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Data Centre Environmental Monitoring

NTI's Environment Monitoring Solutions for Data Centres, Server Rooms, & IT Network Closets



As Internet commerce climbs in popularity, server uptime is essential to businesses. Uptime is a measurement of how long servers remain operational for users without crashing or requiring a reboot. The interactions between servers and their environment often pose a major risk to server availability, with potential threats such as temperature, humidity, water leaks, intrusion, vibration, human error, and power outages. Costs of environmental threats to data centers include: replacement of damaged items, lower worker productivity due to downtime, lost revenue from unavailable server-based applications, and additional administrative time and money spent on investigating and fixing problems. A crucial part of sustaining high availability lies in identifying and monitoring environmental threats in server rooms, which enable prompt response to detected dangers before they escalate.

Potential Problems in a Data Centre:

  • Overheating equipment
  • Unauthorized rack access
  • Air conditioning failure
  • Accidentally leaving rack door open
  • Gradually rising temperature in room
  • Leaks from air conditioner
  • UPS failure
  • HVAC vent obstruction
  • Electrical fire
  • Gaps in monitoring and responsibility

Stay up to date on environmental situations in network closets, server rooms, and enterprise level data centers with fully scalable ENVIROMUX® Environment Monitoring Systems. Receive alert notifications via web interface, email, SMS messages, SNMP, voice phone calls, alarm beacon, and sirens to ensure threats are quickly resolved. The environmental rack monitors can also activate outlets and alarms using output relay switches, such as turning on additional air conditioning when temperature rises. Schedule alerts according to each personnel's shift to minimize emergency response times. A single point monitoring software supports up to 3,000 monitoring systems, allowing smooth upscaling for any enterprise level.



Product Specifications

ENVIROMUX® Environment Monitoring System with 1-Wire Sensor Interface

The ENVIROMUX® Environment Monitoring System with 1-Wire Sensor Interface monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, web page, network management (SNMP), and/or SMS messages (via external USB 3G modem).

The system functions independently or as an IP-connected remote sensor for the ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D. The unit supports 24 single reading 1-wire sensors in any combination-temperature, humidity, dew point, thermocouple or digital inputs-and 2 separate digital inputs.

Monitor and manage environmental and security conditions over IP.

  • Sensors supported:
    • 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure.
    • 2 RJ11 6P4C connectors for daisy-chaining 1-wire temperature/humidity/dew point, thermocouple, or digital input expanders in any combination.
  • Up to 24 temperature, thermocouple, or any single reading 1-wire sensor can be connected between both RJ11 connectors.
  • Up to 8 temperature/humidity/dew point combination 1-wire sensors can be connected between both RJ11 connectors. Each temperature/humidity/dew point sensor is equivalent to 3 single reading sensors.
  • Up to 12 ENVIROMUX-DI2-1W digital input expanders can be connected between both RJ11 connectors to allow a maximum of 24 additional digital inputs. Each ENVIROMUX-DI2-1W is equivalent to 2 single reading sensors.
  • Maximum cable length supported on each connector is up to 600ft (183 m) depending on the configuration and number of connected sensors. Use RJ11 splitters (RJ11-3JCK) to daisy-chain 1-wire sensors (sold separately).
  • Sensors are hot pluggable.
  • The sensors will automatically be detected on power up or a Detect Devices button on the summary page can be selected when logged into the unit.
  • Monitors (ping) up to 4 IP network devices - alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Sensor conditions can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other alerts to trigger one Smart Alert.
  • Supports 4 IP network video cameras for live view of any facility. Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor. Sensor conditions can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other alerts to trigger one Smart Alert.
  • Configure up to 32 alerts, and one Smart Alert.
  • USB port for connecting USB modem.
  • Dual redundant power supplies for connection to two separate power sources.
  • The second power supply is sold separately.
  • Available with optional Power over Ethernet (POE).
  • Integrates with various Open Source SNMP monitoring packages - Nagios and MRTG
  • The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • (Coming Soon) Optional intuitive graphical management software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX units and all connected sensors. Security: HTTPS, SSLv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.

Ideal for a wide range of applications including IT infrastructure monitoring, cold storage/freezer monitoring, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.

ENVIROMUX® Micro Environment Monitoring System

The ENVIROMUX® Micro Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, web page, network management (SNMP), and/or SMS messages (via external USB 3G modem).

The system functions independently or as an IP-connected remote sensor for the ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D. The ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T features an integrated temperature sensor, two RJ45 sensor ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, and two dry contact inputs. The ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP features an integrated temperature/humidity sensor, two RJ45 sensor ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, two dry contact inputs and built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE).

ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T

  • 1 integrated temperature sensor
  • 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors
  • 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure
  • Dual DC power provides dual redundancy.

ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP

  • 1 integrated temperature/humidity combination sensor
  • 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors
  • 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet and dual DC power provides triple redundancy.
  • Sensors are hot pluggable.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 4 IP network devices – alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other alerts to trigger one Smart Alert. Configure up to 32 alerts, and one Smart Alert.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Supports 4 IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
  • Integrates with various Open Source SNMP monitoring packages -Nagios and MRTG. The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • USB port for connecting USB modem.
  • Optional intuitive graphical management software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX units and all connected sensors.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSLv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.

Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.

ENVIROMUX® Mini Environment Monitoring System

The ENVIROMUX® Mini Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and water leakage) that could destroy network components in your server room. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, SNMP traps, web-page alerts, a visual indicator (red LED), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via USB 3G modem).

  • Monitor and manage server room environmental conditions over IP.
  • Sensors supported:
    • 2 temperature/humidity sensors.
    • 5 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure.
  • Sensors are hot plugable.
  • One output relay for control of external devices.
  • Relay activates upon alarm or via the user interface.
  • Supports IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
  • One integrated view - see different Web cameras side-by-side with physical and environmental parameters.
  • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 16 IP network devices.
  • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Two USB ports for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive, and one USB console port for serial terminal interface.
  • Available with optional internal battery backup.
  • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns. Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions (events) can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other events to trigger Smart Alerts.
  • Configure up to 50 events.
  • Up to 20 Smart Alerts can be configured to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
  • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages – Nagios, MRTG and others.
  • The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • Linux inside.
  • Supports network security scanners.
  • Backup and restore system configurations.
  • Flexible Zero-RU mounting.
  • Mounting tabs included.
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available; the ENVIROMUX unit can be mounted with the front or rear facing out.
  • Optional DIN mounting available.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSHv2, SSLv3, IP Filtering, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.

Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.

Optional industrial mini environment monitoring system for high temperature environments. This industrial system has the ability to operate and monitor in harsh environments at high temperatures up to 167°F (75°C).

ENVIROMUX® Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

The ENVIROMUX® Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and water leakage) that could destroy network components in your server room. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, SNMP traps, web-page alerts, a visual indicator (red LED), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via USB 3G modem).

The system supports two external configurable sensors, five digital input sensors, and one output relay for control of external devices. Monitor and manage server room environmental conditions over IP.

  • Sensors supported:
    • 2 external configurable sensors
    • 5 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure
    • 8 Remote Temperature/Humidity Sensors over IP
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T: 1 integrated temperature sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, dual DC power (dual redundancy).
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP: 1 integrated temperature/humidity combination sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, built-in Power over Ethernet (POE), dual DC power (triple redundancy).
  • One output relay for control of external devices.
  • Relay activates upon alarm or via the user interface.
  • Control output relays via SNMP SET commands to power on/off external devices.
  • Supports IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
  • One integrated view – see different Web cameras side-by-side with physical and environmental parameters.
  • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 64 IP network devices.
  • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Linux inside.
  • Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions (events) can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other events to trigger Smart Alerts.
  • Configure up to 50 events.
  • Setup SSH commands to be sent when events are triggered to soft shutdown or reboot machines.
  • Up to 20 Smart Alerts can be configured to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
  • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages – Nagios and MRTG.
  • The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • Two USB ports for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive, and one USB console port for serial terminal interface.
  • Available with optional internal battery backup.
  • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns. Available with optional 24VDC power.
  • Comes with a 24V DC-DC power converter built inside the unit.
  • Up to five units can be used together to increase the number of sensors connected.
  • Cascade up to four ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D units as slaves to one ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D master unit via Ethernet connection. Each master and slave unit needs its own unique IP address.
  • Uses a single Web interface for all systems/sensors connected.
  • Dual redundant power supplies for connection to two separate power sources.
  • The second power supply is sold separately.
  • Optional intuitive graphical management software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D, ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16(U), IPDU-S4/8 units and all connected sensors.
  • Flexible Zero-RU mounting.
  • Mounting tabs included.
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available; the ENVIROMUX unit can be mounted with the front or rear facing out.
  • Optional DIN mounting available.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSHv2, SSLv3, IP Filtering, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.

Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.

ENVIROMUX® Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

The ENVIROMUX® Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, LEDs, alarm beacon, siren, web page, network management (SNMP), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via external USB 3G modem).

