US power distribution and management group Universal Electric Corporation has taken the wraps off its new Starline Critical Power Monitor (CPM) platform in New York.
Universal released the “new and enhanced versions” of Starline at the Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise show earlier this month.
“The Starline CPM now incorporates functionality that allows you to monitor the temperature of your end feed lugs in real time— increasing safety and avoiding the hassle of ongoing IR scanning,” Universal said.
The new versions also include a direct current voltage version of the product for Vdc installations.
“This revenue-grade power monitoring device proactively monitors power usage and distribution in the datacentre environment,” the company said.
Mark Swift, Universal’s VP of marketing, said: “Integration of the temperature sensors with our end feed terminals will provide customers with real-time data, and will be much more reliable than manual periodic infrared scanning. The direct current version of the CPM will be a great addition to the line-up, and meet the demands of our global customer base for those individuals whom have adopted a Vdc topology in their facilities.”
The Vdc CPM is designed for applications of up to 400 Vdc, and functions similarly to the Vac versions that are currently available. For installations with renewable energy sources, the meter can also measure bi-directionally, for power supplied back to the grid.
Connectivity options for the CPM include both wired Ethernet and Modbus, and optional 802.11n WiFi versions are available.