CAPRE’s 2019 Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Forecast East: Q&A with Michael Phillips, BTECH

DULLES, VA -- Michael Phillips is the Director of Business Development at BTECH, Inc. located in Rockaway, NJ, where he is focused on transforming the way emergency power, specifically: the battery system is managed across a wide range of industries including Data Centers, Telecommunications and Utilities. Founded 30 years ago in classic startup style - in the founder’s basement - BTECH has proven itself to be the benchmark against which other battery monitoring and management solutions have tried to measure themselves. Below we caught up with BTECH in preparation for CapRE's upcoming 2019 Data Center Forecast East on January 31 to learn more about what BTECH will contribute to the conversation. CapRE: Thanks for chatting with us today, Mike. What’s the latest at BTECH? Phillips: On the product development front, our focus isn’t so much on hardware, although, we are working on some interesting, next-gen stuff; but on the software side- we’ve developed tools that have been rolled out to some of our larger customers, to enable better management of multiple hardware devices behind one firewall. We also have developed several applications that help manage a battery asset through its entire life cycle. This allows our customers to optimize their overall investment in batteries. We are also excited about something we call Reserve Power Management or RPM – how do we package all that we can do to help customers manage and monitor their battery systems and use it to…