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  • Tripp Lite provides four different solutions for local, centralized, distributed and remote power management. Remote power management is available separately, but all other solutions are FREE (included on a CD or available as a web download).
  • Guard Against Data Loss: PowerAlert Local Software automatically saves open files and gracefully shuts down unattended computers during extended blackouts or brownouts. Monitor and Manage Power and UPS Operating Conditions: PowerAlert Local provides real-time reporting of a variety of conditions: input voltage, UPS battery charge and more. Features include scheduling, graphing and alarm notification. Manage a Variety of UPSs: PowerAlert Local is compatible not only with Tripp Lite UPSs, but select competitors' models as well. Best of all, PowerAlert local is FREE, either included on a CD or available as a web download from www.tripplite.com
  • Use PowerAlert Local Software when you can connect a USB or serial cable between a UPS system and the computer(s) it supports. If you cannot make this cable connection (either because the UPS does not have enough communication ports or is located too far away from the computer), use PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software instead. PowerAlert Local is also compatible with the following configurations: Multiple UPSs Connected to One Computer (Redundant Protection)--Exclusive Feature! Many users require redundant protection for their critical equipment. Tripp Lite PowerAlert Local is the only UPS software that can coordinate the auto-shutdown and power condition reporting of the multiple UPSs that are part of a redundant configuration. Multiple Computers Connected to One UPS If a UPS has multiple communication ports, PowerAlert Local will provide auto-shutdown for all connected computers.
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software is designed to gracefully shut down computers that are not connected to a UPS system with a USB or serial cable. One example of applications that have no direct USB or serial cable connection is where a high-capacity UPS System distributes power (often through a separate distribution panel) to remote computers that are located in a different room or even on a different floor. Another example, is where a computer cannot be connected to a UPS system with a USB or serial cable because the UPS system's communication ports are already being utilized. PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software allows multiple computers to use existing network cable to "listen" for select events to occur (such as loss of power) with the remotely-located UPS system before executing a graceful unattended shut down.
  • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software provides graceful, automatic shutdown for computers that cannot connect to a UPS system with a USB or serial cable. This application is common for large server racks, where a single UPS system powers multiple servers, but does not have enough communication ports to make a physical USB or serial cable connection with all of them. This application is also common for high-capacity UPSs (either single phase or 3-phase) that distribute power to computers often located too far from the UPS to make a USB or serial cable connection.
  • PowerAlert Network Management Software allows managers to monitor and control power for up to 250 UPSs or PDUs (and the computers they support) from a single interface. PowerAlert pools all information into a single, sortable, easy-to-read list. Alarm entries include intuitive color coding. Click on any device listing to open up to four device status screens at a time. Managers can choose to access PowerAlert through Tripp Lite's interface or through a third-party network management system (NMS) interface. Includes "quick status" and "drill down detail" views as well as alarm history, alarm elevation and alarm acknowledgement. Allows mass configuration of version 12.04.0040 devices as well as IP address resolution for DHCP-managed devices running PowerAlert Local or SNMPWEBCARD firmware.
  • PowerAlert Network Management Software allows managers to monitor and control up to 250 UPS systems or PDUs (as well as the computers and equipment they support) from a single interface.
  • PowerAlert Network Management Software allows managers to remotely control the power to individual outlets on UPS systems or PDUs that feature outlet control capability. By remotely turning power off and on, managers can reboot locked devices, eliminating the need for costly service calls to remote locations. If an extended blackout or brownout occurs, managers can turn off the power to select devices, preserving battery runtime for more critical equipment. Managers can also use PowerAlert's outlet control capability to configure select UPS and PDU models to perform custom startup and shutdown sequences.
  • PowerAlert Network Management Software saves time and money by reducing deployment time. With PowerAlert, managers can mass-configure multiple, remote UPS System settings from a single location. In addition, managers can set PowerAlert to auto-discover UPSs and PDUs in specific network segments or IP address ranges.
  • PowerAlert Network Management Software helps managers resolve power issues faster by pooling alarms from all UPS systems and PDUs on the network into a single, sortable, easy-to-read list. Alarm entries feature intuitive color coding: white (normal), yellow (warning) and red (critical). In addition, PowerAlert takes the guesswork out of how to respond to alarms. When managers select a device from the alarm log, the device's real-time power status is displayed along with the alarm's "cause" and recommended "response." PowerAlert delivers alarms through emails and SNMP traps.
