Eaton has announced Energy Star certification of its 9PX and 9SX UPS units. Energy Star is intended to help users save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Eaton’s UPSs earned the Energy Star following stringent third party testing and verification of compliance with energy efficiency requirements. The certification indicates that the products are efficient and allowusers to effectively reduce electrical usage and carbon footprint. Christophe Jammes, Single Phase Product Manager for Eaton, stated, ‘Reducing power consumption without sacrificing reliability in server, storage and network environments is a primary challenge for today’s IT and data centre professionals. Eaton has a global commitment to developing energy efficient solutions that provide our customers with the highest possible business value, and earning the Energy Star for our server and network class UPSs is an exemplification of our mission.’ The UPSs are suitable for 5 to 11 kVA applications. The 9PX units feature up to 95 per cent efficiency in online double conversion mode, and 98 per cent in high-efficiency mode.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.