SANDSTON, VA--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) -   Anord Critical Power, Inc., a leading independent provider of critical-power infrastructure to the global data center industry, today announced the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Day, has been selected to address attendees at the first annual Southern California AFCOM Symposium, February 18, at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. Day's presentation will focus on the operational and safety benefits of next-generation switchgear, while underscoring the UL Form 4b Type 7 AMS switchgear advantages now available in the U.S. market.

This is the first annual AFCOM Symposium: Southern California event designed to help data center and facilities managers to harness the collective wisdom and experience of fellow professionals specializing in operational best practices and strategies. The event's keynote and panel discussions are designed to address overarching challenges while afternoon educational breakout sessions will offer insightful discussion options on both data center management and facilities management.

Day's presentation will compare the differences between legacy UL 891 switchgear and EMEA's IEC 60349.1 Form 4b Type 7. Now UL listed, the Form 4b Type 7 switchgear is quickly gaining momentum in the U.S. and was recently selected as part of the CRN 2015 Data Center 100 list of 20 Infrastructure Providers. Day's presentation will highlight the reasons for its popularity including:

  • Higher-level arc containment delivering improved performance to arc flash standards.
  • Smaller footprint translating into a denser data center with the opportunity to leverage more space for revenue-generating purposes.
  • Lower risk compared to typical switchgear, promoting greater protection and workplace safety.

"With rising costs of data center operations, Anord's fault resilient Form 4b Type 7 Switchboard's modular design offers an ideal option for data center clients to leverage the smaller footprint and select a configuration that best meets their needs," explains Day. "The unique design offers a higher density for skid-mounted applications, allowing two smaller switchboards to replace the same space as one with drastic cost savings."

About Anord Critical Power Inc.
Anord Critical Power Inc. is a U.S.-based subsidiary of Anord, a leading independent provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, entering the American market with the delivery of a robust switchgear product offering superior system resilience and enhanced operator safety. Its compact, fully compartmentalized switchgear system offers a "best-of-both standards" solution to meet the needs of critical power businesses. Established in 1969, Anord has a strong pedigree and successful track record in providing mission critical, Low Voltage, Power Switchgear, Bus Duct, and Energy management Systems to many of the world's leading cloud computing, colocation and enterprise data center businesses across EMEA as well as North and Latin American markets. Anord's proprietary "AMS" switchgear system provides customized power switchgear equipment from a type tested and certified modular platform fully compliant with the IEC LV Switchgear standard 61439-2, and was recently tested and approved to UL891. For more information visit:

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Jackie Abramian
BridgeView Marketing (for Anord Critical Power, Inc.)