The Power Experts

K-12 and Higher Education

A college campus is a dynamic setting that serves the needs of many diverse stakeholders. From administrative matters of fluctuating enrollment and safety issues, to operational concerns of lower budgets, higher energy costs, and aging equipment – colleges are consistently under pressure to do more with less. And K-12 education networks face similar challenges such as the increasing need for uptime, shrinking municipal budgets in addition to safety issues, higher energy costs, and aging equipment and infrastructure.

Education IT departments rely on UPS systems to maintain high availability and protect their data centers from power outages. Maximum uptime, especially in the event of a power failure, is a top priority for higher education data centers. Students and administrators need consistent and ready power. And educators and administrators are searching for innovative ways to cut costs so your UPS system needs to be efficient and effective. Power Solutions can meet the power demands of your K-12 network, college or university. We’ve partnered with the top manufacturers in the power industry so we can customize the best solution for your needs.


Data Center Infrastructure Management for Education

StruxureWare, by Schneider Electric, is an infrastructure management software that collects, organizes, and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network.

Schneider Electric’s Fleet Management Operations is an all-inclusive package that provides proactive monitoring, remote troubleshooting, and repair or replacement of your fleet of small IT equipment in the event of failure, regardless of UPS age or location.

Solutions for Network Closets and Remote Offices

SmartBunker, from APC by Schneider Electric, is a fast deployable, secure enclosure that includes a Smart-UPS Online UPS, rack power distribution, NetBotz for environmental and security monitoring, cooling and cable management all in a lockable enclosure. Available in 3kVA, 5kVA, and 8kVA configurations, SmartBunker is an all-in-one solution that can turn just about any space into an IT closet.

Smart-UPS Online offering high density, double-conversion on-line power protection with scalable runtime. Available from 1000V – 20kVA, the Smart-UPS Online provides best in class power protection for a wide range of healthcare applications.

Eaton 9PX Double Conversion Online Rack/Tower UPS delivers premium back-up power and scalable battery run times and is an ideal solution for both rack and stand-alone installations.  It offers best-in-class efficiency (93% or better), 28% more power (in watts), and every 9PX includes a network card-MS.

UPS for DAS in Education Facilities

UPS for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) – Big, dense buildings with high numbers of cell phone and Wi-Fi user need Small Cell or DAS Systems to ensure availability and signal quality. But no matter the system specifications, every DAS needs uninterruptible power to perform to customer standards.  As a proven leader in telecommunications power systems, GE provides full turn-key solutions for your DAS applications, ensuring that you have a solid power foundation for reliable network service.

For more information about any of our Education solutions, or help configuring the ideal system or choosing the perfect product, call 800-876-9373 or send an email to