SOURCE: Power Distribution, Inc.

Power Distribution, Inc.

July 27, 2011 06:30 ET

PDI Simplifies Data Center Power Management

Company Combines Its WaveStar™ BCMS Hub Monitor and PowerWave Bus System™ for Better Centralized Power Management

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), providers of mission-critical data center power management equipment, alternative energy, industrial and commercial power markets, today announced the fusion of their WaveStar™ BCMS Hub system with its award-winning PowerWave Bus System™. The innovation simplifies data center power management by providing a centralized display monitor, capturing each PowerWave device's real time, power-load information through a touch screen panel or sharing the power information with building management systems via SNMP or Modbus™ RTU protocols.

In addition, the integrated offering is capable of collecting information from up to 32 PowerWave Bus end feeds as well as all associated tap off boxes in the data center. PDI's Vice President of Marketing, Service, Dave Mulholland, elaborates on why his company's innovation is needed within data centers.

"In today's era of 7x24 data consumption, data center managers must be able to effectively measure, monitor, and then manage power consumption to maximize server utilization," Mulholland said. "To address this need, PDI has developed the WaveStar BCMS Hub as a cost-effective and easy means to instantly gain eye-level visibility into a data center's power consumption, while also providing statistical graphs and customizable reports for trending insights and power analysis."

The standard WaveStar BCMS Hub for the PowerWave Bus System includes:

  • Real-time voltage or current information from end feeds or tap off boxes

  • Reporting through either Modbus RTU or SNMP protocol, or an embedded Web server accessible through a TCP / IP address

  • WaveStar monitor to graphically show each BCMS-enabled panel board

  • Power consumption reporting software with embedded, exportable Microsoft Excel files

  • Open access to the reporting functions for easy report creation

  • Convenient, eye-level mounted monitor -- as opposed to a local monitor in the end feed of the bus, requiring a ladder to read and manage power

The new hub also offers the ability to view real-time alarms and power measurements through TCP / IP connections that collect information from all downstream BCMS-enabled power quality products in a data center.

For pricing and availability, please email request to:

Learn more about PDI's innovative solutions at the following events:

  • DatacenterDynamics, August 16th, Washington, DC. PDI executives will share thoughts and insights regarding the mission-critical facilities market. To attend the conference, register here.
  • FOSE Institute's Cloud Computing & Virtualization Conference & Expo September 7th - 9th, Washington, DC.
  • AFCOM's Data Center World Fall 2011, September 11th - 14th, Orlando, Florida. For more information, click here.

Read PDI's latest industry article: Power Distribution Management - The Key to Increasing Data Center Efficiencies.

For additional information, visit or contact PDI's corporate office at (804) 737-9880. Follow PDI on Twitter @PDICorp, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI is a leading provider of power distribution equipment and services. PDI, a Bertram Capital company, is headquartered out of Virginia with additional manufacturing and engineering facilities in California and Michigan. The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products cover a wide range of customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.

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