Tech Note | Battery Power and Monitoring Considerations for Remote Locations
On the evening of Thursday August 14, 2003 electrical power began to fail and soon a major power outage struck across large parts of the northeast United States and Eastern Canada including dozens of major cities. Fifty million people were affected, and the estimated cost was more than sixty billion US dollars.
Just over two years later, on August 29, 2005, hurricane Katrina barreled into Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf States which resulted in over three million people without power. Many areas did not have power restored for several weeks. On December 11, 2008, Hurricane Ike caused about 7.5 million to loose power from Texas to New York State. A major snow and ice storm on January 11, 2007, caused over 1 million homes and businesses to lose power in the central USA.
Weather, accidents, and human error are not the only sources of widespread power outages. Recently the CIA has warned that cyber-attacks have caused some power outages and are a huge possibility in the future. Indeed, some companies, in particular utility companies are restricting the source and country of manufacture of equipment that is connected to their networks for fear of implanted viruses…Read Article
News From the Nest
Eagle Eye Sales Team Expansion
Eagle Eye continues to evolve in response to growing industry demand by making key sales hires, providing even greater North American coverage. The recent hire of Chris Manis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, and the promotion of Andrew Charlton, Western Regional Sales Manager, will enhance its existing ‘customer first’ service & allow more customers to benefit from an in-person Eagle Eye experience. We’re proud to announce these sales team updates!
Eagle Eye Services Continues to Grow to Cover US Territory Demand
The recent hire of our newest Field Service Technician, Elijah Ray, will extend and support the reach of our nationwide Services team. Elijah brings years of experience as a field service technician to the team and will be an integral part of the Kansas City-based Eagle Eye Services group. Eagle Eye Services is hiring for service techs based out of our Atlanta, Kansas City, and Mequon location. Join the team!
Blood Drive Donations Help Patients in Need
Eagle Eye’s Annual Blood Drive to benefit Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin was held on July 31. We had great participation and were able to maintain our same donation as last year – 19 units collected, which is enough to help 57 patients in need! Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin provides 230,000+ units of blood and blood products annually to more than 56 hospitals. Blood donation is still a critical need. If you’d like to donate, please visit https://www.redcross.org/ to find the donation center nearest you.
Eagle Eye Opens the Nest!
On August 1st, we opened up the Nest to customers, reps, vendors and friends for our Summer Open House! We kicked off the event with an official Eagle Eye company tour and presentations from our Leadership team highlighting Eagle Eye’s current initiatives and plans for continued growth. Safety and product training sessions in our battery lab followed, including Q&A sessions with our specialists. We certainly can’t send everyone home without a little food and fun, so we wrapped up the day with an outdoor networking event, complete with food truck, beers & bags! Many thanks to those who came from near and far to visit our Mequon, WI headquarters for the Eagle Eye experience. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve worked hard to build and look forward to growing together. The sky’s the limit!