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New Data Center Users Group Report Reflects Challenges Ahead

New Data Center Users Group Report Reflects Challenges Ahead Posted on:

According to Emerson’s fall 2008 Data Center Users’ Group member survey, managing a dynamic data center and critical infrastructure continues to be a challenge requiring organizational collaboration and systems integration. Energy efficiency, power densities, and availability were all cited as tough issues that data center managers will continue to face.

Industry Alliance Focusing on DC Power

Industry Alliance Focusing on DC Power Posted on:

The recently launched EMerge Alliance™ aims to lead the creation and deployment of a new power, control, and device-level technology standard for commercial interiors.

Making Energy Out Of Garbage

Making Energy Out Of Garbage Posted on:

Dow chemical energy partnership with the EPA’s landfill methane outreach program exceeds expectations in just one quarter.

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled Posted on:

The co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment) unveiled a new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball last week at Hudson Scenic Studio in Yonkers, New York. The New Year’s Eve Ball is a 12 foot geodesic sphere, double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. Covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals and powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDS, the new Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns. The organizers also announced that the new Ball will become a year-round attraction above Times Square in public view January through December. “For one hundred years, the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball has attracted millions of revelers to Times Square on December 31st to celebrate the beginning of the New Year” said Jeff Straus, president of Countdown Entertainment and co-organizer of Times Square New Year’s Eve. “The new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball will be a bright sparkling jewel atop One Times Square entertaining New Yorkers and tourists from around the world not only on December 31, but throughout the year.” “The New Year’s Eve ball is bigger, better and brighter than ever, just like Times Square itself,” said Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins. “And like Times Square, it’s not afraid to show off. That’s why we’re proudly putting it on display year-round so visitors to the neighborhood can enjoy a true Crossroads of the World icon.” Philips Lighting provided the new solid state lighting technology for the Ball. Capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million colors and billions of possible patterns, the 32,256 Philips Luxeon LEDs in this year’s Ball represent more than three times the number of LEDS used last year. And this year’s Ball is 10% to 20% more energy efficient than last year’s, consuming only the same amount of energy per hour as it would take to operate two traditional home ovens. “At Philips Lighting, we are proud to be driving innovative and energy efficient solutions for the world’s broad range of lighting applications–from celebrated landmarks to consumers’ homes–and we’re especially delighted to be the official Lighting Partner to the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square,” said Philips Lighting Company director of corporate communications Susan Bloom. “Now bigger in size and incorporating even more powerful and energy-efficient Philips Luxeon LEDs than last year, this year’s Ball will deliver a New Year’s Eve experience that will be brighter, more beautiful, and more… …Read More…