Techno-Contact Elite was mandated by a Major Canadian Company to develop an IT POD (Micro Data Center) using CO2 cooling. This major project wasn’t for a single installation but rather for a multi-location deployment across Canada.
Our client had specific needs to be met and each site would have its own particular requirements. Working with their existing properties, these premises included raw space,non-dedicated and/or shared equipment rooms and office spaces. Techno-Contact Elite had to design a repeatable solution, that could be deployed in a few weeks rather than several months or years and this at a much lower cost than traditional systems or solutions available in the marketplace. The end product needed to be both modular and scalable. (20 to 250kW / 2 to 26 IT Cabinets)
The requested solution could not affect nor depend on other operating systems in the room. Therefore, they had to be autonomous and independent, with their own cooling system, uninterruptible power protection (N+1) and needed to include InRow Cooling and A+B InRow Power Distribution.
The client had identified the need for critical solutions where cooling towers or chillers did not exist. The micro data center solution’s cooling systems had to meet these criteria by operating without water or Freon. They had to be ultra efficient, low-energy operation and include built-in fault tolerance. Moreover, our solution had come with a fully deployed monitoring (DCIM) software and require no periodic maintenance or inspections.
Techno-Contact Elite developed a modular POD system that includes hot aisle containment, is easily adaptable to small/limited spaces and uses 100% Schneider Electric IT components, as well as newly designed, eco-friendly CO2 precision InRow cooling units. This intelligent POD system, complete with a fully deployed monitoring package (DCIM), offers rapid deployment and installation in a fraction of the time and cost required by traditional solutions.
Techno-Contact Elite designed and drove this project in collaboration with a Quebec based CO2 refrigeration specialist
and Schneider Electric.
This project was delivered successfully, within proposed budget and timeframe.
Techno-Contact Elite is a market leader in designing and building Edge and Micro Data Centers.
Techno-Contact Elite is constantly on the look-out for new, innovative and reliable product solutions that meet the demand for efficiency and reliability as well as the requirement of shorter project delivery times and ROI. Techno-Contact Elite has recently been signed by Universal Electric as an authorised reseller of its StarLine Busway product line.
The StarLine offering includes:
• Track Busway is a revolutionary, overhead power distribution system that is available in various sizes and capacities from 40 to 1200 amps. The system’s most unique feature includes a continuous access slot, meaning power can be tapped at any location.
• Raceway incorporates the concept of flexibility in a wall-mounted power distribution system.
• Critical Power Monitoring (CPM) combines revenue-grade metering accuracy with the flexibility to choose how information is communicated.
“ StarLine Busway was a natural evolution for our Edge Data Center designs which are all about achieving ultra fast deployment times by using off the shelf pre-configured products. We have a lot of large colo data center build out projects going on right now in Montreal. Using StarLine to power the racks reduces both installation time and cost. ”
– Jesse Singfield, Chief Solutionist
Techno-Contact Elite is a division of the Techno-Contact Group Techno-Contact Group designs, adapts, and integrates products and solutions to ensure the reliability and availability of your data center while maximizing the efficiency of your installations. Our powerful design and quotation tools allow us to inform you of your different technology options and their impact on CAPEX and OPEX of your data center projects. By sourcing your equipment through Techno-Contact, you benefit from a full commitment of our resources, from the very beginning of your project. We specialize in high availability applications, therefore we are able to offer the best customized solutions.
Opening of a second facility building in St-Hubert
Opening of a second facility in the prestigious Libertas building in Saint-Hubert At the onset of its 15th anniversary, Groupe Techno-Contact is pleased to announce the opening of a second branch as an addition to the Pierrefonds headquarters.
The Libertas building, strategically located at Highway 30 and Boulevard Cousineau, will be home to the business’s three divisions:
• Techno-Contact Inc.
• Techno-Contact Elite Inc.
• Semtec Services
The new location will have state-of-the-art sales offices and meeting rooms to expand the South Shore market.
Additionally, the Saint-Hubert branch will be a launching pad for a new activity dedicated to “major projects”. In keeping with its innovative business model, Techno-Contact has developed a Competitive Project Initiative (CPI) that will focus on key challenges facing present-day and future power projects. These include lowering costs, reducing timelines, and minimizing risks.
“We are proud of the recent expansion,” says Sylvain Poirier, sales vice-president for Techno-Contact. “Our constant growth shows that our vision for starting up a distribution business focused on solutions and not only on products fifteen years ago was accurate. Each day, industry professionals tell us that our consultative approach truly adds value to their business. Many thanks to our customers and our team.”
Groupe Techno-Contact is specialized in distributing products and providing solutions for the industry, buildings, as well as Data Center markets. Its consultative approach make Techno-Contact an ideal parts supplier, but more importantly a one-stop shop for electrical solutions. Groupe Techno-Contact coins a new term... “solutionist.”
Power of GROUP
To better pursue our mission and outline the services we provide our valued customers, Techno-Contact will begin its 15th year by incorporating “Groupe” into its corporate identity.
Over the years, our commitment has led us to create specialized divisions that are real strengths for power projects and customer development. The new name merges our fields of expertise and supports our guiding principle: become the “SOLUTIONIST” for the industrial sector.
By adopting a unique, consultative sales approach, all our divisions share a common goal of assisting their customers and making their workload easier during all project all phases, such as:
• Determining needs, preparing budgets, and analyzing equipment costs;
• Provide assistance in choosing equipment and technology (designing and adapting tailor-made products as needed); • Commissioning and maintenance;
• Offering modernization solutions. Groupe Techno-Contact shows the staff’s ambition to provide its customers with the most comprehensive and appropriate solution every day.
New elite IT physical layer business division
Techno-Contact is very proud to announce that a new elite IT physical layer business division has been created. Headed up by well-respected local Data Center Expert Jesse Singfield.
Techno-Contact elite will focus on the sales and support of the complete Schneider line of critical power and cooling product, software, and service offerings (namely APC, MGE, Netbotz and Struxureware brands).
Both in-house and onsite expertise are now available to all Techno-Contact customers and business partners to design, supply, and integrate these elite solutions into their IT applications, as well as critical industrial processes.
“Our team is very excited about this targeted expansion of our unique business model which to date was mainly recognized in critical facility Grey Space; Techno-Contact elite now moves strategically into the White Space.
A true “Solutionist”, Jesse has more than 25 years’ experience working with APC products, and has an advanced understanding of their data center & server room solutions.”
– Gilles Lemay,
VP Sales & MTKG, Techno-Contact inc. Techno-Contact, founded in 2003, is a fully authorized Schneider Electric partner. Our mission; “Using a consultative sales approach, become a strategic technical and business resource for our customers in the following markets: Industry, Data Centers and Energy Efficiency.”