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Power Outage Cancels Screening of "War for the Planet of the Apes"

July 07, 2017

  By Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director

Yesterday’s screening of War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest modern film based on the original 1968 classic, was cancelled in Los Angeles due to a power outage.  The cause of the outage is unknown currently, but it wouldn’t be surprising to know that high heat levels played a role –


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it’s become a fairly common cause of outages during summer months when cooling systems are strained to their limits, drawing massive power from grids.

Any business – including film studios and theaters – should be aware of the dangers of power outages, including the potential damage to sensitive

electronic equipment, which could disrupt operations for much longer than the outage itself.  Even one small power surge caused by the initial outage could render equipment inoperable.  Importantly, even if nothing appears damaged, small surges can cause circuitry to degrade, reducing its resiliency to future surges.

Whether large or small, every business should be aware of the damage power surges can cause, but also that there are power protection and backup systems that can be designed to ensure equipment is protected.  Even businesses with external generators should invest in power protection, as the generators only kick in after an outage has occurred.  Systems can be designed in a variety of capacities to handle any size business and any type of business equipment. 

The important part is to ensure the solution that is installed is appropriately sized for the business.  IT staff have a hard enough time managing systems; the last thing they need is to worry about having to repair or replace damaged hardware.

War for the Planet of the Apes is set to open in theaters next week, July 14.  Here’s what to expect:




Edited by Alicia Young


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