Data Center/Mission Critical
Whether it be for enterprise, colocation, or pods, Starline offers the perfect power distribution and monitoring solutions for mission critical environments. Known for their reliability, flexibility and efficient design, all the Starline products have earned industry-leading roles.
Overhead, not Underfloor
Starline Track Busway is an overhead power distribution system, so there is no jungle of wires to obstruct air flow under the raised-floor- making Starline one of the most energy efficient systems you can buy. Another benefit to being overhead is that there is no need to call an electrician to do complicated wiring work when another server rack gets installed. Simply insert a plug-in unit into the busway anywhere along the continuous, open-access slot and drop power down wherever it’s needed.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Starline Track Busway has been proven to have a lower total cost of ownership than traditional underfloor power distribution methods. The low material cost is comparable to conduit and wire material costs, and is much lower priced than larger, conventional busway products. However, where the real cost savings comes in is by significantly decreasing installation and maintenance time and expenses. With Starline Track Busway, you can eliminate panel boards, long runs of conduit and wire, and expensive installation and maintenance costs.
Starline Track Busway gives you the power to very easily expand, reconfigure, or relocate operations. With rapid installation and a continuous access slot to power, Starline Plug-in Units can be added wherever power is needed and within a matter of minutes. As a result, you’ll never need to tie up valuable capital until expansions in the electrical distribution system are absolutely needed.
In addition, Starline Plug-in Units can be completely customized to your needs; including number and type of receptacles, circuit breakers, drop cords, power monitoring, etc.
Continuous uptime is absolutely critical for all data center facilities. To accommodate this need, plug-in units for Starline Track Busway have a unique, turn-n-lock ‘compression-fit’ connection method when inserted. When the plug-in units complete the 90 degree turn into the busway, the ‘compression-fit’ ensures a constant, reliable connection- eliminating power interruptions. Also, once the plug-in unit is inserted it can be secured or locked into place, reducing the risk of accidental power disruption.
Plug-In Raceway gives you flexibility very similar to Track Busway: the power to expand, reconfigure or relocate the system anywhere you need power- improving your ability to meet future changing facility needs and making it one of today’s most ‘green’ products on the market. When changing displays or adding modules, you can easily reconfigure circuits, receptacles and wiring by snapping the pre-assembled modules into place on the backplane. In addition, the raceway is scalable and easy to relocate, so whether you’re expanding your facility or relocating it completely, Plug-In-Raceway can be easily built upon or transported to continue supplying you with a connection to power.
With Starline Plug-In Raceway, installation is quick and easy. Taking one third less time to install than other systems, the associated labor costs are much lower. In addition to lower initial labor costs, because the raceway is so flexible and reliable there is no need to call in an electrician- lowering the cost of future maintenance as well.
Plug-In Raceway has been tested to meet NEC and UL standards and has the ETL mark. Joints and plug-in units remain durable without requiring any maintenance; making it the perfect solution to supply power around the clock. Raceway plug-in modules include a cover, plug head and latching arms that snap into place along the backplane- ensuring a solid, reliable connection to power when and where you need it.
Starline CPM provides information when and where you need it. Locally, you can view data on the optional display. Remotely, many parameters may be read via the integrated webpage. Both Facilities Management and Data Center Management will be satisfied with the information available through their BMS or DCIM solutions, since the serial and Ethernet based communications operate simultaneously.
Granular Energy Management
Starline CPM may be configured to support a wide range of data center requirements. At the busway end feed, Starline CPM simplifies phase load balancing and tracking the total load. Within Starline Plug-in Units, power and energy measurements are captured at the receptacle, giving data center managers the granularity of data necessary to make informed decisions.
Starline CPM easily scales to support inevitable changes or expansions. Having both serial and Ethernet communications protocols provides a technology bridge from legacy installations to future requirements. The Dual Ethernet option supports a daisy-chain topology that saves on network switch ports within the facility, and greatly simplifies wiring. Eliminating wired communication altogether is possible with the optional Wi-Fi (802.11n) version.
Starline DC Solutions can provide a complete, custom engineered 380Vdc installation for your data center. Developed with the needs of the IT loads as the primary driver, this topology focuses on the power needs of the equipment. Therefore, we provide direct current (Vdc) power to equipment that only needs Vdc power, eliminating costly conversions back and forth from ac to dc.
Increased Energy Efficiency
With an overall energy-efficiency improvement between 5 and 10 percent as a primary motivator, there are also other significant attributes that should not be overshadowed including reduced space, increased reliability, CapEx savings, reduced carbon footprint, and easy renewable energy integration.
Starline DC Solutions has moved well beyond the drawing board. In fact, this groundbreaking technology is available for your data center today. Starline is the most experienced busway provider of this technology and we can provide a specially engineered system, customized to best meet your 380Vdc data center.