The PowerES-C is a line-interactive UPS, which employs Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) technology to fight off fluctuating voltages. The series includes the ES1000C and ES1500C models. With eight battery backup outlets available, along with Internet and phone line outlets, the units are capable of protecting multiple pieces of equipment from one system, the company said. They come with Web-based OPTI-Extreme software and are able to support a range of operating systems, including Windows95/98/2000/NT/XP/2003 Server, Novell Netware, FreeBSD, HPUX, IBM AIX, IBM OS/2, IRIX, Linux, Solaris Sparc and Solaris X86. OPTI-Extreme allows users to access online information to monitor valuable equipment from anywhere in the world, providing peace of mind and greater convenience. A serial or USB model is available for flexible connectivity. The products are distributed in Australia by Synnex. RRP: ES1000C - $586; ES1500C - $753.
MGE UPS Midspan
MGE UPS is offering the Power over Ethernet (PoE) Midspan unit. It is installed between standard Ethernet switches and the IP phones (or Wi-Fi access points), eliminating the need to modify the existing active network equipment and wiring. The technology is compatible with more than 120 different telephones and terminals (PoE or pre-standard). It offers 24 ports in a 1U rack-mounted unit; SNMP supervision; and is 802.3af compatible. The product is distributed in Australia by ACA Pacific, MPA Systems, Clipsal, Pacific Datacom, NPS and Alpha Energy. RRP: $1510; network managed - $1865
M+H Power Smart King 5100
As part of the Smart King line, M+H Power Systems is offering a 5.1 kVA rack or tower convertible UPS, dubbed the SXL/5100A/RT. The standard configuration is a tower UPS and comes with a set of wheels. Rack ears are also available for users that want to convert into a rack-mount. The LCD display can be rotated to either configuration. In rack mount configuration, the UPS requires a depth greater than its 710mm. Another feature is the addition of an internal card slot for the (optional) USHA Pro E, Internal Web/SNMP interface card; and a USB port (which can be used as an alternative to, but not in conjunction with, the serial port). A list of distributors is available at www.mhpower.com.au. RRP: Smart King 5100 - $3624; rack-mounting kit - $77
APC Smart-UPS XL
APC Smart-UPS XL protects data by supplying network-grade power with scalable run-time in tower and rack-mounted form factors. The line ranges from 1500VA to 3000VA. With optional, matching battery packs, run-time can be extended and optimised for the application, the company said. Smart-UPS can be configured with up to 10 additional battery packs - for run-times exceeding 24 hours. The Smart-UPS range is also ideal for fileservers (Intel- or Unix-based), minicomputers, network switches and hubs, ATMs, telecommunications systems and other mission critical applications requiring longer runtime, the company said. Connectivity is through a serial or USB port. Network connection with Web browser management and/or environmental monitoring, serial port expansion and out-of-band management options are also available. The product is distributed in Australia by Express Data and Ingram Micro. RRP: From $959 to $5225
Emerson Liebert IP Telephony
Emerson Network Power has introduced the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System, version 1.0. The product is verified by Cisco's Architecture for Voice and Video Integrated Data (AVVID) Partner Program. The system provides mission-critical power protection and monitoring for IP telephony equipment. It integrates key support components into a plug-and-play solution that ensures the protection, visibility and support required for high availability, including true double conversion UPS technology, remote monitoring and management and UPS bypass capability, the company said. The product is distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro and J Mills. RRP: The Liebert system, which comprises a Liebert GXT2 true-online double conversion UPS, an SNMP Web card and an external bypass switch, ranges in price from $2650 to $7100, depending on the size of the UPS selected to power the system.