Eaton is our newest sponsor

2014-08-19 23:18:07.000 – Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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Representatives from Eaton at the Summit

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Eaton as our newest sponsor. Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help their customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more efficiently in more than 175 countries.

Since 2008 the Mount Washington Observatory has been using an Eaton UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) as a buffer to protect our valuable computer systems and instruments from power surges due to lightning strikes and to bridge the gap between a loss of grid power (supplied along the Cog Railway), and the time it takes for the generators to kick on, which is usually under a minute. Here at the Summit of Mount Washington, without a robust UPS system we wouldn’t be able to collect, store, and disseminate the weather data we’re so famous for.

As part of this new relationship, representatives from Eaton came to the Summit yesterday to scout out locations to film some promotional material. Today two Eaton techs did a complete check of our UPS and replaced the batteries which were overdue to be replaced. While the techs worked diligently on our UPS, Cyrena and I worked with a video crew from Eaton to explain why we chose their product and how it helps us keep collecting weather data 24/7/365 without interruption due to power failures.

Representatives from Eaton will be staying with us for the night at the Summit and tomorrow morning we’re looking forward to enjoying a beautiful sunrise with them. There are also a few videos and still shots the crew wants to get just to round out what they’re doing and to capture the full flavor of the Home of the World’s Worst Weather.

Since part of the Eaton crew was staying the night they couldn’t resist getting some very nice night shots, photo by Jim Colman.

 

Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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