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For Immediate Release - January 14, 2013

Siemon introduces intelligent PDUs

Intelligent PDUs

Siemon, a global leader in network infrastructure, has introduced a new range of intelligent power distribution units (PDUs). With the ability to distribute power to critical network equipment whilst providing real-time monitoring, the new intelligent PDUs support the reduction of power consumption and maximisation of uptime in the data centre.

Siemon intelligent PDUs are available with varying degrees of monitoring and control to meet specific needs and preferences. These include metered, monitored, smart, switched and fully managed PDUs, with capabilities ranging from simple device-level monitoring to full outlet-level monitoring, control and switching.

According to Siemon, the new PDUs are of a robust, data centre quality construction and offer greater reliability, with powerful built-in capabilities to support various sensors that monitor critical cabinet parameters such as temperature, airflow and humidity. They can be used as standalone units that are easily accessed through an intuitive web browser, or interface with third-party software through common open networking protocols. The easy-to-read LCD display on each networked PDU can be fully customized through the web browser for local cabinet-level viewing.

"With data centre energy and downtime costs at an all-time high, the ability of intelligent PDUs to monitor and control power is vital for optimising efficiency and identifying potential problems," says Alberto Zucchinali, data centre solutions and services manager at Siemon EMEA. "Data centre managers can easily view the status and track ongoing performance of PDUs and their devices in order to fully understand usage. With this essential information, they can identify high power or erratic power consumption, insufficient cooling areas and underutilized equipment, allowing them to make informed decisions and take the proper steps to reduce power consumption and rapidly resolve problems in order to safeguard uptime."

Siemon's intelligent PDU can be horizontally mounted in a standard19-inch configuration, or vertically in zero-U applications. They are available with IEC or NEMA plug interfaces and for single or three-phase voltage. Various available cord lengths offer added flexibility. Reliability is maximised says Siemon, thanks to the comprehensive test data provided with each unit.

For more information on Siemon's intelligent PDUs, visit http://www.siemon.com/us/datacenter/pdu/

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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