Products

A Partner to Leading Brands

As a partner to leading brands we provide an extensive range of products, technical information and access to the latest developments within the data centre infrastructure environment.

In today’s 24/7 on demand world, mission-critical business systems must be available 100% of the time, downtime cannot be tolerated nor afforded.

 

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Preventing downtime, protecting your data

The general perception is that a UPS is just for emergency power, in the event of a power failure. However a UPS has two main functions and the second function is arguably more important. In fact approx. 80% of electrical problems are due to in-building phenomena, e.g. Lifts, air conditioners, copiers, florescent lighting etc.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is installed between critical loads and mains supply. Utility companies, are not committed to provide clean, uninterrupted power to sensitive IT equipment. An interface is required, there are two functions:

✔ To provide short term emergency power in the event of a complete mains power failure, and

✔ To protect the load from power quality problems, including spikes, voltage dips, fluctuations which cause the majority of I.T. issues, thus providing a clean and stable supply to protect sensitive I.T. equipment.

Our consultative approach will consider:

✔ Incoming power quality (frequency of surges/dips and spikes) and power supply (single phase/three phase).

✔ The equipment to be supported – type and application, load requirements and total power requirement.

✔ Run-time requirement – the time necessary to close down systems.

✔ Access and location – where the UPS will be delivered, off loaded and installed.

✔ Sizing and possible requirements for reinforcing the floor.

Due to our unrivalled partnerships we are able to provide extremely competitive pricing and access to software and spare parts for an extensive product range with leading manufacturers, for example Schneider Electric, APC and Riello.

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Battery backup and surge protection for computer systems, home networking, external storage, gaming, home servers and other electronics. Typical customers for this range would include smaller offices. Range includes APC Back-UPS Pro, Riello iDialog ranges.

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Power availability and management for entry-level to high-performance servers, storage and business networking systems. Range includes APC Smart-UPS and Symmetra, Riello Sentinal Range.

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3 Phase UPS power protection, solving today’s energy challenges while setting the standard for quality and innovation with fully integrated solutions for enterprise-wide networks, data centers, mission-critical systems, and industrial/manufacturing processes. Range includes Schneider Galaxy VX, VM, 5500,300,7000, Riello Multi Sentry and Master Range.

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Power Distribution

Ensuring your IT facility runs at optimum efficiency

Power distribution and transfer switch solutions for IT equipment from server rooms to data centres. We offer an extensive Power Distribution product range with leading manufacturers.

Static transfer switches (STS) supply power to a range of equipment from two independent and redundant power sources. Static Transfer Switches automatically transfer power to a stable alternate source in less than 4ms under normal operating conditions. Range includes the MGE Upsilon and Riello Master Switch Three Phase. These static transfer switches commonly used within power continuity applications to improve resilience. The system can be used in conjunction with UPS or as separate standalone devices.

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Transfer switches for seamless transfer of power sources in the home, data center and other critical applications

Automatic Transfer Switches (rack ATS) provide reliable, redundant rack mount power to single-corded equipment. The ATS has dual input power cords supplying power to the connected load. If the primary power source becomes unavailable, the ATS will seamlessly source power from the secondary source without interrupting critical loads. The ATS has built-in network connectivity, which allows for remote management via Web, SNMP, or Telnet interfaces. The range includes APC Rack ATS, Riello Multi Switch.

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Rack PDUs provide server level power availability with a variety of power metering and control options as well as environmental monitoring capability.

These options include: 

  • APC – Metered by outlet with Switching Rack PDU
  • Switched Rack PDU
  • Metered by-outlet Rack PDU
  • Metered Rack PDU
  • Basic Rack PDU

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Racks and Accessories

The backbone of your IT facility

The ideal server room or data centre fit out, where space is at a premium is possible with careful optimization of the space. Our experience has taught us that sizing and choosing the appropriate cabinets and racks is a critical decision, which should not be overlooked. As experienced installers we bring our practical knowledge and manufacturer neutral approach to the unique requirements of our customers. Simple issues such as future sizing, cabling and cooling demands ensure our customers utilise the correct cabinet/rack for their space.

