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  • CENTIEL to Demonstrate Li-ion Battery Solution at DCW

    Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL UK Ltd has announced it will demonstrate its new Li-ion battery solution for the first time at Data Centre World, on booth D1035. In addition, CENTIEL will show its 4th generation, industry leading, three-phase, true modular UPS system: CumulusPower plus the extensions to its range of stand-alone UPS: PremiumTower, ideally suited to applications where minimizing total cost of ownership is a significant factor.

    Mike Elms, managing director CENTIEL UK confirms: “Li-ion has been a ‘hot topic’ for some time now and has been adopted as the norm in other sectors such as electronics and automotive. The UPS industry is now taking notice and starting to see how datacentres can take advantage of its many benefits.

    “CENTIEL’s CumulusPower – known for its “9 nines” (99.9999999%) system availability and low total cost of ownership – works with both VRLA and Li-ion so we will demonstrate both battery types within one frame at DCW,” explains Elms. “Although this configuration wouldn’t mix in real-life, using half Li-ion and half VRLA cells will show one of the main advantages of Li-ion technology: that it offers 3-4 times greater power for the same space. As a result, our Li-ion solution is aimed at comms rooms with weight restrictions and or space limitations.

    “Because Li-ion works at a much higher temperature than VRLA blocks it can be also advantageous for those who don’t want to use expensive air conditioning to control the temperature in the comms room in order to reduce costs and their carbon foot print. Li-ion also has a longer life than VRLA batteries and much faster re-charge times. At DCW our experienced staff will be on-hand to discuss the pros and cons of both Li-ion and VRLA batteries in relation to various applications, including their suitability for the smallest 10kW N+1 systems, right through to the largest UPS.

    “In addition to our battery solutions we will be showing: CumulusPower our scalable and flexible true modular three-phase UPS system that combines class leading availability and efficiency that makes it perfect for use in small, medium and large datacenters,” continues

    Elms. “However, not every application requires a modular UPS and for these applications and so we will also demonstrate the latest additions to our PremiumTower range. It has the same Swiss build quality and innovative technology seen in CumulusPower but comes in a lower cost, stand-alone cabinet, ranging from 10kW – 120 kW.”

    Visit us at Data Centre World, 12th – 13th March on stand D1035.

  • As data center environments become more complex, companies are continuing to invest in technologies to support the rapid growth of their information and communications technology networks. User requirements and solutions for rack power distribution are changing and intelligent PDUs are taking the front seat in investments. The question is: are these investments being used to their fullest potential?

    Join Chatsworth Products (CPI) during an expert presentation titled, "Make the Most of Your Intelligent PDU Investment" on Feb. 21, 2019 at 10 a.m. CST / 4 p.m. GMT. Matt Burkle, CPI's power engineer and solutions expert, will cover the benefits and functionality of intelligent PDUs and will describe important capabilities that can help you boost your return on investment (ROI) over the short and long term. 

  • Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL SA,  has appointed Mike Elms as managing director of its UK subsidiary, CENTIEL UK Ltd.   Elms, who first joined the company as sales and marketing director last year, has more than 25 years’ experience in the UPS industry and will now have overall responsibility for driving the UK business forwards as part of CENTIEL’s global expansion plans.

    Mike Elms, managing director, CENTIEL UK explains: “I am, and always have been, an unashamed fan of the modular UPS concept.  Its flexible, scalable nature combined with high efficiency in a small footprint continues to lead the industry.  And now CENTIEL’s 4th generation, three-phase, true modular UPS system: CumulusPowerTM  takes this to another level, offering: “9 nines” (99.9999999%) system availability and lowest total cost of ownership through its high online operating efficiency and Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM) system.   I am excited about working with the CENTIEL team to bring CumulusPowerTM and our full product range to the market.

    “Last year there was a real focus on putting the right building blocks in place within CENTIEL UK,” continues Elms.  “For example, we took on four more sales staff and their success at introducing our industry leading UPS solutions means we are currently recruiting more engineers and growing our team further.  2019 will be an important year for CENTIEL, as we continue to increase the scope and range of our UPS solutions, to offer the most available, flexible and reliable systems to protect the critical power needs on behalf of our customers.

