UTC 2019 Telecom and Technology Showcase

Servato will exhibit at the Utilities Technology Council this week with Solaris Power Systems in booth #650. We are proud to exhibit alongside a group that has experience with every phase of backup power:

If you are interested in setting up a meeting with Roy Clingman of Servato or Joe Clews of Solaris then contact Servato at support@servatocorp.com  or bdavenport@servatocorp.com. We look forward to meeting many of you ver soon! If you want to learn more about what we are doing at Servato, you can find online material here.

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Wichita Lineman

 

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The Father of The Lead-Acid Battery

 

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Engine Interviews Brandon Davenport

During New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, Business Development Manager, Brandon Davenport, had the opportunity to be interviewed by Graham Klemme atEngine | Advocacy & Foundation. StartupsEverywhere is a campaign celebrating the diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems that are popping up in overlooked parts of the country. Thank you for taking the time to help shed some light on rural broadband, who Servato is, and why we gravitate to this underserved market!

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Servato Issued New Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Servato our latest patent on the Company's proprietary Adaptive Charging methodology. It is a newly issued patent that is a continuation of one of the company’s earlier patents in its battery management patent portfolio. The new claims broaden the scope of protection afforded by the company’s battery management patent portfolio for its novel battery charging system. Servato now has four patents issued and one pending patent application in this technology area.

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Out To Lunch

Network engineers use urban America as the canvas for what makes efficient and inclusive design. This lucrative market reaps rewards due to the dense concentration of subscribers in one area. Rural America often gets overlooked in this equation. In the 3/28 episode of Out To Lunch, Tulane professor Peter Ricchiuti interviews President and CEO of Servato, Chris Mangum, alongside another guest. That guest is Carol Morse and founded Acalli Chocolate in New Orleans. This episode titles Recharging and covers some of the challenges of each organization such as rural versus urban network design, as well as, how these reputable founders came to the venture and what the future holds.

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Entrepreneurial Company of the Year - Official Press Release

Servato's product line successfully addresses the demand for effective automation and remote control of battery management solutions

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2018 - The Year Broken Down by Month

The year of evolution came to a close last week for the Servato team. The team traveled thousands of miles spreading the message of managed DC power, developed multiple new products, announced customers and partnerships that invest in hardening the networks in their communities, and spoke at conferences across the country including ISE EXPO in Denver, CO.

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Frost and Sullivan Announces 2018 Global Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

Today Servato and analyst firm Frost & Sullivan announced that Servato is named the 2018 Company of the Year in the Energy Storage Industry.

The selection of this award is derived from primary market analysis and in-depth interviews conducted by the Frost & Sullivan industry analyst team. The Company of the Year Award selection process is based on excellence in growth, innovation, and leadership. Specifically, superior performance in three key areas — demand generation, brand development, and competitive positioning — play a crucial role when selecting the Company of the Year.

Frost and Sullivan:

While the current focus of the industry is on battery monitoring and how to keep batteries working safely and reliably. Servato has brought a new dimension to the market with a shift from passive battery monitoring to proactive battery management. The company uses a unique, patented methodology (Adaptive Charging) for measuring and charging batteries compared to older technology of float charging batteries. Adaptive charging extends battery life by only charging the battery when it needs to be charged and otherwise resting it. Continuous charging for batteries to keep them at a 100% state of charge has negative consequences, as it accelerates battery failure due to increased temperature, grid corrosion, plate degradation, and dry out. This leads to high replacement costs. Servato introduced Adaptive Charging to remove these harmful mechanisms and charges batteries only when necessary and for as long as necessary to maintain a full charge. Introduced by Servato, adaptive charging “virtually disconnects” standby batteries from continuous charging using a proprietary switch design that allows the batteries to rest yet still be immediately available for discharge when needed.

Some of the benefits of adaptive charging include:

  • Battery isolation
  • Highly accurate “rested” state of health measurements
  • Improved useful battery life
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Reduced gassing, grid corrosion, and positive plate softening
  • Daily battery maintenance
  • Remote monitoring
  • Daily monitoring
  • Web-based dashboard and alerting
  • Proactive trend analysis
  • Scalable monitoring program
  • Safety and community relations
  • Service reliability and availability
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Reduced cost

Servato has entered into a commercial relationship with ABB (formerly GE Power) to introduce the first unified rectifier and battery management solutions. It integrates the functionality of Servato’s SPS-248 battery management system with ABB’s rectifier modules. This solution is targeted towards fixed and wireless carriers as it gives them the rectifier that they need to power their telecom equipment with a remote battery management system as added value. This is the first of its kind unified rectifier power and battery management solution.

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 ABB. 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 ignored and not enhanced.

As per Chris Mangum, CEO of Servato, this is the next evolution in smart rectifiers. The company’s battery management solutions have always been IoT-enabled, giving carriers the ability to monitor and maintain not only batteries and rectifiers but other systems (generators, hard contact alarms) remotely to save on costly manual intervention. This is the future now and demonstrates how two important components of a carriers’ power infrastructure have been combined to offer unprecedented value.

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Servato Introduces the SPS-R™: The First Unified Rectifier and Battery Management Solution

NEW ORLEANS and DENVER – August 14, 2018 – 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 manage 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 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 batter 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: www.servatocorp.com

 

Media Contacts: Servato Corp.

Brandon Davenport

Business Development Manager

615.478.9779 or bdavenport@servatocorp.com

 

Pitzer Relations

Rand Pitzer

630.210.1631 or rpitzer@pitzerrelations.com

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Battery Management Blog

Backup Batteries are almost always out of site and out of mind. Most engineers and managers try to spend as little time as possible working on them in order to spend more time delivering better service. But when battery issues are a problem, frustration ensues. 

  

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