Large or small, racks, enclosures and power distribution units (PDUs) are the foundation of any data center. All IT facilities have different needs and thus require different rack and enclosure systems as well as PDUs to save space, reduce downtime, and run at optimum efficiency. Whether you have small office with non-IT space or a unique environment with floor space constraints we have a wide range of racks, enclosures and accessories as well as expertise to help you optimize your IT space

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Cooling

Remove the heat, reduce your costs

Cooling your IT server room or data centre represents a significant impact on your overheads. I.T operators tasked with maximizing energy efficiency of their I.T space will benefit from the deployment of leading cooling technologies allowing for a pay as you grow environment. 

Your options:

  • In-Room
  • In-Rack
  • In-Row
  • Containment
  • Close Coupled 

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Replacement Batteries

For all the leading backup systems

We supply and install batteries for all the leading backup systems from a range of battery manufacturers including APC, Yuasa and Exide at extremely competitive pricing. We can confidently beat any online price and due to our expertise in battery technology we can provide knowledgeable advice regarding  ‘like for like’ replacement.

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Environmental and Security

Digitally monitoring potential threats

To ensure your data centre is ‘always-on’ it is essential to manage and monitor potential threats in order to minimise or prevent costly downtime. Our solutions are designed to protect against physical threats, environmental or human that can cause disruption or downtime to IT infrastructure. This scalable suite of networked appliances, sensors, access controls and cameras is designed to safeguard environments ranging in size from small communications rooms to large scale data centres. 

As an Elite partner to Schneider Electric we are trained to help you optimize your security and environmental monitoring with a full range of Schneider NetBotz appliances.  For expert advise and to help you choose security and Environmental Monitoring requirements, Contact Us

EcoStruxure™ by Schneider Electric

Digitise your physical infrastructure

In a connected world, it’s now more important than ever to protect critical information and data. Ensure that your data centre’s physical infrastructure can adapt quickly to support both future demand driven by IoT and growth - in the cloud and at the edge - without ever compromising availability or operational efficiency.

EcoStruxure™ digitsizes your physical infrastructure to generate a wealth of data that can be translated into actionable intelligence for operational efficiencies.

EcoStruxure™ delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT,  mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control,  and Apps, Analytics & Services, with Continu. To find out how we can offer EcoStruxure™ by Schneider Electric Contact Us

Energy Storage

Balancing Energy Efficiency

What is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Battery Energy Storage Systems store electrical energy from both renewable and non-renewable sources for use when required. High energy users have the ability to come off the grid, flexibly. The DS3 market in Ireland enables organisations with energy consuming machinery and equipment to aggregate or trade their energy, which is greatly enhanced when introducing battery storage systems.

The grid operator is responsible for balancing supply and demand of electricity. With the introduction of more than 1600MW of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) in NI, balancing has become more challenging. At times of enexpected increases in demand, energy storage can be used to discharge power back to the Systems Operator (SONI). Participating in this ‘demand balancing’ provides businesses with significant rewards. Energy Storage is used to ‘smooth out’ the supply from VRE which is unrelaible by nature. 

Why now?

Energy Systems are going through a period of rapid and fundamental change due to the emergence of digital technologies, use of renewable energy sources and falling battery prices. This presents a variety of challenges to the grid and huge opportunities for business consumers. The historic, centralised model of energy systems that regarded consumers as passive is being overturned.

To overcome such challenges Continu offer battery storage solutions in partnership with trusted energy storage solution experts NEC.

By storing electrical energy (BESS) the business consumer can manage variability from on site renewable energy as well as create new income streams.

What are the Benefits of Battery Storage Systems?

  • Generate new revenue streams – by participating in the DS3 market (sums up to £100K availabe for every MW of onsite consumption)
  • Create Savings in Energy Bills- competitive advantage
  • Invest in a futureproof infrastructure assest
  • Actively manage the shape and timing of your energy use using smart technologies
  • Become a ‘pro-sumer’ -increase resilience and profit from managing your energy consumption at source.
  • Eliminate reliance on expensive and ‘dirty’ diesel generators
  • Backup Power during outage
  • Integration with existing UPS technology

Interested? Contact Continu to discuss your project or to get advice on how to implement a Battery Energy Storage Solution. 

“Continu are our main service partner in Northern Ireland. We use them almost exclusively on many projects ranging from site design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repairs of UPS equipment. We have worked with Continu Ltd for many years and find them to be extremely proficient and professional in all areas.”

Ian Lawther, Sales Director APC by Schneider Electric