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Echola Systems Introduces 380V Direct Current Smart Power Distribution Units for Energy-Efficient Data Centers

 Echola Systems Introduces 380V Direct Current Smart Power Distribution Units
                      for Energy-Efficient Data Centers

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echola Systems extends its
line of smart power distribution products with a new 380V Direct Current (DC)
smart-switched Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for green data centers. Echola
Systems' DC series, SPDU-D3xx, PDU leverages its patent pending shared hybrid
relay switching technology to switch high voltage DC power safely. It also
facilitates safe installation of equipment by switching outlets to off at the
time of installation, thus preventing contact-arcing issues. Like other Echola
Systems' AC PDUs, DC PDUs also support energy monitoring through Web, SNMP and
Telnet/SSH interfaces.

The DC power distribution makes a comeback, thanks to major advances in power
electronics since Edison and Tesla made power distribution practical in late
nineteenth century. Today, 380V DC power distribution has a lower total cost
of ownership compared to a 3-phase AC power distribution because DC
distribution is more efficient, more reliable, and requires less space, less
cooling, less copper, no load balancing, and lower equipment cost. It's time
to rethink the power distribution strategy in data centers, as 380V DC power
distribution is already gaining momentum.

The SPDU-D3xx series PDU production will start in Q4 this year, but SPDU-D308,
the 8 outlet 1U model, is available now for demo. The DC PDU will be available
in vertical (Zero U) as well as horizontal (1U) rackmount form factors, with
ratings ranging from 7.6 kW to 22.8 kW. Please contact sales@echola.com for
more details.

About Echola Systems:

Established in 2006, Echola Systems LLC specializes in the design and
manufacture of custom Layer1 optical switches. In 2010, it added new
smart-switched power distribution units to its product portfolio by leveraging
experience from optical switching products. Echola Systems customers include
major corporations such as Cisco, EMC, Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, and
more.

Web site: http://www.echola.com/power

SOURCE Echola Systems

Website: http://www.echola.com/power
Contact: Echola Systems, 1-408-916-7639, sales@echola.com