Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, located in Lusby, MD, recently upgraded to the CompuLert™ NEXGen central control platform, by American Signal Corporation (ASC), a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.
Featuring two reactors, the Calvert Cliffs plant will rely heavily on the redundant, fault-tolerant, failsafe operations offered by CompuLert™ NEXGen.
Plant operators will also leverage robust monitoring and alerting features, including predictive failure modeling, fleet-wide visibility and management, ERO alerting and more.
Thanks to its N-tier infrastructure, the system will also enable comprehensive system management at all times, regardless of geographic or terminal login location.
Security is also a prime component of the NEXGen upgrade.
Running on NEXGen, Calvert Cliffs will experience enhanced security that prevents ‘man-in-the-middle’ hacking attempts, while enabling administrator authentication protocols and application-level encryption (symmetric AES).
(Learn about the changes and benefits of CompuLert™ NEXGen. Courtesy of ASC, John Coultas and YouTube)
NEXGen further ties itself into the everyday operations of Calvert Cliffs as a direct controller of the plants many alerting systems.
The system works in tandem with sirens, speaker arrays, lights, digital mediums and more.
In the event of an emergency, compliance testing or turnover, NEXGen has the power to create and disseminate mass notifications through multiple channels, to make sure it’s seen plant-wide.
“There is no substitute for reliability in this industry,” said Richard Roe, Executive Vice President at American Signal Corporation.
“CompuLert™ NEXGen was designed to meet and exceed all of the standards set down by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, FEMA and other organizations, making it an industry leading option for reliability and effectiveness.”
“We’re extremely proud to add Calvert Cliffs to the list of other nuclear stations putting NEXGen to work in a potentially life-saving capacity.”
Calvert Cliffs Power Plant is located just 50 miles Southwest of Washington, D.C. In operation since 1975, the plant produces upwards of 1,757 net megawatts of power annually.
The plant is also committed to efficiency, boasting a 95.6% operating uptime and a reputation for worker safety that’s record-setting within the industry.
The upgrade to NEXGen is a reinvestment in this reputation.
American Signal Corporation at a Glance
American Signal Corporation (ASC) is a leading designer and manufacturer of mass notification solutions for a wide variety of applications worldwide.
Combining advanced engineering, innovative software and state-of-the-art equipment with an extraordinary record of longevity and expertise in the field, they develop and install compliant, versatile and effective notification systems – aiming to save lives every day.
ASC CompuLert NEXGen in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the CompuLert NEXGen will be competing against the industries leading providers of Innovative Mass Notification Systems.
American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.
At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.
Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.
Good luck to ASC CompuLert NEXTGen on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
For more information on any of American Signal Corporation’s emergency alert solutions, please visit the company’s website at http://www.americansignal.com/.