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DITEK Promotes Wendy Gattis to Chief Executive Officer

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DITEK Corporation   ♦   Largo, FL

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Gattis to Chief Executive Officer.

“Over the past 17 years Wendy has gained experience at all levels of the company and is well prepared to lead DITEK into its next era of success,” says Robert McIntyre, Founder of DITEK Corporation. “We are thrilled to see her take on this important role.” 

Ms. Gattis joined DITEK Corporation in 2003 as the Director of Marketing Services, leveraging her experience in electronic component sales and supply chain solutions. Over the next 13 years she continued her ascension through the company, serving as Controller and Chief Financial Officer. In 2016, Ms. Gattis became DITEK’s Chief Operating Officer, continuing to build her leadership expertise and managing the day-to-day operations of the business.

“This company has been, and continues to be, a fantastic place to build my career and the best possible professional home,” said Ms. Gattis. “I look forward to continuing the DITEK legacy of producing high-quality surge protection, UPS, and networking devices that exceed customer requirements and expectations.”

For more information, please contact us at 800-753-2345 or visit online at www.diteksurgeprotection.com.

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DITEK Launches Complete Surge Protection Solution for Fire Alarm Systems

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DITEK Corporation   ♦   Largo, FL

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new complete surge protection solution for fire alarm systems.  The DTK-120X12 combines protection for 120V system power with protection for up to 12 low voltage circuits, eliminating unnecessary damage caused by electrical surge events.  This unique and compact new combination simplifies implementation of comprehensive surge protection for critically important fire alarm systems while providing for remote monitoring of surge protection status using dry contacts. The convenient, modular plug-in design simplifies installation of surge protection modules and allows for easy replacement when needed. The combination of complete system protection along with high quality construction and field-replaceable modules makes this new offering a perfect fit for protecting alarm systems and control panels.

“The new DTK-120X12 brings together a simple and complete solution for fire alarm systems,” said Michael Molinari, Director of Marketing, DITEK. “By expanding protection beyond the primary power supply to the low voltage signaling and control circuits, this new protection solution drastically reduces the chances that these wires can carry destructive surges back into the Fire Control Panel. There is no better way to quickly protect a fire alarm system.”

The DTK-120X12 base is designed to be wall mounted and hardwired, and includes the 120VAC power surge protection unit with dry contacts for remote monitoring of surge protection status. The 120VAC module also has LEDs for visual confirmation of status, as well as a loud audible alarm that sounds if protection has been compromised. This three-way notification is designed to ensure that the system will not remain unprotected. The base also has space for mounting up to 6 compatible low voltage protection modules (DTK-2MHLP and/or DTK-2MHTP) that can be used to protect up to 12 SLC, NAC, IDC, PIV, and dialer circuit pairs (these modules must be ordered separately to match the needs of the installation). All the protection modules are field-replaceable, allowing for quick restoration of protection when needed. A sliding cover is provided to prevent accidental contact.

The DTK-120X12 is UL1449 listed as a Type 2 SPD and UL497B for surge protection, UL1283 listed for EMI/RFI noise filtering, and complies with applicable IEEE standards. The DTK-120X12 is made in the USA, with a 10-year limited warranty.

For more information, please visit our product page.

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DITEK Launches Power Line Conditioner with Embedded Surge Protection

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DITEK Corporation   ♦   Largo, FL

We are proud to announce the launch of a new Line Conditioning Surge Protective Device model, DTK-LC2, that combines 120V power filtering with reliable protection from unnecessary damage caused by electrical surge events. This unique and compact combination simplifies implementation of indoor point-of-use surge protection for sensitive electronic systems while ensuring that protection is always operating correctly. The convenient plug-in design does not require an electrician for installation and can be wall-mounted or set on any convenient surface. As an additional benefit, a single channel of Ethernet/PoE protection is provided for network connections. If protection is compromised, this industry-leading technology alerts staff with both a strong audible alarm and a confirmation LED to make sure that vital equipment does not remain unprotected.

“The new DTK-LC2 line conditioner with surge protection establishes a new level of convenience for clean, protected power,” said Kyle Seay, Field Sales Engineer, DITEK. “It makes it easier than ever to implement 120V EMI/RFI noise filtering with a multi-stage hybrid protection circuit for fast response and excellent surge protection. Now every critical electronic system with a power plug can benefit from industry-leading protection – and users can always be sure that protection is in service.”

