Advance Galatrek Unveils PowerShield2 UPS Software

July 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Advance Galatrek (UK) introduced its new PowerShield2, the latest uninterruptible power system (UPS) monitoring and control software, which uses a menu-based graphical interface to display real-time information. PowerShield2 is compatible with virtually all ranges of Advance Galatrek's UPSs, and is available either as a standard or an optional accessory.

The software uses the TCP/IP communications protocol to achieve standardized management and monitoring across the widest possible range of platforms and operating systems. PowerShield2 is compatible with systems running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4 and 2000, together with Novell Netware, IBM OS/2, later Mac OS versions and widely used UNIX operating systems. PowerShield2 also allows remote interrogation of UPS logs and operational parameters to assist in the diagnosis of potential fault conditions and alarms.

The software interface displays information in the form of bar charts and digital values for critical UPS data, including mains voltage, UPS load and battery-charge percentage. The graphical display provides detailed information on a wide range of UPS parameters and offers information needed for first-level diagnostics.