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European energy management specialist Schneider Electric has started shipping the Galaxy VM, its latest three-phase, on-line Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) aimed at medium-sized data centers.

“Galaxy VM represents the best of Schneider Electric, capitalizing on our 45 years of reliable power protection design while seizing the opportunities presented by new, energy efficient technologies,” said Pedro Robredo, vice president of Secure Power at Schneider Electric.

“Facility and IT managers can count on Galaxy VM to work with existing systems, while helping drive business results by reducing energy consumption and its related costs.”

And it looks beautiful
Galaxy VM will instantly provide emergency power to data center equipment whenever the mains power fails. This UPS accepts a wide input voltage range and reduces energy costs through ‘ECOnversion’ mode, which by-passes unused electrical components in good power conditions to achieve 99 percent operating efficiency without sacrificing protection.

Galaxy VM features swappable battery modules and fans, integrated castors and top or bottom cable entry. A full color touchscreen display on the front provides quick access to modes of operation, systems parameters and alarms.

The all-steel enclosure can be installed with its back against the wall and doesn’t require clearance, making it suitable for earthquake-proof facilities.

The UPS supports Modbus protocol for communication with Schneider’s programmable logic controllers and other industrial electronic devices. It can be configured through Schneider Electric ISX Designer and managed through the company’s StruxureWare DCIM software and building management systems.

Schneider Electric was founded in 1836 as Schneider-Creusot, a manufacturer of steel, railway equipment and armaments. Among other things, the company was responsible for the very first French tank – the Schneider CA1.

After World War II, it abandoned weapons manufacturing to focus on civilian needs, evolving into Schneider Electric. Today, the company has more than 150,000 employees working in diverse industries including utilities, residential property and data center hardware.