09 February 2018
MPower has been appointed to manage UPS maintenance at North Wales Police and Fire Service.
The Hampshire-based company will now look after North Wales Police’s headquarters in Colwyn Bay, district headquarters at Caernarfon and Wrexham, as well as the UPS at Rhyl Fire Station.
MPower says it will provide annual maintenance visits, round-the-clock emergency support 365 days per year, as well as remote UPS monitoring and monthly reports.
Company MD Michael Brooks adds: “We will look after 10 UPS, across the four sites, ranging from 10kVA to 100kVA which support critical IT equipment, computer systems within the custody suites and telephone systems. Remote monitoring will be important to pick up any anomalies and ensure alarms are dealt with quickly.”
Monthly analysis of UPS performance and trend data will also be provided. Brooks says this will help indicate any ongoing issues which need to be addressed relating to, for example, power cuts or the efficiency of air-conditioning, as well as any other challenges that could potentially impact power protection.
Founded in 2005, MPower UPS is now part of Swiss-based UPS manufacturer Centiel Group following its acquisition last year (see News, Dec 2017 issue). Centiel claims its engineers were responsible for the design of the world’s first three phase transformerless UPS, as well as the first three phase modular device.