Argosy brings intelligent power management to IBC 2017

Argosy brings intelligent power management to IBC 2017
August 8, 2017 Meriam Khan

[8 August 2017]

Infrastructure specialist shows full range of customised power management tools at show, including solutions from ATEN, IPE and TSL Products

Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, is bringing a full range of flexible and customised power management solutions to IBC 2017 (stand 10.C51), designed to address a vast range of broadcast applications where power and resource savings are crucial.

The mix of power management solutions on show at the Argosy stand includes passive and active intelligent products from Argosy, ATEN, IPE and TSL Products and offers customers a vast range of options to pick from to meet their exact requirements – from standard and sequential power to change-over, 32 Amp and intelligent power.

The Argosy stand will be of particular interest to broadcast engineers who need to keep stations and channels on-air; building services managers tasked with managing access restrictions, admin rights and staff alerts; asset managers mapping out infrastructure architecture and deploying labelling sensors; and system designers balancing equipment location decisions against space and power consumption demands.

“Argosy has been moving deeper into the realm of ‘active’ and ‘intelligent’ power management solutions, as demonstrated by a variety of market collaborations, including our recent partnerships with Ensemble Designs and IPE,” said Daniel Hinton, Regional Manager, Argosy Europe. “Now, Argosy offers active as well as passive solutions, value-add services as well as products, and is an exclusive reseller as well as a manufacturer of high-quality broadcast infrastructure solutions. By taking this approach, we are continually strengthening our own in-house expertise within the wider broadcast infrastructure domain in order to offer our customers the very best service.”

Intelligent power management

The EMU line of IP-based mains distribution units (MDUs) by IPE will be a major draw for those focused on intelligent power management, as Argosy recently became the exclusive distributor of the range within EMEA. One of the major attractions of IPE’s EMU3 IP MDU is that it allows out of office access to all products connected to the unit. Engineers can access their equipment 24/7 and can manage and restart units while working from home, from a remote office or abroad. It also enables dormant equipment to be switched on or off as needed for power management and energy saving purposes, a particular concern of unmanned disaster recovery sites.

“Intelligent power management offers confidence monitoring in all areas, as it offers a number of features such as sensor feedback, health status updates and alerts on potential failures before they actually happen, such as GPI alarms,” continued Hinton. “It’s about ensuring that you can monitor and therefore manage your systems at all times.”

Also on show at the Argosy stand is the ATEN intelligent power distribution unit (PDU) range, as well as the ATEN KE Matrix Management Software. The intelligent ATEN PDU range offers incredible accuracy when measuring the power consumed by individual pieces of equipment, along with other parameters, as it is located in individual cabinets and is the last device distributing power to information equipment. In addition, the KE Matrix Management Software provides IT administrators with tools to centralise the control and management of KE series devices in their IT environment. It allows easy administration of all KE series devices with a user-friendly, web-based GUI.

Finally, visitors will get to see TSL Products’ InSite remote management software in action. InSite provides facilities with monitoring, reporting and alarming on the performance of deployed devices, power consumption and environmental information. It uses HTML5 technology to provide an interactive dashboard experience inside the browser and sends SMS or email alerts to managers, providing real-time reporting and delivering actionable management information, including billing.

The full range of Argosy’s power management solutions can be seen at IBC stand 10.C51 at Amsterdam’s RAI, 15-19 September.