Packet Power Blog

Packet Power launches new compact wireless multi-circuit monitors

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Packet Power Team


The new monitors offer an easy way to add monitoring to some or all of the circuits on switchgear, panelboards, HVAC units, generators and other devices. 

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Topics: power monitoring, data center monitoring, Packet Power, data center power monitoring, wireless monitoring, selective circuit monitoring, New product launch

Unique twist on Packet Power product training

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Troy Wyborny

It's hard to get people's attention for product training. A Packet Power customer decided to take a different approach that resulted in enthusiastic team engagement. It involved a Packet Power power module, environmental monitor and Ethernet Gateway along with an espresso machine and two light bulbs.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, product training

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's CoE reviews Packet Power's Environmental Monitors

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 by Scot Love

The Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (CoE), located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, recently completed an in-depth analysis of several portable air management measurement tools for use in small data centers.  

Here's part of what they had to say about Packet Power's wireless environmental monitoring solution.

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Topics: Packet Power, environmental monitoring, data center energy efficiency

Meet Packet Power at Data Centre World 2018

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Packet Power Team

Do you want to learn more about the advantages of wireless power and environmental monitoring? Are you planning to be in London March 21 -22? Please consider stopping by Data Centre World where Daxten will be showcasing Packet Power products at Stand D540.

Troy Wyborny,  Packet Power's Global Channel Manager for Europe and North America, will be there to help answer questions. Hope to see you there.

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Topics: Events, Data Centre World

Best wishes from Packet Power

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Packet Power Team

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness.

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Topics: Packet Power

Bowling balls and one-way mirrors:  The physics of provably safe and secure monitoring systems

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Paul Bieganski

Security and safety are the foremost concerns of anybody deploying and managing an energy and environmental monitoring solution within a data center or any other networked environment such as a building or factory floor. The system being monitored and the systems performing the monitoring deploy exceedingly complex technologies. Unfortunately, complexity tends to lead to side effects and unintended consequences.

We have all heard of the original Internet worm, Stuxnet, ransomware and dozens of other public and not so public incidents involving accidental or malicious disruptions spread and delivered through computer networks. At times, the complexity of the problem seems very daunting, despite the acronym soup of safe-sounding certifications and assurances from vendors. Luckily, there are some basic rules that ANY technology has to obey.

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Topics: Packet Power, Wireless technology, wireless security, wireless monitoring

New Packet Power products deliver cost-effective, time-saving BCMS solutions

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Alan Katz

Packet Power is excited to add two models to our set of branch circuit monitoring retrofit solutions and an industry-leading way to share monitoring data between two distinct and secure IP networks

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Topics: Packet Power, New product launch, wireless monitoring, wireless security, branch circuit monitoring, secure IP network bridge

Stop by if you're in Mumbai

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Alan Katz

Curious about the advantages of wireless power and environmental monitoring? Planning to be in or near Mumbai early November? Consider stopping by.

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Topics: Packet Power, Partner events, wireless monitoring

Dr. Paul Bieganski receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power is pleased to announce that our founder, Dr. Paul Bieganski, is being recognized by the University of Minnesota's Department of Computer Science and Engineering for his contributions to the computer science community.

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Topics: Packet Power

Data center cooling optimization is easier than you think

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Alan Katz

One of the most contentious areas of data center operating cost reduction is cooling. There is an ongoing tension between lowering cooling costs and keeping facility temperatures within a deliberately conservative range. Many data centers accept higher cooling costs to avoid going outside the "comfort zone". Some avoid addressing cooling optimization based on a belief that the cost to implement doesn't have an acceptable payback -- costs too much and/or takes too long.

But optimizing data center cooling can be easier than you think.

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Topics: Packet Power, data center cooling, data center temperature monitoring, environmental monitoring