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Schneider Electric’s APC Silcon Series UPS Reached End of Life

Posted by on February 20, 2012  |  No Comments

Schneider Electric’s APC Silcon Series UPS Reached End of Life.

At this time, if you have an APC Silcon Series UPS unit installed at your site location we strongly recommend that you begin planning to replace your Silcon Series UPS system.  The APC Silcon Series UPS was discontinued on September 30, 2006 and is no longer being manufactured. APC guarantees 10 years of support on spare parts from the last day of production, making the final day for guaranteed support September 30, 2016.  Although APC has agreed to support the units from a maintenance standpoint, the parts will not always be available for immediate replacement.  For example, components not readily available, such as the Inverter sections and Capacitor banks, will need to be custom built, resulting in mean time to repair rates of several months.

Should you decide to maintain/service your APC Silcon unit past 2016,  Schneider Electric cannot guarantee parts availability or an available trained field technician in the event of an emergency.

APC Silcon Series End of Life/End of Service – Important Notes:

End of Life (September 30, 2006):
  • The last date of production for the APC Silcon line of UPS was September 30, 2006.  If you currently own and operate an APC Silcon unit you are beyond it’s recommended life.
  • Until the 5th year after cease of production (September 30, 2011), APC guarantees delivery of spare parts as fast as possible but lead time is highly dependent on stock availability and manufacturing time of the spare part.  After that time, lead time is expected to be several months.
End of Service (September 30, 2016):
  • You will not be able to renew the Schneider Electric on-site service contracts beyond September 30, 2016.  Preventative maintenance visits and on site service calls will no longer be available.
  • Schneider Electric’s supply of available spare parts for these models is fast diminishing as some parts are no longer in production by the component manufacturer.  Consider, aged capacitors can and charge circuits might not allow your batteries to charge and discharge the way they used to, resulting in more frequent battery changes.  Constant running, multi-speed fans have a life expectancy of 3 years.  Should they fail, the internal safety mechanisms present in most UPS systems force a shut down on high heat.  Even if it’s a simple fix, parts may no longer be available, or at best, require longer shipping times due to proximity of existing stock.
  • Schneider Electric factory trained technicians and technical support personnel will no longer stay current in relation to this product family.

With today’s newer, hot-swappable designed UPS systems, such as the Symmetra UPS, our industry is finally in a position to break free of our dependency on high cost service contracts.  By design, the APC Symmetra UPS encourages a company’s IT staff with minimal training or experience to make repairs without ever contacting their service provider in the first place.  After all, the UPS is smart enough to diagnose a fault and intelligent enough to know if that fault warrants an all out shutdown, or simply to issue a fault alarm to their owner.  Armed with the knowledge that their entire UPS, from battery modules to static switch assembly can be changed on-the-fly.

We would welcome an opportunity to discuss the various product replacement options for the APC Silcon Series UPS.  APC Smart-UPS and APC Symmetra PX line of products are excellent considerations based on your facility’s specific requirements.

To learn more about Schneider Electric’s line of UPS products and the Trade-UPS program please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

MGE EPS 3000 End of Service Announcement

Posted by on February 9, 2012  |  No Comments

Schneider Electric has announced it will no longer support the MGE EPS 3000 series UPS as of December 31, 2011.

At this time, if you have a MGE EPS 3000 unit installed at your site location we strongly recommend that you begin planning to replace your EPS 3000 UPS system.  Should you decide to maintain your EPS 3000 unit past 2011, Schneider Electric cannot guarantee parts availability or an available trained field technician in the event of an emergency.

MGE EPS 3000 End of Service – Important Notes

  • The last date of production for the EPS 3000 line of UPS was November 2000.  If you currently own and operate a MGE EPS 3000 you are beyond it’s recommended life.
  • You will not be able to renew the Schneider Electric on-site service contracts beyond 12/31/11. Preventative maintenance visits and on site service calls will no longer be available.
  • Schneider Electric’s supply of available spare parts for these models is fast diminishing as some parts are no longer in production by the component manufacturer.
  • Schneider Electric factory trained technicians and technical support personnel will no longer stay current in relation to this product family.

