Technical support engineer at Deep Sea Electronics PLC
Mark Graham is an engineer in the company that designs the control units for the Inmesol generators, Deep Sea Electronics PLC. We have taken advantage of the occasion of his visit to our premises to ask him about the latest technological advances they are presently working on at DSE and what new products they will be able to offer us in the short and medium term.
What is Deep Sea working on in order to upgrade the switchboards Inmesol is using at present?
We are putting the final touches to three projects which are very interesting in this regard. Until now, the Configuration Suite PC Software has only been marketed in English. Knowing that there was great interest in our making it available in other languages, we began to work on translations, which we are now finalising, and we shall very soon be able to offer the product in several languages.
The second of these projects is related with the advanced DSEWebNet communications system. Apart from the DSE 890 3G Gateway, which transmits data by Ethernet or GSM 3G, we have also designed the DSE 891 version (which connects to the DSE data server by an integral Ethernet connection only) and the DSE 892 version, which is used to connect a DSE module with an SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) system.
Until very recently, the only control module compatible with the DSE 890 3G Gateway was the DSE 7320 Module. We have now equipped other modules, for example the DSE 6020 and all those of the 8000 series, so that they are compatible with the 890, 891 and 892 Gateways and communication with them is therefore possible.
Finally, we have doubled the possibilities for Inmesol’s free programming with regard to the 8000 synchronising series and the DSE 7320 control module. This means that many more logical functions can be defined and auxiliary systems which constitute part of some plants (such as transfer pumps and ventilation systems, etc.) can be controlled.
What new products is Deep Sea planning to offer in the short term?
Very soon we shall be presenting the “big sister” of the 8600 series: the 8800, which will endow the control modules of this whole synchronising system with even more features.
I am also happy to let you know, too, that the new 4000 series controller is now available. This is notable for both its compact design and its generous display, which has been designed to facilitate reading and comprehension of the information shown. Moreover, this is a highly versatile series since, in the same format, it has applications for both industrial and emergency uses, which means that is an ideal product for mass production.