Sunday, July 31, 2011

APC by Schneider Electric Integrates Rack Access Control into NetBotz® Security & Environmental Monitoring Products

Dubai-UAE: 31 July, 2011 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and
cooling services, today announced the next generation of its market leading NetBotz Security
and Environmental Monitoring products, which integrates rack access control into the existing
architecture. NetBotz is the only solution that combines environmental monitoring, video
surveillance, and rack access in a single platform, providing complete protection of IT assets
from a network closet to the data center environment.

Answering customers' needs for scalability and interoperability, the next generation of NetBotz
products delivers the following major enhancements:

Mass configuration of up to 130 rack doors within a single user interface, eliminating the
need to configure each door separately. Administrators can easily configure access for
individual employees, schedule access to equipment for maintenance purposes, and view
an audit trail.

Compatibility with multiple rack solutions offers customers the ability to integrate remote and
local access within Chatsworth GlobalFrameTM enclosures, as well as APC NetShelter® SX

One IP address for up to 26 doors and 200 credentials significantly reduces the total cost of
ownership while increasing the maximum number of unique users.

“Basement” mounting eliminates the need to occupy valuable rack space by utilizing an
area below the bottom U in an APC NetShelter SX rack. U-space or zero-space mounting
methods are also options for mounting the NetBotz hardware.

Available today globally, the new NetBotz offer expands the scope of security by integrating
rack access control throughout the IT environment, from network closets to data centers. A new
Post Configuration Insight service also is available, which provides a structured hand-over from
the network integration engineer to the customer. APC’s existing, low-cost, standalone NetBotz
Access Control appliance is additionally available as an ideal entry-level solution for price-
minded applications.

For more information about APC and other money-saving home and office solutions, please
contact + 971 4 7099 690/691, or visit


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