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Zonit Structured Solutions

August 17, 2011 08:00 ET

Zonit Structured Solutions Introduces 240-Volt Version of Micro Automatic Transfer Switch for Data Centers & Network/Telecom Closets

240-Volt, Small-Footprint, "Zero U" Automatic Transfer Switch for Data Centers Provides Redundant Power for Single-Power-Supply Devices (Servers, Etc.), Reduces Power Losses of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Units & Facilitates Fast, Easy "Hot Moves" of Equipment

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Zonit Structured Solutions (, a provider of power management and rack management products for data centers and telecom-network closets, today introduced a new member of the Zonit Micro Automatic Transfer Switch product family: the Zonit Micro ATS-HV (HV = "high voltage). The Zonit Micro ATS-HV is a 208-240-volt, ultra-small-form-factor (zero "U") automatic power transfer switch designed for use in data centers and network/telecom closets.

The first Zonit µATS™-LV (low-voltage model) was introduced in late 2010, and is a 12-amp, 120-volt version. The new high-voltage version is available for $419.00 in single-purchase; $398.05 per unit for the respective $3,980.50 for a 10-pack; and $9,951.25 for a 25-pack. It will be available for shipment in September 2011.

Special "Early Adopter" Pricing Available Through Sept. 30, 2011
In addition, Zonit Structured Solutions is offering special "early adopter" pricing. The first 1,000 Zonit Micro Automatic Transfer Switch-HV models purchased by Sept. 30, 2011 will be priced at a special "early adopter" price of $369.00 for a single unit; $361.62/unit, or $3,616.20 for a 10-pack; and $350.55/unit, or$8,763.75, for 25-packs.

The Zonit µATS™-HV is available through multiple Zonit channel partners. To purchase the product, call Zonit Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ric Lukasiewicz at 720.266.0056.

Zonit Micro Automatic Transfer Switch-HV: Up Close and Personal
The Zonit µATS™-HV plugs directly into the back of single-power-supply devices (such as servers, routers, and switches). It features two power cords and intelligent circuitry that monitors the power quality of the main power source. If the main "A-source" power quality becomes unacceptable, the Zonit µATS™-HV automatically switches over and draws power from the "B-source," thus keeping the device to which it's connected up and running.

"Power transmission is more efficient at higher voltages, and more and more new and refurbished data centers are running 208-240-volt power instead of 120-volt," explained Zonit Chairman & Founder Bill Pachoud. "We have the 120-volt solution with the currently available µATS™-LV. The introduction of the µATS™-HV 208-240-volt version of the Zonit Micro Automatic Transfer means that data centers running 208-240-volt power will be able to get redundant power for single-power-supply devices as well as handle hot moves of equipment more quickly and easily. In addition, data center managers & network-telecom closet managers can gain this functionality with a device the size of a cell phone which provides redundant power but takes no rack space," said Pachoud.

Benefits of the Zonit µATS™-HV

  • Provides convenient redundant power for single-power-corded devices
  • Allows the usage of uniform A-B power everywhere in the data center (Eliminates the need to buy a second power supply for single-power-supply devices)
  • Enables 99%+ efficient power distribution designs for data centers
  • Reduces dual UPS power losses by 3-5% annually through a "load shifting" strategy
  • Saves rack space (Competing products have a 1U form factor and use rack space; the Zonit Micro ATS does not use any rack space)
  • Enables the easy relocation of data center equipment via "hot moves"
  • Significantly improves data center equipment uptime

How the Zonit µATS™-HV Saves Money

  • Eliminates the need to buy a second power supply for single-power-supply devices
  • Saves data center rack space, which can be used for servers, routers, and switches
  • Allows for the use of inexpensive filtered utility line power
  • Enables increased power system efficiency
  • Minimizes waste from UPS power conversion losses
  • Improves uptime
  • Built to last; can be re-used when a device is replaced with a newer generation of server, router, or switch

The Zonit µATS™-HV addresses the following needs faced by data centers:

1) Providing Redundant Power for Single-Power-Supply Devices
2) Efficient Power Distribution
3) Improving the Efficiency of Dual UPS's in Data Centers
4) More Efficient Use of Data Center Rack Space
5) Facilitating "Hot Moves" of Data Center Equipment

"The low voltage model of the Zonit µATS™ was breakthrough technology in automatic transfer switches, and the new Zonit µATS™-HV model offers another level of redundant power in a much-needed high-voltage model," said Zonit Vice President of Sales Ric Lukasiewicz.

About Zonit Structured Solutions
Zonit Structured Solutions ( is a Colorado-based company that started operations and product development in 2002 as part of Root Group ( -- which has been delivering data center solutions and products since 1989. Zonit was formally incorporated into its own company in 2007 to bring products to market under the Zonit brand. Zonit provides innovative technology products and solutions in data center power distribution and power management systems, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced operational costs, and reduced energy consumption for data centers. Zonit can be reached at: 720.266.0050, or

Zonit® and µATS™-HV are trademarks of Zonit Structured Solutions.

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