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Video: Entrepid Series UPS Product Demo

Line Interactive Simulated Sine Wave UPS for Servers, Network Devices, & Phone Systems

The Entrepid Series UPS provides users all the features usually available in higher-priced UPS products to protect your valuable equipment: automatic voltage regulation, spike and surge protection, and battery backup, all in a surprisingly compact package.

An LCD display provides visual notification of power status, including input voltage, frequency, percent of battery charge, estimated runtime, plus many other conditions.
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Keeping DAS Systems Up and Running

Maintaining uptime for DAS systems is critical; finding the right power backup solution can be tricky. 

bigstock-Cellular-Tower-On-The-Top-Of-M-58283645Very often, many installations call for long backup times.  Minuteman frequently encounters these requests and offers more options than any other UPS manufacturer. As an early pioneer in extended runtime applications, Minuteman was the first UPS manufacturer to offer a UPS with external battery pack capability in the 3kVA and below market.  Interestingly, telecommunications installations used to be the biggest demand for long run-time UPSs.  It seems as though users wanted their phones to stay up and running longer than the 10-15 minutes a typical UPS would provide.  Imagine that! Continue reading

New Product: Line-Interactive, Entrepid UPS Series

New Entrepid offers automatic voltage regulation and a compact design

Last month, Minuteman announced the release of the Entrepid UPS Series, the latest in a line of uninterruptible power supply products, featuring a variety of features and capabilities.

Designed to eliminate downtime and costly service calls, this new UPS’s compact height and width makes it an ideal solution for applications where space is tight. This can include crowded telephone and network closets, security devices, POS systems, and much more. Continue reading

Why Power Backup is Important for Cloud Based Services

Power Protection for cloud computing has never been more important.

With the rise of cloud computing as the an important current trend in information technology, it has never been more important to focus on power protection and power backup.  Across the world, businesses are using cloud based services for good reasons – for its general reliability and to save money.  But once the power goes out, which has been occurring more and more in the US, without power backup many businesses can kiss their ROI goodbye.

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Video: PRO-RT Line Interactive UPS Product Demo

Line Interactive Simulated Sine Wave Rack/Tower-Convertible UPS

The PRO-RT Series is a valued-priced, yet feature-rich UPS incorporating line-interactive technology that preserves battery power by providing voltage regulation during voltage sags and/or surges. The PRO-RT Series can be used to support servers, telecom or VoIP systems, security systems, plus many other applications.

An LCD display provides visual notification of power status, including input voltage, frequency, percent of battery charge, estimated runtime, plus many other conditions.

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Video: Without Power, There is No Security

Protecting Your Security System – Power is critical to security.

A properly implemented power protection system eliminates the possibility of security system outage or damage due to power problems. Minuteman’s product line has become a favorite of both users and installers thanks to an unbeatable combination of tailored solutions, helpful features, and incredible value.

See for yourself why Minuteman is the Leader in Security Power Protection on our Security Page.

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DAS Part Two: Where Did DAS Come From?

Part Two of Minuteman’s Series: All About DAS

DAS ThumbnailIn February, we began a series of blog posts that explores distributed antenna systems (DAS) in-depth, relating how Minuteman plays a role in the growing marketplace.  In our first post, Samantha discussed the basics of DAS, explaining it as a network of antennas strategically placed and connected to a common source that allows for better wireless service across geographical areas and larger buildings, such as stadiums, hospitals, and campuses.  So how did DAS emerge in the Telecom industry?  Today we are going to dive into the origin of DAS and how it has grown into an increasingly common way to deal with isolated spots of poor coverage. Continue reading

Video: RPM1521E Remote Power Manager Product Demo

Minuteman’s Smart-PDU that allows you to control 2 devices from anywhere in the world.

The Minuteman RPM1521E Remote Power Manager is the ideal solution for network administrators who manage one or more remote locations. Once connected to the network, you can easily control it from virtually anywhere using a standard web browser and your password.

With a simple click, power up, down, or reboot 1-2 devices connected to the RPM individually or as a group. Automatic reboots of locked devices are also possible via ping actions.

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In-Depth: Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Which UPS system is right for you?

WhichUPS_ThumbnailAll Minuteman UPSs provide full protection from power problems such as blackouts, brownouts, sags, surges and spikes. There are three different types of uninterruptible power supplies that vary in terms of how protection is delivered to attached equipment. The three types are standby, line interactive, and online.

Please keep reading to find the perfect Minuteman solution for your power protection needs.

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New Product: Remote Power Manager, RPM-EV6 Series

New models offer power monitoring and management from anywhere in the world

RPM30241EV6_hero_phone160x200Last week, Minuteman announced the release of three new Minuteman Remote Power Managers, the latest addition to a line of remote power management solutions. The RPM-EV6 series of products are IP-addressable managers that allow administrators and technicians to remotely control the power to connected servers, network equipment, and security devices, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming service calls to reboot unresponsive devices. By using an RPM, a locked-up device can be quickly re-started from a PC, lap-top, tablet or smart phone from anywhere in the world.

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