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Adding intelligence to power management solutions

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Robert Brandt is an power solutions expert who works with a leading South African IT distribution company Drive Control Corporation as a Product Specialist for UPS & Infrastructure. The importance of power management and backup solutions for South African businesses cannot be argued. After all, even though we have seemingly moved past the infamous load-shedding incidents of 2008 our power remains notoriously unstable, with spikes, surges and dips in voltage that can cause damage to expensive equipment as well as frequent power failures that can cause loss or corruption of data.

Schneider Electric acquires 74% stake in Luminous

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Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to acquire a 74% equity in Luminous Power Technologies, a provider of inverters, UPS and power storage systems in the Indian market. Luminous is a player in the €800 million Indian inverter and power storage market that is growing at more than 20% a year. The company has a strong presence in India and has a workforce of 3000 employees in eight different industrial sites in India and one in China. With Luminous, Schneider Electric will become the leader in the Indian inverters and secured power market and gain access to a complementary retail network.

UPS a continuous power supply

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“The electricity crisis has severely compromised key growth sectors.” This statement regarding power cuts in South Africa was reported by Bloomberg in August 2009. Jacques Liebenberg, product manager for Eaton Power Quality, AxizWorkgroup, said "Although South Africa is currently experiencing fewer power cuts, companies should still ensure they have a continuous power supply solution. By establishing an infrastructure that allows business continuation despite power cuts, power surges and blackouts as a result of lightning storms or base station malfunction, customers are able to minimise the negative effects on their operations."

APC cautions IT end-users

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Frequent disturbances in mains and power outages can lead to companies incurring high IT service loss and equipment damage, cautions APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services. While the need to reduce data centre power consumption and carbon footprint cannot be taken lightly, some of the approaches being taken to eliminate UPS electrical losses are highly questionable. The comments were made by Shri Karve, Director of Business Development, APC by Schneider Electric, to highlight the fact that UPS which are designed to switch between various modes of operation (i.e., topologies) in order to increase energy efficiency may eventually compromise the protection of the IT equipment. While the need to reduce data centre power consumption and carbon footprint cannot be taken lightly, some of the approaches being taken to eliminate UPS electrical losses are highly questionable.