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Raritan Introduces Dual-Voltage Intelligent Rack PDU with Mixed Outlets

Posted on October 5, 2009

—Combination of 120V NEMA and IEC Outlets in Dominion PX-5652 PDU provides configuration flexibility at the rack and intelligent outlet-level metering—

ORLANDO, Fla.  (October 5, 2009)— Raritan today expanded its intelligent power management portfolio with the introduction of a dual-voltage power distribution unit (PDU) with multiple outlet types.  The Dominion® PX-5652 provides flexibility at the rack by enabling a variety of IT equipment to be plugged into the same rack PDU. 

Raritan made the announcement at AFCOM’s Data Center World® 2009 conference being held this week.

“The Dominion PX-5652 PDU is ideal for racks with a mix of servers, including legacy equipment, requiring different voltages and outlets,” said Naim Malik, Senior Product Manager at Raritan.  “Raritan’s Dominion PX intelligent PDUs not only help IT and Facilities managers provide reliable power to servers, but also help them collect key power information useful for managing the data center for optimal efficiency.”

The new three-phase Dominion PX-5652 has 24 outlets—three 120V NEMA 5-20R outlets, 18 208V IEC C-13 outlets, and three 208V IEC C-19 outlets.  It provides accurate individual outlet-level metering —including voltage, current, power factor, apparent power (kVA), active power (Watts), and kilowatts per hour (kwh) energy consumption —and room temperature and humidity information through optional sensors. 

With built-in intelligence, connectivity and security, and a remote graphical user interface, PX-5652 out-of-the-box is prepared to handle key power and energy issues in today’s data center.  It provides real-time information to help make decisions, such as where servers should be placed for optimal efficiency.  If power or environmental user-defined thresholds are exceeded, PX-5652 sends email-based alerts and SNMP traps.  It also can remotely power sequence IT equipment from anywhere. 

The PX-5652 is designed to be compatible with Raritan’s Power IQ™ energy management software, which helps analyze the volumes of device-level power data collected by Raritan and third-party PDUs and in-line meters.  The award-winning analytics software tracks power consumption and generates an array of useful energy reports.  The information can be used for ‘what if’ analysis, to track energy consumption changes, find rack capacity, calculate carbon footprints and to bill back energy costs to internal departments or customers.  A free trial version of Raritan’s Power IQ software is available at http://www.raritan.com/power-iq-download/

With more than 150 SKUs, Raritan’s intelligent rack PDU portfolio is one of the largest and includes single-phase, three-phase, in-line, metered, switched, and other PDU categories in order to meet the needs of diverse IT environments—from server rooms with legacy equipment to high-density collocations equipped with blade servers.  The PX-5652 and the rest of the Raritan intelligent rack PDUs are available worldwide from Raritan’s channel partners.  More information on Raritan’s power solutions can be found at www.raritan.com/energy-monitoring/

About Raritan (www.Raritan.com)

Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions—including intelligent PDUs, energy management software, KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access products—provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving 76 countries.  For more information, visit Raritan.com

Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations.  The company was recently recognized by the EPA for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative.

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