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Efficient, Scalable, Intelligent Power Optimized for Midsize IT: Liebert EXM

April 02, 2018

The Liebert EXM UPS provides efficient and economical operation with a flexible power system offering scalable and redundant features that is optimized to meet the unique demands of midsize IT and critical power applications. An intuitive, customizable touchscreen control panel provides Status At A Glance information and multiple levels of user security. Matching ancillary cabinets provide the ability to meet specific demands for run time, bypass and parallel requirements.

Quick Configure Program

Need a 3 phase UPS to meet a tight deadline? Try the Quick Configure & Delivery program, and get a 10-40kVA UPS in just 4 days (continental US): The Liebert® EXM™ UPS is now available in Quick Configure SKUs in order to enable rapid quoting and ordering.

Power Solution, Quick and Easy:

  1. Select Capacity(kVA)
  2. Select Battery Time
  3. Select Voltage (30-40kVA can accommodate 480V with input transformer)
  4. Select Startup/Service Preference

UL924 Compliant Liebert UPS Systems

Vertiv offers several alternatives to address almost any facility’s back-up power needs. Underwriter’s Lab 924 standard has long applied to emergency lighting and power equipment, intended for connection to branch circuits of 600 volts or less. Such equipment shall automatically supply illumination or power or both to critical areas and equipment in the event of failure of the normal electrical supply, in accordance with Article 700 or 701 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, the Fire Code, NFPA 1, the International Building Code, IBC, and the International Fire Code, IFC

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's CoE reviews Packet Power's Environmental Monitors

March 16, 2018

The Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (CoE), located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, recently completed an in-depth analysis of several portable air management measurement tools for use in small data centers.  

Here's part of what they had to say about Packet Power's wireless environmental monitoring solution.

"The system was found to be very easy to use in quickly gathering highly accurate data on rack air inlet temperatures. It is an inexpensive, pocket-sized system that does not need extra equipment besides a laptop and an Ethernet cable to be useful. The simplicity of use is an advantage for small data centers with limited resources and expertise. It can also be inexpensively expanded to include additional sensors and graphing capabilities."

Go to http://datacenters.lbl.gov to read the complete report.

E302 wireless environmental monitor

The Rapid Deployment Pack reviewed includes a wireless environmental monitor (E302, E306 or E312), temperature sensors, an Ethernet Gateway and an EMX Energy Portallicense. The report notes the flexibility of the solution and the ease of expanding monitoring points and monitoring applications.


About the Center of Expertise and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Department of Energy-led Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (CoE) demonstrates national leadership in decreasing the energy use of data centers. Through the supply of technical support, tools, best practices, analyses and the introduction of technologies, CoE assists federal agencies and other organizations implement data center energy efficiency projects. The Center of Expertise is located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a leading source for technical expertise on energy efficiency in data centers.

Category: Packet Power

Vertiv Introduces Compact Entry-Level KVM System

March 15, 2018

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today introduced the Avocent®AV100 KVM switch, a single-user KVM switch tailored for IT rooms, small data centers, branch offices and other small spaces. Designed specifically for on-site asset management, the Avocent AV100 delivers a simple, cost-effective solution to streamline server access and control. It is available globally.

The Avocent AV100 is available in 4, 8 and 16 port models. All models allow DisplayPort and VGA connections, an important feature as more server manufacturers move to DisplayPort connectivity. They also come with a USB port dedicated for firmware updates. The KVM is designed to support applications that do not allow IP connectivity, eliminating a potential access point for hackers and enhancing network security.

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Categories: Avocent, Monitoring, Vertiv

Geist Announces New Version of DCIM Software

March 06, 2018

Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers, announced version 4.8 of Environet, its popular data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software. Environet is best known for exceptional real time monitoring of data center equipment in facilities ranging from hyperscale to edge environments. Environet 4.8 is available immediately and is a free upgrade to customers with a current support contract.

Environet 4.8 offers faster and more intuitive access to comprehensive data center metrics through a streamlined user interface featuring improved navigation and visualizations. The new version also adds HTML compatibility, expanding its range of supported browser platforms. 

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The Rackmount Three-Phase UPS Solution: Liebert ITA2

March 01, 2018

The Liebert® ITA2™ is an online UPS designed to power three-phase (in/ out), 208/220V IT systems, simply, reliably and economically.

Features

  • Compact, high power density design
  • Online Three-phase (3:3) 
  • High power factor
  • Rackmount or tower form factor 
  • Scalable battery runtimes 
  • Fast battery recharge
  • High operating efficiency (>93% in dual conversion mode, 99% in eco mode)
  • Flexible output distribution and cord set options
  • Controllable output terminals
  • Wide input voltage range
  • Maintenance bypass cabinet (optional)
  • Intuitive control panel
  • Advanced battery monitoring 
  • Unity network communications card (IT network and building management systems)
  • Easy to install, wire and operate 
  • Power Assurance Package and LIFE Services options 

Key Benefits

  • Flexible placement. Use inside a rack or in a tower configuration
  • Compact, high power density
  • Easy to install and manage
  • High power factor maximizes the usable power
  • Operates efficiently to save energy
  • Optimized maintenance bypass maintains power, even during servicing (optional)
  • Extended battery runtimes (optional)
  • Flexible, easy to configure power distribution

4 Ways to Save Money in Your Data Center

February 21, 2018

When the cost of data center downtime averages nearly $9,000 per minute, avoiding such an event is the first and most obvious way to save money. However, here are four ways to save that help your organization avoid downtime while also optimizing performance. 

