Category Archives: Tech Tips

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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Video: MMS780R Surge Protector Product Demo

Minuteman’s Cost-Effective Surge Protector with Six 180-degree rotating outlets.

MMS780RWith its feature-rich design, the Minuteman MMS780R Surge Protector offers complete protection for smaller applications across all markets, including printers, PCs, laptops, TVs, DVRs and any other valuable electronic device.

If you need a cost-effective surge solution with advanced features and reliable protection, order Minuteman’s MMS780R Surge Protector today. Continue reading

DAS Part One: What is DAS?

Part One of Minuteman’s Series: All About DAS

DAS ThumbnailWe here in Texas love our football and we here at Minuteman LOVE our baseball. Now, imagine being in a football or baseball stadium filled with tens of thousands of screaming fans, all with phones pulling at the network signal, how’s the reception? Can you still text your friend the score with those thousands of phones clogging the signal? With the help of DAS, you can.

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are networks of antennas that help to alleviate the stress on a single network signal and provide better connectivity for wireless devices. This post is the first in a series in which we explore DAS in-depth and how Minuteman plays a role in the growing marketplace.

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Video: All New Entrust LCD Product Tour

Minuteman Launches New Entrust LCD as Addition to the Popular Entrust Line

Untitled-3With its feature-rich design, the all-new Entrust LCD offers complete protection for smaller applications across all markets, from security to computers.

The Minuteman Entrust LCD 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.

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TechTip: Power Protection when Lightning Strikes

Protecting Businesses from Summer Storms

bigstock-Silhouette-Of-Power-Lines-91670837While many of us think of beaches, vacations, and sweltering temperatures when it comes to summer, in the power industry, we have a bit of a different perspective. To Minuteman Power, summer often spells trouble. Between summer storms, lightning strikes, and heat waves, summer is the perfect storm, no pun intended, of power problems for homes and businesses. Now, for many homes, an outage or a power surge might not be detrimental, for businesses it’s a completely different story. Something as simple as lightning could wreak havoc on businesses and their equipment, specifically servers and networks.

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Living Large Part 3: Large UPS Startup, Shutdown, and Specification

In the final chapter, we discuss some of the more complicated aspects of Large UPSs

large_ups_checklist_thumbThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

Some of the most intimidating issues arise when having to specify these larger systems for bids or specific equipment. Additionally, the process of physically starting up and shutting down 2kVA and above UPSs can be a bit overwhelming for first-timers. Let us put your mind at ease, in the final installment of this series.

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Living Large Part 2: How Parallel UPS Installations work

Many large UPS systems can be installed together for a host of benefits – see how

ED10000RTXLP_rack_data_center_thumbThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

An additional benefit of many larger UPS systems is the ability to install a parallel UPS configuration for either added capacity or redundant protection against failure. Read on for more, in part 2 of this 3 part series.

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Living Large Part 1: Large UPS Installation Considerations

Specifying 2kVA and larger UPSs presents a list of challenges, but we’re here to help!

mm_server_roomThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

Join us for the first of a three part series looking at the special considerations installers and users must consider when moving to a larger UPS installation.

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