The new Squid power management device from SurgeX has a unique product design that combines an array of power quality features into a single, compact chassis, which could appeal to the unique needs of the growing number of collaborative flex and huddle space office environments.
Squid streamlines installation, combining multiple features, including boxed networked control and analytics of AC and DC, front-end protection with SurgeX’s patented Multi-Stage surge suppression technology, as well as monitoring and management capabilities.
Squid includes two 5V USB ports inputs for charging and network troubleshooting, eight outputs, four of which are traditional controlled and monitored IEC receptacles, and four are DC so integrators can eliminate the need for wall warts or a two-box solution. By using a relay-based system, the AC and DC ports can be controlled, the device can be monitored, and can be easily integrated into third party control systems.
Available in three models for (2) 12V, (2) 24V, and a combination of the two, integrators can use Squid to power small spaces and keep them running smoothly with preventative maintenance, mounting the small device in the rack, behind a flat panel, mounted under a table, or integrated into a table hatch.
With built-in autosensing, Squid is also the first SurgeX product with universal compatibility with 120V to 240V, allowing global companies to simplify installations and spec the same product into its offices worldwide. As a proper, intelligent, and flexible power foundation, Squid offers SurgeX Axess ELITE capabilities such as sequencing, scheduling, auto-ping, IP Control, monitoring, and management, helping integrators reduce service calls through proactive management. Squid features built-in diagnostic monitoring, similar to the popular SurgeX enVision, providing a single solution for management, mitigation and control of the system’s power.
Squid measures electrical parameters, including voltage, current, power, frequency, power factor, and crest factor, and provides time stamped power quality events, and an internal storage of 30 days’ worth of max/min/average electrical parameters. Squid meets the highest security standards, with support for all the leading network security protocols including 802.1x authentication and active directory.
“SurgeX equipment is the choice for integrators looking for a reliable power foundation to support their installations,” said Lauren Simmen, director of marketing for SurgeX. “Our conditioning, diagnostic, and surge suppression devices support a range of AV installations. As the market has changed and we see a growing number of smaller huddle and flex spaces being built, we saw the need to develop a product to ease the most common problems in this space. We created Squid as the single solution for both AC and DC in the same chassis with the added benefits of front-end protection, filtration, and SurgeX patented multi-stage surge suppression technology. Integrators can choose Squid to eliminate problematic wall warts and faulty power strips, streamline installations, reduce service calls, and to give them the confidence that their customers can meet quickly, easily, and without disruption from anywhere in the world.”
Squid will be available in three models: 12V, 24V, and a combined 12V and 24V model in March 2020.