DASProtect

DASProtect is our robust package of support, maintenance, and training services designed to save your facility money, time and ensure your DAS runs smoothly and efficiently. Remember to keep your DASProtect agreement current to ensure that you do not lose access to customer support and other valuable benefits.

DASProtect Levels of Service

DASProtect offers two levels of services: Sentry and Fortress. Both provide total, around-the-clock access to our web-based and phone customer support—including an extensive library of online resources on the Customer Community.

With the purchase of our DAS, you receive a complimentary year of Sentry-level protection. However, the vast majority of our partners upgrade or extend their DASProtect coverage to Fortress because it offers additional benefits. DASProtect Fortress includes unlimited access to the StackVision Success Program. This comprehensive training program provides a self-paced curriculum that teaches new users how to best use StackVision.

Expert Data Acquisition System (DAS) Services

Only users with an active DASProtect agreement have access to our DAS Services, including Reporting, Engineering, Regulatory, and IT experts.

  • Reporting analysts ensure that your data is properly recorded, your reports meet ever-changing requirements and your data is ready for submission to ECMPS.
  • Engineering professionals can configure a DAS to your facility’s precise requirements, ensure it is updated, align it with the latest regulations, and make it work smoothly with your other resources.
  • Our Regulatory services help you stay in compliance and audit-ready.
  • Each of our IT services is designed to increase efficiency by supporting your ESC Spectrum DAS. We handle the technical lifting so you can focus on your real job: monitoring and reporting for compliance.
ESC Spectrum Reporting Services

DASProtect Fortress vs. Sentry Comparison

Customer Support Services

Benefit

Fortress

Sentry

No Agreement

Assistance Reloading StackVision Server Software

Get assistance reloading StackVision software updates (along with a copy of your configuration, data, and custom report files) in the event of server failure.

Assistance Installing StackVision Server Software Updates

Our assistance includes helping obtain a license key for the software update, running the required installation programs, entering the key, and restarting required services and/or programs.

Online Access to Knowledge Base, Case Tracking, Documentation and Live Chat

Login to the Customer Community to track your cases, get user guides, download software and firmware, enter & track cases and talk to support.

Phone, Email, Online, and Chat Support

Get answers or resolutions to problems from expert, in-house customer support. Support is available during normal business hours, as well as after hours for emergencies.

DAS Services

Benefit

Fortress

Sentry

No Agreement

Reduced Hourly Rate for Engineering Services

Our Engineering Services can configure a DAS to your facility’s precise requirements, ensure it is updated, align it with the latest regulations, and make it work smoothly with your other resources.

Reduced Rate for IT Services, Including:

  • Server Management (24/7 Server Monitoring & Maintenance, Disaster Recovery, Platform License Maintenance and More)
  • SQL Tune-Up and Data Purge

Let our IT experts help you with the time-consuming challenges that come with Data Acquisition System (DAS) server software and hardware maintenance.  Each of our IT services is designed to increase efficiency by supporting your ESC Spectrum DAS. 

Reduced Rate for Customizable, Private On-Site Training Sessions

Our staff provides professional training classes that can be customized to your individual needs and focus on specific products or regulations.

Data Controller Maintenance

Benefit

Fortress

Sentry

No Agreement

Repair & Loaner Services

ESC Spectrum provides services to repair hardware failures in covered Data Controller Products. This includes remote services to assist in troubleshooting controller malfunctions as well as return-to-factory repair services, inclusive of parts and labor, for covered controllers. If any covered controller hardware is determined to be defective, we will either repair it or send replacement parts. During this time, we send a loaner Data Controller to minimize your downtime.

Spare Parts Purchasing Discount

We provide a discount off current list pricing for any purchases on Data Controller spare parts.

Replacement Purchase Discount

We provide a discount off the current list price for any purchases on Data Controllers if an existing Covered Controller Product becomes unserviceable and/or obsolete.

Access to Firmware Version Download

Download and install new firmware updates for the 8864 Data Controller.

StackVision™ Maintenance

Benefit

Fortress

Sentry

No Agreement

StackVision License

License for the use of the StackVision DAS.

License for Backup Server

Extend the license for covered StackVision products to install a copy of the server software on a backup server to minimize the risk of downtime experienced because of server hardware maintenance or failure if the backup server is used strictly in the event of primary server maintenance or failure. 

Software Updates -- Existing License Functionality

Download and install updates to covered StackVision products when released.

Software Beta Testing

Get access to new versions of StackVision for testing before general release.

Included: MATS & Sorbent Trap Modules, FleetMode

The MATS Module includes QA and Certification tools to assist with compliance under the MATS (Mercury and Air Toxic Standard) rule (40CFR63, Subpart UUUUU) for mercury (Hg), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Hydrofluoric Acid (HF), and particulate matter (PM) systems.

The Sorbent Trap Module is a tool for recording data for Hg (mercury) sorbent trap monitoring systems for MATS QA and Compliance

FleetMode allows you to analyze fleet‑wide data in new StackVision Client tools–such as Charts, Dashboards, Cylinder Management, and LogBook. 

Purchase: MATS & Sorbent Trap Modules, FleetMode

The MATS Module includes QA and Certification tools to assist with compliance under the MATS (Mercury and Air Toxic Standard) rule (40CFR63, Subpart UUUUU) for mercury (Hg), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Hydrofluoric Acid (HF), and particulate matter (PM) systems.

The Sorbent Trap Module is a tool for recording data for Hg (mercury) sorbent trap monitoring systems for MATS QA and Compliance

FleetMode allows you to analyze fleet‑wide data in new StackVision Client tools–such as Charts, Dashboards, Cylinder Management, and LogBook. 

Access to StackVision Version Downloads

Get access to the most recent version of StackVision at any time.

Software and Hardware Escrow

Receive a copy of our StackVision and 8864 Data Controller software source code (“Code”) in the event that ESC Spectrum and its successors exit the stack emissions compliance reporting business and discontinue support for covered StackVision or 8864 Data Controller products without offering a path for upgrading these products or a reasonably comparable solution based upon new products. 

Training Services

Benefit

Fortress

Sentry

No Agreement

CEMS Training for Facility, or Fleet Instrumentation

Get expert training for an unlimited number of employees at your plant on CEMS instrumentation including best practices and troubleshooting.

Free Access to StackVision Success Program Online Learning System for Unlimited Users

Get access to the online modules, including lessons, quizzes, and resources, for an unlimited number of employees.  Perfect for users new to StackVision and the 8864 Data Controller.

User Group Meeting Speakers -- Registration & Travel Expenses

The User Group is a free event offered in person in the Fall and online in the Spring.  It includes company updates, panels, and helpful tracks with multiple sessions on product and CEMS best practices. Training sessions, offered before and after User Group, are free for Fortress customers.

Free Access to Online and In-Person Training Events

In-person and online training events include product best practice and regulatory trainings from ESC Spectrum experts.

*DASProtect Services are based on a continuous agreement

More DASProtect Options

Ready To Learn?

Contact us to start your self-paced StackVision learning journey using the StackVision Success Program, a self-paced online learning system free for Fortress customers.

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CEMS Audit Prep Checklist

Quick CEMS Audit Prep Checklist

Use our quick checklist to pass an EPA CEMS audit of your facility. Use a proven CEMS DAS like StackVision and Prism for critical data and have current information about your designated representative, record keeping, QA/QC plan, permit & acid rain program at hand.

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