  • The best part about PowerAlert Network Management Software is it is absolutely FREE, included on a CD or available as a web download. Since it is a FREE software-only solution, it can save thousands of dollars compared to competitive solutions which require additional hardware and licensing purchases.
  • The physical layout of mid- to large-sized companies makes it difficult to monitor and manage communication between a UPS system and a server at the local level. Tripp Lite's Internal SNMP/Web Card solves this common problem by m aking UPS systems or PDUs manageable nodes on the network. By giving each device a unique IP address, the internal card allows UPSs and PDUs to be remotely managed from a central location. The internal card features password protection (for increased security) and is flash-upgradeable (making them easy to manage).
  • By installing an Internal SNMP/Web Card into a compatible UPS or PDU, managers can monitor and control power to the device from across their facility, across the country or across the globe. The internal card communicates with PowerAlert Software over existing network cabling using TCP/IP. Managers can remotely monitor and control the device using a web browser, Telnet or a third-party SNMP tool interface.
  • Tripp Lite's WatchDog Software automatically reboots locked-up or poorly performing system service applications, helping ensure 100% availability and profitability for kiosks, web/email servers, security system computers and other remote, unattended systems. Set CPU- and memory-usage thresholds and monitor service performance in one application, fully compatible with most Tripp Lite UPS Systems. Use Tripp Lite's Environmental Sensor with an internal SNMP/Web card to remotely monitor temperature/humidity and contact-closure inputs. The sensor is perfect for monitoring conditions in remote wiring closets, racks and datacenters.

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  • 1. Power Management Solutions © 2008 Tripp Lite. All rights reserved. The policy of Tripp Lite is one of continuous improvement. Specifications subject to change without notice.
  • 2.
    • PowerAlert Local Software
    • FREE
    • Provides auto shutdown and reporting for UPSs directly connected to computers
    Local Power Management
    • Internal SNMP/Web Card Firmware
    • Available separately
    • Makes UPS or PDU an IP-manageable device
    • PowerAlert Network Management Software
    • FREE
    • Provides centralized management for up to 250 UPS/PDU & sensors
    Centralized Power Management Remote Power Management
    • PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software
    • FREE
    • Provides auto shutdown for UPSs providing distributed power
    Distributed Power Management Tripp Lite Power Management Solutions
  • 3.
    • FREE —included on CD or web download
    • Gracefully shuts down computers directly connected to a UPS
    • Provides UPS reporting (battery charge, voltage, etc.)
    • Communicates through USB or serial cabling
    • Compatible with all Tripp Lite and select competitors' models
    Local Power Management PowerAlert Local Software (Features)
  • 4. Use when you can connect a USB or serial cable UPS Computer Computer UPS Multiple Computers Multiple UPSs Power Other Possible Configurations USB or serial cable Local Power Management PowerAlert Local Software (Application) UPS UPS Computer Computer
  • 5.
    • FREE —included on CD or web download
    • Gracefully shuts down multiple computers receiving distributed power from a single UPS
    • Communicates through network cabling
    • Compatible with all Tripp Lite and select competitors' models
    Distributed Power Management PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software (Features)
  • 6. Use when you cannot connect a USB or serial cable (example: server rack or 3-phase power distribution) UPS Power Computer Power Distributed Power Management PowerAlert Shutdown Agent Software (Application) Computer Computer Distribution Panel
  • 7.
    • FREE —included on CD or web download
    • Provides centralized management of up to 250 UPSs or PDUs
    • Communicates through network cabling
    • Compatible with all Tripp Lite and select competitors' models
    Centralized Power Management PowerAlert Network Management Software (Features)
  • 8. Computer Computer UPS or PDU Use to centrally manage a network of up to 250 UPSs or PDUs, and 250 environmental monitors Centralized Power Management PowerAlert Network Management Software (Application) UPS or PDU UPS or PDU UPS or PDU Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer
  • 9.
    • Reboots locked devices
    • Preserves runtime for critical devices
    • Configures custom start- up/shutdown sequences
    Centralized Power Management Simplifies Network Power Management
  • 10. • Allows mass configuration of UPSs and PDUs from a central location • Auto-discovers UPSs and PDUs • Saves time and money Centralized Power Management Reduces Deployment Time
  • 11.
