ESP/SurgeX will launch the Axess Elite web-enabled mains conditioning and energy management system for the 16 amp CEE7/7 and 10 amp AS3112 international electrical standards. Available in Q2 2015, the Axess Elite is one of the first IP-enabled smart energy solutions to carry these standards and it addresses a growing demand for connected power products internationally.
Combining surge elimination with advanced mains management capabilities, the SurgeX Axess Elite also provides remote monitoring and control of power distribution platforms across multiple sites simultaneously. Custom settings, scheduling and on/off controls can be configured on individual outlets and custom sequences can be created across the entire network with e-mail notifications sent about different issues, based on user-defined conditions.
This unique device gives integrators the ability to manage customer’s systems more efficiently and reduce costs through fewer service calls. One of the most common service calls is for locked gear; a simple fix, but typically requiring an onsite visit to correct the problem. With Axess Elite, integrators can hard reboot locked up equipment remotely via the outlet reboot command. Utilizing AutoPing, a trigger can be set to automatically fire if the Axess Elite fails to get a ping response from the device that has locked up, thus eliminating the time and costs associated with sending an integrator onsite for a simple reboot.
Beyond monitoring and management, Axess Elite measures system energy usage collecting temperature, voltage and current draw measurements. Data is recorded and reported back via a user-friendly GUI. Energy usage data is displayed per outlet to provide a detailed report of the system’s energy consumption by each connected device. The Axess Elite also compiles an internal history log file for advanced monitoring of the system and user access.
The Axess Elite features the core technology behind the SurgeX brand: Advanced Series Mode (ASM) Surge Elimination Technology. The SurgeX patented Advanced Series Mode Surge Elimination Technology is completely non-sacrificial and eliminates surge energy without producing harmful side effects such as ground contamination or common-mode disturbances. This proprietary technology protects AV equipment from power disturbances that can disrupt sound quality and digital performance, and provides a professional grade power protection product line that is more robust than traditional surge suppression products.
The Axess Elite also comes equipped with the Axess Manager and Axess Manager Mobile, new desktop and mobile apps designed to let users monitor power conditions and control power functions of multiple installations from a single location. Integrators using Axess Manager in multiple locations will appreciate the single interface and the ability to uniquely classify and manage each installation. The streamlined approach makes it easy to identify power-related issues quickly and allows for simple navigation and management of existing installs, especially when new devices and systems are constantly being added to the network.