Airport data centers fall squarely into the realm of critical infrastructure – ask anyone flying in a plane that’s attempting to land at one. But it’s not just the data centers that support air traffic control and other airport systems that need backup power. Everything from the runway lighting to the wall-mounted defibrillators located throughout the airport need it too. To address those requirements, Rudy Barrow, Director of IT at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., uses a series of our UPS systems that ensure the airport can survive the sort of power interruptions that are not uncommon in California. Here he explains the varied requirements of his environment and why our have long been his UPS of choice.
Ensuring reliable backup power requires not only selecting the right equipment, but testing it regularly to ensure it works as planned. Brett Springall, managing director of the alarm system monitoring company Security Central, does just that. In addition to using our UPSs to complement his backup generators, he tests the setup every week. Check out the video to learn more about how Springall’s company has survived three power outages in a year with “no downtime whatsoever.”