    • • Speeds alarm resolution with single, sortable alarm log and intuitive color coding
    • Takes guesswork out of responses with "recommended action" messaging
    • Delivers alarms through emails and SNMP traps
    Centralized Power Management Reduces Troubleshooting Time
  • 12.
    • FREE! CD included or Web download
    • Software-only solution (requires no hardware or licensing)
    • Saves thousands of dollars compared to competitive solutions
    Centralized Power Management Adds Value Without Adding Cost
  • 13.
    • Available separately
    • • Makes a UPS or PDU an IP-manageable device
    • Password-protected for increased security
    • Flash-upgradeable for enhanced manageability
    Remote Power Management Internal SNMP/Web Card Firmware (Features)
  • 14. UPS or PDU Computer Use to remotely monitor and control power to UPSs or PDUs from anywhere in the world Remote Power Management Internal SNMP/Web Card Firmware (Application) Computer Computer
  • 15. Complementary Products
    • “ ENVIROSENSE” Environmental Sensor
    • Application: remote wiring closets, racks and datacenters
    • Connects to SNMPWEBCARD
    • Remotely monitor temperature and humidity
    • Hosts and forwards additional dry contact sensor information (smoke, water, fire, etc.)
    • SRSWITCH
    • Application: Remote Door Monitoring
    • • Monitors rack or other door activity
    • • Connects to ENVIROSENSE module
    • Alerts sent via PowerAlert
  • 16. Complementary Products
    • RELAYioCARD
    • Application: UPS integration with industrial and security applications
    • Programmable, contact closure management card
    • Six configurable relay output contacts
    • Configurable input signal contacts
    WatchDog Service Monitoring/Rebooting Software Application: remote, unattended kiosks, web and web servers • Monitors and restarts Windows services and host/servers that become unresponsive • Reduces costly service calls to remote locations
  • 17. How does Tripp Lite Power Management Compare to APC?
  • 18. Start with the PCs. . .
    • One UPS per PC
    • Any UPS with a communication port
    • PowerAlert on each PC for safe, auto shutdown
    • PowerAlert NMS for Network Management
    PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS
  • 19. . . .add the servers. . .
    • Any UPS with enough power for several servers
    • No cards required
    • Safe, auto shutdown
    • Total Remote Management
    Or SNMPWEBCARD PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Shutdown Agent PowerAlert NMS
  • 20. More server growth. . .
    • More servers, no extra charges, no new software
    • Cards always optional
    • Safe, auto shutdown ensured
    • Management platform unchanged
    Or SNMPWEBCARD PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Shutdown Agents PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Local
  • 21. Add Networking. . . Card required if no local PC available $ PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Shutdown Agents PowerAlert Local
  • 22. Add Environmental Monitoring Water Smoke Fire Doors Temp Humidity $ $ PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Shutdown Agents
  • 23. PowerAlert One Management Platform Any UPS type USB, Serial, or Network Link Free! $ PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Shutdown Agents
  • 24. How does APC Power Management Work?
  • 25. Start with the PCs. . .
    • One UPS per PC
    • PowerChute on each PC for safe, auto shutdown
    • Systems cannot be managed remotely
    • Must buy SmartUPS to be manageable!
    No Management PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition
  • 26. . . . add the servers. . .
    • One UPS per server
    • Buy PowerChute Business Edition ($99-279)
    • Manage up to 25 UPS over network
    No Management $ $ PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition
  • 27. . . . add more servers. . .
    • Cards required once server count exceeds UPS count
    • “ Infrastuxure Manager” required
    • $3500 manages just 25 hardware devices
    • Now 2 management systems!
    No Management $ $$$$ $ $ PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Shutdown Agents
  • 28. Add Networking. . . No Management $$$$ $ $ $ $ PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Shutdown Agents
  • 29. Add Environmental Monitoring No Management $ $$$$ $ $ $
    • $1500 + third “Netbotz” management platform
    • or
    • $6000 for integrated monitoring with ISX
    PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Shutdown Agents PowerChute Business Edition
  • 30. APC Monitoring No Management $ $$$$ $ $ $
    • Complex
    • Expensive
    • Disconnected
    $ PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Personal Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Business Edition PowerChute Shutdown Agents
  • 31. PowerAlert One Management Platform Any UPS type USB, Serial, or Network Link Free! $ PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Shutdown Agents
  • 32. Configure Monitor Control
    • Doing More
    • Simplifying
    • Reducing Cost
    PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert Local PowerAlert NMS PowerAlert Shutdown Agents