A switched PDU is responsible for providing network-grade power distribution and outlet control along with local or remote monitoring. It enables users to manage remotely while monitoring the PDU vitals and control the outlets as well as the networked clients. One can monitor the power status over the network while using the management console and ethernet port or locally using the digital LCD meter. Using the remote reboot connected equipment, one can seamlessly switch on and off these PDU outlets. Some of the features of switched PDUs include upgradeable firmware, vertical or horizontal mounting, durable metal housing, etc.