MPC-Series Managed Power Controllers


MDD's new MPC-Series Managed Power Controllers allow secure power management of rack mount equipment via web browser, telnet, external modem or local terminal. The MPC can monitor power to your equipment and automatically notify you when changes in current levels, temperature, circuit breaker status or other factors exceed user-defined threshold values. Power at each outlet can be remotely switched On/Off individually, as a group for dual power supply servers or with a time delay. Total power usage on each circuit can be graphically displayed to show spikes or drops in current , voltage and temperature.

Power Monitoring and Notification

The MPC constantly monitors current, temperature levels and circuit breaker status at your network equipment rack. If the MPC detects that user defined thresholds for these values have been exceeded, the unit can promptly notify you via email, SNMP, Syslog, text message, LED or audible alarm. In addition, the MPC can also notify you when it detects a ping-no-answer, when the Invalid Access Lockout has been triggered, or when a loss of communication with the optional auxiliary units is detected. The MPC can also record current fluctuations to a convenient log file, which can be retrieved in either XML, CVS format or displayed graphically via the unit's web interface.

Security and Co-Location Features

Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions. The MPC also provides two different levels of user security; the Supervisor level and the Non-Supervisor level. The Supervisor level provides complete access to all plug functions, operating features and configuration menus. The Non-Supervisor level is ideal for co-location applications, since users are only permitted to view status and connect to the plugs allowed by their user name and password. The MPC also features SSL security for the web interface; allowing up to five simultaneous SSL web browser sessions. SSH protects the text interface. The MPC includes full Radius support, LDAP capability, DHCP and an invalid access lockout feature. An Audit Trail feature records all user access, login and logout times and command actions.

Convenient, Durable Design

The MPC features two separate power circuits and can support up to 40 Amps per unit. 120 VAC models include NEMA 5-20R outlets and 240 VAC models include IEC320-C13 outlets. The MPC is also available with an optional remote front panel, which can be used to display the status of MPC units that are installed in hard-to-reach spots within equipment racks. Each MPC unit can also be used to control up to three additional units via a serial RJ45 link.


  • Current/Voltage Threshold Sensing
  • 8/16/20 Individual Switched Outlets
  • Dual 20-Amp Power Circuits (40-Amp Max)
  • User Definable Alarm Thresholds
  • Alarm Notification via Email
  • Ping-No-Answer Monitoring/Reboot
  • Power Consumption Reports
  • SSHv2 Encryption
  • SSL Web Browser (Https) for Set Up and Operation
  • LDAP & RADIUS Authentication
  • Command Logging with Audit Trail
  • SNMP Control (v1,v2c, v3)
  • 100Base-T Ethernet Port
  • Easy-to-Use Menu/Commands
  • On/Off/Reboot/Default Switching
  • Timed On/Off/Reboot Switching
  • User-Defined Power-Up Default Status
  • Power-Up Sequencing
  • Plug Grouping for Dual Power Supplies
  • Four AUX Ports - Allows Control of Up to 80 Outlets via One Interface
  • Various Input CAble Styles Available - Order Separately
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