Power Distribution, Inc. Amps Overhead Busway Energy Distribution
RICHMOND, VA, Nov 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Continuing to charge its presence in the energy distribution
marketplace, Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) today announced
significant upgrades to the company's premier overhead busway power
distribution system. PDI is a Smiths Interconnect business and
leading provider of mission-critical power distribution equipment for
data centers, alternative energy, industrial and commercial power
Available immediately, the updated PowerWave Bus System(TM) now
introduces 600 and 800 amp capacity -- addressing the industry's
growing demands for higher density and design flexibility. The
PowerWave system with Toughrail Technology(TM) offers a complete line
of fully compatible, continuous opening, plug-in busway -- safely
distributing power for any critical application.
According to recent analyst reports, typical data centers waste as
much as 30 times the amount of electricity used to carry out basic
infrastructure functions. PDI's PowerWave solution is specifically
designed to address this waste and ensure more efficient energy
distribution and usage.
"The fact of the matter is, data centers are typically viewed as
energy hogs -- consuming nearly two percent of all energy used in the
United States," said Dave Mulholland, Vice President of Marketing,
Service at PDI. "Our PowerWave system is architected to drive
efficient power usage -- helping create highly-efficient data
centers. The upgraded PowerWave solution takes this one step further
-- meeting increasing demands for higher density."
PDI's structured bus design incorporates key patent-pending features
driven by the company's integrated communications technology.
Businesses across the globe are increasingly turning to PDI for its
market-leading ability to provide:
-- Reliability: Tested at up to 200 percent of rating.
-- Traceability: Clearly defined distribution with zero footprint for
easy, visible tracing of circuits.
-- Re-Configurability: Easily removed, re-used, or moved in its
-- Low Heat Source: Reduced power concentration within the busway system
for distributed heat dissipation.
-- Tap Off Units: Continuous bus allows for distribution of power tap off
points at any location along the system, with tap offs added or
removed at any time. Tap offs are added as servers populate the
-- Load Specific: Tap Off Units are 100 percent configurable to meet all
load demands and specific load requirements, including monitoring down
to the branch circuit level.
-- Visual Installation Indicators: The system is developed with visible
installation features for users to check that the configuration is
securely installed prior to commissioning and start-up.
-- Communications: Optional integrated communication provides all
features in the power distribution unit or remote power panels without
the footprint, and with complete integration into several different
PDI monitoring solutions including a cloud based system.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of the company's growing
success in the U.S. and international markets. Due to increased
demand, PDI has announced a new international Web site dedicated to
the PowerWave Bus System(TM) that translates into seven different
languages with an additional 50 languages available. The site will be
used to share new product information and the address is
About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI is a leading
provider of power distribution equipment and services. PDI, part of
Smiths Interconnect, is headquartered out of Virginia with additional
manufacturing and engineering facilities in California and Michigan.
The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products cover a wide range
of customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other
alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect is a leader in
technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products
that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless
telecommunications, aerospace, defence, space, medical, rail, test
and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader
in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and
contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and
engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in
more than 50 countries.
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