    “During 12-13 March we will be demonstrating our new Li-ion battery solution for the first time at Data Centre World, on booth D1035.  In addition, we will show CumulusPowerTM plus the extensions to our range of stand-alone UPS: PremiumTowerTM, ideally suited to applications where minimizing total cost of ownership is a significant factor.  So why not come and meet the team?  Our experts will be delighted to have a no obligation discussion about the pros and cons of alternative UPS configurations and how they could apply to your facility’s individual requirements.”

    CumulusPowerTM  has now been installed in datacenters and comms rooms in over 60 countries across 5 continents with more than 50 MW of critical power loads now protected in locations across the world including:  the UK, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic and the Channel Islands…and continues to grow……

    For further information please see:  www.centiel.co.uk or visit us at Data Centre World on booth D1035.

  • Chatsworth Products (CPI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pemsa®, an innovator in developing mesh and wire trays and conduits. Under the agreement, Pemsa Rejiband® Wire Mesh Tray System is now available in the United States and Canada exclusively from CPI.

    Pemsa Rejiband Wire Mesh Tray System is a complete pathway solution that can be supported from the wall, ceiling, floor, or from the tops of CPI Rack and Cabinet Systems. Additionally, CPI has developed new accessories to integrate Pemsa Rejiband Wire Mesh Tray and CPI Rack and Cabinet Systems. This joint solution will help to enhance safety and compliance in the data center and for premise network and electrical distribution, while increasing worker efficiency and network performance.

     

  • Condair at Data Centre World 2019

    04 Feb 2019 Alison Weller
    Condair has extensive experience in working with data centre designers and air handling unit manufacturers that need to incorporate evaporative coolers or humidifiers into their systems. Previous data ...
  • Considering Cost

    01 Feb 2019 Centiel UK

    The priority of any UPS is to protect the critical load and keep it running as long as possible in the event of a power loss.  We often talk about developments in modular technology and the associated benefits, such as improved availability and reduced downtime, however, not all project budgets allow for a modular solution.

    When cost reduction is a driver for winning contracts, a standalone UPS is a good solution.  Choosing a UPS that offers built-in internal batteries eliminates the hidden cost of external battery cabinets while minimising the overall system footprint.  A UPS that has a small footprint and is easy to install initially, will provide a smoother handover for contractors and clients alike.

    Another consideration when choosing a UPS is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Purchasing poor quality or inferior designed products can rapidly drive up overall investment costs as batteries and other components may need to be replaced within a short time span.

    Purchasing directly from a manufacturer also cuts out the ‘middle-man’ reducing cost and providing  the peace of mind of full factory support and servicing, plus a 2-year factory warranty.

    At CENTIEL our design team works at the forefront of technological development.  We are the trusted advisors to some of the world’s leading institutions in this field. CENTIEL’s stand-alone UPS: PremiumTower for example, has an unbeatable on-line operating efficiency of 96.6% which minimizes running costs.  It is currently available in power ratings of 10kW – 250kW, with a range of frame sizes that include built-in batteries to significantly reduce footprint ensuring it can fit into even the smallest comms room.

  • You have invested in intelligent PDUs, but are you using enjoying all of the benefits? As data center environments become more complex, user requirements and solutions for rack power distribution are changing and intelligent PDUs are taking the front seat in investments. This presentation will cover the benefits of intelligent PDUs and describe important capabilities that help boost the return on investment (ROI) in the short and long term.

  • Cold aisle containment is used for the cooling of servers and other IT equipment within data centres. Cross-guard reveals what benefits their new aluminium cold aisle (launching soon) will bring to their clients.

  • CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS - How Can You Simplify Deployment? Consider the Benefits of eConnect® PDUs New API. Chatsworth Products (CPI) has endorsed cabinet-level intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) with metering and switching capabilities as an integral part of an effective data center infrastructure management strategy for years. 
  • Chatsworth Products' (CPI) newly redesigned CUBE-iT™Wall-Mount Floor-Supported Cabinet is now available for purchase. It secures and protects large information and communications technology (ICT) and audiovisual equipment, while enabling valuable space savings.

