MGE UPS and Opdex Offer Opdex Powersafe

November 03, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

MGE UPS Systems Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA), a leader in high-availability power solutions to the industrial, telecom and IT markets, and Opdex, a global software company that helps corporations optimize existing technology investments, have joined forces to offer Opdex Powersafe™, an enterprise-class, power-management solution. Powersafe enables users to increase the availability and uptime of mission-critical systems by providing pro-active management capabilities for all uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) throughout the enterprise directly from their existing CA Unicenter or HP OpenView consoles or in stand-alone mode.

With secure local and remote access, Powersafe software allows users to monitor and control up to 200 different UPS parameters in real-time using Web, PDA or mobile interfaces in addition to their existing enterprise management systems. The software can monitor an unlimited number of SNMP and serial UPSs across the enterprise. While it includes drivers for all major UPS brands, Powersafe is optimized for operation with MGE single-phase and three-phase UPS products.

Powersafe software is available now through MGE's normal sales channels. Opdex will deliver, install and configure Powersafe with enterprise base license prices starting at $5,000 to $15,000 depending upon installation complexity. As part of the agreement, Opdex will join MGE's Facility Solution Alliance that offers completely integrated, bundled power and environmental solutions from the strongest companies in their respective areas to provide customers with a single point of contact for facility design, integration, purchasing and service.