PTS data center solutions professionals find most data center facility managers don’t want to burden or use their expensive network infrastructure to address environmental & power monitoring solutions. We all know we can’t manage what we don’t measure, but often the resistance of facilities and IT wanting to work together to address the problem prevents both groups from effectively monitoring environmental conditions on the network to optimize the Data Center. Wireless sensor solutions can not only eliminate the resistance when trying to get network infrastructure allocated for environmental monitoring but they also give data center operators the ability to quickly deploy and the flexibility to move sensors around for testing as new equipment is being deployed.
PTS’ Data Center Site Wireless Environmental & Power Monitoring Solutions represent one (1) of the eleven (11) step progression of the data center project process, the Monitoring & Managing step.
The Packet Power Energy Monitoring System uses a wireless mesh network to monitor inline power meters, temperature, humidity and air pressure that the management of complex facilities requires. The data collected from these sensors can be managed in a cloud portal called EMX, or you can run Power Manager from Packet Power or you can just use a gateway for SNMP Connectivity and Modbus TCP/IP Connectivity link the wireless monitoring devices to your existing data center monitoring software.
The SensiNetRack Sentry is a wireless temperature monitoring device and component of the SensiNet wireless sensor network. It reports highly accurate, real-time ambient level temperature measurements, without wires, and is FCC and CE-approved for license free operation worldwide. The Rack Sentry utilizes a solid state sensor in a unique configuration for ultimate installation flexibility. Individual sensors are “daisy chained” using standard CAT5 patch cables. Up to three sensors are supported as standard and these sensors can be added and or reconfigured in the field. The system simply recognizes the attached sensors and reports temperature with virtually no user configuration.
The Rack Sentry utilizes highly accurate, MEMS solid state sensors and a replaceable “C” size battery provides years of reliable operation. The SensiNet Services data acquisition Gateway is a powerful appliance providing network management, user interface, data logging, trending, alarming and communications without any complicated software to install. A standard browser and network connection is all that’s required to access and configure the system. The GWAY-1022 also operates as stand-alone data logger with real time views, trending and e-mail alerts.
SynapSense uses a wireless mesh network to monitor:
- Server inlet temperatures
- Delta T across CRAC units
- Humidity and calculate dew points
- Subfloor pressure differentials
SynapSense Wireless Environmental Monitoring and Data Center Optimization Platform software provides real-time visibility to assess current data center operating conditions, including generating a temperature gradient to identify operational or energy efficiency opportunities, and quantify improvements.
Vigilent Energy Management Systems are built upon a sophisticated, wireless mesh network using technology developed by Dust Networks®, the leader in industrial wireless networking. This implementation is designed for the most demanding industrial applications, in harsh environments where packet delivery is critical.
These wireless sensors are installed at CRAC/CRAH supply and return as well as rack inlets to determine the zone of influence and the impact as air handlers are cycled down or turned off to optimize the cooling to the demand of the IT footprint.
Quickly and easily identify temperature status and potential issues from across the data center.
PTS Aurora High Resolution Wireless Temperature Sensing Strips couple a series of 8 temperature sensors with an array of high intensity LEDs. This design provides the appearance of a “live” CFD by visually displaying a range of cool (blue) to hot (red) and a blend of 129 colors in between.
The Aurora is the perfect self-policing, real-time troubleshooting tool to clearly identify potential cooling or heat-related issues. Data Centers are dynamic environments, so the instantaneous feedback is invaluable when monitoring changes or validating best-practice improvements.
To learn about individual Wireless Environmental & Power Monitoring Solutions, contact us or visit (in alphabetical order):
- Packet Power Energy Monitoring System
- PTS Aurora Wireless Temperature Monitoring Strips
- Raritan Power IQ
- Schneider Electric PowerLogic Power and Energy Monitoring System
- SynapSense Real-time Energy Management Solutions
- Vigilent Energy Management Solutions
- Wireless Sensors SensiNetRack Sentry Solutions
To learn more about other PTS Assessment, Design, Monitoring & Management Services, contact us or visit:
- Facility Monitoring, Management (DCIM) & Control Systems
- Asset Management
- Data Center Management (DCIM)
- Data Center Maintenance Management
- Data Center Planning & Pre-Design Services
- Data Center Power & Cooling Systems Analysis Services
- Data Center Feasibility Consulting
- Data Center Project Cost Estimating
- Data Center Support Infrastructure Monitoring
- Data Center Monitoring & Control Services
- Data Center Operations & Maintenance Services
- PTS Data Center Availability & Risk Assessment
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
- Thermography Assessment Service
- PTS Data Center Energy Usage Assessment Service