Introducing AC Switched Power Distribution Solutions by Spectrum Power Management Systems

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Spectrum Power Management Systems introduces the AC SMARTStart® and Power Master Collections - reliable AC switched power distribution with circuit protection, load sequencing, and extreme temperature provisions.

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Spectrum Power Management Systems introduces the AC SMARTStart® and Power Master collections

The AC SMARTStart® collection, including both first and second generation PDUs, are AC distribution units designed to control multiple AC loads while monitoring input load voltage and current.

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Spectrum Power Management Systems (SPMS), a division of Spectrum Control, Inc. announces a line of AC switched power distribution units to be available immediately. The AC SMARTStart® collection, including both first and second generation PDUs, are AC distribution units designed to control multiple AC loads while monitoring input load voltage and current. AC SMARTStart® PDUs also support SNMPv2 communications. Our team is ready to create a unique solution for commercial or even rugged harsh environment performance needs.

AC SMARTStart®

The original AC SMARTStart® PDU controls eight individual AC loads and is available in International 16 Amp or 20 Amp variations, as well as, NEMA 30 Amp or 32 Amp configurations with a number of output receptacles. All models have the ability to power-on or power-off any or all loads in any sequence over a wide range of time intervals. The PDU automatically sequences each output. This significantly reduces the total inrush current and limits the possibility of equipment damage in the order defined by the user; the sequence order and delay is user defined at setup.
Additionally, a circuit breaker at the AC input provides overall protection to the devices. Operation/control is accomplished remotely using a computing device that utilizes TCP/IP, TELNET, SNMPv2 via console serial, EIA RS-232 and RS-485/422 communications such as a laptop computer, desktop computer, or other personal electronic device.

AC SMARTStart® Gen II

The AC SMARTStart® Gen II PDU is a rugged second generation AC power distribution unit which has been hardened to meet extreme temperature requirements, mechanical shock and vibration, and other harsh elements associated with DOD applications. The PDU meets MIL STD 1686C ESD, MIL STD 810F, and MIL STD 461E EMC, and provides reliable power to a surplus of combat and tactical operations.
The rugged AC Switched PDU is available in 120 VAC with 8 or 16 outlet outputs. A unique benefit of the AC SMARTStart® Gen II is the user's ability to lockout receptacles that are not needed, and prevent unauthorized loads from being added that may inadvertently exceed the permitted load of the PDU. This is especially critical when deployed in mission critical applications. Remote power monitoring and power management is performed via 10/100 Base-T LAN Telnet or an onboard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent capable of SNMPv2.
Another enhancement offered by the AC SMARTStart® Gen II is the addition of a temperature monitoring sensor that can be used by the technician to manage the operation of portable heating and cooling devices in a mission case to provide an optimal ambient environment for COTS hardware used in the military or rugged industrial applications.

Application Specific AC solutions

Spectrum Power Management Systems is a designer and manufacturer of both off the shelf (OTS) and custom power solutions and would be happy to discuss developing a unique solution to meet your specific application. The Aforementioned products of the AC SMARTStart® and Power Master collection can be readily reconfigured to meet individual requirements.
To learn more about Spectrum Power Management System's AC Switched Power Distribution Solutions or to speak with a representative about developing a solution to fit your unique requirements, contact us today. SPMS offers a full line of rugged military and defense solutions developed in-house by an experienced team of engineers and designers. Call (814) 272-SPMS or email Sales@specpower.com to learn more about Spectrum Power Management Systems' unique capabilities today.

About Spectrum Power Management Systems
Spectrum Power Management Systems is a manufacturer of rack mount power strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for both DC and AC applications. It has developed products as an OEM/ODM international partner to the industry’s top names, and has supplied reliable power solutions to a number of commercial, industrial, military, and federal IT markets.
http://www.SpecPower.com

About Spectrum Control, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Spectrum Control, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of high performance custom solutions for the defense, aerospace, communications, industrial and medical industries worldwide. Spectrum Control, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949 certified company, is comprised of four businesses: Power Management Systems, Advanced Specialty Products, Microwave Components and Systems, and Sensors and Controls and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of API Technologies Corp.
http://www.SpectrumControl.com

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies Corp., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops and manufactures systems, subsystems, RF and secure communications solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies’ international customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at http://www.ApiTechnologies.com.

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