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Patent for Simplified, Integrated Electronic Locking on Intelligent PDUs Awarded to Chatsworth Products
[March 07, 2018]

Patent for Simplified, Integrated Electronic Locking on Intelligent PDUs Awarded to Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (News - Alert) (CPI) was recently awarded a patent for a new, exclusive technology that allows for cost-effective, simplified electronic access control (EAC), power management and environmental monitoring at the cabinet level, highlighting the company's pioneering expertise in power products and solutions for the data center.

Increased migration toward remote edge compute sites and multitenant data centers (MTDC) creates the need for effective remote management of the data center cabinet. Furthermore, growing data privacy regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI (News - Alert)-DSS), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are driving the need for improved cabinet access control.

U.S. Patent No. 9,865,109 covers the integration of the functions of a rack power distribution unit (PDU), EAC and environmental monitoring into a single appliance within the cabinet. Through CPI's intelligent eConnect® PDU, data center managers can integrate environmental sensors and electronic locking capability as a single solution. Users can view and manage power at each outlet and cabinet, monitor status of environmental conditions and control each cabinet access attempt with an audit trail report that is easily exportable via a user-friendly web interface.

Additionally, these three systems can be linked through Secure Array™ IP Consolidation, allowing up to 32 PDUs, 32 EAC kits and 64 environmental probes to be networked under only one IP address-saving data centers thousands of dollars in networking costs. For example, a row of 16 cabinets with two PDUs each would only require two network connections with Secure Array, but would need up to 32 network connections in a standard deployment.

"The integration of EAC into the rack PDU continues our focus on simplification and efficiency for the CPI ecosystem. We wanted to bring a simple, cst-effective cabinet access solution to market without adding complexity to the data center," says Donald Conner, Electronics & Software Engineer Manager.

CPI's approach to data center efficiency begins with the cabinet, addressing it as an ecosystem that provides the groundwork for successful and simplified operations. CPI GlobalFrame® and TeraFrame® cabinets can be shipped with EAC and eConnect PDUs preinstalled, and can be easily integrated with Power IQ® for eConnect-CPI's DCIM solution-for more granular reporting of the cabinet and the facility itself.

For more information on CPI's eConnect EAC, visit the product page. For more information on CPI's Cabinet Ecosystem approach, click here.

About Chatsworth Products

At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today's critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA (News - Alert)) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III ( every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2018 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, Clik-Nut, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, Evolution, GlobalFrame, MegaFrame, OnTrac, QuadraRack, RMR, Saf-T-Grip, SeismicFrame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. CUBE-iT, EuroFrame, Motive, Secure Array and Simply Efficient are trademarks of Chatsworth Products.

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