SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

April 27, 2009 10:00 ET

APC Introduces the InRow® SC Systems for Network Closet and Server Room Environments

Rack Integrated Cooling Enclosures Provide Easy Installation and Increased Mobility

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the APC InRow® SC Systems, a new self-contained, integrated cooling enclosure ideal for network closet and server room environments. These systems offer the flexibility to be deployed as a fully contained IT environment, meaning no need for remote heat exchangers, or as a partially contained system that can be easily added as a retrofit to allow for seamless growth within existing space. Complete with up to 7kW of cooling capacity, a 600mm wide rack enclosure, and front and rear containment options, these new cooling systems monitor and actively adjust cooling capacity to ensure proper server inlet temperatures.

"Network closets and server rooms are critical systems within a customer's IT environment, requiring high availability to support essential business applications," said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems and Service, APC. "The new APC InRow SC Systems provide the flexibility network managers need for changing IT environments in self-contained systems designed and engineered to work together in a scalable modular architecture."

The new APC InRow SC Systems are simple, self-contained units including an APC InRow SC row-based cooling solution, APC NetShelter® SX rack enclosure, and APC Rack Air Containment options. The APC InRow SC Systems offer ease of installation and mobility during changes. Intelligent and manageable components make the system network-enabled and self-monitoring. Containment wrapped around IT rack and cooling creates an isolated environment capsule that can be placed in most surroundings with low noise impact as well as the option to add security solutions.

This new system features:

--  APC InRow SC Cooling - offers predictable cooling for server room and
    wiring closet environments in a row-based architecture, including features
    such as active response controls, individual hot swappable, variable speed
    fans, remote management capabilities, coil freeze protection, dry contact
    output, and horizontal airflow pattern.
--  APC NetShelter Enclosure - provides a reliable rack-mounting
    environment for high-density and networking equipment including mounts for
    two APC metered PDUs (not included with bundle) in one rear channel, multi-
    vendor equipment compatibility, numbered U positions, removable reversible
    fully ventilated doors, and simple baying installation.
--  APC Rack Air Containment - is a modular system designed to work in
    conjunction with the APC NetShelter SX enclosure and InRow cooling unit to
    provide maximum cooling predictability, capacity, and efficiency.  Easy to
    install, the APC Rack Air Containment unit attaches to the front and rear
    of the NetShelter SX rack enclosure thereby eliminating mixing of hot and
    cold air streams.

The APC InRow SC Systems are currently available in North America. The solution can also be configured as a fully redundant system to provide customers with additional availability. To learn more about this and other APC cooling solutions, please 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. For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Kelly Colgan
    Media Relations Specialist, APC
    800-788-2208 ext. 2741