ABB Power World Conference Wrap-up

Apr 30, 2012

Jeff at ABB Conference 2012.jpgThe ABB Automation and Power World Conference was held last week at the George R. Brown Convention Center located in Houston, Texas.  The show floor showcased everything from robotics to Data Center solutions.  The floor traffic was heavy each day with a mix of ABB employees, technology partners and customers.

NEI featured the D-Series 380V DC platform solutionswithin the IO.Anywhere® Data Module. This fully integrated modular data center system powered by ABB’s direct current technology provides unprecedented flexibility, reliability, and energy efficiency. The interest was high as NEI fielded questions throughout the week about 380V DC server technology from both customers and partners.

Show Highlights

Keynote:  Joe Hogan spoke at length about the trend towards DC power in the Data Center and ABB’s commitment to this technology.

ABB Conference 2012.jpgShow Floor:  Clearly the star of the show was theIO.Anywhere® Data Module parked in the center of the show room floor.  It was the largest and most impressive display with a steady flow of people including the ABB Board of Directors toured the Module.

Automation Arena: The automation arena featured the ABB Data Center initiative. The display revealed that Data Centers consume 1.5% of all electric power, driving the need for more efficient and less power consuming options. In response, Direct Current (DC) data centers are now being adopted across the industry largely due to the cost advantage in both initial investment (less equipment) and operating costs (greater efficiency).

Deploying in a Data Center? Contact NEI at (800) 977-1010 or visit us at to learn more about 380V DC based platforms and a broad range of services that ease deployment challenges and get your solutions to market better, faster and more cost effectively.

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