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Congratulations to NCMF Board Member Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III - 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee.

Dr. Edmund O, Schweitzer III

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III

The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) is excited to share that the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) has announced its 2019 Class of Inductees — and NCMF Board Member, Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, is being inducted for his invention of the Digital Protective Relay.

Dr. Schweitzer brought the first microprocessor-based digital protective relay to market, revolutionizing the performance of electric power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment, and making a major impact in the electric power utility industry. Schweitzer's more precise, more reliable digital relay was one-eighth the size, one-tenth the weight and one-third the price of previous mechanical relays.

Below is a link to the NIHF news release, along with more marketing materials announcing this year’s class:

·         NIHF Announcement Press Release

·         NIHF Press Page

·         NIHF Fact Sheet

We all share in congratulating Dr. Schweitzer on this tremendous honor!