AMETEK SurgeX will debut the Vertical Series+ at CEDIA Expo 2023 this week. This smart power distribution unit (PDU) incorporates the cloud-connected power quality analytics, fleet management, and risk prevention capabilities of SurgeX CONNECT in a space-efficient form factor.
The Vertical Series+ smart offers an unobtrusive, yet powerful, design that can be installed with or alongside rack-mounted equipment. Suitable for today’s most connected environments, from smart homes to meeting spaces, the Vertical Series+ comes in 8-, 16-, and 24-receptacle configurations, simplifying cord management and allowing integrators to power all devices within any rack configuration.
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Part of the SurgeX Protect + Connect family, the Vertical Series+ is fully IP-controllable with SurgeX CONNECT, a cloud-based solution enabling monitoring and managing power health for fleets of compatible SurgeX devices. With SurgeX CONNECT, integrators can control, configure, and deploy connected devices from a centralized dashboard. This software can be accessed from anywhere with Wi-Fi connectivity to monitor, identify and alleviate recurring power issues. As a result, customers and integrators alike save time and money with reduced truck rolls, troubleshooting, and downtime.
The Vertical Series+ offers analytical software, sequencing, and monitoring capabilities, including remote power down and reboot, sequencing, power cycling, advanced scheduling, and AutoPing. The Vertical Series+ is compatible with third-party control systems for integration in residential and commercial applications. The combination of these features complements power quality systems and supports integrators in keeping systems up and running without interruptions, failures, or glitches.
“The success of AV ecosystems relies on specifying consistent, reliable power quality solutions and long-term risk alleviation through comprehensive management. As integrators grow their portfolios and tackle new categories, however, an influx of new technologies often leaves rack space at a premium,” said Chad Russell, director of residential sales at SurgeX. “We’ve continuously evolved the SurgeX product line to help integrators put protection and control where it counts. Whether installations are protected by our Branch Circuit, Standalone UPS or other Protect + Connect solutions, we look forward to showing our customers how the Vertical Series+ will complement their projects with intelligent, flexible power distribution.”
The Vertical Series+ will be on display at CEDIA Expo Booth 3920, where the company’s sales team will be available to discuss the new release, help attendees create a free SurgeX CONNECT account, and share details about upcoming rollouts for the Protect + Connect family later in 2023.