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products & innovations SAMSUNG INTRODUCES NEW FLASH TECHNOLOGIES TO ADDRESS GROWING REQUIREMENTS OF STORAGE SYSTEMS Samsung Electronics has introduced a blueprint for next generation flash memory solutions that will meet the ever increasing demands of Big Data networks, cloud computing and real time analysis. At Flash Memory Summit 2016, held in the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center, Samsung showcased its fourth generation vertical NAND (V-NAND) and a line-up of high performance, high capacity solid state drives (SSDs) available for its enterprise customers as well as Z-SSD, a new solution providing breakthrough performance for flash based storage. Samsung’s new flash storage devices are expected to contribute significantly to the global IT industry in meeting the growing storage requirements of today’s enterprise computing environment. These solutions will accommodate enormous amounts of data, and extremely high speed information processing, while enhancing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centres. Samsung plans to provide the fourth generation V-NAND flash memory products in the fourth quarter of this year, which will help manufacturers to produce faster, more stylish and portable computing devices, while offering consumers a more responsive computing environment. For further information visit: www.samsung.com/ semiconductor Schneider Electric upgrades energy management software Schneider Electric has announced upgrades to its Power Monitoring Expert software. Power Monitoring Expert version 8.1 is a complete supervisory software package for power management applications. The software collects and organises data gathered from the facility’s electrical network and presents it as meaningful, actionable information via an intuitive web interface. A significant feature of version 8.1 is Power Quality Advisor. This is a module which allows facility managers and energy managers to understand power quality impact on production and the associated costs. Advanced analytics automatically triages disturbances through an easy to understand colour code. If the indicator is red, a severe event has occurred that may impact production or equipment. Yellow indicates a status is approaching a threshold or limit. Green indicates that your power is operating within an acceptable quality range. Power Quality Advisor is able to be fully integrated with the rest of the Schneider Electric metering range and is available now. For further information visit: www.schneider-electric.com/uk 42