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Pentair Introduces Schroff 450/40 ATCA Chassis to Support Next Generation ATCA Board Requirements

Pentair Equipment Protection announces the Schroff 450/40 family of ATCA chassis' with the introduction of 14U, 14-slot models.
    MINNETONKA, MN, March 08, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pentair Equipment Protection announces the Schroff 450/40 family of ATCA chassis' with the introduction of 14U, 14-slot models. Designed to accommodate the requirements of next generation ATCA boards, these chassis' minimize the time-to-market for critical, high-availability applications where enhanced performance is crucial.

Schroff 450/40 ATCA chassis' deliver increased cooling capabilities of 400 Watts per slot in the front of the chassis and 50 Watts per slot in the Rear Transition Module (RTM). Additionally, these chassis' are bundled with Schroff's leading-edge 40 Gbps backplane and proven ATCA shelf management, mechanical hardware and quality--ensuring a dependable protection solution.

"As today's network requirements continue to grow and higher performing ATCA boards become available, it is crucial to have reliable equipment to support operation requirements," said Eric Torrell, Product Manager, Pentair Equipment Protection. "Deploying the 450/40 ATCA chassis ensures that our customers' integrated solution will continue to perform at the highest level, future-proofing their system design."

Key features of the 450/40 ATCA chassis include:

--14U, 14-slot Dual-star with bussed or radial IPMI
--Increased power availability of 400W per slot in front and 50W in RTM
--800W electrical power for double-wide blades
--Redundant power entry modules
--Enhanced cooling capabilities of 400W per slot in front and 50W in RTM
--Redundant, push-pull fan tray cooling design for fault tolerance
--Accepts two shelf managers with Pigeon Point ShMM 500

Schroff 450/40 ATCA chassis' provide reliable operation in diverse applications, including telecommunications, financial, aerospace, military, high energy physics, medical, surveillance and industrial automation.

About Pentair Equipment Protection

Pentair Equipment Protection, a division of Pentair, is the leading provider of worldwide product and service solutions for enclosing, protecting and cooling electrical and electronic systems. Its industry-leading brands--Hoffman, Schroff, McLean--provide a broad variety of standard, modified and engineered solutions to the commercial, communications, energy, general electronics, industrial, infrastructure, medical and security and defense markets. For more information, visit

About Pentair, Ltd.

Pentair ( delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With pro forma revenues of approximately $8 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

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