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New Tech News – RLE Technologies Grommet for Data Center Raised Floors

By Dave Kovacs | Oct 28, 2020

New Grommet Provides Immediate Airflow Improvements and ROI for Mission Critical Facilities With its acquisition of Triad Floors in 2017, RLE added a new level of diversity to its data center and mission critical facility solutions. They’ve now expanded upon their robust raised floor and containment product portfolio with the launch of their own line…

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CEG Authors Biometric Access Control Article for 7×24 Exchange Magazine

By Elizabeth Peichel | Oct 28, 2020

As the country slowly starts to reopen, strict disinfecting protocols are being used to sanitize touch-based access control technology like fingerprint and palm readers, touchscreens and keypads. But ongoing disinfection is a short-term solution. The fact is that no one will ever want to touch publicly used access control equipment again. It’s this insurmountable challenge…

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New Tech News – Remote Power Panel for High-density Power Distribution

By Kevin Duffy | Oct 8, 2020

Schneider Electric’s Galaxy RPP is the ideal solution to distribute PDU power downstream in data centers, colocation facilities. Schneider Electric’s newest addition to its Galaxy family of critical power products is the Galaxy Remote Power Panel (RPP) 250 and 400 Amp (208V). This latest offering allows for highly configurable and modular high-density power distribution capacity…

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New Tech News – Server Technology PRO3X PDU

By Dave Kovacs | Oct 8, 2020

The PRO3X PDU brings together innovation from Legrand’s Server Technology and Raritan. It’s the best of both worlds. The PRO3X line of rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) is a unique marriage between Server Technology’s HDOT Cx PDU and Raritan’s power distribution solutions. The result is an intelligent rack PDU that provides maximum visibility into your…

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New Tech News – Raritan KVM-over-IP Switch

By Elizabeth Peichel | Sep 28, 2020

Raritan’s Dominion LX II is an affordable, enterprise-level connectivity solution for SMBs Earlier this year, Raritan introduced its next generation KVM-over-IP switch designed for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) – the Dominion LX II. For economical, reliable and secure remote access and management, the Dominion LX II provides one or two remote users and one…

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CARES Act 2020 – Now is the Time for Data Center, Critical Facility Upgrades

By Mike McClain | Sep 24, 2020

It may seem surprising, but right now is an excellent time to invest in upgrades to your data center or critical environment. When you combine the tax benefits of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) with the major financial ROI implications of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act, there’s…

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New Tech News – CPI Intelligent PDUs provide improved Rack-level Monitoring

By Elizabeth Peichel | Sep 16, 2020

CPI enhances its eConnect line of PDUs to include redundancy packs, phase-balance outlets and more Working and learning remotely has placed unprecedented demands on power management in data centers. As a result, rack densities are rising globally and equipment monitoring at the rack level has never been so critical. CPI’s eConnect® power distribution units (PDUs) already…

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New Tech News – Edge-ready Micro Data Center System

By Elizabeth Peichel | Sep 10, 2020

Vertiv’s VRC-S can rapidly convert an unconditioned edge location into a micro data center. With so many people across the United States working and learning from home, we’re seeing an unprecedented demand for computing and communications at the edge. Vertiv is addressing this need with its VRC-S Micro Data Center – an integrated solution that…

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Article – Airflow Management Best Practices at the Raised Floor Level

By Rob Huttemann | Sep 9, 2020
managing airflow at the raised floor level

*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part Four of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. This series combines education, design tips, and overall best practices for aisle containment projects in mission critical spaces.  Each of the three previous articles addressed one of the “4Rs” of airflow management: rack, row, and room. In this article,…

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During Crisis, a Critical Power Plan is a must for the Smaller Medical Facility

By Martha Worthy | Aug 26, 2020

Connect with Martha Worthy on LinkedIn Just one of the many factors that makes the COVID-19 crisis unique when compared to a natural disaster is its global reach. When a hurricane or tornado hits in one part of the country or world, resources – food, water, equipment and relief and medical workers – can be…

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