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May 2016 - Chatsworth Products and Sunbird Software Announce Global Partnership

Power IQ® for eConnect® Helps Monitor Data Center Power, Reports PUE

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., 17 May 2016 — Chatsworth Products (CPI), a leading provider of physical infrastructure and power management solutions for data centers, recently announced a global partnership with Sunbird Software, a leading innovator in software solutions that simplify how data centers are managed. The two companies have collaborated to develop, test and certify a co-branded version of Power IQ® that will offer out-of-the-box compatibility with CPI eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs), including automated data collection, power control, outlet naming and information Power IQpresentation.

Under the agreement, CPI will market and sell Power IQ for eConnect globally. This joint solution will make it easy for data center managers to monitor data center power, report Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), bill for energy and manage power capacity. Power IQ for eConnect, a vendor agnostic data center monitoring solution, provides a single pane of glass to make it easier to automatically manage the health and capacity of data centers via monitoring critical infrastructure devices including CPI's eConnect PDUs, as well as many other manufacturers’ CRACs, UPS, PDUs, RPPs, Meters, Branch Circuits, Racks, Rack PDUs and Environment Sensors.

“Chatsworth Products is pleased to offer our global customers a market proven tool that provides critical insight and reporting across the entire power infrastructure,” stated Ted Behrens, Executive Vice President of Global Engineering, Product Management & Marketing for CPI. “Combining the industry-leading features of eConnect with the robust, yet simplified monitoring capabilities of Power IQ, our customers will be able to optimise power efficiencies throughout the data center,” he added.

Additionally, Power IQ supports CPI’s Secure Array IP Consolidation, which allows users to link up to 32 eConnect PDUs under a single IP address using standard Ethernet cables, reducing time and costs. Power IQ for eConnect software can be easily deployed as a standalone Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution for monitoring or with Sunbird’s dcTrack® DCIM software for Operations to provide full asset, configuration and change management.

“We are excited that CPI has chosen Sunbird Power IQ as their tool of choice for Data Center Infrastructure Management,” said Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software. “The combination of Sunbird’s Power IQ and CPI eConnect PDUs give global data center operators proven solutions for monitoring and trending the enormous amount of data that can be gathered from intelligent rack PDUs and other data center infrastructure.”

“The collaboration between Sunbird Software and Chatsworth Products provides customers a simple and proven path to increase the visibility into and management of their power and IT resources. Reducing downtime and increasing efficiency are top priorities for data center and IT managers. Power IQ for eConnect complements CPI’s eConnect rack-mount PDUs by adding intelligence and analytics to the physical infrastructure, creating a smarter data center environment that has the ability to deliver substantial cost savings while improving the delivery of critical business applications,” said Jennifer Cooke, Research Director, IDC.

Power IQ for eConnect is available worldwide through CPI’s network of global distribution, reseller, contractor, and system integrator partners. To take a test drive, visit the website.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of IT infrastructure and industrial automation products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Power Management, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Open Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems, and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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