powered by TMCnet

Temperature Monitoring

Temperature Monitoring Feature

July 20, 2010

An Exciting Temperature Monitoring Solution

By Erin Monda, TMCnet Contributor

In these sweltering summer temperatures, monitoring your data center is more important than ever. And finding a reliable product that can provide efficient temperature monitoring can seem a daunting task.

The Room Alert 26W is such a product. It is AVTECH's most advanced hardware solution that can be used by IT managers for their environmental, automatic corrective action, wireless sensor and temperature monitoring needs.

The Room Alert 26W has been developed to help monitor computer room temperature, humidty, power levels, flood exposure, room entry and many other threats. According to Avtech, the Room Alert 26W’s manufacturer, “Room Alert 26W's Wireless Sensor Hubs (WiSH) communicate via a secure, private protocol that is ZigBee compatible, allowing users the ability to monitor large numbers of sensors both indoors and out up to 250' away. The Room Alert 26W package allows users to log environment sensor status for immediate alert notification, historical review and graphing. Alert notifications via email, email-to-SMS, SNMP and more communicate to devices like computers, mobile phones, iPhones, BlackBerrys, pagers and PDAs. Room Alert 26W comes standard in a 1U 19" configuration and offers an easy to use web browser interface for settings changes and viewing real-time sensor status from anywhere.

The Room Alert 26W offers several fine features, such as easy Ethernet 'Plug and Play' setup for immediate IT & facilities environment monitoring. built-in digital temperature, digital humidity, power and flood sensors, external digital temperature, room entry, and powered WiSH sensors, a built-in uninterruptible power supply and six digital sensor ports and 16 channels for switch sensors or dry contacts.

The complete Room Alert 26W allows real-time sensor status, data logging, graphing, advanced alerting, Fahrenheit or Celsius, sensor values in alerts, high and low watermarks, wireless sensor monitoring – among other benefits.According to Avtech, the Room Alert 26Ws complete package includes a license for AVTECH's Device ManageR software, a solution for the discovery, management, logging, graphing, alerting and more of AVTECH's IT & Facilities Environment Monitoring hardware. It runs as a Windows Service and automatically discovers AVTECH's hardware units or Axis (News - Alert) (News - Alert) IP cameras across the network, allowing users to immediately be informed when environmental thresholds are passed. Device ManageR's web browser interface allows users to manage units contained on their network, graph and log sensor data in real-time or over a specified date range, and sends out alerts if an issue or event arises.