Safe power changes everything. Applied Science of Fault Managed Power Systems

May 2, 2024
Join us for an insightful hour exploring how FMP addresses real-world challenges, fuels technological advancements, and unlocks cost savings while paving the way for sustainable infrastructure.

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VoltServer, Inc
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Fault Managed Power Systems are gaining traction in the ICT industry and it’s easy to understand why; FMP systems solve very real problems for network designers, installers, users, and operators. Fault managed power systems are an arrow in your quiver to address design and construction obstacles and take advantage of advanced and emerging technologies.  In this insightful hour we will review the top current applications for fault managed power and provide a look into future applications for FMP. We will review how network architecture is evolving and how FMP is enabling that evolution, we will show real world cases that are operational today, reference designs and a breakdown of the best “fits” for FMP. We will also cover project cost savings, sustainability metrics and some tips on positioning this technology with clients and stakeholders. 

Learner Outcomes:

  • Primary components that make up FMP systems.
  • Top applications and architectures for FMP systems.
  • Structured cabling considerations for FMP systems.
  • Economic and sustainability implications for FMP systems.



Ronna Davis
VP of Business and Market Development
VoltServer, Inc

Ronna Davis spent over 17 years at CommScope, where she held key positions in strategy, the global partner team, and sales. Her extensive career also includes eight years in the design and construction of telecommunications networks and two years in wholesale distribution. Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and is a graduate of the GM Accelerate Program at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Davis has actively contributed to industry standards and initiatives, serving as the TIA SPEC Chair from 2020 to 2023, participating in the NIST Smart Building Challenge, and being a member of the Ethernet Alliance SPE Committee and USGBC.

As the VP of Business and Market Development at VoltServer, Ms. Davis focuses on building out the global ecosystem around the newly adopted Class 4 NEC code and in particular VoltServer’s Digital Electricity. A critical element of this ecosystem is on enabling the company’s technology partners to integrate Digital electricity seamlessly into their current and future offerings.

Michael Starego, PE, LEED AP

Principal Electrical Engineer

Southland Industries

As Principal Electrical Engineer, Michael is responsible for providing oversight on electrical design and analysis projects, developing department standards, maintaining quality control of electrical engineering projects, and managing electrical engineering personnel. With over 25 years of experience, Michael has been the Engineer of Record for many complex site and building projects in the mission critical, industrial, education, healthcare, commercial, and government markets.

He also performs many building power system analyses including power quality studies, harmonic analyses, lifecycle analyses, and short circuit, coordination, and arc flash studies. Michael leverages his extensive design-build and integrated project delivery (IPD) project experience to enhance designs in constructability, cost and schedule practicality, and maintainability. He has a passion for working directly with owners and builders to develop unique and cutting-edge solutions for implementation into new electrical projects.

Michael has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a PE license in over 15 states and is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

Sponsored By

As the first company to invent, patent and commercialize the distribution of electricity in a natively digital format, Digital Electricity™ is recognized as a dedicated section in the 2023 National Electric Code and Underwriters Laboratory which is referred to as “Fault Managed Power Systems” or “Class 4 Power,” signifying its importance and potential impact. VoltServer has a global presence with numerous circuits installed worldwide in various prestigious venues such as sports stadiums, office towers, hotels, airports, macro towers, warehouses, and agriculture facilities.

Our innovative approach allows for safe power delivery at levels into the 1000s of watts using low-voltage wiring techniques typically associated with low-voltage technologies like Power over Ethernet (PoE). Digital Electricity™ is not only a safer alternative, but it also reduces installation time and cost, improves energy efficiency, and enables intelligent monitoring and control. With a focus on Wireless Densification, Intelligent Buildings, EV Charging, Data Centers, Industrial applications, and Indoor Agriculture, we are rapidly developing game-changing solutions for various industries.