PDUs

Our intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs) include switched, non-switched and metered PDUs and inline meters. These intelligent PDUs offer the greatest functionality available in the market with an emphasis on environment and power metering, monitoring and management.

 

We offer a variety of PDU solutions for Raritan and Austin Hughes.

Raritan

 

Raritan’s intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs) include switched, non-switched and metered PDUs and inline meters. These intelligent PDUs offer the greatest functionality available in the market with an emphasis on environment and power metering, monitoring and management.

 

Additionally, the new 802.11 a/b/g/n standards-based Wi-Fi Solution wirelessly connects your iPDUs and sensors to your remote management network. It saves the cost of Ethernet drops and the time and effort of pulling cables. Raritan builds in enterprise-grade security, including WAP2 and AES encryption.

 

Combined with vendor-agnostic Power IQ® energy management software you can monitor and report energy usage and environmental conditions at any level – data centre, rack, department, equipment type – from a user configurable centralised dashboard.  It also provides email notifications, graceful OS shutdown, outlet control, power cost analytics, line capacities, carbon footprint and rack temperature.

 

Our solution provides you with the features and functionality to:

  • Make informed capacity planning decisions.
  • Use power resources more efficiently.
  • Improve uptime.
  • Reduce capital expenditures and save on operating expenses.
  • Measure PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and drive green data centre initiatives.

 

Products include:

  • PX-5000 – Outlet metered, Outlet switched iPDU
  • PX-4000 – Outlet metered iPDU
  • PX-3000 – Intelligent inline power meters
  • PX-2000 – Unit metered, outlet switched iPDU
  • PX-1000 – Unit metered iPDU
  • PXE – Unit metered iPDU
Austin Hughes

 

The InfraPower standard PDU range are either vertically or horizontally rack mounted units. Available in  IEC, BS (UK), Schuko and Nema power socket form factors with a wide range of plugs with appropriate current ratings. Horizontal PDUs are supplied with end caps/mounting brackets and the vertical units are supplied with both a vertical mounting button (VMS) for quick installation or a vertical mounting bracket (VMB). Furthermore the InfraPower PDU range is manufactured from extruded aluminium for strength and flexibility in design accommodating multiple socket sizes. All PDUs are supplied complete with green power-on LEDs and the appropriate resettable fuses. Vertical PDU circuit breaker protection is also available as an optional extra.

 

Products include:

  • InfraSolution rack access control
  • IS-840 and IS-820

 

Our InfraSolution® product enables data centre operations managers, IT administrators and facilities managers to enhance rack level security and equipment efficiency by using remote rack IP door access with swipe card control, temperature and humidity monitoring.

 

InfraSolution is designed to allow cabinet control and monitoring of door handles, switching and monitoring of SmartPDUs as well as control of InfraCool fan units, temperature and humidity for up to 200 cabinets over either a local area network or a wide area network. The web-based GUI (Graphic User Interface) management software allows up to eight simultaneous users to access and control different cabinets.

 

There are two InfraSolution ‘in the box’ options, the InfraBox 820 and the InfraBox 840.

 

The 820 package includes two (front/rear) SmartCard electromagnetic rack handles/cable harnesses and two SmartCards. The InfraBox 840 package has all the 820 features plus an additional 8 X RJ45 expansion ports that allow the user to control or monitor SmartPDUs and/or control InfraCool fan units via a Cat6 cable. Typically you can monitor PDUs amperage as well as remotely switching power sockets on and off via IP using the same GUI software. There are also 2 X RJ11 ports that provide an interface for digital temperature and humidity sensors.

 

The SmartCard handle is designed for use with either inductive, mechanical or optical door opening/closing sensor and the SmartCards themselves can either be HID or Mifare compatible. It is also compatible with enclosure industry standards in terms of its footprint and mounting dimensions enabling retrofitting to most existing enclosures. The handle has a built in digital temperature sensor and for security back up it is supplied with mechanical keys.

 

To complete the package Austin Hughes offers a standalone system including a Matrix Server and an IP extender. This allows the user to remotely access the InfraSolution network independently of the main operating system.

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