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Power Distribution, Inc.

April 18, 2016 11:57 ET

Multimedia Update - Power Distribution, Inc. Launches Two New Products at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise in New York City

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2016) - Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), a part of the Smiths Power family of brands, is launching two new products at the DatacenterDynamics Enterprise Conference in New York City for its worldwide data center clients.

PowerPak 2 Power Distribution Unit is a next generation PDU which was developed to address the latest standards in power, safety and accessibility. Available in sizes from up to 400 kVA the PowerPak 2 PDU features DOE 2016 high efficiency transformers. PowerPak 2 is designed for data center operators who wish to maximize space, serviceability and distribution options. Features include:

  • True Front Access (TFA): True front access enables maintenance and service from the front of the PDU including infrared scanning while maintaining in-cabinet distribution.

  • High kVA Rating with Smallest Industry Footprint: The PowerPak 2 PDU can accommodate up-to a 400kVA DOE2016 transformer while maintaining a true front access (TFA) main cabinet size of 42" width.

  • Front Access Infrared Scanning: A patent pending 3D Access Window and Specialized Transformer designs enable infrared scanning from the front of the PDU.

  • Flexible In-Cabinet Distribution: PowerPak 2 PDU enables up to 2x 400 Amp panel boards or up to 8x 225 Amp sub feed breakers without sacrificing true front access (TFA) for service and maintenance.

  • Side Car Distribution: PowerPak 2 PDU offers both front access and side access side cars giving additional panelboard and sub-feed power distribution options.

  • Power Compartmentalization: Isolated compartments for both high and low voltage components simplify maintenance and increase safety.

  • Intelligent Power Monitoring: PDIs Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) allows for the pro-active management of power usage and availability ensuring maximum uptime and reliability. The WaveStar® BCMS monitors server loads locally via a 7" Touchscreen Display or remotely by multiple open protocols including Modbus®, SNMP and TCP/IP. WaveStar® BCMS can also monitor downstream BCMS devices including Current, Voltage, Voltage L-L, L-N, kW, kVA, kVAR, kWH per panelboard, kWH per branch circuit and more.

Modular Compact Remote Power Panel provides intelligent and flexible power distribution through a wide range of unit and panelboard configurations and can be adapted to the most demanding mission critical facilities. Its 12" x 24" modular footprint allows for a wide variety of multi-unit configurations. Features include:

  • True Front Access (TFA): True front access enables maintenance and service from the front of the RPP including infrared scanning.

  • Highly Configurable Platform: The Modular Compact RPP can be adapted for multiple floor and wall mount options.

  • Flexible Panelboard Distribution: The Modular Compact RPP is compatible with multiple panelboard manufacturers and styles.

  • Power Compartmentalization: Isolated compartments for both high and low voltage components simplify maintenance and increase safety.

  • Intelligent Power Monitoring: PDIs Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) allows for the pro-active management of power usage and availability ensuring maximum uptime and reliability. The WaveStar® BCMS monitors server loads locally via a 7" Touchscreen Display or remotely by multiple open protocols including Modbus®, SNMP and TCP/IP. WaveStar® BCMS can also monitor downstream BCMS devices including Current, Voltage, Voltage L-L, L-N, kW, kVA, kVAR, kWH per panelboard, kWH per branch circuit and more.

  • Flexible Mounting: Integrated floor, wall and unit-to-unit mounting enable in-field modifications and configurations.

"PowerPak 2 PDU and Modular Compact RPP represent PDIs continued focus on making data centers safer and flexible in the deployment of mission critical power", said Tom Kritzell, President of Smiths Power. "We continue to invest in product development and innovation to ensure we remain a solution provider for our valued customers."

For more information on PDI, visit www.smithspower.com. Follow Smiths Power on LinkedIn.

About Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI)
Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) designs, manufactures, and services mission critical power distribution, static switching, and power monitoring equipment for corporate data centers, alternative energy, industrial and commercial customers around the world. For over 35 years, PDI has served the data center and alternative energy markets providing flexible solutions with the widest range of products in the industry.

About Smiths Power
Smiths Power is a leading supplier of power distribution, conditioning, and monitoring solutions for data centers and other critical or high-value electrical systems.

As a family of brands, PDI and Onyx unite under one umbrella to Transform, Distribute, and Monitor™ power in global networks and systems. Our companies provide expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of power transformers and distribution systems, static switching, power monitoring as well as power quality engineering services.

Alongside Smiths Connectors and Smiths Microwave, Smiths Power is part of the Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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