Panduit acquires thermal-management monitoring and control firm SynapSense

SynapSense’s portfolio features wireless-mesh networking technology used for thermal risk management and cooling-energy savings.

Panduit Corporation has acquired SynapSense Corporation, a Folsom, CA-based company that specializes in thermal risk management and cooling-energy savings for large enterprise, colocation, and cloud-computing service providers. The SynapSense data center solution “consists of a unique and highly reliable secure wireless mesh networking technology, airflow optimization services, and manual or automated cooling control,” Panduit explained when announcing the acquisition. The company is now known as SynapSense, a Panduit company.

Tom Donovan, Panduit’s president and chief operating officer, commented, “The SynapSense team has a proven track record of success, helping data center managers reduce energy costs, unlock stranded capacity, and sustain savings over time. This has resulted in strong, trusted partner relationships with leaders in the banking, ISP/hosting, retail, corporate and government sectors. SynapSense is a service-oriented technology company that will bring tremendous value to our customers.”

Read how SynapSense technology helped colo provider RagingWire manage its cooling efforts.

Bart Tichelman, formerly president and chief executive officer of SynapSense and now vice president of SynapSense, a Panduit company, added, “The synergy between the broad portfolio of Panduit physical infrastructure hardware, services, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software, and SynapSense solutions, will provide our customers with unparalleled capabilities in environmental monitoring, energy management, power and cooling control, device and network asset management, and capacity management. We now have the most-comprehensive suite available and are very proud to be part of the Panduit family.”

Currently SynapSense systems are available in North America and, through Panduit’s partner organization Stulz, they also are available in Australia. Panduit said it will launch the solution globally in the coming months.

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