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Our History


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Our History


BTECH's roots stem from the Singer Corporation, world famous for its sewing machines. In the 1980s the company concentrated on a number of high technology projects, one of them focused on developing a method to predict battery failure.

In 1989, When Singer Corporation was sold to Semi-Tech International for their sewing machine business and famous brand name, the engineering team working on battery failure prediction bought the license to the technology and all future patents. In the basement of the former VP of Engineering's home, BTECH was born with the mission to commercialize the technology.

The beginning years of the company were hard, as much time and effort was spent convincing the technical community that Impedance monitoring and data trending could indeed predict failure. Fast forward to today - with over 4000 global installations and a proven track record, there is no longer any doubt that our method works.

Today, BTECH has incorporated 24 years worth of battery monitoring experience and data to offer the world there's a way to virtually eliminate your battery failure risk. We’ve developed an advanced approach based on managing battery systems with real-time measurement data that is easy to implement.

With this in mind, BTECH has developed the new, fifth generation S5 series battery monitoring system, and a new and comprehensive sales and service plan with the mission to help you manage your batteries - BTECH's NEVERFAIL Battery Monitoring Partnership.

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Executive Summary


Executive Summary


Corporate executives face a daunting task of assuring that their businesses take all the necessary steps possible to comply with diverse regulatory standards and regulations as it relates to the uptime of their information technologies. Near the top of the list is the need to protect data integrity and to assure continuous access to that data. Common among the many digital elements required to eliminate any failures is the need for reliable electric power within their IDC’s. To assure that electric power is available under all conditions, capital dollars are expended for the design and the implementation of reliable backup power systems.

In a national study that was conducted (The Ponemon Institute, Sept. 30. 2010), almost all the organizations polled said that they had experienced at least one unplanned outage in the past 24 months. Other respondents had an average of 2.48 complete shutdowns of their data centers over a two year period with an average shutdown of 107 minutes. The study went on to show that the cost from a shutdown ranged from a minimum cost of $38,969.00 to a maximum of $1,017,746.00 per organization with an overall average cost of $505,502.00 per incident.

Senior executives recognize that an unplanned outage of any duration has the potential to create not only a financial drag on the company but a devastating public relations nightmare as well as having a negative effect on stock prices for publicly held corporations.

Every anomaly or outage in utility power has the potential to instantly corrupt the processes that an IDC may rely on. With every power disruption the lead acid battery, the heart of power backup systems, supplies power to ensure business continuity. Failure of any link within the power chain has the potential to corrupt data, interrupt networks and bring business to a halt. In fact, 85% of all backup power system failures are battery related.

Understanding the problem is the first step in developing a solution.

The last line of defense against critical power loss has historically been the DC battery. BTECH was commissioned by the Federal Government over 22 years ago to find a solution to failing batteries where conscientious planned maintenance was not enough to keeping critical systems from failing. BTECH engineers shifted their approach from the traditional path and took another approach; they designed an intelligent battery validation system. BTECH identified that measuring Impedance was a reliable technique for measuring battery health.  An Impedance measurement is where an ac perturbation is placed onto the battery system such that an identifiable current of frequency and magnitude flows and impresses a resultant ac voltage drop across the cells under test. The system designed coupled with quality software, a computer and connectivity to a network provide the predictive capability lacking in manual maintenance techniques. The BTECH Battery Monitoring System system goes beyond reporting a failure but includes warning and alarm capability for impending battery system failure.

BTECH has currently delivered and installed over 5200 systems worldwide and continues to engineer products that meet and exceed industry standards. Without BTECHS’ Predictive Technology an organization may not have the assurances that the backup power investment that was designed at considerable cost, will work each time required; during everyday power anomalies or longer power outages.

Our mission is to continue to innovate, engineer and produce products that provide the best possible technologies necessary to keep up with the demands of our customers. BTECH also provides a technical and customer service support network to provide keep pace with our customers’ needs.

Thomas Leonard,
President
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Testimonials


Testimonials


See what our customers are saying about Us.


We have been very pleased with the product’s hardware, software and support. The folks at BTECH are very good at giving support to customers, no matter what the customer’s level of expertise in battery backup may be.
— Rick Faircloth, Data Processing Consultant, State of Florida Department of Law Enforcement
 
Since backup power systems rely on backup batteries, which can fail with no notice, we employ BTECH Battery Monitoring Systems. BTECH identifies any developing battery problems that otherwise would go undetected. In this way we can proactively make needed battery substitutions and drastically reduce our risk of experiencing a power outage.
— Mr. Darayes Bharda, Technical Supervisor, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
The BTECH systems have proven to greatly reduce battery maintenance costs, extend the life of the batteries and virtually eliminate battery failure by being able to predict precisely which cells need to be replaced in advance.
— Samy Alim, Manager of Engineering, ADP
 
With BTECH on the job 365 days a year, we can identify and change only the deteriorating batteries which saves us time, money and makes us much more secure. I couldn’t explain to the people of Multnomah County how to insure our continued operation during the next power failure until we found BTECH. Now I have an answer.
— Robert D. Novak, Electrical Supervisor, Multnomah County Facilities, Portland, Oregon
The only way to know how your batteries are performing is to monitor their performance on weekly basis. BTECH has provided flawless service in maintaining our battery back-up systems. It allows us to provide immediate support to our customers when storm outages occur and seamless operation of our computer support systems.
— Ken Rheault, Sr. Technical Analyst, Consumers Energy Co Jackson, Michigan
 
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Industry Associations


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Why Choose BTECH


Why Choose BTECH


Giving it our BEST since 1989

Mission critical customers demand partners that can deliver technically superior, high quality products and services; this is what you should expect from BTECH and what we provide on a daily basis. Planners from the Data Center, Industrial, Utility and Telecommunications markets know that incorporating BTECH into their plans is the BEST decision they can make on battery monitoring.

Robust Patented Technology

As an independent manufacturer BTECH’s engineers continue to discover and provide technological advances in battery data collection, analysis and integration, these advances are critical to maintain a competitive advantage. Today BTECH’s products are widely recognized as the benchmark in design, application and function.

Product Evolution

The advent of computer grade UPS designs, smart charges, and constant duty cycle applications (solar etc.) requires that battery monitoring manufactures need to have the engineering resources and real world prowess available to adapt to new technologies. BTECH’s Industry leading designs are based on comprehensive real-world experience solving common DC Plant problems that will shut down mission critical operations without warning.  BTECH identifies all DC anomalies that will shut down your power backup, power conditioning and UPS systems.  BTECH’s predictive technologies provide operators with valuable time to plan and schedule proactive system repairs.

Service and Support

BTECH’s products are relatively maintenance free; on the rare chance that a repair is actually required BTECH maintains a staff of Technical Support, Field Service and Remote Monitoring Specialists to service any of our customers’ needs. Installation, Start-up, Training, Consulting, and Remote Monitoring, Preventative Maintenance and Time and Material services are all provided in house.

BTECH’s ISO Quality Commitment

“Our customers deserve our BEST”
Business improvement through evolving best processes
Enduring products and relationships with our customers and reps
Service that is timely and absolute
Technology that is innovative and answers demand