What's new from: APC, Opti-UPS, Cabac, OmniGuard, PowerWare

What's new from: APC, Opti-UPS, Cabac, OmniGuard, PowerWare

APC InfraStrucXure

The latest version of American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure Manager Appliance offers management of the network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) layer of a data centre or server room. With deployment and minimised maintenance costs, the product uses standard protocols and collects information at the device level enabling substantial visibility to the NCPI layer. It provides quick assessments of the present situation and notifies designated personnel should situations occur that threaten availability. Analysis features make planning for future changes in availability, power, runtime or cooling requirements easier than legacy systems. Integration with enterprise and building management systems provides the ability to manage the entire NCPI from a single console. IT and facility managers want the ability to manage systems easily and remotely using their existing network, so when conditions change they can assess and react before a situation becomes critical. InfraStruXure Manager highlights potential system weaknesses in the data centre or server room, including fully loaded uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), branch circuits or power distribution units (PDU), aging batteries, temperature fluctuations via features such as load management, and battery runtime reports. The appliance also reduces system complexity by enabling management of many devices with just one IP address and offering easy to understand data graphs and quick set-up wizards. With InfraStruXure Manager, users can implement upgrades in minutes without system downtime. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro and Express Data. RRP: v4.0, 25-node $4325; v4.0, 100-node $7175; v4.0, 500-node $18,000; and v4.0, 1000-node costs $23,900


Opti-UPS has launched a new CS-B Series of UPS technology. The CS500B, which offers 500va of power, is ideally suited to protect the home and office computer, as well as home appliances. CS-B is designed with standard Australian 3-pin connectors. Users can plug their IT products direct into the UPS to get surge and battery back up protection, and also plug into laser printer or other home devices to gain surge protection. It has six outlets - three for surge suppression and three battery back up. The surge energy rating is 1380 joules. The CS500B protects your system and monitors, and peripherals which need surge protection all the time. UPS management software is included and the communication interface is through the USB port which frees up the serial port for other purposes. It is distributed in Australia by Synnex. RRP: $199

Cabac Blazer systems

Cabac's Blazer UPS systems provide backup power for periods from 10 minutes to close on half-an-hour. The Blazer 1000 to 2000 models are able to supply power to two PCs. With several Blazer models available, businesses can choose the models which best suit their needs, depending on how long mission-critical operations require for shutdown if the power fails. The systems feature microprocessor controls to guarantee reliability, user-replaceable batteries, and also provide modem/ phone-line surge protection, the company said. They also include a smart RS-232 communications port with free downloadable software. This means that if the power doesn't come back before the UPS battery is depleted, the UPS system can automatically initiate a system shutdown. Once power is restored, the battery will immediately begin recharging. The product is distributed exclusively in Australia by Cabac. RRP: From $200

OmniGuard Rackmount UPS

Belkin has launched the 8-socket OmniGuard Rackmount UPS, which provides protection for servers, storage, networking, KVM, and other enterprise devices from damaging power fluctuations. The product, designed for the SME space, also allows users to monitor, control and shut down servers remotely via Internet Protocol. When paired with the Belkin Rackmount Surge Protector, the device offers a scalable and modular solution capable of expanding its protection bandwidth to accommodate the growing needs of the enterprise environment, according to the company. The product also cleans and conditions utility power with line interactive voltage regulation. This creates true, sine wave output and provides safe and continuous power. The solution also provides built-in phone/modem protection; features swappable, front-access batteries; recharges rapidly (in as little as 2-5 hours) via independent battery chargers; and includes system management software with web-based monitoring, and SNMP agent features for remote system management capability. It supports Linux, SunSoft Solaris, Windows NT, 95, 98, Me, XP, or 2000. The product is distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro. RRP: $2299.95

PowerWare 9155

Eaton's PowerWare division has released a double-conversion online 8-15 kVA UPS, the Powerware 9155. The PowerWare 9155 features Hot Sync for highly reliable paralleling, and Advanced Battery Management (ABM), which increases the life of the batteries. It has a slim and modern design and produces high power output per square metre. Its LCD display and a wide range of connectivity options make power management easy for IT and facility managers. The product is distributed exclusively in Australia by PowerWare. RRP: $5500

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