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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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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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IMG-20151210-WA0009TECNELEC DE ANTIOQUIA S.A se presentó en la Feria Internacional del Sector Eléctrico durante el mes de Noviembre. FISE, tuvo lugar en la Plaza Mayor Conventions and Exhibitions Center de Medellín durante los días 25 al 27 de Noviembre, esta es una importante feria internacional del sector eléctrico. El evento especializado pretende mostrar, mejorar y promover la industria eléctrica colombiana como un pilar estratégico que contribuye al desarrollo del país y la región, para aumentar sus ventas y su participación en los mercados nacionales e internacionales.

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TechTip: Minuteman CCTV Power Guide

The latest camera spec means nothing without a reliable power source

cctv_power_guideCamera technology is advancing faster than ever – just open a security industry magazine and see it for yourself. 4K resolution, 360-degree view, infrared night vision; pure science fiction at your fingertips. None of it, however, matters much without the proper power protection plan in place.

Without power, every camera has the same resolution, field of view, and contrast ratio – zero. Fortunately, Minuteman has made the process of selecting the proper UPS system for cameras and DVRs a simple one with our new CCTV Power Guide. Find out more after the jump.

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TechTip: Top Power Protection Tips from Minuteman

Top Tips for Power Protection from the Sales Team at Minuteman

bigstock-Businessman-Inserting-Ballot-I-70866559With the trade show season in full swing, we have our sales team on-hand ready to answer any question that comes their way. Our Security Channel Manager, Daniel Barrera, and our Western Regional Sales Manager, Mark McGuire, spend a fair amount of the year on the road with reps, distributors, and customers giving training and answering questions.

Understandably, both Daniel and Mark encounter many of the same questions from people all across the United States and Canada. Here are some of the top tips from our experts here at Minuteman to help your find the find and manage your power protection devices.

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PowerNews: Power Outages and Snowless Snowdays

bigstock-Winter-School-Buses--2488025It Doesn’t Take a Winter Storm to Shut Down Schools and Businesses

While here in Texas we are enjoying a beautiful 65 degree January, schools, homes, and businesses across the country are not so lucky. According to WCNC, two schools in Charlotte, North Carolina were forced to clothes in early January because of power outages, proving that it doesn’t always take ice storms and blizzards to shut down schools and businesses.

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