Intelligent Power Monitoring and Control
Today's corporations have assets spread over wide geographic areas – for example, a test
team in North Carolina using equipment in California. When equipment locks up and must be manually rebooted (e.g. powered off/on), there
are two traditional methods for achieving this: send a technician to the equipment, or hire staff at the equipment's site to respond to
such issues. Both of these methods waste personnel resources.
Since the first oven was left on and the first server locked up, individuals have dreamed of the ability to remotely shut down or restart equipment. With the same ease as checking your e-mail, Cyber Switching PDUs allow you to do just that, remotely and automatically control the on/off state of equipment.
Cyber Switching's intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) offer the ability
to remotely monitor and control equipment through a simple network connection. A PDU is a device that distributes the flow of
electricity to equipment. CyberSwitching’s intelligent PDUs are more than just a simple on/off switch; users can monitor the
amount of power being used (i.e. the load), set automated alerts and behaviors based on load, and turn individual pieces of
equipment on and off with the click of a button! Companies can reduce operational costs in a variety of ways, such as:
- Management and control of equipment (i.e. remote power cycling)
- Load shedding, eliminating unnecessary power usage
Cyber Switching's Power Distribution Units (PDUs)
CyberSwitching’s intelligent PDUs are more than just a simple on/off switch;
users can monitor the amount of power being used (i.e. the load), set automated alerts and behaviors based on load, and turn
individual pieces of equipment on and off with the click of a button! Cyber Switching offers a diverse product line to match
a variety of power management and monitoring needs:
The individual current monitoring provided by the Dualcom ™ Plus product allows
Cyber Switching to provide supplemental circuit breaker protection on an individual outlet basis. A regular circuit breaker uses a
mechanical mechanism - either thermal or magnetic, and a virtual circuit breaker uses an algorithm coded into control electronics.
Simply set the current limit and time delay and Cyber Breaker* protects against losing the whole rack. Only the outlet whose current goes over the preset limit will “trip”, protecting your IT investment.
Additionally, using Cyber PDUs with the Cyber Breaker® allows you to protect your existing equipment by setting unused outlets to trip when a minimum current is drawn. Thus you can prevent an outage if someone accidentally plugs in a device which would otherwise trip the whole branch circuit.