The DTK-LC2 is UL1449 listed as a Type 3 SPD for surge protection, UL1283 listed for EMI/RFI noise filtering, and complies with applicable IEEE standards. The DTK-LC2 is made in the USA, with a 10-year limited warranty.

For more information, please visit our product page.

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DITEK Launches Modular Surge Protector for Convenience Stores

DTK-DF120S12 Deflector Series

DITEK Corporation   ♦   Largo, FL

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Deflector Series Surge Protective Device model, DTK-DF120S12, specifically designed to protect convenience stores and multi-dispenser fueling stations from unnecessary damage caused by electrical surge events. This unique new configuration delivers a wide range of benefits to store operators by protecting sensitive fuel pump control systems and more from damage while ensuring that protection is operating correctly. If protection is compromised, this patented, industry-leading technology alerts station staff and management in three ways to make sure that vital equipment does not remain unprotected.

“This new Deflector Series solves an ongoing challenge for convenience store operators. These businesses rely on a range of electronic systems to attract customers and quickly deliver profitable sales – but all these systems are vulnerable to electrical disturbances,” said Rich Mitchell, Technical Sales Engineer, DITEK. “Installing surge protection is only a partial solution – because that protection can degrade over time and require replacement. The new Deflector is a complete solution that makes use of a unique audible alarm that can’t be ignored, and a modular design that makes it possible to reinstate protection in only a few seconds.”

Many convenience stores offer a variety of goods and services supported by electronic systems, such as fuel, hot and cold beverages and snacks, lottery tickets, and ATM cash dispensers. The POS and payment systems used for all transactions are also essential, as are back-office accounting and payroll systems. If a pump is bagged, the business risks losing sales as customers move on to a competitor down the road.

While every sensitive electronic system is vulnerable to power surges, spikes, and disturbances, the nature of convenience stores and gas stations pose a particular risk. This is partly because fuel pumps are outdoors and relatively exposed to the elements, and because of the communications cables that traverse from interior to exterior areas, providing additional transmission paths for damaging electrical surges.

The new Deflector-series configuration is designed to protect up to 12 fuel dispensers – or any mixture of 12 mission critical 120-volt device not exceeding 20 amps – using a single compact wall-mountable cabinet. For an operation with more than 12 essential devices, multiple cabinets can easily be installed to cover every system. The cabinet itself features a clear window that lets staff confirm protection status instantly, and if replacement is needed, the rapid-replacement modules are easily serviced.

With its audible alarm, flashing LED indicator and remote notification capability, each Deflector-series module lets the user know in three ways when it requires attention. The
DTK-DF120S12 Deflector Series Surge Protector provides advanced, isolated surge protection and noise filtering, yet is easy to monitor, easy to maintain, and easy to replace protection modules without costly service interruptions.

If a Deflector protection module reaches end-of-life, the unit sounds a loud audible alarm and an LED flashes, indicating exactly which module needs to be replaced. Intelligent notification is also available via dry contacts which can be connected to alarm panels to alert central station monitoring that the module needs replacing.

“With the Deflector Series, you’ll always know when your surge protection requires attention. When it goes, you’ll hear it and see it. Our Rapid-Replacement Modules can be swapped literally in seconds,” said Mitchell. “No other surge protection solution combines this level of protection, with attention-getting LEDs, audible alarm and remote notification circuitry.”

The Deflector Series is UL1449 listed for surge protection, UL1283 listed for EMI/RFI noise filtering, and has been certified to be safe with the highest possible ratings by UL.

For more information, please visit our product page.

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The Pinellas Education Foundation's Evening of Excellence

Evening of Excellence 2020

The Mahaffey Theater   ♦   St. Petersburg, FL

DITEK is proud to support The Pinellas Education Foundation's annual Evening of Excellence, showcasing the outstanding teachers of Pinellas County Schools. Ten finalists were celebrated at this exciting event, culminating with the naming of the district's prestigous Teacher of the Year, awarded to David Martinez-Cooley.

 

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