1. Commission Your Facility 

Increasingly complex systems and assemblies mean more opportunities for problems that could lead to costly outages for your facility. Commissioning (Cx) helps identify and correct the major culprits behind failures such as design, installation, and startup deficiencies. To further maximize availability, Cx verifies and documents that all critical systems — power, cooling, and building automation — function together as a fully integrated system. 

Cx also helps to reduce the lifecycle costs of the facility. The Cx process improves system operation while providing benchmarking data that can be used to maintain optimal performance. When systems are optimized, they’re not only more reliable; they are more efficient, too. Cx activities can verify proper functionality of specific efficiency features that are part of the system design.

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Vertiv Introduces Compact UPS System for Edge Deployments

February 05, 2018

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today introduced the Liebert® ITA2, a compact, three-phase, 8 and 10kVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system designed for local and remote IT deployments at the edge of the network. The latest addition to the Vertiv UPS portfolio gives customers a powerful, efficient battery backup solution with three-phase input and output for 208/220V IT requirements. The system is available in various models globally and through Vertiv channel partners.

The Liebert ITA2 is a true on-line UPS that can be used in rackmount or tower arrangements, with a compact design allowing easy installation and flexible placement in the tight spaces typical of edge deployments. Three-phase input allows users to utilize a building’s existing electrical architectures more effectively, with a power factor of up to 1.0 helping the UPS maximize rated power to the IT systems. The Liebert ITA2 saves utility costs by operating at over 93 percent efficiency in dual conversion mode and up to 99 percent in eco-mode. Intelligent network communications and monitoring is provided via a Vertiv Unity communications card. 

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Categories: UPS Power, Vertiv

Liebert® Thermal Management: Liebert® DSE & Liebert® EFC

February 01, 2018

Liebert® DSE

The Liebert® DSE™ provides industry-leading thermal management efficiency, protection and insight. It uses no water for economization and its innovative design makes it up to 50% more efficient than legacy solutions. Designed with unparalleled expertise, it is part of Vertiv's Thermal Management solutions that make your data center as dynamic as your business.

The Liebert DSE solution lets you simplify every aspect of thermal management.

1. Add Capacity Efficiently with a modular, scalable design and no need for additional chillers, cooling towers, or ductwork

2. Economize Easily with automatic switchover

3. Operate Hassle-Free with advanced controls and no water usage

4. Optimize Intelligently with Liebert iCOM™ advanced thermal management system 5. Streamline Maintenance with use of water, outside air, or manual adjustments

 

Liebert® EFC

The Liebert® EFC Indirect Evaporative Freecooling Solution is a highly reliable and efficient cooling system for colocation, cloud hosting and other data center applications. It combines an efficient heat exchanger with advanced controls to help customers save money, reduce risks and simplify thermal management.

With the Liebert EFC, Vertiv has taken free cooling innovation to the highest level, providing a mechanical PUE as low as 1.03, a single footprint for rapid deployment and a highly scalable design.

Features
  • High efficiency heat exchanger providing up to 1 degree F approach to wet bulb temperature
  • Low peak power
  • Dry-mode effectiveness of 85%
  • Heat exchanger air leakage of just 0.1% - one-tenth that of heat wheels
  • Integrated controls with advanced communications and algorithms for self-healing protective routines and multi-unit teamwork efficiency
  •  Quick restart options in event of a power outage
  • Low maintenance design and operation
  • Single footprint
  • Optional DX trim for additional capacity

Vertiv Expands Cooling Offerings for Colocation and Cloud Hosting Data Centers With Three Groundbreaking Solutions

January 29, 2018

Rapidly deployable, high-capacity models of Liebert DSE and Liebert EFC freecooling systems free up data center IT power capacity while reducing operating costs and risks

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities.

The three new products are designed to be rapidly deployable and scalable, while using new heat exchanger or pumped refrigerant technologies that maximize operational efficiency and minimize or eliminate water usage.

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Categories: Thermal Management, Vertiv

Vertiv to Acquire Geist, Expand Global Rack PDU Portfolio

January 26, 2018

Acquisition will strengthen offerings for cloud, colocation and edge providers, strengthen channel

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has reached an agreement to purchase Lincoln, Nebraska-based Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center products.

Geist is a market leader in Rack PDU products and has a broad portfolio of data center power, cooling, monitoring, and infrastructure management products that complement Vertiv’s own line of intelligent Rack PDUs. The acquisition will add engineering and design capabilities with patented Geist technologies, expand access to the channel, and solidify Vertiv as a global leader in the data center Rack PDU space.

“This acquisition fits our strategy of adding complementary capabilities to accelerate growth in our key markets – cloud, colocation and edge,” said Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson. “By adding the Geist portfolio, we further strengthen our position in the PDU industry and add power management choices for our customers.”

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Categories: Vertiv, Power Distribution
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