Chatsworth Products’ New eConnect® Electronic Access Control Improves Physical Data Center Security

Intelligent Power, Environmental Monitoring and Access Control in a Single, PDU-Based Platform

eConnect® Electronic Access Control (EAC) adds another layer of security to cabinets. (Photo: Business Wire)

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--()--Chatsworth Products (CPI) recently introduced eConnect® Electronic Access Control (EAC), a networked locking solution for data center cabinets that allows data center managers to keep a log entry of each cabinet access remotely, adding another layer of security to the cabinet.

eConnect EAC fully integrates with CPI’s vertical eConnect power distribution units (PDUs) models that have proprietary auxiliary ports, removing the need to power and network the locks separately. This integrated solution combines rack-level power management, environmental monitoring and remote access control into a single, easy-to-use PDU-based system.

Secure Array™ IP Consolidation, an eConnect feature that allows up to 32 PDUs to be linked under one network connection, works with the integrated cabinet ecosystem using a single network connection and one interface to monitor all three elements, which greatly simplifies rack management.

Main advantages of EAC include:

  • Deployment Savings: Secure Array allows up to 32 PDUs (16 cabinets with front and rear locks) to be deployed under one IP address
  • Remote Access Control: Through the eConnect interface, users can remotely program, monitor and control each cabinet access and keep a log entry for security and regulatory compliance purposes
  • Smart Card Authentication: Proximity card reader recognizes existing employee 125 kHz or 13.56 MHz RFID cards

Additionally, EAC works with CPI's Power IQ® for eConnect and other third-party DCIM software to provide a single source for white space/rack-level monitoring and control, and to consolidate data into a single database for cross reporting.

Order eConnect PDUs and locks preinstalled in CPI's GF-Series GlobalFrame® or F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinets using the online Product Configurator, which simplifies ordering, shipping and installation.

For more information on eConnect EAC, visit the product page.

About Chatsworth Products

At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today’s critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2017 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, RMR, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, SeismicFrame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, CUBE-iT PLUS, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient, Secure Array, EuroFrame, Clik-Nut and Motive are trademarks of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.


Chatsworth Products
Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist

Release Summary

CPI introduces eConnect® Electronic Access Control, a networked locking solution that provides intelligent power, environmental monitoring and access control in a single, PDU-based platform.

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Chatsworth Products
Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist