The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards
From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.
Power Protection and Management
Eaton 9PX Lithium-ion Uninterruptible Power Supply
With the recent debut of the Eaton 9PX Lithium-ion Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), power management firm Eaton has debuted a number of enhancements in its UPS technology. The enhancements include improved battery lifespan and a smaller form factor—with an eye toward serving the needs of edge and light industrial environments. Eaton’s 9PX UPS offers a battery lifespan of up to eight to 10 years, compared to an average of three to five years for a comparable UPS that uses lead-acid batteries. The 9PX also offers a more-compact footprint, with a 1U form factor rather than 2U—as well as a 20-percent lighter rackmount model or 40-percent lighter extended battery module versus counterpart UPS models with lead-acid. The UPS also benefits from use with Eaton’s PredictPulse remote monitoring service, with capabilities including predictive analytics about potential component failures and remote diagnosis of issues.
CyberPower: PowerPanel Cloud and Cloud Cards
CyberPower’s PowerPanel Cloud and Cloud Cards offer simplified UPS monitoring via mobile or desktop app, enabling remote monitoring that’s available even on-the-go. Key capabilities include a dashboard with a quick view of UPS status, power conditions and problem identification—while event logs enable troubleshooting and prevention of power issues.
Schneider Electric Square D Easy UPS 3S
Schneider Electric’s Square D Easy UPS 3S is a 10-40 kVA 208V three-phase uninterruptible power supply aimed at simplifying business continuity, with easier installation, use and servicing. Other key features include a compact form factor, user-selectable efficiency modes, advanced overload protection and up to 98-percent efficiency.