A campus is a dynamic setting that serves the needs of many diverse stakeholders. From fluctuating enrollment, distance learning and safety concerns, to operational constraints such as tight budgets, higher energy costs, and aging equipment – IT Managers in K-12 and Higher Education campuses are consistently under pressure to do more with less.
Network and IT Managers on campuses face the daily challenge of providing 100% uptime, maintaining critical infrastructure for network connectivity, and powering systems to ensure student and faculty safety.
Education IT departments rely on UPS systems to maintain high availability and protect their data centers from power outages. Students and administrators need consistent and ready power. And educational institutions are searching for innovative ways to cut costs, so the power infrastructure 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 K-12 and Higher Education
Eaton Visual Power Manager (VPM) software provides the tools data center managers need to monitor data center power equipment, including all UPS and PDUs (rack and floor mounted). Visual Power Manager is easy-to-deploy, simplifies day-to-day monitoring and helps maintain business continuity.
Power Solutions Fleet Management Services are designed for the IT manager responsible for multiple UPS and cooling units deployed throughout a single campus or multiple sites. Working closely with your Data Center and Network Managers, we will help inventory, track, and manage your power and cooling infrastructure from the enterprise UPS right down to the smallest workstation UPS.
Solutions for Network Closets and Remote Offices
The Eaton 9SX is a popular single phase UPS for college campuses and k-12 schools as a high performance double-conversion online UPS that provides advanced protection for networks and boasts an easy-to-read LCD display, double conversion topology with an internal static bypass, all with a low total cost of ownership.
The 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. Select 9PX models include, and all others are compatible with, the Eaton Gigabit Network card, the first UPS network card in the industry to comply with both UL 2900-2-2 and IEC cybersecurity standards.
The Eaton 9PXM modular UPS offers enterprise class backup power for small to medium data centers, edge data centers, multiple office locations and network closets. The 9PXM is a scalable, modular backup power solution that combines the highest level of reliability with the lowest cost of ownership in the 4–20 kVA range.
UPS for DAS in Education Facilities
UPS for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) – Big, dense buildings and sprawling campuses with high numbers of cell phone and Wi-Fi users need Small Cell or DAS Systems to ensure availability and signal quality. 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.
Battery Monitoring for K-12 and Higher Education
Battery monitoring systems offer constant status and alarm updates for all the batteries in your power infrastructure. Visible from anywhere in your network, they are an easy way to keep track of the health of your batteries, and their ability to provide emergency back-up power, right from your desktop. Ideal for financial services that use branch offices and network closets where batteries are not always visible or top of mind.
Power Solutions offers battery monitoring from the top three manufacturers – Alber, BTech, and Cellwatch. We can provide turnkey battery monitoring solutions – configuration to installation, start-up and training for any UPS system anywhere in the United States.