We would welcome an opportunity to discuss the various product replacement options as support for the MGE EPS 3000 officially came to an end in 2011.  APC-Smart UPS and APC Symmetra PX line of products are excellent considerations based on your facility’s specific requirements.

To learn more about Schneider Electric’s line of UPS products and the Trade-UPS program please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.


Seven Principles of APC InfraStruxure™ Design

Posted by on February 7, 2012  |  No Comments

7 Principles of InfraStruXure® HD-Ready Architecture

APC’s award winning InfraStruxure architecture provides an integrated and compatible solution at data centre rack, row and room level. Seven basic principles allow it to be installed into almost any environment, new or old, to provide highly scalable and highly manageable, efficient infrastructure for high density IT equipment.

Seven Principles of InfraStruxure™ Design Video


1. High Density Rack Enclosures
APC’s vendor-neutral NetShelter racks are engineered to accommodate standard sized IT equipment and to ensure that airflow and energy can be provisioned for today’s power hungry devices.

2. Rack and U-level outlet control
Install metered outlet strips to indicate which racks and outlets have available capacity for high density equipment. This provides a ready method for easy decision making regarding server placement in cramped racks.

3. Rack temperature monitoring
Local or remote monitoring of temperature and humidity in equipment racks enables data centre managers to ensure hot spots aren’t emerging as workloads increase.

4. Real-time browser based visibility
Providing real-time, system-wide data on power, cooling and physical security systems at row, rack and U-level through one standard IP address.

5. Software to manage capacity and change
Takes the guesswork out of server placement, basing decision-making on available power and cooling capacity. This effectively eliminates downtime caused by overloaded circuits or exceeded cooling capacity.

6. InRow cooling
As power and heat density per rack increases, hotspots which are a common feature in perimeter cooled environments can be eliminated. This also reduces energy costs as focussed, close coupled cooling eliminates the need to crank up room cooling solutions for the benefit of one or two zones of high density equipment.

7. Flexible, scalable UPS power
As UPS power demand grows, respond quickly and efficiently without wasteful oversizing or upfront capital costs. APC’s range includes scalable in-row, in-room or grey space solutions to meet your requirements.

To learn more about APC InfraStruxure™ please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725.

APC InfraStruxure™ : On-Demand Architecture for Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure

Posted by on February 7, 2012  |  No Comments


InfraStruxure Data Centers Mean Business

APC InfraStruxure™ is the scalable and adaptable data center IT room architecture that dramatically reduces time and complexity from concept and design through installation. Power, cooling, racks, security and management components are conceived and tested as part of an integrated system which is evident in the aesthetics, functionality and ease of management software integration. Taking a broad system view enables full realization of the benefits of going fast, going dense and going green while ensuring your critical availability targets are met. An open system, InfraStruxure™ is the proven “on demand” architecture for data center IT rooms small and large, delivering high availability and real energy savings whether deployed on its own, in a zone, or in incremental steps.


This new generation of InfraStruxure™ delivers:

  • Higher performance – 25 percent increase in power and cooling capacity, 15 percent smaller footprint
  • More scalability – as big as you want to go
  • Faster and easier planning through operations – automated planning and design tools with open & integrated management and operations software
  • More innovation and leadership – from the worlds leader in data center physical infrastructure all while reducing cost!

View the Next Generation of InfraStruxure™ Video Animation

View the Next Generation of InfraStruxure™ Brochure

To learn more about APC InfraStruxure™ please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.







APC Symmetra PX: Agile

Posted by on February 6, 2012  |  No Comments

High performance, right-sized, modular, hot-scalable, 3-phase power protection with ultra high availability and efficiency for any size data center or high density power zone.

The APC Symmetra PX is a world class, redundant, scalable, power protection system designed to cost effectively provide high levels of availability. Seamlessly integrating into today’s state-of-the-art data center designs, the Symmetra PX is a true modular system. Made up of dedicated and redundant modules–power, intelligence, battery and bypass, all engineered into a design that is easily and efficiently serviceable, this architecture can scale power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability are required. Symmetra PX serves as the core power train that drives APC InfraStruXure® systems for small and medium data centers but can also power individual “zones” of larger data centers. Highly manageable, the Symmetra PX features self-diagnostic capabilities and standardized modules which mitigate the risk of human error resulting in increased overall data center reliability.

