IBC 2018 will see the first showing of a newly upgraded range of mains distribution units (MDUs) from dB Broadcast, the UK’s leading systems integrator.
The Cardinal range now includes remote power monitoring for maximising operational efficiency and early detection of faults within a rack. This includes monitoring of power, input voltage, energy (kWh), input current and power factor.
To provide for future developments, a further upgrade is ‘local download’ so that new software versions can be uploaded in the field, without needing to physically remove the unit.
Software control allows monitoring and control of equipment, even at remote sites. Web-based, the Cardinal range features an intuitive user interface, SNMP MIB based control and monitoring, e-mail messaging and alerts for conditions such as loss of input mains power, blown fuses and changed output status on or off.
Dual input versions of the MDUs enable main and back-up power sources to be connected, with automatic switching to the back-up in the event of a power fail. Even non-phase coherent inputs can be switched, and non-critical equipment can be switched off by shedding a number of MDU outputs. Users can reset the MDU internal control system without interrupting any of the controlled outputs.
“We are very pleased to offer this improved Cardinal range”, says Tom Swan, Sales and Marketing director of dB Broadcast. “These are very popular products, and the latest enhancements result from our extensive contact with clients on real applications, and so address real needs in the market.”
The new range will be on show at IBC at stand 10.A28, with first customer deliveries expected by the end of the year.