VARICONPOWER MONITORED PDU
The Monitored (remote) PDU has all the options of a Basic PDU plus a broad range of intelligent functionality, far more
than the Metered PDU. With this product version it is possible to collect detailed information on energy use. Measurement
can either be done by an inline module or a monitored PDU. The inline module measures in between the incoming feed and a passive PDU. An alternative to the traditional inline module is the Definilink module, that separates the electrotechnical measurement components from the actual passive power supply. This provides the option to add the measurement modules at a later stage and prevents interruption of the power in the unlikely event of failure of the measurement components. In addition to measuring inlet current, a Monitored PDU also provides measurement of current per outlet and read out of a range of parameters including ampere, voltage, kilowatt hours and power factor. Included are a databus device and a gateway. Through
this - easy to use and flexible - solution all the monitoring equipment can be connected to a LAN network, so the
monitoring data will remotely become available to operators and managers. Up to 500 PDU’s can be connected to one
gateway. With this product version you can proactively manage the energy use and energy loads from a distance. It will also be
an option for example to generate alarm messages through e-mail or SNMP in case of emergencies. The functionality
of a Monitored PDU broadens the scope to ensure safety in a server room and prevent server racks from suffering an
energy overload. Connection to a DCIM system like Minkels VariControl will expand the management functionality
even further, with the possibility to perform management analysis, make comparisons and calculations and generate
management reporting. As with the other product versions customization is always an option.
VARICONPOWER MONITORED AND SWITCHED PDU
The Monitored and Switched PDU has all the features of a Monitored PDU and on top of that the switching functionality
to remotely turn equipment on and off. This product version is most commonly used in organizational environments where
there is complete control over the entire chain of data centre infrastructure, as is the case within Corporate organizations.
A Monitored and Switched PDU has advantages over a Monitored PDU when it comes to power outages. With
this product version it is possible to reboot servers from a distance. There is also a sequential starter option included
which provides a time delay between the different outlets, to prevent a server room from reaching its peak power again
in case of a collective reboot after an outage. Above that, a Monitored and Switched PDU enhances the control over data
centre management by preventing users from connecting equipment random. As with the other product versions
customization is always an option.