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APC by Schneider Electric unveils new IT infrastructure solutions

The networking solutions are specially targeted at server and network applications. (Image source: APC by Schneider Electric)

APC by Schneider Electric has launched?SmartRack and FlexiBox enclosure solutions for IT infrastructure networking applications

The products have been specially targeted at server and network applications in server rooms, Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) rooms and data centre facilities.

"The strong price point and advanced features coupled with aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced design makes both these products extremely effective solutions and ideally suited to the customer's business requirements," said Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa, IT business development director, Thierry Chamayou.

SmartRack features Zero 'U' PDU mounting brackets, permitting installation of mounted power distribution units (PDUs) of any make on both sides. The perforated front and rear doors have a ventilation of more than 65 per cent, enhancing air flow and providing better thermal management within the rack, Schneider Electric added.

The power and cooling services provider claimed that the product had a load rating of 700kg, which ensured stability and strength, while its adjustable leveling legs and a swivel caster kit allowed easy maneuverability.

According to the company, the FlexiBox range of wall mount cabinets had been designed mainly for LAN and WAN applications. It had a load carrying capacity of up to 40kg and will be delivered as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) kit.

"With the acquisition of APW in May 2011, APC by Schneider Electric has strengthened its racks portfolio offering. These new products are now available under the brand name of APC by Schneider Electric, along with our existing product portfolio," Chamayou noted.

"Our reputable strength and specialisation in UPS, power, cooling and overall expertise in data centres creates a full spectrum of offerings to our customers."