7 Solutions for Powering, Protecting and Controlling Your Video Surveillance System

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Video surveillance is big business. A March 2017 report published by MarketsandMarkets, an international market research firm that serves 1,700 Fortune organizations worldwide, values the video surveillance market at $30.4 billion last year and projects that number to reach $75.6 billion by 2022.

Whether you use your video surveillance system to protect your assets, monitor employee behavior, deter tampering and theft, or lower your insurance rates, you want to be sure it’s reliable. Video surveillance systems can be vulnerable to power problems, such as blackouts, brownouts, surges, and line noise, that can disrupt security cameras and corrupt data. Here are seven solutions to help your system remain functioning at its full potential 24/7. [Read more…]

E-Rate: How School Districts Can Benefit

Did you know funding opportunities are available for school districts seeking to bridge the technology gap and meet the needs of digital learning in the 21st century? Also known as E-Rate, it is one of the nation’s largest programs supporting technology development in education today. [Read more…]

PDU Power Management – Local Views with Remote Possibilities

Remote-PowerSometimes, let me rephrase that, most of the time, the network administrator has more than just the data center to manage (i.e. network closets, user systems, etc.) and if he only has local metering, he may not know when a particular load is exceeding capacity if he is not physically in the data center location. What can help with this? On-the-go power monitoring, or as the technical crowd calls it, remote power management, can help! Right away if you’re the network administrator your mind jumps to getting things done quickly and efficiently. To know your power needs, you have to have devices in place that can be monitored and managed remotely. This not only goes for the UPS, but also their output distribution sources such as PDUs. Having intelligent PDUs with remote monitoring and management brings certain advantages to the table depending on the functionality that you require. What are they? [Read more…]

What’s the Difference Between Basic and Smart PDUs?

PDUMNH20HVAT-FRONT-LA rack power distribution unit (PDU) is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute power to networking equipment within a rack, including servers, storage devices and other equipment. For example, let’s say you have a 42U rack cabinet loaded with 42 1U servers, that’s 42 cords you have to find outlets for. PDUs solve this problem by taking the power supplied to the rack and distributing it via multiple outlets to the rack’s servers and networking equipment.

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The Best Solution for Providing Redundant Power to Your Rack that has Clustered 1U Servers

At capacities of 5kW and above, the most practical way to provide redundant power to 208V server racks has been to connect redundant 3-phase rack PDUs to redundant power supplies in each server. Until now… [Read more…]