Founded in 1964, Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS) was a privately controlled company under the brand name Dixson, which specialized in gauges, meters, and other measurement devices for the automotive industry. When Dixson was acquired by the global manufacturer Ametek thirty years later in 1995 as a specialty division, their aim spread to instrumentation control for a broad host of applications—which allowed the company to extend a rather lengthy foot in the door of, at the time, the burgeoning Digital Panel Meter market. Dixson/Ametek pushed their foot even further with BB101P model, a vertical bar graph, which found an abundant home in Nuclear Power Plants across the United States.
However, as we know to be true in nearly every avenue of life, all things must come to an end. The BB101P model was a tour de force when it first emerged on the new DPM playing field, but it, like its analog brethren, has become a figure of reclining history. Simply put, there are more efficient, further advanced, and more reliable options on the market today. One such option hails from Otek’s New Technology Series, the patented technology that is piquing quite the interest of the Nuclear Industry. In that effort, Otek offers the NTM-9 model as a 100% Form, Fit, and Function replacement for the Dixson/Ametek BB101P for Class 1E safety related and nuclear qualified, as well as Mil-Specs 461, 167-1, 810F, 901C, and IEEE-34. As with all models in the New Technology Series, the NTM-9 is fully Cyber Security Compliant.
The NTM-9 is a vertical unit standing 6 x 1.74”, whose additional features include a 51 segment programmable tricolor bar graph, an automatic signal fail detect alarm, serial communication options of USB and RS485, as well as Ethernet and Flash Memory on externally powered models, isolated retransmission (4-20mA or 30V), universal power inputs (5-32VDC or 90-265VAC) and control output options of O.C.T. (4/channel) or relays (4/channel). The NTM-9 and all our products carry Otek’s guaranteed lifetime warranty, and are completely customizable to your needs!
Give us a call today at (520) 748-7900. The future is as easy as unplugging obsolescence and plugging in Otek!