    The three-part, swing-out design delivers exceptional strength and rigidity, and includes two heights and depths to support a variety of larger server-converged equipment, heavy-duty UPSs, batteries and Power over Ethernet (PoE) deployments.

  • Blocking bypass airflow through cabinets is a critical component of any effective airflow management solution, and may temporarily solve cooling issues without the need for additional ducted exhausts or aisle containment. 

     

  • Compatible in the transition phase

    20 Dec 2018 SCHURTER

    DC connectors according to IEC TS 62735 are (still) new territory. Tailored for the time being to a very specific clientele and demanding due to the new technology, they pave the way for a future-oriented, efficient power supply with enormous potential for various fields of application.

  • When trying to decide on the best data center design and the most appropriate products, it is not always about the latest trend. What is right for one data center may not be right for another. It is important to understand the different options available in terms of server cabinets and racks, and the different advantages they can bring.

  • The pace of deployment for storage continues to increase, while the refresh cycle for compute continues to shorten. How will you support rapid deployment so that racks, power and network are in place when compute and storage is required? 

  • Sam Rodriguez, Chatsworth Products (CPI) senior product manager, was recently interviewed by Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine about the importance and differences of grounding and bonding when deploying cabling systems in nontraditional and harsh environments.

  • Many businesses and government agencies are increasing their ability to monitor activities by installing equipment. This includes security cameras in outdoor locations where they are exposed to environmental conditions. The ability to protect sensitive electronic devices in these conditions could result in saving property—and even lives. The enclosures that house this equipment should be high quality, providing years of environmental protection.

    Chatsworth Products (CPI) is trusted around the globe to help protect their technology investments. CPI's RMR® Industrial Enclosures are often selected for security installations because of their high-quality seals, and the customization CPI can provide to ensure the enclosure matches the equipment.

  • Chatsworth Products (CPI) and Corning invite you to join a free webinar on November 15th  at 6.00p.m. BST titled, "Infrastructure Strategies to Enable Smart Buildings." 

    Presented by CPI Sr. Consultant, Steven Bornfield, and Corning Optical Communications Solutions Engineer, Steve Letkes, this webinar will discuss the growing demand for new and existing buildings to be smarter and more connected than ever, and how more equipment will be placed at the edge of the network. Bornfield will explain how this new reality may mean re-evaluating your infrastructure planning including storage, cabling and cooling built specifically for harsh environments.

  • 5G, or 5th generation cellular wireless networking, is not just an increase in speed over 4G LTE, it is a complete redesign of the cellular wireless network. 5G promises orders of magnitude increases in bandwidth for users and to eventually enable remote sensing for the most complex IoT applications. But first, the network needs to be updated and expanded. 5G will involve hundreds of thousands of sites, millions of users and eventually billions of things. Is your network ready? 

  • CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS

    24 Oct 2018
    What is Product Designer? This free, online configuration tool will guide you through the steps necessary to create industrial enclosures or select cabinets that meet your application needs. It provid ...
  • In many data centers, particularly multi-tenant facilities, physical security must meet legal and corporate data security requirements. Traditionally, server cabinets use keyed locks, which presents several challenges, including maintaining accountability for keys and preventing unauthorized access. One solution is to use electronic locks to provide remote control and monitoring of locks, including setting alarms and recording access attempts. However, there is a perception that these systems are too expensive.

  • Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL, has confirmed it has a growing global installed base of its three-phase, modular UPS system, CumulusPower. Launched for the first time in the UK just over a year ago, CumulusPower known for its “9 nines” system availability and low total cost of ownership, has now been installed in datacenters and comms rooms in over 60 countries across 5 continents. More than 50 MW of critical power loads are now protected with CumulusPower in locations across the world including: the UK, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic.

    Mike Elms, sales and marketing director, CENTIEL UK Ltd explains: “Although a relatively new company, CENTIEL is a Swiss-based UPS manufacturer whose team of designers have experience that covers the last four decades. They were responsible for the design of the world’s first three phase transformerless UPS and the world’s first three phase modular UPS.

