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Blue Pillar Aurora 5.0 Platform

The updated Aurora 5.0 platform has expanded capabilities for organizations that rely on critical infrastructure be more productive and energy efficient.

UL Compliant Battery Charger From AEG Power Solutions

This UL compliant battery charger ensures a reliable power supply in all types of demanding industrial applications, including oil and gas.

Outdoor Power Charging Stations From Legrand

Available in three models, these pedestals combine charging outlets with lighting to support demand for connectivity in outdoor spaces.

Data Center Decisions: Build, Buy, Or Lease?

The decision may rest on factors such as available capital, timeline, and degree of desired control.

New Product Flash: Thread By Steelcase

This new system makes it easier for facilities to provide power to mobile devices.

Winter Weather Maintenance Checklist

For effective maintenance and operation during winter months, facility managers can check out this checklist. But it doesn't end there.

Focus On: Data Center Infrastructure

This article features four products that cover data center infrastructure.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: F200 Ground Fault Equipment Protector from ABB

The two new models are designed to protect equipment against damaging line-to-ground currents by disconnecting all ungrounded conductors of the faulted circuit.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Surge Protectors by Legrand

Legrand has introduced several new Wiremold Plug-in Outlet Centers that provide surge protection for office, commercial, school, and medical applications.

Super Bowl Power Outage

This article from an analyst at the U.S. EIA addresses the 34 minute power outage during Super Bowl XLVII. While the cause of the outage has been debated, some assert the type of lamps used throughout much of the Superdome had an impact on the amount of time it took to get the lights back on.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Capacity RECOVERY from Carrier

This new capability on the company's Evergreen 19XR, 19XRV, and 23XRV water-cooled chillers helps to restore full cooling capacity quickly after an unexpected power loss occurs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Power2U from Newer Technology

This AC/USB wall outlet is designed to enhance power usage by eliminating the need for adapters, and this latest version features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles. It is available in a 20 Amp model for commercial, hospitality, education, municipal, and residential applications.

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 270-Watt-Peak Sunmodule from SolarWorld

The light-capture and energy-conversion technology platforms underlying this 270-watt solar panel combine advances in materials, process, and design to achieve the high levels of energy output.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SwitchLITE Model EZT by Controlled Power

This automatic transfer switch allows dimmable lighting fixtures to function as emergency lighting.

Lights Out (And Back On) At Candlestick Park In San Francisco

A nationally televised football game was put on hold twice as facilities staff worked to identify the cause of a stadium wide power outage.

New Product Flash: Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System from Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts recently introduced the Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System to assist facility managers (fms) in their daily operations. The system provides...

New Product Flash: Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System from Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts recently introduced the Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System to assist facility managers (fms) in their daily operations. The system provides...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: UPS Precautions

What precautionary measures can be put in place to minimize data loss when UPS systems trip?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gemini Twin Pack Genset By Generac

This compact standby power generator produces 1,000 kilowatts (kW) and is suitable for a variety of facility types.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: HealthPower From Square D by Schneider Electric

This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SVR Pro Series

This line of solid state voltage regulators from Falcon Electric features three models.

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