Schneider Electric, a leader of Digital Transformation in energy management and automation, has announced the availability of 230V models of its short-depth APC Smart-UPS line interactive UPS Lithium-ion battery technology models for European markets.
The new versions make Lithium-ion battery back-up technology an economic solution for Edge Computing applications and other installations inside and outside purpose-designed IT environments.
The new APC Smart-UPS models meet a range of European challenges from space limitations and mixed-use areas for IT systems, to lifecycle requirements for ease of installation, access and maintenance, together with demands for more physically compact and lightweight infrastructure equipment with lower maintenance requirements.
Designed to deliver ultra-resilient power protection for IT equipment and network devices, the new APC Smart-UPS line interactive models can deliver increased battery life for lower Total Cost Ownership (TCO). Li-ion technology offers savings of up to 50% when compared with Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) utilising traditional Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries.
The new Smart-UPS are offered with a full five-year warranty covering electronics and batteries.
“Placing critical applications at the network edge presents IT operators with significant new challenges including management of greater numbers of equipment in locations that aren’t optimised for IT and lack on-site support,” said Rob McKernan, Senior Vice President, Secure Power Division, Europe.
“At the same time, power availability continues to play a crucial role and downtime has an immediate impact on business. New APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-ion meets these challenges, providing resilient power protection with cloud-enabled remote management for Edge Computing environments.”