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  • "I have mixed feelings about the pricing and licensing. I believe that when you sell a UPS, and considering the UPS is a lifeline to a lot of the major corporations, the monitoring solution should be part of the package automatically, out-the-door. If you have to raise that price on the UPS an extra $5,000, then do so at that moment. Don't have that as an extra offer after the UPS has been sold. I believe that all UPSs need to have high availability, all the latest software installed, and be ready to go out-the-door."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is that they work. They've been really reliable for us. They come as advertised. There is also a nice network feature that allows us to monitor them.
    Top Answer:The pricing was very fair. That was one of the criteria when we did our evaluation and Eaton had the better price at that time. And what's amazing about it is that I found no other costs with Eaton… more »
    Top Answer:If they could reduce the footprint even more, that would be great. And they could always make heat dissipation better. But as long as they're reliable and they work, I don't think there is much room… more »
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    Also Known As
    Eaton Powerware, Powerware 9300 Series
    Symmetra PX
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    Eaton UPS is a power management provider that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of uninterruptible power supply, backup power, power distribution, and power management solutions, which protect you from a host of threats, including power outages, surges, and lightning strikes. Eaton’s offerings are designed to deliver superior flexibility, maximum efficiency, and unprecedented reliability for network closets, server rooms, and data centers of all sizes.

    Eaton UPS Key Features

    Eaton’s power quality portfolio encompasses a comprehensive offering of power management solutions all from a single-source provider.

    • Complete backup solution: Protect against all nine power problems: power failures, power sags, power surges, under-voltage, electrical line noise, over-voltage, frequency variation, switching transients, and harmonic distortion. Minimize the risk for component stress, burned circuit boards, data crashes, and program failures.

    • LCD display: LCD interface for viewing current UPS status, feature adjustments, alarm settings, and servicing lockouts.

    • Central monitoring and event management: Monitor your entire system using Eaton’s web-based dashboard from a single screen to see a real-time picture of power quality and energy usage. From the dashboard you can set up and manage alarms and system events.

    • Comprehensive reporting: Eaton’s reporting feature allows you to see past individual measurements, trend graphs, and events. It analyzes the complex data from multiple sites and automatically consolidates the information into simple graphical reports.

    • Ethernet connectivity: Connect your Eaton UPS directly to your Ethernet network and to the internet and monitor it from your desktop without installing any additional software.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Eaton UPS stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its extensive monitoring and reporting tools, its scalability, and that it is a stable and very reliable product.

    Brad G., a technical services manager at a government company, notes, “The fact that they're reliable and that they notify us whenever the line power drops are the only things we really need. All our UPS's have been available and up whenever power outages have happened. So far, the battery life, from my observation, seems better than average. It was one of the features that Eaton had described to us. They have a certain way of charging the batteries and keeping them charged so that they actually last longer.”

    Juno C., a radiation oncologist at East Oregon Cancer Center, writes, "The battery life seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of experience with other units of its size, but it does a good job of keeping our unit up. There is no active power management. It just keeps the power up. We haven't had any power failures that are long enough to completely drain the battery. It's been good for small power failures. In addition, I can access the built-in webpage on the UPS and use that to look at the status. It's on all the time and monitoring. It gives us an email once a month telling us that our device is working properly. It will also list the power events that happened in that month."

    Symmetra PX, modular system, is a 3 Phase UPS power protection system designed to provide high levels of availability. Made up of dedicated and redundant modules-- power, intelligence, battery and bypass, all engineered into a design that is easily and efficiently serviceable, this architecture can scale power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability are required. Symmetra PX serves as the core power train that drives InfraStruXure systems for small and medium data centers but can also power individual "zones" of larger data centers. Symmetra PX features self-diagnostic capabilities and standardized modules which mitigate the risk of human error resulting in increased overall data center reliability.
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    Sample Customers
    Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%

    Eaton UPS is ranked 1st in Data Center Power Solutions with 4 reviews while Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX is ranked 5th in Data Center Power Solutions. Eaton UPS is rated 9.0, while Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Eaton UPS writes "The different layers of redundancy provide reliability and business continuity ". On the other hand, Eaton UPS is most compared with Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT, Liebert NX, Emerson Network Power Npower, Gamatronic Mega Power+ and MGE Galaxy, whereas Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX is most compared with MGE Galaxy, Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT and Liebert NX.

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