Pakedge Debuts a Compact Two-Port Power DA with Network Control

Pakedge Device & Software announced this week the P2 – a Two-Port Power Distribution product that cpakedge-p2-0513an be wall-mounted or will fit into a 1U rack space. The P2 offers all the functionality of Pakedge’s larger power management products, including power protection, on/off power startup and shutdown, remote operation and monitoring capabilities.

The P2 provides two AC outlets and is a cost-effective way to add power management to one or two components in a custom installation A/V system or smart home network. Its small size makes it easy to install in an A/V rack, in a structured wiring panel or close to the components that are plugged into it.

Each of the P2 AC outlets can be individually and remotely turned on and off via LAN Access (Local Area Network), by email or by using Pakedge’s BakPak Apple IOS app for iPad or iPhone. Each outlet can be turned automatically on or off according to a programmed startup/shutdown boot sequence, to ensure that connected devices will be safely powered up or shut down.

The P2 has auto-ping and equipment reboot functionality. Simply connect a device to a specific outlet on the P2 and provide the P2 with the IP address of the device, and the P2 will ping the device every 15 seconds. If it does not receive a response, the P2 will automatically reboot the device. This provides “self-healing” network characteristics without the interaction of the dealer.

For example, if a control processor, receiver or even connection to the Internet goes down, the P2 will sense this and reboot the device automatically. There is no need for dealer and/or client interaction or support. This feature saves the dealer from having to make a service call to the client location just because the Internet goes down. The P2 will also send an email to notify the dealer so they can inform the client about the correction of the network. The P2 can be programmed to schedule power reboot events monthly, weekly or daily. It can also monitor AC power consumption and send a warning message when the aggregated AC draw from a system exceeds a pre-defined threshold.

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