Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (September 18, 2013) – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, announced today a new addition to its mid-market power protection portfolio with the Asia-wide availability of the the Liebert® APS uninterruptible power supply system (UPS). The launch comes at a time when more and more small- to medium-sized companies are looking for lean yet scalable and cost-effective infrastructure that would help drive business growth.
“As businesses grow and effectively increase their reliance on IT, facility managers need assurance that they attain the highest-possible levels of availability and efficiency,” said Arunangshu Chattopadhyay, director for power product marketing and head of Central Technical Support for Emerson Network Power in Asia. “The Liebert APS is ideal for small to medium data centers or computer rooms that expect increasing power requirements as they upgrade to larger servers, add storage capacity and use more powerful processors to meet growing demand for resource-intensive applications.”
The Liebert APS supports power requirements of up to 20kVA/18kW. It eliminates the need to over-provision, increasing operational efficiency and contributing to the UPS system’s low total cost of ownership (TCO). As a result, the system can achieve up to 92 percent efficiency in double-conversion mode, making it the highest efficiency UPS in its class.
With a fully redundant design that enhances system availability, the Liebert APS allows critical load to run on conditioned power regardless of any single failure within the system. It has a wrap-around maintenance bypass, so the connected load can keep running while the system is being serviced. Modular scalability allows Liebert APS users to quickly add power capacity or back-up runtime to support changing rack equipment power requirements without powering down. The system is also available in transformer-based models that provide electrical isolation for even higher reliability. The Liebert APS is enabled with Emerson’s LIFE™ remote diagnostic and real-time communication technology, which provides proactive maintenance, decreasing the average Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and improving Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
FlexPower™ technology modules allow power capacity to grow in 5kVA /4.5kW increments up to 15kVA/13.5kW or 20kVA/18kW. Battery modules may also be added as needed to increase backup time. FlexPower modules and battery modules are hot swappable, and can be added or replaced by the user.
The Liebert APS can be installed in any data center or network environment – on raised or non-raised floors, or in standard rack enclosures. Three IntelliSlot ports allow multiple modes of communication and control. The UPS system has out-of-the-box compatibility with Emerson Network Power’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system, the Trellis™ platform, and is also compatible with the Liebert Nform and Liebert SiteScan™ monitoring and reporting systems. The Liebert APS includes Liebert MultiLink™ shutdown software for reliable and safe shutdown of protected applications.
For more information on the Liebert APS system, or other technologies from Emerson Network Power, please visit www.Liebert.com.