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Power Distribution Units May 23, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Server.
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In an earlier post, I discussed the usefulness of an IP KVM if you are managing a lot of servers. However, the function your KVM may not be able to accomplish is a full shut down your servers if they needs to be rebooted. For that, you need a power distribution unit or PDU.
PDU
This device can offer remote monitoring of power rating, remote shutoff of each outlet or all outlets through IP control. For advanced power needs you may need a cabinet distribution unit or CDU which is 3-phase power rated.
CDU
If you have any other questions about PDU or CDU, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find some available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber

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Docking Stations vs. Port Replicators May 14, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Docking Station, Port Replicator.
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I noticed after my post about Docking Stations and Port Replicators that some people are searching for the difference between the two. It used to be that a Docking Station was a device that you put your laptop inside and it had a stand for a monitor above the dock.

Dock

Technically, you might say that a Docking Station uses your laptop while the screen is closed showing the display on an external monitor while a Port Replicator uses your laptop with the screen open. These days they are all really Port Replicators so the terms are used interchangeably. I hope this explanation helps solve the issue.

Port

If you have any other questions about docks or replicators, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find some available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber