PowerChute Business Edition software provides UPS management, graceful shutdown and innovative energy management capabilities. In the event of an extended power outage, graceful unattended shutdown ensures no information is lost and time to recovery is minimized. Energy cost and CO2 reporting provides greater understanding of the energy consumed by IT equipment enabling improved energy efficiency.
PowerChute Network Shutdown works in conjunction with the APC UPS Network Management Card to protect your physical and virtual IT environment from threats to IT availability. Network-based, graceful, unattended shutdown of your physical servers and virtual machines protects data integrity and reduces system downtime when critical events such as extended power outages occur. Its scalable architecture can support a virtually unlimited number of client systems. PowerChute Network Shutdown is easily configurable via a browser interface and supports Single, Redundant and Parallel UPS configurations.
For operating systems with basic shutdown capabilities, UPS Cable Interface Kits are available for use with all APC UPSs with dedicated RS-232 serial ports. An extension cable lets your UPS send signals over longer distances.
APC’s smart-charging Battery Management System ensures UPS batteries are optimally charged and ready for use. This browser-accessible, 1U rackmountable system combines battery monitoring and testing with individual boost charging for peak battery performance. Integration into your preferred building management system or use of a Web browser provides visibility of the health and status of your batteries. Resolve battery problems before they affect availability.
Choose from a range of additional UPS management devices to enhance the management capabilities of your APC Smart-UPS or Symmetra UPS. SmartSlot Cards use the internal UPS accessory slot to enhance the performance of your UPS. Monitor or control third-party devices via a dry-contact interface with the Relay I/O card. This SmartSlot card allows you to turn on and off other devices or receive notifications for equipment located close to your UPS. For safe system shutdown of multiple servers powered by and connected serially to a single UPS, choose an interface expander. Please see below for the range of various options providing additional management capabilities for your UPS.