SOURCE: Direct Measurements, Inc.

July 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Direct Measurements, Inc. Launches DMI Direct Alert™ Providing Remote Decision Making for Equipment Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

COLUMBIA, SC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2005 -- Direct Measurements, Inc. (DMI), maker of innovative technology for strain measurement and fatigue detection, is introducing new communications capabilities for centralized health-monitoring decision support via instant access to DMI-instrument readings. The "DMI Direct Alert™" panel provides any Internet-connected device with instant, remote access to instrument readings from anywhere in the world.

DMI's core solution offering consists of field-ready gages and instruments for proactive health awareness on in-service, operating parts and equipment. DMI gages are not only health-indicating devices, but also contain encoded information that uniquely identifies each gage, in essence providing a "license plate" for each gage or part application. This bundled approach enhances parts identification, asset management, and supply chain logistics.

As part of its integrated solution, DMI's instruments now leverage the power of the Web to post real-time measurements to gage-specific databases on a centralized web server. The DMI Direct Alert™ panel, running on any Internet-connected client device, provides continuous, active monitoring of structural-health databases. As readings come in from the field, DMI Direct Alert™ compares those readings to preset limits and takes action. The DMI Direct Alert™ panel gives a visual representation of conditions using color coding (i.e. green, yellow, or red), and it can even alert a cell phone or other wireless devices when limits are exceeded.

"Structural-health measurements are made in the field, but decisions are typically made in a central location. With Direct Alert™, decision makers always have the latest information on hand and can react accordingly," said Gregg Hovis, DMI's VP and Chief Technology Officer.

DMI's technology offers a unique solution in the area of equipment health monitoring. Real-time assessments of structural damage can increase readiness and availability, enhance prognostic capabilities, reduce labor, tighten inventories, and convert unscheduled maintenance to scheduled maintenance.

Direct Measurements, Inc. is a privately held Georgia corporation with offices in Columbia, South Carolina, and they can be found online at:

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