APC by Schneider Electric announced the APC InRow RD, its 300-mm row-based, direct expansion cooling solution for network closets, server rooms, and data centers. Key features of the APC InRow RD include real-time capacity monitoring and easy operation, as well as variable speed fans that reduce energy consumption during off-peak hours. In addition, the modular design provides scalable solutions to add cooling as demand increases, up to 10 kW. With consolidation, power over Ethernet and virtualization making traditional server rooms increasingly complex, a cooling issue can be a contributing factor to ongoing power problems. The APC InRow RD captures hot exhaust air directly from the aisle and distributes cool air through the front of the unit, which ensures temperatures are held at setpoint conditions.