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Schneider launches cloud-enabled smart-UPS system

DUBAI, July 17, 2019

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has introduced Connected Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect, the first and only cloud-enabled uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for distributed IT environments.

Available as a standard feature with select models in APC’s industry-leading smart-UPS portfolio of solutions, the SmartConnect delivers the power reliability, security and certainty that small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to stay connected to the technology and information that powers their business, said a statement from the company.

APC SmartConnect leverages the Schneider Electric cloud-enabled EcoStruxure IT architecture to:
• Gather and send data about the health and status of a customer’s UPS devices including battery replacement, warranty renewal and UPS performance notifications;
• Provide a secure, cloud-based web portal where customers can view the status of their UPS, accessible from any internet-connected device;
• Send customisable automatic notifications, firmware notification updates and advanced troubleshooting support through an easy-to-use remote monitoring interface;
• Deploy right out of the box – no configuration required – making it easy for even non-technical users to install.
 
The UPS also enables managed service providers (MSPs) to expand their offering to deliver remote UPS monitoring for SMB clients, it said.

This provides MSPs with a greater opportunity to better serve their customers through value-added power infrastructure services while generating new revenue streams – all with minimal effort and no additional cost, it added.

MSPs can easily integrate APC SmartConnect with leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions such as ConnectWise Automate and Kaseya, or via a mobile ready web portal, so they can manage customer portfolios from a single platform.

No coding, simple network management protocol (SNMP) traps, or software agents are required, for MSPs to quickly deploy their services and begin generating revenue.
 
Connected Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect is one of the latest products available as part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT Data Center Management as a service architecture.

The foundation of EcoStruxure IT is built on intelligent, connected solutions that leverage data-driven insights to simplify the maintenance and operation of IT physical infrastructure by improving performance operation, enabling remote visibility and monitoring, and providing expert services capabilities, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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