The Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has reportedly announced to have launched i-NEXT DX computer room air conditioners. As per trusted sources, the new range of expansion cooling systems have been specifically designed for data centers and would assist the firm in making further inroads into the IT cooling market. Reportedly, the new cooling systems utilize Mitsubishi Electric BLDC compressors with capacities of up to 105kW for up-flow and 140kW for down-flow configurations. Moreover, the systems can be deployed across all applications where close control of temperature and humidity and high sensible cooling are required. The Sales Director of Mitsubishi Electric, Deane Flint, was reportedly quoted stating that cooling equipment has never been more important as it is today given that the demand for powerful and faster IT infrastructure has only increased in the recent times. A crucial commercial requirement for managers of the data centers is to have low operating costs which needs installation of highly energy-efficient cooling plants, Flint added. Sources familiar with the development claim that the new cooling systems build on the company’s acquisition of the Italian RC Group in 2016 and feature advanced inverter technology to maximize energy-efficiency. According to a press release by Mitsubishi Electric, the i-NEXT range has been equipped with numerous optional extras including discharge plenums and floor stands, electrical heaters and steam humidifiers, BACnet TCP/IP and Modbus RS485 connectivity. Automatic restart of the units has been built to ensure the systems are up and running promptly after a power outage which saves time, cite sources. In addition, the need for third party controls has been removed as the combined control of up to 10 units enables intelligent redundancy management via LAN. Moreover, noise and power usage have been reduced owing to the composite EC plug fans of the cooling systems.