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Audio. Control. Power.

on adapting the dashboards

specifically to report against a number of these regulations. “You can log and

record your power usage throughout a 24-hour period and report it to whichever body is required. It supports a user’s ability to report against Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which again, for larger or public businesses, is becoming a compulsory requirement.” From the greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol, Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources and Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy. Scope 3 covers indirect emissions in the value chain. “You have all these different requirements to get your head around as a broadcaster. But actually, if you want to work at reducing power, that’s where combining with the intelligent PDUs comes in. “For example, facilities in the past may have been up 24/7, 365

an intelligent PDU, you can remotely power things down and back up again when needed. “There’s another key factor, which ties into sustainability – by not having equipment powered up 24/7, you’re extending its life. Invariably, you’re also saving money in terms of how often equipment will fail, by giving it downtime it otherwise might not have had. It also follows that if you are using less power, it’s going to cost you less. This mix of risk management, cost reduction, sustainability and regulatory compliance is where the TSL story for power management is developing – as Quade concludes. “We can support transitions that reduce engineering costs, optimise sustainability, de-risk and future-proof facilities in a way that maximises the lifetime ROI and total cost of ownership.”

days a year. But they don’t need to be – or certainly, not every piece of equipment in every rack. But unless you had someone physically going in, powering off and then powering things back on at the right times, your only real solution was to leave it all powered up the whole time. Now, with the combination of InSite and



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