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MGE’s Linux power management suite certified by Ubuntu IHV


MGE Office Protection Systems’ Personal Solution Pac (PSP) v3 for Linux and Network Shutdown Module v3 are the first UPS power management solutions to receive Ubuntu’s Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) Certification.

Jaco du Plooy, technical sales & support for MGE Office Protection Systems, says the software allows UPS integration by default and is designed to assure communication, monitoring and graceful shutdown during prolonged power disturbances.
“Compatible with Ubuntu releases from 6.06 to 7.10, the PSP software is targeted at desktop and SoHo users while the Network Shutdown Module offers a range of advanced functionality for network installations and enterprise applications.”
Designed for desktop and server applications, PSP for Linux provides users with information on important parameters such as power consumption and remaining UPS battery life, including an intuitive screen that displays remaining battery backup time available.
This real-time indicator works in conjunction with a power consumption sensor that detects how much of the UPS’s rated power is being used by connected equipment, to help users avoid overloading it. With an intuitive graphical user interface, the software displays a real-time view of on-site power quality and includes the ability to set-up automatic actions in case of a power emergency.
“For ease in communicating with connected devices, PSP automatically detects USB or serial connections and the software instantly avoids communication conflicts by automatically detecting available communication ports,” says du Plooy. “In addition, manual controls enable administrators to customise communication configurations.”