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Steve VanTassel

Steve has over twenty-five years of experience in driving growth at both well-established and early stage technology companies.

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Katz to Lead Product Management and Marketing

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 by Steve VanTassel

We are delighted to announce that industry veteran Alan Katz has joined Packet Power as our Vice President of Products.

Alan's background includes 17 years in the power side of the data center market and the critical power business. He was most recently V.P. of Product Development and Industrial Sales for PDI (Smiths Power) and previously held senior product management positions with MGE UPS SYSTEMS and was a co-founder of ONYX Power. After being part of three very successful high growth ventures,  Alan noted that he sees the same potential in Packet Power and chose to "work for a fast growing, dynamic, responsive company with an industry leading technology". We look forward to his contributions to our current and future product offerings. He can be reached at

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See Packet Power at DCD Converged New York

Posted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Steve VanTassel

Packet Power is excited to be exhibiting at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in New York on March 11, 2014. Visit us to see the latest in advanced wireless data center power and environmental monitoring solutions.

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Packet Power Adds New Talent

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 by Steve VanTassel

Packet Power is growing rapidly, and we are excited to announce several new additions to our team:

  • Tim Manson oversees our production area. Tim has already helped improve the efficiency of our manufacturing processes. He has worked at large and small companies, including recently completing the successful sale of his own firm.
  • Rich von Lehe joins us as a firmware engineer.  Rich has deep experience in embedded systems and was most recently employed by a large hearing aid developer. 
  • Troy Wyborny has rejoined the company. Troy ran international sales for us in 2012 and has come back to the fold. He will direct our sales efforts in EMEA and a portion of the US. 
Welcome to Packet Power!
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Meet with Packet Power at Data Center World in Orlando

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Steve VanTassel

Packet Power will be exhibiting at the AFCOM Data Center World conference in Orlando September 30th and October 1st.  Stop by and discuss how we can best meet your data center power and environmental monitoring needs.

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Packet Power Integrates with No Limits RaMP Software

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Steve VanTassel

We are glad to be adding another entry to the list of DCIM systems that accept data from Packet Power's wireless monitoring devices.  No Limits Software's RaMP system can now readily analyze information captured by Packet Power's real-time environmental and power monitoring units (see the press release from No Limits).

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Visit Packet Power at DCD Shanghai

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Steve VanTassel

Stop by and see Packet Power's wireless data center monitoring system at the Data Centre Dynamics Converged conference in Shanghai 9/3. The Packet Power product set will be on display including monitoring units that are fully integrated into Universal Electric Corporation's Starline bus boxes. 

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See Packet Power at DatacenterDynamics in Sydney on July 2nd

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Steve VanTassel

Packet Power's offerings will be on display at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in Sydney on 2nd July 2013.  

Our Australian partner PUE has already led the deployment of nearly 2,000 Packet Power monitoring units. They will be showing the full range of our wireless data center power and environmental monitoring hardware as well as our EMX monitoring application.  

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See Packet Power at Data Centre World London

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2013 by Steve VanTassel

Our partner, Daxten, will feature Packet Power products in its booth at the Data Centre World Conference & Expo in London this week (27-28 Feb).  Stop by to see our full data centre power and environmental monitoring system -- including our wireless power monitoring integrated into the Starline product from Universal Electric Corp.

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Data Realty and Packet Power Featured in Mission Critical

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 by Steve VanTassel

We are delighted that Data Realty has selected Packet Power as the standard for power monitoring in it's impressive new data center in South Bend, IN. With 21,000 sq ft of raised floor space and a PUE of 1.28, it is a substantial and highly efficient facility. 

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Packet Power Delivers Modbus Connectivity for Wireless Data Center Monitoring

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Steve VanTassel

Good news for data centers using DCIM applications that communicate via the Modbus TCP/IP protocol: we have an advanced wireless power and environmental monitoring system for you!

Using new models of our Ethernet Gateway,  anywhere from a few to thousands of wireless monitoring devices per site can now provide real-time data to applications in the Modbus TCP/IP format.  Each monitoring unit is assigned a distinct Modbus slave ID.  Predefined Modbus register maps are provided and can be customized to work with your particular monitoring system. 

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