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Switched IP Power Distribution Units increase safety in IT racks

Department: Audio/Video technology, IT Security, Network Management
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Köln, 24.07.2019

Switched IP Power Distribution Units increase safety in AV and IT racks

GUDE introduces its latest generation of Power Distribution Units (PDU):  Expert Power Control allows for remote controlling, energy metering and monitoring of up to 12 connected consumers

With the new generation of Expert Power Control devices, GUDE Systems GmbH introduces a series of power distribution systems for professional installations. The switchable LAN sockets are integrated in sturdy metal housings and are suitable for horizontal installation in 19″ racks (1 height unit). The PDUs are available in variants with 4, 8 or 12 slots on the rear panel (IEC C13 or safety socket). This allows connected devices to be switched off and on in the event of a failure. The integrated energy meters offer precise measurement and recording of electricity consumption.

Avoiding complications in IT racks

Two integrated sensor ports for optional sensors allow monitoring of ambient temperature, humidity and air pressure. Programmable thresholds ensure that event-based switching is initiated automatically. System critical conditions such as overtemperature or cable fire will be detected at an early stage. In addition, the user receives warnings when leakage currents occur. Again, preventive maintenance is possible even before it comes to downtimes.

Communication is the key

The configuration and control of Expert Power Control is possible in addition to local access via a web-based control panel. This provides easy and location-independent management and monitoring of the PDU. Secure communication and authentication is ensured thanks to appropriate protocol support. Likewise, the device can be accessed using the Android or iOS app. Moreover, the PDU can be easily integrated into the monitoring solutions of popular software providers.

The new PDU generation of the Cologne-based IT specialist is now available through the manufacturer and distribution partners.

Functions at a glance
  • Up to 12 switchable Power Ports (4x, 8x or 12x IEC C13 or 8x Safety socket type F)
  • Remote monitoring and switching of connected loads: Event-based switching, remote start, programmable on / off sequences, automatic switch-on delay to limit high inrush currents
  • Event-based port switching possible by set sensor thresholds
  • Metering of energy, current, power factor, phase angle, frequency, voltage and active / apparent / reactive power
  • Residual current metering (RCM) type A
  • A clearly visible LED display per bank for total current, IP address, sensor data and error reports
  • Environmental monitoring thanks to sensor interfaces for optional sensors (temperature, humidity and air pressure)
  • Integrated overvoltage protection (SPD) type 3 prevents damage of device and of connected consumers
  • Message generation: e-mail, Syslog and SNMP Traps
  • Location-independent access via web interface
  • Free Android App and iOS App Gude Control+ allows access from anywhere
  • Support of IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL,Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP
  • Compatible with common monitoring software solutions such as PRTG, Nagios or Power IQ
  • Easy integration into AV control systems
  • Low internal power consumption
  • Developed and manufactured in Germany

IT server and network cabinets, AV and IT racks, corporate networks, CoLocation racks, AV installations

Network cabinets 19 inch, 1 height unit

Dimensions (LxHxD without mounting ears)
43.9 x 4.4 x 17.8 cm

External sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure), IEC extension cable, cable holder

Immediately available from the manufacturer and distributors

About GUDE

GUDE has been a manufacturer of innovative AV and IT equipment for over 30 years. The family-owned company’s quality products enable the optimization and expansion of infrastructures such as those found in network, server and media racks. 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.