    “As a result, the introduction of our 4th generation UPS CumulusPower to the market place has been met with unprecedented enthusiasm on an industry wide basis,” continues Elms. “The main benefit clients are seeing is the system’s class-leading availability of 99.9999999%. CumulusPower has been developed with a unique Intelligent Module Technology (IMT), with a fault-tolerant parallel Distributed Active Redundant Architecture (DARA). The excellence in system availability is achieved through fully independent and self-isolating intelligent modules – each with individual power units, intelligence (CPU and communication logic), static bypass, control, display and battery.

    “In addition, the solution has been designed to reduce the total cost of ownership through low losses: the high double conversion efficiency of 97% at the module level means it is currently the best solution available to protect data centre infrastructure as its configuration also reduces downtime risk, avoiding costly errors as well as increasing energy efficiency.

    “Our most popular frame is the CP100 which incorporates not only the UPS modules themselves but also the internal batteries providing 10 minutes run-time. Space can be saved as the need for external batteries is negated. For larger datacenters the 10x60kW modules enabling a configuration up to 540 kW N+1 provides the largest single modular frame size for a UPS on the market.

    “As we look to the future, developments in battery technology with the introduction of Li-ion will offer further benefits because they are smaller, lighter and operate at higher temperatures. Not all systems are Li-ion ready, but they need to be! CumulusPower is Li-ion ready, so our clients are finding both their power and investment in a UPS system are fully protected for the future with CENTIEL.”

    For further information visit https://centiel.co.uk

  • Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL, is to exhibit at Data Centre World Asia for the first time this year on booth B60. The exhibition held between 10 – 11 October 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, will enable CENTIEL to demonstrate its pioneering 4th Generation Modular UPS system: CumulusPower designed to meet the critical power needs of data centres and other essential operations.

    Cliff Lee, executive director of CENTIEL Asia Pacific confirms: “CENTIEL Asia Pacific is a new joint venture between my team and leading Swiss UPS manufacturer CENTIEL SA. However, we are already familiar with CENTIEL’s industry leading UPS technology as we have been a distributor since 2017. We already have more than 80 UPS systems installed in Singapore alone and are looking forward to showcasing CumulusPower at DCW Asia and introducing its many benefits to a wider marketplace.”

    CumulusPower is a three-phase, modular UPS system which offers class leading “9 nines” system availability and very low total cost of ownership. Unlike traditional multi-module systems, the CumulusPower technology combines a unique Intelligent Module Technology (IMT), with a fault-tolerant parallel Distributed Active Redundant Architecture (DARA).

    The excellence in system availability is achieved through fully independent and self-isolating intelligent modules – each with individual power units, intelligence (CPU and communication logic), static bypass, control, display and battery. In in the unlikely event of a module failure, the module can be quickly and safely swapped without transferring the load to raw mains.

    In addition, CumulusPower has been designed to reduce the total cost of ownership through low losses: the high double conversion efficiency of 97.1% at the module level means it is currently the best solution available to protect data centre infrastructure as its configuration also reduces downtime risk, avoiding costly errors as well as increasing energy efficiency and it is now installed in data centres across the globe.

    Cliff Lee continues: “CumulusPower is a scalable and flexible modular three-phase UPS system that combines class leading availability and efficiency that makes it ideal for use in small, medium and large datacenters. However, not every application requires a modular UPS and for these applications CENTIEL’s PremiumTower is perfect. It has the same Swiss built quality and innovative technology, with an online operating efficiency of 96.6% but comes in a lower cost, stand-alone cabinet. We will also be demonstrating PremiumTower at DCW Asia.

    “We are looking forward to discussing the differences between Modular UPS technologies with delegates at the show. At the same time, we are also interested in meeting committed distributors in the Asia Pacific region whose goal is to supply world class UPS technology to protect their customers’ critical loads within their own countries.”

    For further information visit www.centiel.co.uk

     

  • Leading Swiss UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL , has announced it has strengthened its UK sales team with the addition of Stuart Cockburn as Sales Manager. Cockburn has more than 15 years’ experience in UPS field service engineering, technical customer support and sales and will now be responsible for supplying CENTIEL’s class leading UPS solutions throughout the Midlands and Wales area.

