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New intelligent IP power distributor in compact housing

Department: AV/media technology, network/energy management, IT security
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Köln, 06.12.2023

GUDE Systems presents its latest Power Distribution Unit (PDU): The Expert Power Control 1141 is a network-compatible multiple socket for up to 4 connected end devices

With the Expert Power Control 1141, the Cologne-based manufacturer presents its latest power distribution system for professional users: the switchable power strip is integrated into a sturdy metal housing and, thanks to its compact housing size, is suitable for space-saving installation in any IT and AV (audio/video) installations. Behind displays, TV screens, under table tops or in narrow media furniture, the Expert Power Control 1141 can be put into operation with just a few minutes of mounting time. The PDU, developed and manufactured in Germany, has four IEC C13 connections on the front and therefore allows switching, monitoring and energy measurement of up to four connected consumers.

All details about Expert Power Control 1141

Avoid complications in the IT or AV installation

The extensive switching functionality of the device enables the connected end devices to be switched on or off at any time thanks to protected remote access. Particularly in the event of faults, a remote reboot initiated via the Expert Power Control 1141 often leads to the root cause of the operating problem being solved. Thanks to the integrated monitoring function using so-called “watchdogs”, this can also be done fully automatically without user intervention.

The sensor connection on the front of the device allows the connection of ready-to-use additional sensors (plug-and-play). This allows the ambient temperature, humidity and air pressure to be measured and monitored on site with little effort. Programmable threshold values ensure that switching operations are initiated automatically in the event of system-critical conditions such as overheating or excessive humidity. The user is informed by corresponding warning messages in real time.

More sustainability with intelligent power management

The Expert Power Control 1141 has two integrated energy meters. The measurement of a variety of electrical parameters enables the user to identify and exploit potential energy savings in the infrastructure. In addition, programmable time schedules allow end devices to be switched off collectively to prevent unnecessary power consumption. The standby mode of AV and IT devices is an often underestimated power guzzler. Simply switching these devices off at night can save a considerable amount of electricity and therefore also CO2 emissions.

The IP power strip can be configured and controlled via a web-based control center in addition to local access. This offers simple and location-independent management and monitoring of the PDU. Secure communication and authentication is guaranteed thanks to appropriate protocol support. In addition, the PDU can be easily integrated into a large number of control solutions from well-known providers of AV media control systems and IT monitoring solutions by available cost-free drivers.

Places of application
• AV environments: Audio/video installations and media furniture in conference rooms, huddle spaces, smart homes, DooH steles, smart city installations and digital signage systems, theaters or lecture halls
• IT installations: Control cabinets, technology/server rooms, data centers
• Industrial environments: Production facilities, warehouses or manufacturing rooms

Dimensions / weight
LxWxD: 187 x 95 x 43 mm (without mounting brackets) / Weight: 800 g

• Plug-n-play sensors for monitoring temperature, humidity and air pressure
• Device holder for 19-inch cabinets

Immediately available from the manufacturer and distributors

About GUDE

GUDE has been a manufacturer of innovative AV and IT equipment for over 35 years. The family-owned company’s quality products enable the optimization and expansion of infrastructures such as those found in network, server and media cabinets. The product portfolio of the Cologne-based company includes power distribution units (PDU), LAN sensors and time servers. The solutions are developed and manufactured in Germany to meet customers’ quality requirements for reliable AV and IT infrastructure. The company’s mission: to delight customers and save time integrating products for AV and IT professionals.