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APC launches new rack power units.

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, has launched the next generation rack power distribution (PDU) units.

APC's new next generation metered and switched rack PDUs will help IT and facilities managers more effectively and productively manage power capacity and functionality for critical network, server and data center equipment, it said in a statement.

The new rack PDUs solve rack-level power needs while incorporating new intelligent features like real power measurement and environmental monitoring all in a space-efficient zero-U form factor, it added.

"More data center managers are starting to look at energy as a productive asset, and they need the tools to be able to help maximize the resources at hand," said Christian Bertrand, vice president, APC by Schneider Electric -- ME, Africa and Turkey.

"APC's next generation rack PDUs are one of the tools that can help with energy management across the data center through real-time monitoring, while saving space," he added.

APC's new platform of rack PDUs consists of 19 new models in the metered and switched product families, metered AP8800 series and switched AP8900 series.

The AP8800 metered rack PDU series provides advanced, real-time remote monitoring of connected loads with user-defined alarms to warn of potential circuit overloads before critical IT failures occur, enabling IT managers to proactively monitor and resolve issues.

The AP8900 switched rack PDU series provides advanced load monitoring combined with remote on/off switching control of individual outlets for power cycling, delayed power sequencing, and outlet use management, according to the statement. -- TradeArabia News Service

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Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jul 29, 2010
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