Highlights the agility and scalability of the Symmetra PX: APC Symmetra PX: Agile Video.

To learn more about APC’s Symmetra line of products please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

APC Symmetra PX: Energy Efficient

Posted by on February 6, 2012  |  No Comments

The right-sized UPS for demanding business critical applications

The APC Symmetra PX 250/500 kW is a world class, ultra-high efficiency power protection system designed to cost effectively provide high levels of availability while simplifying right-sizing of your data center. Symmetra PX250/500 kW is a true modular system consisting of hot-swappable dedicated and redundant power, intelligence, and battery modules that facilitate easy and efficient service. This architecture can scale power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability are required. The Symmetra PX 250/500 kW systems can scale in increments of 25 kW up to 500 kW, and four systems can be paralleled to deliver up to 2000 kW of power protection (1.5 MW with N+1 system-level redundancy).

With industry-leading power density, the Symmetra PX has the ability to fit seamlessly onto the data center floor or into the back room. Highly manageable, the Symmetra PX 250/500 kW features self- diagnostic capabilities and standardized modules which mitigate the risk of human error. Other features include automated predictive diagnostics, increased overload capacity, extended battery life and on-the- fly firmware upgrades resulting in increased overall data center reliability.

Highlights the industry leading energy efficiency of the Symmetra PX:  Symmetra PX: Energy Efficient Video

To learn more about APC’s Symmetra line of products please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

Introducing the Symmetra PX 250/500 kW

Posted by on February 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Grow in bigger increments with the Symmetra® PX 250/500.

Now, the modular power you know from our acclaimed Symmetra PX 40/80 is more flexible than ever with the all-new Symmetra PX 250/500. Featuring modular power in larger increments of 25kW up to 500kW, it configures in parallel up to 2 MW, for enterprises with consolidated servers that are experiencing growth on a larger scale.

APC’s Mark Tarantelli provides a demo and overview of the Symmetra PX 250/500kW UPS: Introducing the Symmetra PX 250/500 kW

To learn more about the Symmetra® PX 250/500 please contact Watie Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

APC Symmetra PX 250/500 kW

Posted by on February 6, 2012  |  2 Comments

High performance, right-sized, modular, hot-scalable, 3-phase power protection with ultra high availability and efficiency for any size data center or high density power zone.

The right-sized UPS for demanding business critical applications

The APC Symmetra PX is a world class, redundant, scalable, power protection system designed to cost effectively provide high levels of availability. Seamlessly integrating into today’s state-of-the-art data center designs, the Symmetra PX is a true modular system. Made up of dedicated and redundant modules–power, intelligence, battery and bypass, all engineered into a design that is easily and efficiently serviceable, this architecture can scale power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability are required. Symmetra PX serves as the core power train that drives APC InfraStruXure® systems for small and medium data centers but can also power individual “zones” of larger data centers. Highly manageable, the Symmetra PX features self-diagnostic capabilities and standardized modules which mitigate the risk of human error resulting in increased overall data center reliability.

Explore the features and benefits of the Symmetra PX:

To learn more about APC’s Symmetra line of products please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

Symmetra: Highly available, redundant and scalable double-conversion on-line power protection

Posted by on December 4, 2011  |  No Comments

The first UPS with redundancy and scalability within a single chassis.

Engineered to deliver the highest level of business continuity possible, Symmetra’s modular, redundant architecture can scale power and run time as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required. Integrated network manageability provides real time status updates of UPS health and environmental conditions. Hot-swappable, user replaceable power, battery, and intelligence modules enables low MTTR and ease of service. Symmetra’s modular design provides redundant power in a single chassis for business-critical applications in server rooms and network closets.

Symmetra with Dan Desruisseaux Video

To learn more about APC’s Symmetra line of products please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

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