Switchable IP Power Sockets for all needs: New Expert Power Control Series from GUDE

News / 08.12.21

8-way switched PDU for increased energy efficiency and operational safety of all your media devices 

GUDE's new Expert Power Control 8031 Series enables switching and metering of electrical appliances through TCP/IP network, serial interface or mobile device app. The Series consists of four versions with 8 load outlets on the rear panel:

8031-1: 8x IEC C13  
8031-3: 8x Safety socket type F (DE) 

8031-2: 8x IEC C13 Lock       
8031-4: 8x type G (BS 1363 for UK)                         


For Expert Power Control 8031-2, IEC Lock sockets prevent accidental disconnecting of IEC cables by a patented locking mechanism. 

The Power Ports are individually switchable through web interface, serial interface, SNMP or a button directly on the device. Moreover SNMPv3, SSL, IPv6, Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP support are incorporated. Expert Power Control 8031 disposes of two energy meters. Various electrical dimensions are measured on the supply line and enable users to identify and exploit power-saving potential. In addition, responsibles receive warning messages when fault currents occur (residual current measurement type A). This allows preventive maintenance even before downtime. 

Whenever you need to implement reliable power distribution and intel- ligent device management in an IT infrastructure with a perfect cost- benefit ratio, the switchable IP power distributors of the Expert Power Control series come into play: They allow you as a demanding user consi- derable benefits in terms of utilization and monitoring of your installation:

Key benefits

  • 8 ports IEC C13, IEC Lock, safety socket, type G (UK)
  • Event and schedule-controlled switching
  • Energy and residual current metering (RCM) 
  • 2 connectors for optional sensors
  • NTP function can be activated
  • Integrated overvoltage protection (type 3)
  • IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL, Telnet, Radius, Modbus TCP



  • 8 ports IEC C13, IEC Lock, safety socket, type G (UK)
  • Switching network or media technology devices through media controls of well-known AV manufacturers (Atlona, Barco, Crestron, Control4, Elan and Savant) 
  • Switch and control servers and IT equipment in server rooms and data centres 
  • Restart PCs, servers, routers, and switches remotely 
  • Reduce power consumption of standby devices through schedule control leading to reduced electricity costs 
  • Network monitoring through integration with monitoring software (PRTG, Icinga, Nagios, Power IQ, Tivoli) preventing system critical conditions 
  • Environmental monitoring by connected sensors (temperature, humidity and air pressure)
  • Remote access allows proactive and timely corrective actions
  • Enhanced security with support for common authentication and encryption protocols   
  • Reduction of downtime and thus saving of significant service costs


    • AV environments: huddle rooms, conference rooms, theaters, auditoriums, LED walls or digital signage systems 
    • Industrial environments: Production facilities, warehouses or workshops
    • IT installations: Engineering rooms, data centers, 19 "cabinets or server rooms

    GUDE's full range is available to order from RGB Communications now. Contact our specialists today on 01488 73366 or email sales@rgbcomms.co.uk to find out more.