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Alpha Demos XM360 Maintenance Management System at Expo

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alphaAlpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions leader, will provide on-site demos of its XM360 Maintenance Management System to the North American market at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO. The innovative XM360 program is designed to extract power supply service data and generate real-time diagnostic reports to save costs and enhance network upgrade planning for the Outside Plant network.

 

“XM360 is the first full-featured, web-enabled network maintenance management solution for the broadband industry,” said VP of Strategic Platforms, Jim Heidenreich. “With over 595,000 standby power systems in North America approaching their end of useful life, XM360 will be a valuable asset for Outside Plant technicians and network operators alike.”

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Alpha Exceeds New OSHPD Manufacturing Standards for Power Products

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alphaWorldwide power solutions leader, Alpha Technologies, is proud to have secured extreme seismic testing certifications from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). These coveted certifications are awarded when systems meet established reliability standards to guard against damage in the event of a major earthquake.

To date, both Alpha's 24V and 125V power systems have achieved OSHPD seismic certification. Each system consists of an industrialized battery rack, NiCad batteries and an intelligent battery charging system. The 24V power system is a 2-step rack, while the 125V power system is a 2-tier rack.

Seismic testing is conducted using a shake table, a device intended to simulate ground movements that would occur during an earthquake. The table utilizes a 14,000 lb. dynamic force Servo Hydraulic Shaker and has a peak velocity of 45 inches per second. The products are also subject to a post-test, guaranteeing that the structural integrity and functionality of the product remain intact. Seismic certifications are now in place for several Alpha products and provide reliability assurance for its worldwide customer base.