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The Importance of Remote Monitoring for Your UPS
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May 25, 2023 Blog

 

Power outages and other disruptions to electrical systems can happen at any time, potentially causing significant downtime and lost revenue for businesses. For decades, organisations have been relying on uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to help mitigate these risks. But as technology evolves and businesses demand greater reliability while experiencing a diminishing tolerance for downtime, traditional UPS approaches no longer cut it in the modern era. Not even close.

Today’s UPS has gotten smarter in many ways. Its function is evolving beyond merely ensuring critical infrastructure remains functional during power outages or other electrical disruptions. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected technologies, advanced UPS capabilities such as remote monitoring have become more critical than ever, enabling businesses to keep an eye on the performance of their UPS from a distance and reap the benefits that include:

  • Real-time alerts: Imagine having the ability to receive immediate notifications about any issues or events that may impact your power systems as they happen, such as power outages, surges, or battery failures. Through real-time alerts, organisations can respond quickly and take corrective action before a minor issue turns into a major problem. These alerts can be sent via email, text message, or through a web-based dashboard, ensuring that businesses can stay informed and respond promptly, even if they are not on-site.
  • Predictive maintenance: Remote monitoring can also help predict when maintenance is required, ensuring that your UPS is always operating at peak efficiency. By tracking various parameters, such as battery health and temperature, the software can identify when maintenance is required, preventing any potential issues from occurring. This proactive approach to maintenance can save businesses both time and money by reducing the risk of unexpected downtime.
  • Improved energy efficiency: Remote monitoring can also help businesses optimise energy consumption and reduce energy costs. By tracking energy usage, the software can identify areas where energy is being wasted, enabling businesses to take action and reduce their energy consumption.

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Overall, remote monitoring and improved power management capabilities can help businesses improve their overall IT infrastructure. By providing real-time visibility into the performance of the UPS, businesses can identify potential issues – from overloaded circuits and underutilised resources to voltage fluctuations, as well as battery health and performance – and optimise their IT infrastructure’s performance and reliability.

Case in point: Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT Expert software is a comprehensive solution for remote monitoring and management of your UPS system. It provides real-time visibility, predictive maintenance, and energy efficiency optimisation, ensuring that your UPS remains reliable and efficient at all times. Additionally, their Calculating ROI of DCIM Monitoring for Distributed IT Sites and Digital Remote Monitoring and Dispatch Services’ Impact on Edge Computing and Data Centres assets offer detailed information about the various UPS systems available, helping businesses make informed decisions about the right solution for their needs.

Remote monitoring plays a critical role in ensuring the uptime and reliability of your UPS systems. By partnering with a reliable provider like Schneider Electric and utilising their EcoStruxure IT Expert software, businesses can take advantage of real-time alerts, predictive maintenance, and energy efficiency insights to optimise their power infrastructure and ensure maximum uptime.

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