Pakedge Device & Software has begun shipping its PDU-RM8 power distribution unit, which, it says, is designed to provide full remote control and management of AC power for up to eight devices.
The PDU-RM8 is intended for home networks, custom-installation home entertainment systems, and other applications where the ability to remotely turn a modem, router and other devices on and off is required. It enables the connected devices to be turned on and off in the proper sequence, and protects sensitive equipment against power flooding at startup.
It offers pre-labeled outlets for a modem, router and switches, and an RJ45 Ethernet jack for network connection. The PDU-RM8 also features a secure, browser-based built-in graphical user interface (GUI) that can be accessed to remotely configure, monitor and cycle power to individual devices.
The PDU-RM8 is IP addressable and can be operated via its web-based interface or by SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
PDU-RM8 functions that can be configured by the GUI include power management: on/off, recycle, reboot, and sequenced start up and shut down of multiple PDUs.
Security functions include remote lockdown, PDU IP addressing, and secure encrypted connection to the web management GUI.
The PDU-RM8 also offers fully configurable, user-defined visual and audible and/or e-mail alerts for power, temperature, and other events including warnings and impending overloads, all with full logging, as well as remote monitoring of power usage and temperature.
The web-based monitoring of each PDU is done in real time, with a true-digital RMS current meter. The PDU-RM8 features a heavy-duty, 1U rack-mount-ready steel housing.
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