Emerson Network Power has launched a family of rack power distribution units (PDU) to monitor changes in data centre power and capacity management.
The MPH2 rack PDU offers remote monitoring and control of connected loads. It is designed to enable environmental input options with multiple power input selections and output configurations, allowing data centre power control to the receptacle level, as well as monitoring of the strip and rack temperature and humidity. The MPH2 rack PDU is designed to operate at temperatures up to 60°C. The metering is at +/-1%. Up to four MPH2 rack PDUs can be interconnected as a rack PDU array.
The RPC2 communication module enables upgradable network communications, precision sensors and a display interface that be accessed locally or remotely.
“Intelligent rack power distribution units are becoming ever more important to businesses, which require ever increasing speed, intelligence and economy in their data centres,” said Dr Peter Koch, senior vice president engineering and product management, at Emerson Network Power.
Emerson claimed that the MPH2 has the highest level of availability and efficiency in comparison to other rack PDUs, based on a test run by DfR Solutions, an independent testing agency.
The product is available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.