Emerson Network Power Introduces Mini-Split Cooling System for the Network Edge

August 09, 2016

New Liebert® SRC mini-split meets customer demands for simple, high-efficiency cooling of network closets and small IT spaces

Columbus, Ohio, [August 9, 2016] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today announced the release of the new Liebert® SRC mini-split system, providing the simple, year-round, high efficiency cooling demanded by customers for edge computing spaces such as network closets and server rooms. The system is available in North America, in capacities from 18,000 BTU (4.5kW) to 36,000 BTU (9kW).

The Liebert SRC delivers cooling capacities appropriate for small spaces where precision cooling systems with humidity control are not required. The system also offers industry-best Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).

The new mini-split system will operate with the Emerson iCOMTM CMS monitoring system being released later in 2016. iCOM CMS is an IoT solution that will provide remote monitoring through building management systems and through a unique mobile app, which will provide status, alarms and service workflows. In addition, it allows for remote management, monitoring and setup behind secure company firewalls.

“The Liebert SRC provides simple, high efficiency cooling and addresses small space cooling challenges. Its revolutionary monitoring application will reduce risks in these spaces, through real-time alarming, remote visibility and workflow tracking,” said John Peter (JP) Valiulis, vice president of marketing, thermal management for Emerson Network Power in North America.

Edge IT spaces are gaining in strategic importance among companies. Small Edge IT spaces increasingly contribute to driving revenue in companies, and spending on IT equipment in these spaces has increased over the last 2 years, according to a recent Emerson Network Power survey of IT and data center managers in North America. Managers responding to the survey reported the top concerns in small IT spaces include insufficient cooling capacity and visibility into the spaces.

For these environments, dedicated cooling is becoming a must-have and real-time insight into room temperatures and cooling system performance is increasingly important. Half of IT and data center managers surveyed said they will likely deploy dedicated cooling systems in network closets and server rooms in the year ahead.

More information about the Liebert SRC mini-split cooling system is available at

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. Learn more at

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit

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