SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

February 22, 2010 13:45 ET

APC Introduces the NetShelter® SX Networking Enclosure With Improved Support for High Density Networking Applications

Side Airflow Duct Kit Eliminates the Challenge of Cooling Side-to-Side Airflow Equipment While Addressing Problems of Hot and Cold Air Isolation

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the NetShelter® SX Networking Enclosure, the newest product in APC's superior IT enclosure line offering improved support for high density networking applications. The NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure is designed to support large core networking switches and high-volume cabling applications while maintaining hot and cold aisle architecture within the datacenter. When combined with the new Side Airflow Duct Kit, the Networking Enclosure provides complete isolation of hot exhaust and cold intake air for large switches and SAN directors. In addition, integrated high density cable managers offer enough cable capacity for 768 data ports.

"The growth of large networking switches in the data center has created a demand for enclosures specifically designed for high density applications," said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems, Services & Software, APC. "With many of the switches having unique side-to-side airflow, the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure, along with the Side Airflow Duct Kit, offers extra room for cable and superior airflow isolation allowing for better cooling efficiency."

The new Side Airflow Duct Kit is able to effectively direct airflow for switches and SAN directors with side-to-side airflow cooling. Vertical blanking panels are included with the enclosure to prevent bypass air at patching sections. The Side Airflow Duct Kit is designed to be compatible with Cisco 6509, 6513, 9509, and 9513 series switches. The Side Airflow Duct Kit includes two 2U ducts, zero U mounting brackets for the switch, and a side baffle to isolate the switch intake from any hot air from the rear of the enclosure.

The NetShelter SX Enclosure accommodates a wide variety of networking configurations and cable routing options. An additional vertical cable channel located behind the left mounting rails provides extra cable capacity to support high density networking applications. The enclosure roof now has larger cable exit areas to accommodate large cable bundles and is covered with brushes to control bypass air. The vertical cable managers have been designed to improve cable routing across enclosures to better accommodate patching applications.

The NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure integrates seamlessly with APC InfraStruxure® software management products to provide a complete IT infrastructure support system. APC's standard rack warranty is included for the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure and the Side Airflow Duct Kit is covered under the standard accessory warranty of two years, repair or replace.

The APC NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure (AR3140) and Side Airflow Duct Kit (AR7715) are currently available worldwide. For more information about APC's NetShelter product line, visit or call 800-877-4080.

About APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of EUR 2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of EUR 18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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