AFCOM Launches: Liebert, Vette, GDCM, PDI

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There were a number of product launches tied to the AFCOM Data Center World conference in Las Vegas. Here’s a quick summary and links to new products and services introduced by Emerson Network power (Liebert), GDCM, Vette Corp. and PDI Inc.

  • Emerson Network Power (EMR) unveiled the first models of its new Liebert NXL UPS platform designed for medium and large data centers. Initial models of this on-line double conversion UPS are available in 250 kVA, 300 kVA and 400 kVA ratings. Peter Panfil, VP of Power Engineering for Liebert, said the NX models include SoftScale technology, which allows Liebert to unlock additional capacity in the NX unit upon customer request. SoftScale gives the customers the flexibility to easily increase UPS capacity by 20 or 40 kVA, without purchasing additional equipment. A site visit by a Liebert rep is required to unlock the additional capacity.
  • UK data center specialist GDCM, which has expanded into the US market in recent months, announced the release of nlyte Express software. The new product is designed for data centers managed by a small team that needs the ability to centrally manage and model equipment changes. nlyte Express provides full data center visualization, physical infrastructure capacity management, space and cooling availability, power circuit supply and redundancy analysis.

  • Vette Corp introduced a series of LiquiCool Coolant Distribution Units (CDUs) for its family of data center cooling solutions. The CDU supports liquid cooled rack-mounted equipment, creating an isolated secondary cooling loop that is separated from the building primary chilled water supply. Controlled by the CDU to stay above the room’s dew-point, the secondary cooling loop prevents condensation from forming.
  • Power Distribution Incorporated (PDI) added the Wavestar Mission Critical 500 KVA Power Distribution Unit to its PowerPak line. The new design of the Wavestar monitoring system allows users to locally display both PDU critical functions and PDI’s patented Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) in a single device. The Wavestar monitoring system can provide these points to the building management system remotely via Modbus or SNMP.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.