PowerDB Pro is a licensed software product that includes a relational database with formatted test forms for data entry and reporting. Over 300 test forms are included in the standard forms library, and the capability to customize existing forms or to create new forms for specific needs is built into the application. Forms are used for both data entry and reporting. Data is entered or gathered by remote users in "field" databases and then merged into a central “master” database for access by all users. A report generator simplifies the process of producing a formal report that includes a cover page and letter, table of contents, and condensed summary sections.
Data can be imported from various sources, acquired directly from test instruments, or entered manually. Maintenance reports can be easily generated for scheduling, for highlighting overdue tasks, or for satisfying compliance audits.
Assets are efficiently organized in the database and can be searched for by their location, serial number or asset ID number. Querying and trending of data over time provides a user with analysis tools to help in evaluating the condition of equipment.
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PowerDB Advanced was developed as a mid-level edition of PowerDB software with functionality and features between full PowerDB (now called PowerDB Pro) and PowerDB Lite. The Advanced edition is a licensed software that will provide enhanced instrument capabilities not currently found in PowerDB Lite and it retains the ease-of-use features that Lite users have become accustomed to.
In PowerDB Advanced, test results for each asset are saved as individual files. Each file may contain any number of result sets taken over time. This allows all historical results for a specific test on an asset to be saved in a single file. Saved result files are fully compatible with PowerDB Pro.
Advanced is capable of utilizing all 300+ test forms in the PowerDB forms library. In addition to automating data collection via instrument control, results can also be entered manually via a keyboard. All the available Megger instrument interfaces are built-in as are interfaces for instruments made by other manufacturers.
The primary features of PowerDB Advanced include:
- Capable of using all 300+ test forms in the PowerDB forms library.
- Capture or importing results from test equipment by Megger and many other manufacturers.
- Results are saved in individual files for each test form. Files are fully compatible with the Pro version and can be easily imported.
As a stand-alone product, Advanced is sold by the copy for use on individual PCs.
Test forms are the backbone of the PowerDB application, and they serve as the user interface for data entry and reporting. Each copy (license) of PowerDB Pro includes the capability of editing any form in the standard PowerDB forms library, or creating any type of unique data entry form for your specific application.
Some PowerDB users may have knowledge of how to create/customize test forms. PowerDB offers training courses that cover form design for various levels of interest and experience.
PowerDB also offers a service for creating custom test forms based on your requirements. Just provide a template in any format (MS Excel or Word, or even hand-written) and we can duplicate it for you in PowerDB Pro. If the form does not need to be proprietary, and it has value for our other users, we may add it to our forms library.
Contact PowerDB support for details and pricing.
PowerDB Lite is a free version of PowerDB intended solely for use with Megger test instruments. Lite is bundled with many Megger products that have a communications port or onboard memory storage.
Features of PowerDB Lite include:
- Windows-based PC software, works under Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
- Contains a collection of test forms with built-in interfaces for Megger instruments
- Files can be opened in PowerDB Advanced or imported into PowerDB Pro
- Includes relay/breaker/recloser curves for timing tests on specific test forms
- Completed results are stored in discrete files on your PC
- Associates test results with historical results
PowerDB Lite does not include interfaces for non-Megger test equipment, nor does it allow manual entry on its test forms other than for entering equipment nameplate information, test parameters and settings.
PowerDB can be integrated with many CMMS systems, including SAP and Maximo. Integrations may be customized based on the requirements of a business, but typically include:
- Customer/address information feeding into PowerDB automatically
- Job or Work Order creation in CMMS automatically creating a Job in PowerDB
- Results of testing or maintenance feeding back into a CMMS automatically
- Viewing of test results on a web page
PowerDB, Inc. is an IBM Business Partner so that we can better serve the needs of businesses utilizing both PowerDB and IBM Tivoli's Maximo Asset Management software.