While power redundancy is obviously an important factor in any mission critical application, many administrators choose to do without a power redundancy solution due to the costs associated with replacing existing single power inlet devices with new dual-inlet devices. In cases like this a Power Transfer Switch (also known as an Automatic Transfer Switch) can help budget conscious managers to easily implement an effective power fallback strategy without the need to replace existing single-inlet devices.
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Irvine, Ca, May 15, 2013 – WTI (www.wti.com), a leading manufacturer of remote power management, out-of-band branch office solutions and serial console servers has announced the release of a new space-saving, vertical format automatic transfer switch, designed to provide power redundancy for single corded devices in installations where rack space is limited.
Power redundancy is an important factor for any critical network application. When your primary power supply fails, a well-planned power redundancy solution can save the day by ensuring that vital network elements can quickly fallback to a secondary power source without interfering with network communication or disrupting user access to important network services.
In this security conscious age that we live in, webcams, motion detectors and badge scanners have become increasingly common elements in most businesses and public facilities. It doesn’t matter if you’re checking ID cards, observing activity in a lobby or community space, or monitoring a building during off-hours for suspicious activity; most mission critical security applications rely on the sort of constant vigilance that can only be supplied by a monitoring device, ID scanner or electronic sensor.
In tight economic times, it makes sense to do one’s best to always get the most benefit out of things that you’ve already paid for. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a tube of toothpaste or single power-inlet network equipment; a wise budget manager will always try to squeeze every last bit of usable resources out of anything that they paid good money for. But while squeezing every usable drop of toothpaste out of the tube might be relatively easy, it’s not nearly as easy to to get additional use out of single-power-inlet network equipment if you need to implement a power redundancy solution … or is it?
In a modern business environment, most office workers and managers depend on the company network in order to get their jobs done. In fact, when the network is down, often there’s not a lot that we can actually accomplish without it. That’s why most network managers are continually pressed to work to minimize network downtime and ensure that vital network capabilities are always available when needed. There are many things that can be done to improve network up-time, but one of the first stems that many network engineers take, is to implement power redundancy strategy that relies on the power fallback capabilities provided by a power transfer switch.
Often, network administrators are left with two choices when adding power redundancy and power fallback capabilities to an existing network equipment application; the expensive way and the easy way. The expensive way requires replacing every single existing single-power-inlet network device in the rack with a new dual-power-inlet device, and the easy way only requires the installation of an inexpensive, easy-to-operate power transfer switch in order to provide power fallback and redundancy capabilities to existing single-power-inlet devices.
In most modern business operations, the network is the vital part of the corporate infrastructure; when the network is down, the pace of business often slows to a crawl, communication stops and many important resources are simply unavailable. With this in mind, one of the main goals of most network administrators is to ensure network reliability; this means that network administrators will generally do everything in their power to ensure that the network is up, running and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
One of the most critical requirements for a modern corporate network is reliability; the network needs to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to support the needs of users and customers and to ensure constant communication within the corporation and with the outside world. One of the most important factors in ensuring network reliability, is an effective power redundancy solution, that allows network equipment to automatically switch over to a back-up power supply in the event that the main power supply fails.