WTI's new MPC-series managed power controllers available from Interworld Electronics allow secure power management of rack mount equipment via web browser, telnet, external modem or local terminal interfaces.
Power at each outlet can be remotely switched on/off individually, as a group for dual power supply servers or with a time delay.
The MPC monitors power to your equipment and can automatically notify you when changes in current levels, temperature, circuit breaker status or other factors exceed user-defined threshold values.
Total power usage on each circuit can be graphically displayed to show spikes or drops in current, voltage and temperature.
Users can be notified via email, SNMP, Syslog, text message, LED or audible alarm. The MPC can ping a critical network appliance or server and notify you or reboot the device when it detects a ping-no-answer event.
Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions.
The MPC also provides two levels of user security; the supervisor level and the non-supervisor level.
The supervisor level provides complete access to all plug functions, operating features and configuration menus. The non-supervisor level is ideal for co-location applications, since users are only permitted to view status and connect to the plugs allowed by their user name and password.
The MPC also features SSL security for the web interface; allowing up to five simultaneous SSL web browser sessions.
The MPC includes full Radius support, LDAP capability, DHCP and an invalid access lockout feature. An audit trail feature records all user access, login and logout times and command actions.
MPC models include the MPC-8H-2 with eight outlets, the MPC-16H-2 with sixteen outlets and the vertically mounted MPC-20V-2 with twenty power outlets.
All MPC models feature IEC320-C13 outlets and dual 16 amp 240 VAC power circuits supporting up to 32 amps per unit.
An optional remote front panel can be used to display the status of MPC units that are installed in hard-to-reach spots within equipment racks.
MPC units can also be used to control up to three additional units via a serial RJ45 link allows users to access all units from a single user interface.