Posts Tagged ‘power management’

A Remote Power Management Solution for Transportation Applications

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

When remote network elements in transportation applications crash or malfunction, the results are often traffic tie ups, unsafe driving conditions and loss of toll booth revenue. Even a brief interruption in the normal operation of a traffic signal, toll booth license plate reader or intelligent traffic system can quickly result in backed-up traffic, uncollected tolls and temporary loss of traffic monitoring capabilities. In cases like this, system administrators need a way to quickly correct network problems in roadside equipment enclosures and toll booths before conditions worsen to the point of all-out gridlock. Fortunately, WTI’s NPS-3F15 series Network Power Switches can provide a secure, reliable means to reboot network devices in transportation applications without the delays and expenses of a physical service call.


A Remote Control Power Switch Can Simplify a Network Administrator’s Life

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

When managing network elements located in remote, offsite equipment racks, even simple tasks like power reboots are often made incredibly frustrating by the very remoteness of the equipment. If that crashed router or unresponsive server was located within arm’s reach instead of inside a remote equipment cabinet miles away, it would be easy to simply cycle power to the unit and have it back up and running again in no time. In cases like this, if the offsite network equipment site lacks a remote control power switch, then often the only solution is an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote network equipment site, just to flip a power switch Off and then back on again.


A Remote Control Power Switch Provides a Better Way to Manage Power

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In many cases, a simple power reboot is all it takes to get an unresponsive server or router back up and running again. Sometimes though, the very location of the problematic server or router means that a “simple power reboot” isn’t all that simple anymore; when a malfunctioning network element is located at an off-site data center or a remote equipment rack, then even the relatively basic task of cycling power on and off suddenly becomes a bit more of a challenge.


Windows 7 Power Scheme Switcher

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

If you’re having problems configuring Windows 7’s power switching automation features, then this might help …

While it is possible to automate the power switching in the Windows 7 operating system with built-in means, it is not the easiest thing to do. An application like Power Scheme Switcher comes in handy as it provides the functionality for users of all experience levels.


Microsoft Hohm home efficiency site slowly becoming useful

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Hohm sounds like a handy tool for those who are trying to cut energy consumption in a residential environment … an outlet metered PDU can be a tremendous help to those who are trying to manage power in a data center.

Microsoft’s Hohm website, an online service designed to make it easier for people to figure out how energy efficient their house is (and how to make it better), has become a great deal more useful with the new addition of real estate data. Now, anyone in the US can enter their ZIP code and get an instant, if approximate, evaluation of their house’s efficiency.

These evaluations use a combination of public housing record information and weather data to come up with a score. More dedicated users can sign in and describe their house’s appliances and construction to get a more detailed assessment of their energy usage, and advice on what changes to make to reduce energy bills.


Data Center Power Like Cable: On Demand

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

For many power management applications, our outlet metered PDU can also provide a cheaper, simpler way to conserve power in the data center …

What if the energy needed to power data centers could be like the latest episode of “True Blood” — on demand? That’s the idea behind Power Assure, a startup founded three years ago that makes a software-as-a-service product that can ramp up and down the power consumption of data centers to coincide with the demand of its web company users. So, say, in the middle of the night, when few people are pinging its customers’ websites, Power Assure’s service can reduce energy consumption appropriately, and when there’s a sudden spike of traffic in the morning, the service can quickly ramp capacity back up.