Florida-Based Telco Power's Dynamic Transformation with PDI

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Further accelerating its presence in the power distribution marketplace, PDI today announced ITS Telecom as the company's newest customer transforming its business with the help of PDI's PowerWave Bus System™ and Touch Rail Technology™.

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The unique solution enables ITS Telecom to utilize vertical drop-downs from a common bus, saving valuable space within the data center. For a full view into the case study, please visit http://www.pdicorp.com.

Founded more than 60 years ago, ITS Telecom is a dynamic communications provider offering complete fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to their rural territory in Martin County, Florida. They recently expanded fiber services for business/commercial customers in a tri-county area -- with a population of more than 200,000 -- through the company’s business division, ITS Fiber. Today, its fully underground fiber infrastructure drives secure colocation data center services ranging from storage to data back-up and recovery.

To quickly build new revenue streams and become more competitive, ITS constructed a dynamic and secure network infrastructure based entirely on fiber. As their central office was cluttered with old telephone systems, ITS chose to clear the space and replace with a new state-of-the-art data center for advanced telephony and colocation services.

“Our 100 percent underground fiber infrastructure with the added component of a data center had the potential to make ITS unique by allowing us to offer the speed, flexibility, and services to remain competitive. As we began construction to re-tool the entire footprint of our central office, power distribution became a critical piece of the puzzle,” said Jeff Leslie, CEO of ITS.

Once the company embarked on the transformation, management turned to PDI for help to achieve its vision. PDI’s PowerWave Bus System™ with Touch Rail Technology™ represents a modular pre-engineered product line expansion into the structured bus distribution market. PDI has incorporated the simplicity of vertical drop-downs from a common bus with the integration of PDI’s WaveStar™ technology for intelligent monitoring and communications.

With PDI, the telco boasts an integrated, flexible, and easy-to-install structured busway in the data center that safely distributes power to all systems and can be adapted as power needs change.

“The PowerWave bus system is very unique, and is a powerful solution solving one of the biggest challenges in power distribution – lack of space,” said Jeff Meyer, Director of IT Operations at ITS. “We had some ambitious plans that demanded a new approach to satisfy space constraints. PDI had the technology with the flexibility, versatility, and design necessary to meet our challenge.”

Jeff Leslie of ITS added, “We’ve successfully transformed our business and PDI has helped take this vision even further. Plans are well underway to complete the evolution into a full Virtual Services Provider. Power distribution equipment from PDI was an integral part of creating this data center.”

For more information on PDI, read the latest industry articles: Power Distribution Management – The Key to Increasing Data Center Efficiencies, Power to the People: Be Proactive When Meeting Power Distribution Needs, and Building a Private Cloud? Don’t Overlook the Power Implications. Follow PDI on Twitter@ PDICorp, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI)
Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) designs, manufactures, and services mission critical power distribution, static switching, and power monitoring equipment for corporate data centers, alternative energy, industrial and commercial customers around the world. For over 30 years, PDI has served the data center and alternative energy markets providing flexible solutions with the widest range of products in the industry.

About Smiths Power
Smiths Power is a leading supplier of power distribution, conditioning, protection and monitoring solutions for data centers, wireless communications and other critical or high-value electrical systems.

As a family of brands, PDI, Onyx, PolyPhaser, Transtector, DOWIN, LEA and RO Associates unite under one umbrella to Transform, Distribute, Monitor and Protect™ power in global networks and systems. Our companies provide expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of power transformers and distribution systems, static switching, power monitoring, RF, AC, DC, data signal and EMP protectors as well as power quality engineering services.

Alongside Smiths Connectors and Smiths Microwave, Smiths Power is part of the Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group (http://www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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