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SPONSORED STORIES FROM THE INDUSTRY COMPANY IP SHOWCASE SECURITY Smart Security from ERA Security specialist ERA claims to have taken home security to the next level with a range of smartphone-connected, wireless alarm systems. Offering a choice of four user-friendly models, ERA smart alarm kits benefit from a modular design, enabling customers to create a comprehensive network of security products from ERA to suit any home security project. The full range of ERA wireless alarm kits feature a simple ‘plug and play’ set up and include a magnetic door/window sensor, as well as a pet friendly motion sensor as standard. With RFID tags for rapid disarming on advanced models and featuring the latest GSM technology. ERA’s smart alarm kits allow the user to control and monitor the home from anywhere in the world using the dedicated ERA Alarm app. Tania Tams, ERA’s marketing manager, said: ‘The wireless design of our smar t alarm kits is a real attraction for many installers and end users alike. Most ERA alarm kits can be plug ged into the mains and set up via the integrated control panel, making it easy to secure the home in just a few simple steps. ‘With many of our smart alarm models able to support up to 50 additional sensors, a user can build upon their existing kit to create a versatile, all-encompassing alert system for the modern home.’ For further information visit: www.erahomesecurity.com Rittal Drives Standardised ‘Open Rack’ technology Driven by the Microsoft subsidiary, LinkedIn, along with global vendors such as HPE and GE Digital, Rittal is now a member of the Open19 Foundation, launched in May 2017 with the aim of making data centres more cost effective, more efficient and more flexible. The concept of open source design is based on standardised architecture for computer and storage components within a standard 19in rack, in which the components from different manufacturers are compatible with each other. ‘Energy costs continue to rise, which means we need to explore all available avenues for greater efficiencies as a part of our commitment to support our customers. Joining the Open19 Foundation will enable us to help shape future, innovative rack design’, commented Jason Rylands, global director, data centre and open compute solutions at Rittal. Standardised design at lower cost One of Rittal’s first initiatives since joining Open19 has been designing the inexpensive and quickly applicable Open19 rack, based on the standard 19in rack. The company will also be supporting the Open19 ecosystem, including promoting innovations both for existing data centres and for changing customer requirements. ‘As a member of the Open19 Foundation, Rittal is now even better positioned to meet the needs of the data centre market. These include the growing number of hyperscalers, colocation providers, as well as telecommunication convergence and edge computing,’ Jason added. Standardisation for a shor ter time-to-market One benefit of the innovative Open19 architecture is the use of direct current to supply the servers. Electricity is distributed via a special cable harness connected to the power shelves, while the DC power supply ensures energy efficiency. The standardised, modular configuration cuts the time-to-market and its scalability enhances the flexibility in the data centre. For further information visit: www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com September 2017 | 39