The Avocent® Power Management Distribution Units (PM PDUs) include single-phase and three-phase models that support strip-level metering, outlet-level metering or outlet-level metering and switching. This advanced family of rack PDUs includes horizontal and vertical models for a variety of rack configurations in branch and remote offices. With the ability to support up to 22 kW and models that include support for C19 outlets, the Avocent® PM PDUs are well positioned to support the high rack density found in organizations today.
The PM PDUs include a LED display and a built-in browser interface for local and remote access to real-time data. The metering features, along with the capability to set custom thresholds, allow companies to optimize their electrical infrastructure, without the risk of downtime due to overloaded circuits.
The PM 1000 PDUs enable companies of all sizes to accurately measure the current, voltage and power for the entire strip and the circuits within. The PM 2000 and PM 3000 PDUs take this a step further to support outlet-level metering and switching capability (PM 3000 PDUs only) to provide data center professionals the tools they need to monitor, measure, reduce and manage the growing power consumption costs of IT equipment.
All of these PDUs include advanced features that consist of a built-in network port for access to the browser interface, daisy chain ports for easy installation and expansion and support for external, environmental sensors.
For a total solution, the PM 1000/2000/3000 devices can be used with other Avocent® appliances for integrated IP access to the attached equipment, along with power measurement and/or control for improved remote management.
When used with the Avocent® DSView™ management software, users gain secure access and control across multiple locations. The optional Avocent® DSView™ Power Manager plug-in allows real-time and historical reporting of capacity, consumption and cost across single PDUs or groups of PDUs.