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July 31, 2012

Power Protection a Must for All Businesses

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

As much as we rely on them to supply the services we need, utility companies aren’t perfect. Regardless of the amount of service vehicles and workers, there are bound to be instances that have customers shaking their head, especially after large storms and power outages. Power protection will often negate the need for such emergency services.


Massive storms earlier this summer had a lot of utility customers shaking their heads, according to this Washington Post report. But the service was restored relatively quickly, considering the widespread outages that covered a good section of the eastern seaboard. Due to a bureaucratic foul-up in Washington D.C., however, one customer went more than three weeks without power after a storm dropped a tree limb on her power line.

If the same sort of situation were to occur at a business, it would likely have more devastating effects on its ability to continue operating even after power had been restored. Power protection is the only way to insure that the necessary resource that keeps the ball rolling never stops flowing. 

Statistics show that a business reliant on power will cease to recover from an extended power outage of three days or more. Many businesses that experienced one of these outages will last only another year before throwing in the towel. This is where Minuteman power protection solutions come into play.

Today more than ever, companies are reliant on power to keep their systems cooled, data available, and offices open. Data centers are particularly reliant on the constant, uninterrupted, and consistent power levels to keep their applications running smoothly. 

Whether it’s for security, telecommunications, education or IT/networking, Minuteman UPS/ Para Systems (News - Alert) has a solution that will keep the operation on its feet during the worst of climate situations. Power protection plays a huge role in taking measures to keep the quality of business at the highest levels.

The power grid hasn’t changed at the same rate of technology, which is why many companies make power protection a high priority. Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a keyword in power protection. Minuteman’s Pro-RT series UPS is just one example of the company’s products focused on power protection. 

The Pro-RT is an AVR UPS with an automatic voltage regulation system. It can be used in telephone systems, server and network situations, and security systems in small and medium-sized operations.

Power protection doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The Pro-RT is only $287, and has an SNMP option slot. The shutdown software is included with the device, so no extra costs need to be added in.

Business that survive and thrive are businesses that plan ahead, and power protection must be a part of that planning process.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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