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

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

Power monitoring ROI

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Alan Katz

There are countless reasons for monitoring power in data centers. We've outlined some of the most common applications and the resulting benefits. Often the determining factor in deciding to install power monitoring is the initial capital cost. Lower cost monitoring solutions coupled with measurable returns help justify the investment.

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Topics: power monitoring, data center power monitoring, Packet Power, wireless monitoring

Creative monitoring:  How to know -30°F is no problem

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

The Midwest region of the United States experiences a wide temperature range from -30°F (-34°C) in the winter to over 110°F (45°C) in the summer. Well-functioning heating and cooling systems are critical in this environment.

Like many efficient data center operators, Data Realty, a co-location company based in the heart of the Midwest, leverages outside air during the colder seasons. But what about when it is really cold? They came up with a clever use for a Packet Power product to help ensure freezing temperatures didn't negatively impact their business.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, power monitoring, customer applications

Reader's choice:  Top 5 blog posts

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Packet Power Team

Who can resist "top 5" lists? We can't. So we're sharing Packet Power's five most popular blog posts.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, DC, Power basics

An exciting new option for RPP, PDU and panel retrofits

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 by Alan Katz

Do you have 42-pole panels in RPPs, PDUs or on the wall that you wish were monitored? Packet Power now offers a simple way to add full power monitoring at the branch circuit level to existing equipment. 

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Topics: wireless monitoring, power monitoring, branch circuit monitoring, data center retrofit

Convert basic PDUs into Smart PDUs in minutes

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Cesar Medina

Do you have basic power strips that you wish were metered? Would you be interested in a way of upgrading your existing power strips that doesn’t require running additional wires or removing your existing equipment? Packet Power’s Smart Power Cables offer the simplest, most cost effective way to convert any unmetered rack PDU into a smart PDU.

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Topics: data center monitoring, wireless monitoring