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Ramat Hasharon, Merkaz, Israel, 2009/04/10 - UPS industry, crucial to protecting computers from utility disturbances, is expected to drop by 5 percent in 2009, but fully recover to double digit growth in 2011. Manufacturers are now sowing the seeds to make this forecast come true.
UPSonNet News, launched at the dawn of 2009, provides most important service to UPS users and industry professionals. The service presents major UPS and Power Protection industry events, product enunciation, industry financial results and latest news. It enables to be updated about current events as well as to learn from the records about industry and its member activities, in order to evaluate market directions and industry trends.
The News records indicate that UPS manufacturers invest now unprecedentedly in R&D operations. The activity aims to introduce new power protection products, which improve significantly performance and decrease operating costs. Manufacturers are also developing financial solutions to enable users to invest in the new technologies.
UPS manufacturers recent activity shows that the industry is an active member of a community that joins hands to respond to the challenge of fighting the economic crisis, Main effort is devoted to the following topics:
• Presenting new products, which increase efficiency and decrease power losses in data centers and other large installations?
• Offering new technological solutions to enable monitoring, controlling and managing power consumption in order to decrease power waste.
• Suggesting financial solutions, to help users to solve current credit shortage and enable investment in plans aimed to increase performance and reduce operating costs.
Some examples, from March 2009 UPSonNet –News demonstrate offered solutions.
UPS manufacturers conservatively specify only full load efficiency that reaches 92% to 94% for high power systems, ignoring efficiency figures at lower loads. Practically however, most applications and particularly data centers utilize only 50% or even 25% of UPS output power. At these power levels the efficiency may drop by 5% to 7%.
Latest UPS designs are more customers oriented, more efficient and more attentive to practical applications. Thus, APC a major Power UPS manufacturer presents in March 2009 84MVA UPS installation with 97% efficiency at full load and 94% at 25% load. While, General Electric announces a 750KVA double conversion UPS, extensible to 7.5 Megawatt with 96% efficiency at full load and 94% efficiency at 50% load.
To get optimum results control of power costs and service continuity should be implemented. Main UPS manufacturers, APC and Eaton both suggest essential solutions. APC presents an Open InfraStructure Center Application, which will be available at Q2 2009 that enables tracking the Energy cost of devices from different manufacturers.
Similarly, Eaton announced in March availability of its Advanced Monitored ePDU technology, which enables to monitor, track and manage power consumption at the receptacle level for all equipment in the data center.
To help companies to solve the problem of lack of available credit, APC and IBM Global Financing, offer jointly a leasing program, to promote companies, which want in the current difficult economic situation, to invest in physical infrastructure of data centers, in order to to improve performance and reduce operating costs.
It becomes clear that we are moving to an interactive world, where manufacturers attentive to user needs, embrace users by offering not only better equipment, more suited to users’ environment, but also the managing and financial tools needed to enable implementation of opportunities offered by the new technologies.
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