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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

In emergency situations these devices are crucial. Schneider has been in the business for a long time. Power conditioning and battery backups are not things you trust to devices or companies that are unproven. In 12 years I have not had an issue with the reliability or longevity of these devices
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

  • Notifications are fantastic. In the event of a power outage the email notifications are quick and easy to set up.
  • The web based GUI is pretty intuitive and easy to use.
  • The ability to combine these devices with other Schneider (formerly APC) devices is great. We use a number of older Netbotz systems. This makes it very easy to pull reports to give an overall picture. For example: The power went out at 7:00PM. This caused the UPS to kick on. During that time the air conditioning turned off and the server room temperature went up 10 degrees. You can then take this data to those responsible for HVAC and determine best course of action. This is hypothetical of course but you can see the benefit.
  • Replacing the batteries is extremely easy.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

  • The LCD screen on the models we use is very small and often you need to scroll through many pages to see the full message.
  • Battery run time is fairly accurate but you really need to keep an eye on it in the event of an emergency. I understand this is typical but it's worth noting.
  • Not sure if newer models have this but SMS notifications would be great.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC 9.0
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I have never had to actually call for support on these devices. The engineer that came to do the initial install was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. She was obviously an expert in the field. At one point we decided to replace all the batteries to ensure battery runtime. That was incredibly easy and did not need to call
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

We have only used APC/Schneider devices in the past simply because they are the most proven devices of this kind on the market. Like I said previously you cannot trust any unproven device in this kind of emergency scenario. I am not interested in exploring second-tier battery backups.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Gamatronic Power + UPS

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Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

  • They have saved our environment countless times. We have a history of power outages in our area. Some of these have been long-term. There is no doubt that without these devices we would have experienced a serious data loss issue at this point.
  • I cannot attest to the long-term impact of power conditioning but I can only guess that overtime the ROI has been positive in that regard as well.
  • Notifications have definitely saved our IT investment by alerting us when our backup generator did not kick on.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Gamatronic Power + UPS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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