Is your business still using the Windows Server 2003 server operating system? You're probably aware of the recent announcement from Microsoft that, as of July 14, 2015, it will no longer be supporting servers and applications using Win2K3. Users who … [Read more...]
Are You Ready for National Clean Out Your Closet Week?
Believe it or not, after the seemingly endless winter of 2015, spring is just around the corner. Time to think spring cleaning and to take heed of National Clean Out Your Closet Week (March 15-22). Of course we’re talking about your UPS … [Read more...]
Are You Ready for the Next Weather-Related Power Outage?
In late January 2015, Winter Storm Juno pummeled the northeastern United States, dumping up to three feet of snow on many portions of New England. The effects of this paralyzing storm included impassable roads, closed airports and mass transit … [Read more...]
High Winds, Record Cold Ahead…and Surprise Power Outages
A word to the wise: think beyond historical trends and the good Old Farmer's Almanac. That's because between 2003 – 2012, more than 147 million customers were affected by weather-related power outages. And it's not just weather. These days, only one … [Read more...]
Where in the UPS Lifecycle Are You?
Think for a moment about what might happen if you don’t properly maintain your automobile. You’ll probably be able to get where you need to go without any problems – for a while. But it’s only a matter of time until you get in your car to go to work … [Read more...]
CoastTec Awarded R2 RIOS Certification
Certification Recognizes Company’s “High Bar” Environmental Practices January 13, 2015 [Randallstown, MD] – CoastTec, a Maryland-based refurbisher and recycler of American Power Conversion (APC) Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) announced today … [Read more...]
When Power Fails, Patient Care Must Go On
When it comes to providing healthcare and critical medical treatment, power outages can literally create life or death situations. That's why Missouri-based Mercy knew it could not afford to take chances with its fleet of Uninterruptible Power … [Read more...]
Plugs and sockets come in so many shapes and sizes with various ratings and host of international and local standards that I often feel like learning Klingon might be easier. Our engineer, Jon, assured me that it really isn't that difficult. I was … [Read more...]
Speak Geek: Nominal Output Voltage & Voltage Requirements
Note: This is part of our series that we’re calling “Speak Geek” through which we’re defining terms used in the UPS world. Check it out to learn exactly what you need and exactly how to say it. You can thank us later. Nominal Output … [Read more...]
Redundancy: Not just for the big guys
Power – it’s a funny thing. We rely on it so much to do such fantastic things. But, it’s also a big huge headache when trying to figure out power requirements to meet the growing demands within a company. It usually goes something like this: We have … [Read more...]