart rectifiers," said Chris
Mangum, CEO of Servato. "Our battery management solutions have always
been IoT-enabled, giving carriers the ability to monitor and maintain
systems remotely to save on costly manual intervention. Now, we are
doing it for both back-up power, battery management, and rectifier
solutions. This is the future now and demonstrates how two important
components of a carriers' power infrastructure have been combined to
offer unprecedented value."

According to Mangum, the feedback from early customer testing is that
this next generation smart rectifier will quicken adoption of automated
power management and maintenance because it is built into the rectifier
that is necessary for system power. It becomes an easy decision for
operators as they replace rectifiers.

"Companies trialing the SPS-R are telling us that this makes the
decision to upgrade to remote power management easier because it is
built into the rectifier shelf which they have to replace every 5-7
years," he said. "We feel this will accelerate adoption and greater
acceptance in the market."

There are three elements to the SPS-R solution:

  • SPS-248 functionality – Introduced in late 2017 as an upgrade
    to Servato's SPS-148, the SPS-248 provides battery management,
    testing, and data. It eliminates the need for time-consuming and
    inaccurate manual testing and provides real-time data from sites,
    including temperature data and other environmental risk factors. It
    goes beyond simple tests – automatically conduct load tests and gather
    more accurate off-charge data. With its adaptive charging methodology,
    it doubles the life of the batteries. And, it allows customers to
    manage resources effectively during outages.
  • Active Battery Management Software – Easy to use Actiview®
    dashboard simplifies battery issues for technicians so they can
    remotely diagnose and correct issues without sending a technician
    onsite. Predictive analytics based on over 90 million hours of battery
    data help predict battery failure 30-60 days in advance before causing
    network outage or ruins other batteries in a string. Actiview can be
    seamlessly integrated into a NOC.
  • GE Rectifiers – Best in class 1200/2000-watt GE OEM power
    supply modules with the SPS-R seamlessly integrated within the
    rectifier for ease of use. All 10 GMT fuses, breakers, power modules,
    and SPS module are located on the front panel for easy accessibility.

According to Mangum, the SPS-R is being showcased at ISE EXPO with
demonstrations for potential customers at the Servato booth number 619.
The system will be generally available on 1/1/2019.

"This is clearly a huge step in the evolution of improving the way we
manage, monitor and maintain backup solutions which are so critical to
our telecommunications infrastructure," he said. "This simple solution
will have a big impact on improving our overall infrastructure and
ensuring landline and wireless connectivity when outages due to
catastrophic events occur."

About Servato

Headquartered in New Orleans, La., Servato is a leading provider of
active battery management solutions to telecom, power, transportation,
and solar companies. Servato's solutions allow leading companies and
infrastructure operators to reduce CapEx and OpEx by extending battery
life, reducing maintenance costs and streamlining operations.
Utilizing highly accurate data, proprietary algorithms, adaptive
charging and cloud-based visualization software, Servato provides
unprecedented insight and control over distributed DC power assets
in industrial settings. To learn more, please visit:

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