As small and medium-sized companies grow, so too do their power requirements. Protecting additional servers, blades and telecommunication systems also becomes a priority. Good news for SMEs then is that MGE Office Protection Systems has designed the Pulsar MX 5000 RT power and battery modules and Pulsar MX Frame: a fully scalable power protection solution that can grow as their power needs increase. 

Designed to deliver business continuity 24/7, the Pulsar MX uses a modular, redundant architecture that can scale power and runtime as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required – all in a compact and affordable system. The new Pulsar MX Frame accommodates the Pulsar MX 5000 RT power and battery modules, giving users a truly modular and scalable power protection solution.
Christelle Larkins, area manager: South Africa, East Africa and Indian Ocean, MGE Office Protection Systems, explains that when the Pulsar MX online double-conversion power modules are connected in parallel within the new Pulsar MX Frame, power can be easily scaled from 5kVA to 10, 15 (with redundancy) or 20kVA power levels – without disrupting connected equipment – all within the Pulsar MX’s compact 16U (28 inch) frame.
“With up to 18kW, this scalable solution provides the highest power density in the industry and is a perfect match for a rack fully populated with blade servers.”
She adds that, for the first time, the same power and battery sub-modules can be used for both the standalone UPS and the modular chassis, significantly reducing the entry cost to scalability,
“This means after buying a Pulsar MX 5000 RT, users can subsequently migrate to a fully scalable, redundant solution using the Pulsar MX Frame, while still using the original power and battery sub-modules of their original 5kVA standalone UPS.”
As for the Pulsar MX’s features? Using only 3U for the combination of power and battery sub-modules, the 5kVA compact 3U rackmount/tower units feature hot-swappable battery and power sub-modules, auto battery test, switched outlets, a multilingual LCD display and intuitive power management software, compatible with all popular operating systems including Microsoft Vista.
To prolong battery life, the Pulsar MX features a wide input voltage and frequency range so as to avoid using the batteries unnecessarily. To extend backup time, redundant external battery modules can be added quickly. If a battery extension should fail, the system will not be affected due to the system’s built-in redundancy. For high-density rack environments, the 15 and 20kVA models can also be used as a stand alone or integrated into a standard 19-inch rack.
Larkins adds that the Pulsar MX Frame boasts two communication slots for versatile, redundant network integration. This makes MGE Office Protection Systems’ extensive power management offering a perfect match for the Pulsar MX Frame, providing coverage for most environments found in high-density computing like Linux or VMware, as well as giving the user the ability to dynamically manage redundancy at the protected server level.
The Pulsar MX Frame thus seems to be the perfect office companion for small and medium-sized companies, promising to not only protect infrastructure but adapt intelligently to the ever-changing office environment.