The system includes two internal sensors: temperature and humidity. It also supports five external configurable sensors, five digital input sensors, and two output relays for control of external devices.

Monitor and manage server room environmental and security conditions over IP.

  • Sensors supported:
    • 5 external configurable sensors
    • 5 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure
    • 8 Remote Temperature/Humidity Sensors over IP
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T: 1 integrated temperature sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, dual DC power (dual redundancy).
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP: 1 integrated temperature/humidity combination sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, built-in Power over Ethernet (POE), dual DC power (triple redundancy).
  • 2 internal sensors - temperature and humidity
  • Two output relays for control of external devices.
  • Relay activates upon alarm or via the user interface.
  • Control output relays via SNMP SET commands to power on/off external devices.
  • Supports IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
  • One integrated view – see different Web cameras side-by-side with physical and environmental parameters.
  • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 64 IP network devices.
  • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding
  • Linux inside.
  • Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions (events) can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other events to trigger Smart Alerts.
  • Configure up to 50 events.
  • Setup SSH commands to be sent when events are triggered to soft shutdown or reboot machines.
  • Up to 20 Smart Alerts can be configured to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
  • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages – Nagios and MRTG.
  • The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • USB ports for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive.
  • Available with optional internal battery backup.
  • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns. Dual redundant power supplies for connection to two separate power sources
  • The second power supply is sold separately.
  • Available with optional 48VDC power
  • Comes with a 48V DC-DC power converter built inside the unit.
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available; the ENVIROMUX unit can be mounted with the front (sensor connector side) or rear (additional status LEDS with alarm test/silence button side) facing out. Up to five units can be used together to increase the number of sensors connected.
  • Cascade up to four ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D units as slaves to one ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D master unit via Ethernet connection. Each master and slave unit needs its own unique IP address.
  • Uses a single Web interface for all systems/sensors connected.

Optional industrial medium environment monitoring system with back-up battery for high temperature environments. This industrial system has the ability to operate and monitor in harsh environments at high temperatures up to 140°F (60°C).

Optional intuitive graphical management software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D, ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16(U), IPDU-S4/8 units and all connected sensors.

  • Flexible Zero-RU mounting.
  • Mounting tabs included.
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available; the ENVIROMUX unit can be mounted with the front or rear facing out.
  • Optional DIN mounting available.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSHv2, SSLv3, IP Filtering, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.
  • Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.
ENVIROMUX® Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

The ENVIROMUX® Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, LEDs, alarm beacon, siren, web page, network management (SNMP), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via external USB 3G modem).

The system includes three internal sensors: temperature, humidity and power. It also supports 16 external configurable sensors, eight digital input sensors, and four output relays for control of external devices.

Monitor and manage server room environmental and security conditions over IP.

  • Sensors supported:
    • 16 external configurable sensors
    • 8 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure
    • 8 Remote Temperature/Humidity Sensors over IP
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T: 1 integrated temperature sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, dual DC power (dual redundancy).
  • ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP: 1 integrated temperature/humidity combination sensor, 2 RJ45 ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, 2 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure, built-in Power over Ethernet (POE), dual DC power (triple redundancy).
  • 3 internal sensors – temperature, humidity, power
  • Four output relays for control of external devices.
  • Relay activates upon alarm or via the user interface.
  • Control output relays via SNMP SET commands to power on/off external devices.
  • Supports IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
  • One integrated view – see different Web cameras side-by-side with physical and environmental parameters.
  • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera. Monitor (ping) up to 64 IP network devices.
  • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding
  • Linux inside.
  • Available with optional small form-factor pluggable (SFP) port for connecting to a fiber optic network.
  • Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions (events) can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other events to trigger Smart Alerts.
  • Configure up to 50 events.
  • Setup SSH commands to be sent when events are triggered to soft shutdown or reboot machines.
  • Up to 20 Smart Alerts can be configured to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
  • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages - Nagios and MRTG.
  • The unit can be polled via SNMP.
  • USB ports for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive.
  • Internal battery backup.
  • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns. Available with optional dual power for connection to two separate power sources.
  • Up to five units can be connected via Ethernet connection or using CAT5 expansion cables to increase the number of sensors connected. Cascade up to four ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D units as slaves to one ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D master unit via Ethernet connection. Each master and slave unit needs its own unique IP address.
  • Cascade up to four ENVIROMUX-16D units as slaves to one ENVIROMUX-16D master unit using CAT5/5e/6 patch cables with RJ45 connectors wired straight through.
  • Each slave unit needs its own unique RS485 address value that can range from 1-255.
  • Uses a single Web interface for all systems/sensors connected. Available with optional 48VDC or 24VDC power.
  • Optional intuitive graphical management software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D, ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16(U), IPDU-S4/8 units and all connected sensors.
  • 1RU rack mount case is standard.
  • The ENVIROMUX system can be mounted so that the sensor connectors are facing the front or back of the rack.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSHv2, SSLv3, IP Filtering, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.

Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.



Product Variants by Application

Basic Applications

Micro Systems

ENVIROMUX-MICRO-T

Micro Environment Monitoring System, Integrated Temperature Sensor

ENVIROMUX-MICRO-TRHP

Micro Environment Monitoring System, Integrated Temp/Humidity Sensor, POE

Mini Systems

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO

Mini Environment Monitoring System

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXOB

Mini Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-D

Mini Environment Monitoring System, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXOB-D

Mini Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-IND

Industrial Mini Environment Monitoring System for High Temperature Environments

ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-INDD

Industrial Mini Environment Monitoring System for High Temps, DIN Mounted

Intermediate Applications

Small Enterprise Systems

ENVIROMUX-2D

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

ENVIROMUX-2DB

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery

ENVIROMUX-2D-D

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-2DB-D

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-2D-24V

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, 24VDC Power

Medium Enterprise Systems

ENVIROMUX-5D

Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

ENVIROMUX-5DB

Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery

ENVIROMUX-5D-D

Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-5DB-D

Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery, DIN Mounted

ENVIROMUX-5D-48V

Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, 48VDC Power

ENVIROMUX-5DB-IND

Industrial Medium Enterprise Environment Monitoring System for High Temperature Environments, Back-up Battery

Large Enterprise Applications

Large Enterprise Systems

ENVIROMUX-16D

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, AC

ENVIROMUX-16DDP

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, Dual AC

ENVIROMUX-16D-24V

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, 24 VDC

ENVIROMUX-16D-24VDP

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, Dual 24VDC

ENVIROMUX-16D-48V

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, 48VDC

ENVIROMUX-16D-48VDP

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System, Ethernet, Dual 48VDC



Temperature

Place temperature sensors in server racks and air conditioning system vents to monitor rack temperatures and hot and cold aisles. Excessive heat degrades network performance, causes downtime, and can result in damaged equipment. Prevent servers from overheating, meltdowns, and costly replacements.

Humidity

High humidity causes condensation and fungal growth, which can result in electrical shorts in circuits or circuit breakers and damage equipment. Low humidity increases the chances of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and the breakdown of certain plastics.

Water

Rope-style, spot, tape-style, and under carpet leak detectors monitor for damaging water leaks and other conductive fluids that might threaten the data center. Server rooms with raised floors are particularly vulnerable to undetected water damage as all cables and wires are concealed beneath floor panels. Water sensors should be placed on the floor, underneath pipe junctions and ventilation systems, and in air conditioning drip pans.

Airflow

Monitor continuous air flow in an HVAC duct, under a raised floor, or near a cooling fan on a rack cabinet or server. Insufficient air flow can be caused by many factors such as a malfunctioning cooling fan, increased friction, or physical blockage.

Smoke & Gas

Monitoring for developing smoke is essential in the security and safety of any facility. Smoke detectors help detect the initial signs of component fires in server cabinets. Use Hydrogen Sulfide detectors to sense the presence of Hydrogen Sulfide from failed UPS lead acid batteries. Sensors are also available to detect carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, combustible gas (methane, propane, butane, acetylene, etc.), and hydrogen gas.

Access Control & Intrusion

Keypads, electric door strikes, and door contact sensors restrict and monitor access of key entry places such as doors into a data center and doors to network closets and UPS cabinets. Outdoor and indoor motion sensors detect and/or monitor presence for unauthorized access and intrusions.

Vibration

Most machines vibrate more as performance worsens, so tracking fluctuations in equipment vibration is an important means for predicting failures. Too much movement loosens connections within the server housing, unseating boards and chips. Vibration can also damage the hard drive disk when the platter and head physically connect, causing scratches that permanently harm the disk drive.

Power

Detect the presence or absence of line voltage and monitor voltage, frequency, power, brownouts and current of uninterruptable power supplies (UPS). Configure shutdown of equipment when the power is out to minimize damage to key IT equipment.

Security Camera

Use IP surveillance cameras to visually inspect enterprise assets and resources via a browser from anywhere in the world. Real-time surveillance can track personnel entry at keypads and allow a first-hand look at important locations when an alarm goes off for quick assessment of threats.

Information on Medical & Scientific Cold Storage Environmental Monitoring



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