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Racktivity Puts Out New Next-Generation AC Sensor
Environmental management and energy solutions company Racktivity just launched its new AC2Sensor, a power monitoring solution made for installation at the AC power distribution board. It can also be distributed in remote locations, such as Points of Presence (PoPs), base stations and as head ends.
According to Datacenter Dynamics, its eight-input AC sensor is compatible with Racktivity DCPM software, which is a service provider infrastructure and data center management system that allows organizations to monitor and manage power and critical environment metrics. Monitoring is often done remotely over huge data centers and smaller distributed infrastructures.
Racktivity CEO Hans Witdouck spoke about the latest developments, saying, “Energy, power and environmental management within distributed infrastructures is sometimes considered as complex and expensive additions to PoP’s, cabinets or head ends for service providers and yet this part of the infrastructure forms the artery of today’s services.”
“Tighter SLA’s and the pressure on carbon footprint reduction are increasingly forcing Service providers to consider how to meter and manage these critical elements. The AC2Sensor is a flexible device that offers power monitoring, metering, remote connectivity and supports environmental monitoring enabling visibility and control over your infrastructure,” Witdouck added.
The AC2Sensor features a DIN rail mountable design, with one or three phase systems. Further, it contains Ethernet connectivity with a maximum of eight inputs for current measurement, event-driven logging and programmable thresholds for alarm notification to immediately notify administrators of localized power and environmental issues. The unit is totally compatible with Racktivity’s DCPM software, the only distributed software solution that enables management of thousands of multi-vendor power distribution units (PDUs), sensors, and third-party devices as a uniform environment.
The unit is also supportive of Racktivity E²Sensor range in order to support environmental monitoring, inclusive of temperature and humidity watch and motion, and smoke and water leak detection beneath high floors. Like the other Racktivity products, AC2Sensor has many features accessible via built-in OLED display or DCPM platform for monitoring feed, input and power with intense accuracy.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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