SurgeX, a leading provider of advanced power protection, diagnostic intelligence, remote monitoring, and cloud solutions, announced it is now shipping its Squid power management device. The company had previewed the product for integrators prior to the pandemic at tradeshows including ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, so anticipation has been building for the versatile solution.
From a compact, single-chassis design, the feature-rich Squid streamlines installation and fulfills the unique needs of collaborative flex environments, home offices, and other tight-spaced AV installs, SurgeX notes.
The unique solution combines the most in-demand SurgeX functionalities for integrators: boxed network control, AC and DC analytics, and front-end protection with patented Multi-Stage surge elimination, along with the remote analytics and monitoring features of the SurgeX enVision line.
Additionally, Squid keeps in compliance with leading network security protocols including 802.1x authentication and active directory.
Squid offers SurgeX Axess ELITE intelligent power foundation capabilities such as sequencing, scheduling, auto-ping, IP Control, and monitoring, helping integrators reduce service calls through proactive management. Built-in diagnostic monitoring offers a single solution for management, mitigation, and control of the system’s power.
SurgeX Squid Builds In Installation Flexibility
The chassis includes two 5V USB ports inputs for charging and network troubleshooting, eight outputs, four of which are traditional controlled and monitored IEC receptacles, and four are DC so integrators can eliminate wall warts or a two-box solutions.
The compact device can fit easily into a rack, behind a flat panel, under a table, or within a table hatch, SurgeX says of the installation flexibility.
With built-in autosensing, Squid is also the first SurgeX product with universal compatibility with 120V to 240V, allowing global companies to simplify installations and spec the same product into offices worldwide.
“Dealers and integrators seek reliability and performance in the products they source to support their installations. SurgeX equipment delivers on both fronts to eliminate power-related failures and dramatically reduce truck rolls. Squid hits the market at the perfect time as integrators shift to support the growing number of smaller huddle and flex spaces,” says Lauren Simmen, director of marketing for SurgeX.
“Now that Squid is available, integrators will use it to not only streamline their installs with less hardware, but also to reduce service calls, giving them the confidence that their customers can use their spaces without disruption from anywhere in the world.”
Squid is available in three models: 12V (SX-DC-8-12), 24V (SX-DC-8-24), and a combined 12V and 24V (SX-DC-8-1224) model. Units are shipping globally with an MSRP of $599.