    Mike Elms, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd explains: “Stuart Cockburn’s extensive experience in the UPS marketplace makes him ideally placed to join our team of trusted advisors to our ever-growing client base across the UK. Stuart has an excellent technical understanding of UPS systems, particularly the modular concept and will be able to share his knowledge with clients to help them achieve an optimal power protection strategy through reliable, right-sized UPS solutions that match their critical load requirements but are also flexible to adapt to ever changing needs.”

    Stuart Cockburn sales manager, CENTIEL UK Ltd confirms: “I am excited to join CENTIEL as a manufacturer at the very forefront of the industry. CENTIEL’s pioneering 4th generation modular UPS system: CumulusPower, with a single frame holding up to 600kW and parallel systems up to 3.6MW, is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s ever changing customer requirements. It combines a unique Intelligent Module Technology (IMT), with a fault-tolerant parallel Distributed Active Redundant Architecture (DARA) which offers industry-leading availability of 99.9999999% (nine, nines), with low total cost of ownership (TCO) through its Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM) and low losses of energy.

    “For smaller installations, PremiumTower a three-phase standalone UPS designed for critical loads of between 10kW and 60kW and EssentialPower a single-phase UPS for critical loads of between 1Kva and 20kVA are also available. I am looking forward to helping clients evaluate the very best solution to meet the needs of their critical power protection now and in the future, as well as offering comprehensive maintenance and support contracts for total peace of mind.

    “From my previous work experience I already know several members of the CENTIEL UK team including Mike Elms, Louis McGarry, sales manager and David Bond, chairman of CENTIEL UK Ltd, as well as many colleagues from the manufacturing team in Switzerland. I trust them and know we have worked well together in the past, so I am now focused on contributing to the further growth of CENTIEL by providing the industry’s leading UPS solutions to an expanding customer base.”

    For further information visit www.centiel.co.uk

  • Leading Swiss UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL, has announced it is to expand into the Asia Pacific market. The creation of CENTIEL Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore, is a joint-venture with industry pioneer, Cliff Lee, who has been in the UPS Industry for more than 30 years. He was a distributor of UPS systems and has been covering the Asia Pacific region for many years.

    Cliff Lee, executive director, CENTIEL Asia Pacific comments: “There is a growing data centre market in the Asia Pacific region and this offers a significant opportunity for CENTIEL’s pioneering 4th generation modular UPS system: CumulusPower to meet the critical power demands in these facilities. Unlike traditional multi-module systems, the CumulusPower technology combines a unique Intelligent Module Technology (IMT), with a fault-tolerant parallel Distributed Active Redundant Architecture (DARA), to offer industry-leading availability of 99.9999999% (nine, nines), with low total cost of ownership (TCO) through its Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM) and low losses of energy.

    “I have known the team at CENTIEL for many years and am familiar with their approaches at the very forefront of technological development,” continues Lee. “CumulusPower is currently the best solution available to protect Data Centre Infrastructure. In addition to its class-leading availability, its configuration also reduces downtime risks, as well as increasing energy efficiency to save costs on energy.

    “However, as well as the demand for UPS systems to provide last mile critical power, Data Centres need an experienced and reliable support team, who can provide them with the confidence to achieve 100% uptime and this is what we can now offer. The technical support CENTIEL provides, includes access to experienced engineers in the event of an emergency plus regular UPS health-checks to ensure solutions are always properly maintained and right-sized for clients’ changing power protection requirements.”

    David Bond, non-executive director of CENTIEL SA and CENTIEL Asia Pacific confirms: “With more than 30 years’ industry experience, plus extensive knowledge of the business and cultural values of the region, Cliff Lee and his team are ideally placed to manage our growth strategy into the Asia Pacific market. Such expertise, combined with an established reputation for high quality products, services and support, will enable the new CENTIEL Asia Pacific entity to drive our expansion and take full advantage of the opportunities that this growing economy offers.”

    CENTIEL Asia Pacific’s growth will initially focus on: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei with more countries being added in due course.

    CENTIEL Asia Pacific will provide and support CENTIEL’s full range of power protection solutions including: CumulusPower and PremiumTower a three-phase standalone UPS designed for critical loads of between 10kW and 60kW and EssentialPower a single-phase UPS for critical loads of between 1Kva and 20kVA

    For further information visit www.centiel.co.uk

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