As modern business becomes increasingly reliant on 24/7 IT services, data centres are obliged to ensure that they can provide resilience and keep  working under all circumstances. This in turn means they must be prepared for exceptional events or emergencies and have plans in place to maintain continuous operation. Despite best practices being observed during site selection, extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy have shown that facilities may at any time be exposed to risks above and beyond hazards those from which they are normally protected.

Mackwell Electronics has launched XYLUX® LS, a high performance self-contained LED emergency luminaire that delivers 3 hours rated emergency output.  XYLUX® LS can be tailored to the exact needs of the project, thanks to an intelligent selection of technology bases and fascia’s that can be combined to create a product that fits the application.

Set up in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, the grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, the 256-year-old Wedgwood Company, in Staffordshire, is one of the oldest in the world.  When it came to refurbishing and developing the £34m World of Wedgwood Attraction, products from across Scolmore Group’s wiring accessories range were specified for installation. 

Power protection and conversion specialist Benning UK today announced following comprehensive assessment it has achieved the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications and Investor in People recognition with a Silver accreditation. This, when added to the company’s existing ISO 9001 Quality Management certification, completes the set of ‘the big 4’ quality certifications.

Tridonic’s EM powerLED 45 W LED Drivers in PRO DIM and SELV versions combine normal and emergency lighting modes for LED luminaires all in one unit. The compact housing of the installation version save space in the luminaire and offer greater flexibility for luminaire designers.

The DCR 200i from Leuze electronic is the new code reader for the fast decoding of 1D, stacked and 2D codes used on packaging in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry. Its ease of use ensures a significant saving of time during installation with a special configuration wizard which allows the user to set up the DCR200i in just three minutes.

Wieland Electric’s RST MINI, is the smallest connector on the market with the maximum IP rating and provides quick and safe on-site installation.  The system is ideal for use in projects where a compact design and space saving construction is important.

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