All connected PDUs can be accessed and monitored simultaneously via a web browser, and an alarm notification is triggered if the primary IP connection is lost or if a PDU link is dropped. This feature saves the district both time and money by requiring fewer IP ports, switches and routers and reducing installation time.
With two PDUs in each cabinet (for redundancy), we now get detailed power measurements and have set up threshold alarms for power, temperature and humidity for each PDU in the array. We can also check power use on the PDU’s user-friendly LCD screen.
Different outlet configurations and the ability to lock and secure cables were also important to us. PDUs that come with cord retention tethers to secure power cords help prevent accidental disconnections. As smoothly as everything works, there are going to be vibrations that will cause intermittent, surprise outages.
Successful Update Earns Oak Ridge Top STEM School Title
With a solid and redundant data center in place, Oak Ridge Schools was technologically prepared to be the first district in the state to earn AdvancED Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) certification.
Achieving the one-to-one device integration is challenging, to say the least, but our school district is well prepared. The children at Oak Ridge Schools are now empowered to become proactive students and lifelong learners.