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Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2010/04/20 - Standby power experts UPS Systems plc has helped the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to avert disaster with its remote monitoring tool REMO, and reduce the organisation’s costs.
The NFER is the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services. It aids UK government departments and agencies on both a local and national basis by informing and improving policy and practice. Its IT systems are essential to its day-to-day operations and it needs to protect them against power failure at all times.
When the NFER chose to install REMO into its server room, it was to protect its UPS and temperature control equipment. If its mains supply failed while its back-up batteries were discharged, its UPS would have insufficient power to enable the systems to shut down safely. This could result in NFER losing valuable stored data. This scenario arose when the standby battery power dropped to 60%. REMO helped avert disaster by sending a notification to alert NFER staff to the potential problem, enabling them to take earlier action.
Rob Gumbo, Technical Services Manager at NFER, said: “I would definitely recommend REMO to other organisations because it has made our lives so much easier. Using REMO it is possible for us to relax in the knowledge that our systems are operating normally at all times, as well as saving us money because we don’t need to employ someone to monitor our systems.”
“REMO removes the burden from our clients of the need to continuously monitor equipment and, as in this case, give them early warning to potential hazards affecting their equipment to protect their mission critical systems,” said Tom Sperrey, UPS Systems Managing Director.
REMO (remoalert.co.uk) is a unique solution that provides remote monitoring for the majority of UPS and all generators. It gives IT managers peace of mind by monitoring the status of their IT systems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
UPS Systems plc is the UK’s largest independent supplier of standby power solutions. Through its independent position, allied to close working relationships with the world’s leading manufacturers, the company is uniquely able to offer impartial technical advice on the widest range of standby power solutions. An authority on fuel cell technology, UPS Systems implemented the UK’s first two hydrogen fuel cells providing ac standby power, and is currently working on projects where the technology will be used for the supply of backup or prime power to utilities, telecommunications, remote telemetry, portable signage and renewable energy applications.
NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity and is the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services. It undertakes around 200 research projects every year, spanning all sectors of education and children’s services, providing high quality, evidence-based research for policy makers, managers and practitioners.