Many businesses deploy UPS units but then ignore them and the environmental risks that can harm them. They “set ‘em and forget ‘em.” It’s easy to understand why - it’s a matter of out of sight/out of mind. UPS units are literally out of sight because … [Read more...]
The Power Over Ethernet And What It Means For UPS
In 2008, there were several forms of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology being put into practice, including the use of IP security, wireless access points (WAP), VoIP and surveillance cameras. Known as an established form of technology, PoE has … [Read more...]
Back by Popular Demand! Keep Your UPS From Becoming an OMG Webinar Series
Click Webinar Date to Register: Tuesday, October 27th at 2 - 3 pm EDT Thursday, October 29th at 11am - 12 pm EDT Don't drop the ball on your UPS. Learn important, actionable information about protecting your infrastructure from UPS failures … [Read more...]
When New Batteries Aren’t Enough: When Other Factors Are to Blame
What to do with my aging UPS? It’s a question that vexes companies and individuals who rely on equipment-protecting systems to ensure hardware is fully operational and data is readily accessible. But a UPS is often a significant investment that poses … [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...]
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...]
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...]
How to Read a UPS Serial Number
Unfortunately, UPS don’t last forever, so it’s helpful to know the age of your unit. While it may look like a lot of gibberish, the first four digits in the APC serial number can actually tell you exactly when your UPS was manufactured. If it’s … [Read more...]
Offline vs Online UPS: There’s a sticky note for that
Here at CBM, we have a secret to our success. Sure, you might think its having a really phenomenal product, or perhaps our stellar customer service (and, ahem, we do). But, nope. It's really big sticky notes. Problem to solve? Question to … [Read more...]
Look who’s talking – Smart UPS.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could adjust settings and monitor your Smart UPS from your computer or even your phone? APC thought so, too, which is why they've made it easy to do just that (as long as you have the know-how - that's where we come … [Read more...]