New Datacentre Rack Power Distribution Units From Critical Power

Monday 15 February 2010, Critical Power Supplies, has launched a comprehensive range of power distribution units (PDUs) designed to efficiently distribute power within datacenter racks and provide IT managers with enhanced power management features.

Critical Power Supplies is a leading UK supplier of uninterruptible power supplies and standby power protection systems. The new range of Sentry power distribution units are sold as individual power management products or as part of a wider power protection plan. The new PDU range consists of five separate series starting with a budget Basic range providing the functionality of a power strip. The next level is the Metered version which includes a built-in digital LED from which IT managers can see the true RMS current readings of the equipment powered via the PDU.

More sophisticated power management is provided by the next three series: Smart, Switched and POPS. The Smart PDU series is IP enabled allowing managers to access the PDU readings via an SNMP based database that can viewed using a Web browser. The Switched series allows IT managers to turn off and reboot selected PDUs as a group or individually. The POPS series is the most intelligent and provides the same features as the Smart and Switched series but with the facility to remotely monitoring and control individual power sockets within a PDU.

“Simplifying power protection and the management of UPS systems is what we do at Critical Power Supplies”; commented Jason Koffler, Managing Director. “We are involved in a number of power projects where we provide a single-source supply chain for power solutions. Adding the best power distribution units to our range of high efficiency UPS and standby power systems was a customer-driven solution that saves our clients time and money”.

All IP-enabled power distribution units can interface directly with the Sentry power management software package. Sold separately, the software provides and easy to use facility for datacenter managers looking to monitor, control and efficiently manage power within their racks across an installation.

A 20A Basic Series PDU with 12 output sockets retails for £99 plus delivery and VAT and is available from the Critical Power Supplies website at

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About Critical Power Supplies Ltd – Critical power and energy solutions

Critical Power Supplies Ltd is a UK-based supplier of uninterruptible power supplies, power protection systems and standby generator power solutions from 300VA to 6MVA. The company is partnered with the leading UPS and generator manufacturers in the industry and provides full service network coverage across the UK and Eire.

The company was founded in 2009 by Jason Koffler, Managing Director after twenty years selling UPS systems within the corporate IT and electrical distribution channels. Critical Power Supplies differentiates itself on customer service, industry knowledge and the fact that it is independent and not tied to any single UPS or generator manufacturer. Typical clients include: consultants, specifiers, mechanical and electrical engineers, contractors, resellers, corporates and end-users seeking to balance total cost of ownership with system resilience and operating efficiency.

Jason Koffler is a regular contributor to the company Blog which can be found at and he can also be followed on Twitter @critical_ups.