Middle Atlantic Products recently announced the release of the Premium+ PDU with RackLink, a power distribution and management solution company officials say “builds upon the innovation first introduced in the…intelligent Premium and Select Series PDUs.”
The Premium+ PDU with RackLink “unleash[es] the full potential of RackLink technology and leveraging Raritan’s XERUS platform,” according to the Middle Atlantic press release.
“With individual outlet power cycling/logging/monitoring, advanced environmental monitoring and control, and maximum security, it delivers a comprehensive suite of control, data and security capabilities that assure highest degree of network safety while eliminating unnecessary truck rolls for simple equipment fixes,” according to the company announcement.
Middle Atlantic will show off the Premium+ PDU and other products in the Legrand booth at InfoComm 2019 June 12-14 [booth 2500].
“For 20 years, we have been investing in developing power solutions for AV that go beyond just turning outlets on,” said Scott Lowder, director of product management for power at Middle Atlantic in the company announcement.
“These have provided a foundation of system reliability, protection, and control that play huge role in the performance of the AV experience. Our Premium+ PDU incorporates the next generation of the RackLink technology we first introduced in 2011, empowering integrators to make actionable energy management decisions surrounding system design, optimization and service,” he said.
“The significant system data now available for monitoring and analysis is also key to maximizing the impact of the next AVIXA Energy Management Standard revision that is currently in development,” said Lowder.
The Power of Premium PDU+
The Premium+ PDU features RackLink, Middle Atlantic’s remote management system. RackLink allows integrators control either locally or virtually through third-party AV control systems, cloud platforms, RESTful API and SNMP.
In addition, it’s developed around Raritan’s XERUS platform. Together, this power distribution and management solution provides monitoring, control, logging, security and power protection capabilities available for AV applications.
Available in horizontal rack-mount and compact models, the new solution provides under/over voltage, filtering, and surge protection with Middle Atlantic’s patented Series Protection.
It also provides power monitoring and logging for current, voltage, watts, and power factor at the outlet level. This insight enables integrators to understand what any AV system is doing at any moment.
Helping to curb the problems that heat and humidity in the rack can create, it features enhanced environmental monitoring capabilities with up to 32 individual sensors that can connect to a single unit to keep tabs on temperature and humidity.
Finally, it enables integrators to solve problems through control options for system management and restoration if equipment issues occur, including IP, RESTful API, SNMP v3/MIB, CLI, RS-232, and dry contact.