American Power Conversion (APC) has announced its InfraStruXure InRow SC cooling unit that provides predictable air conditioning for wiring closets and server rooms.

This 300mm wide (half-rack) self-contained cooling solution is capable of providing up to 7kW of cooling capacity, allowing IT professionals to place the unit right next to the heat load to deliver predictable, agile heat removal.
The unit's localised heat removal reduces energy costs by removing heat at the source that would otherwise require greater fan horsepower over longer distances of ductwork. The InRow SC's plug and play design allows for rapid installation without the need for running refrigerant lines, providing remote heat exchangers, or contracted mechanical services.
Wiring closets and computer rooms have traditionally used building air conditioning to satisfy the cooling requirement in those environments. Higher power densities in networking switches, servers and other IT equipment have increased heat requirements well beyond the building air conditioning system.
"The new InRow SC provides our customers with a dedicated cooling solution that meets the challenging heat removal requirements of wiring closets and server rooms," says Bud Collins, GM of APC's Cooling Solutions group.
"These small rooms and wiring closets are heating up due to advances in server-based telephony, such as voice-over-IP and power-over-Ethernet. The InRow SC maximises agility and availability in server rooms and wiring closets while minimising total cost of ownership."
In addition, the InRow SC is easy to access and control with integrated network manageability via Web, SMNP and Telnet, offering predictive failure notification. A patent-pending control technique measures and reports unit cooling capacity on the display interface for real-time capacity management.
Its modulating capacity control and variable speed fans allow the InRow SC to provide the required amount of cooling to the IT equipment, even in lightly loaded situations. The automatic restart increases availability by returning cooling to IT equipment after a power outage, while the hot-swappable fan modules minimise the  mean-time-to-recovery. With a modular and scalable design, the added agility enhances cooling deployments as demand increases and ease of installation minimises deployment time and costs.