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HDOT Family Welcomes Per Outlet Power Sensing PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 17, 2018 7:25:00 AM


Originally posted Mar 28, 2017, updated Jan 16, 2018

Just in case you didn't know, our award winning HDOT PDUs contain embedded Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS) with device-level power monitoring, making this the most innovative product line yet.

Every data center should seriously consider using HDOT PDUs — with +/- 1 percent billable-grade accuracy — to drive efficiencies, maximize uptime and slash operating costs.

So, what makes POPS so remarkable?

Data center operators can use this feature to measure voltage, current, apparent power, active power, crest favor and power factor at the outlet level. Plus, warnings and alarms can be set up to monitor current, power, and power factor for both low and high values. This can help to reduce power faults, resulting in a safer and more effective data center.

Of course, customers who are familiar with the rest of the HDOT product line will find all of the same great features in this product. HDOT PDUs still come with full switching capabilities (for remote power toggling), alternating power distribution (for distributing power on a per-receptacle basis) and PRO2 architecture (our proprietary hardware and firmware platform offering modern security protocols, Zero Touch Provisioning, and advanced protection for ensuring system reliability and uptime.

Learn how to get the most out of your HDOT Alt-Phase PRO2 Switched POPS PDU

PDU in this white paper.

One of the great parts about this product line, it should be noted, is that it’s fully-customizable. Server Technology offers a special Build-Your-Own PDU feature, with an updated — and simplified — four step configuration process. 

Implementing POPS into the HDOT PDU product line was a true engineering feat, and it’s something that everyone should experience.

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Topics: HDOT, Per Outlet Power Sensing, POPs, HDOT Switched POPS, BYOPDU

Five Key Benefits of HDOT Switched POPS PDUs

Posted by Erik Stabile on Dec 6, 2016 10:06:39 AM


Not that long ago, we told you about our customer-focused approach to design and production. We showed how our products often result from working closely with customers to determine their power distribution needs. Now, we’re excited to roll out the newest evolution in customer-driven design: the HDOT Switched POPS PDU 

With this HDOT® Switched POPS® (Per Outlet Power Sensing) unit, we’ve unleashed one of the most powerful additions you can make to your data center floor, giving you complete control and the peace of mind that comes with it.   

Click Here To Build Your Own HDOT PDU  with Alt-Phase and POPS

Here are the top five reasons to consider HDOT Switched POPS:  

  1. All the right outlets in all the right places: featuring a slimmer form factor and stacked outlets, our HDOT (High Density Outlet Technology) PDUs are designed with maximum density in mind. With HDOT technology, we’re able to fit as many as 43 C13s in a 42U high network managed PDU device, which is more than 20 percent smaller than PDUs employing standard outlets.  
  2. High native cable retention: Our PDUs feature high cable retention to reduce accidental disconnects by making sure power cords are solidly connected to devices. Our PDUs are tested for up to 12 pounds pull strength, eliminating the need to purchase ancillary locking cord devices.  
  3. Easy load balancing with alternating phase: With HDOT technology, you’re not only getting the highest outlet density available in a network-connected rack PDU, you’re also getting three-phase powered wired in an alternating fashion per outlet. This helps simplify load balancing, reduces cord lengths and stimulates better airflow.  
  4. Build it yourself: With Server Technology’s Build Your Own PDU tool, you can select the number and arrangement of outlets that best suits your data center power needs. Our new four-step configuration process graphically walks you through customization options such as voltage, amperage, phase, plug type, input cord orientation, outlet configuration, connectivity and color selection. 
  5. Options galore: HDOT PDUs are available in smart, switched and POPS. With the addition of the switched line, you’re able to remotely turn outlets on, off or reboot them – either individually or as a group. See our complete line here 

With POPS onboard, our PDUs provide +/- 1 percent billable-grade accuracy for energy consumption at each outlet for typical data center equipment loads. The POPS technology also includes warnings and alarms for current, power and power factor, both for low and high values.  

Learn more about HDOT Siwtched POPS PDUs here 

Topics: data center power, Per Outlet Power Sensing, HDOT Switched POPS

Top 10 Reasons to use Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS) in Your Data Center

Posted by Erik Stabile on Aug 29, 2016 11:10:00 AM


Server Technology offers Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS) technology for switched and smart power distribution units (PDUs).

 POPS-enabled PDUs enable per-outlet measurements of voltage, power (kW), current, crest factor, power factor and apparent power. It's availalbe in Server Technology's Smart and Switched PDUs. 

Here are 10 reasons to use POPS PDUs in your data center:

  1. See how devices are using power: It’s one thing to see how much power a rack consumes. It’s quite another thing to see how much power an individual server consumes. With a POPS PDU, you will be able to measure power consumption on a per-outlet basis for detailed tracking.
  2. Reduce costs: Once you see which devices are consuming the most power in a cabinet, then you can drill down further and make changes that can result in major cost savings.
  3. Prolong equipment life:  By keeping an eye on how much power your devices are using on a daily basis, you can optimize them for efficiency and get more mileage out of them.
  4. Become greener: A POPS PDU enables remote power, temperature and humidity monitoring. Use this feature to safely adjust environmental conditions in your cabinets. For instance, experiment with temperature settings to reduce cooling settings and save water.
  5. Stay in the know: You can receive email or SNMP-based alerts when temperature conditions exceed certain thresholds. This will allow you to cut or reduce power consumption to avoid problems.
  6. Increase density (safely): Increasing density is a great strategy that can grant you more floor space. It’s also risky. Use a POPS PDU to track and monitor power usage when increasing cabinet densities.
  7. Gain peace of mind: You can’t always be on site to check the status of your devices. You can, however, use Server Technology’s Sentry Power Manager in conjunction with POPS PDUs to view your equipment and perform updates over a Web interface.
  8. Streamline firmware updates: Firmware updates can be a hassle to deal with. Fortunately, POPS PDUs e can be automatically updated over an FTP server.
  9. Improve communication: With a POPS PDU, your whole team can be kept in the loop about cabinet conditions. Up to 104 user accounts can be created, and 18 people can be logged in simultaneously over an SNMP connection.
  10. Avoid human error: Avoid making critical mistakes when checking power loads, adjusting conditions or generating reports. POPS PDUs are fully-automated.

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Topics: Per Outlet Power Sensing, POPs

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