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Applications access data through Gateways, Hubs and Data Diode. Setting up the devices is straightforward. Once installed, they make ongoing network management easy by automatically managing complex tasks such as security, protocol conversion, firmware upgrades, and high availability.

Gateways

Ethernet Gateways provide access to the readings captured by Packet Power’s wireless monitoring devices. Every location with a monitoring network needs at least one Gateway, and as the size of your network grows Gateways can be added to maintain suitable network performance. Gateways also handle the protocol conversion needed to put monitoring data into standard formats used by BMS and DCIM systems.

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Gateway Models

Small or Large Deployments

Small site models support 30 or fewer monitoring units. Standard models support up to 150 monitoring units.

Protocol Conversion

Advanced Modbus and SNMP protocol conversion enables integration with most BMS and DCIM systems. An EMX-only model is also available.

Benefits

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Add a Gateway to easily maintain consistent performance when growing your monitoring network
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Enables a large monitoring network to use only a few IP addresses
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Supports advanced IP network security
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Mesh network protocol allows flexibility where Gateways are placed

Gateway Features

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Automatically joins the mesh network and assumes its share of network traffic
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Offers advanced integration features for both SNMP and Modbus/TCPIP
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Supports up 150 monitoring units
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Preserves energy data in the event of power loss
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One button set up of IP addresses
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Sophisticated capability for panel mapping
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Provides detailed information on network activity via the Gateway console
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Shows IP address on the LED display
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Drives firmware upgrades over the wireless network
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Communicates on 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies
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Small size (76mm x 94mm x 31mm) and low energy use
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Bracket supports standalone mounting or standard DIN rail, cable ties, or adhesive pads

Hubs

Hubs connect non­-Packet Power monitoring devices to the EMX Energy Portal. This allows companies using EMX to gain insights into energy usage from nearly any device that can support standard SNMP or Modbus protocols.

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Hub Models

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SNMP Hub

Feeds data from SNMP devices to EMX.

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Modbus Hub

Feeds data from Modbus TCP/IP devices to EMX. Data from
serial Modbus devices can usually be accessed via a
serial­-to-­TCP/IP converter.

Benefits

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Easily gather data from nearly any device that supports SNMP or Modbus protocols
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Supports local or cloud­-based EMX systems
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Gather data from thousands of monitoring points per site
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Data mapping tools and services are available to support new or customized devices

Hub Features

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One ­button set up of IP addresses
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Small size and low energy use
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Local LED display

Data Diode

Packet Power's Data Diode allows one-way secure transfer of monitoring data between two isolated IP networks via a unidirectional encrypted fiber optical link. 

This enables a colocation services provider to easily share real-time monitoring data for use in an end customer's monitoring application. And Data Diode securely allows data from an isolated network to be sent to a cloud-based monitoring service such as Packet Power's EMX Energy Portal.

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Data Diode Components

Transmitter

  • Gathers data from specified monitoring units
  • Uses an AES-256 encryption key for security

Receiver

  • Requires the same encryption key to receive data
  • Data can be accessed using SNMP or Modbus protocols

Optical Link

  • Unidirectional fiber optical cable with USB interfaces
  • 3- or 10-meter cable lengths available

Benefits

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Allows colocation services providers to easily share specific monitoring data for use in their end customer's monitoring application
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Securely allows data from an isolated network to be sent to a cloud-based monitoring service

Data Diode Features

One-way flow
Hardware-based unidirectional link makes it physically impossible for data to flow in the other direction
Data collection
Collect monitoring data from up to six Packet Power Ethernet Gateways (V3 or V4)
Security
Uses an AES-256 encryption key for security
Easy data access
Data can be accessed using Modbus or SNMP as well as EMX

Wireless that works

With tens of thousands of Packet Power monitoring units in use in data centers around the world,
we can prove that we offer wireless that works. See how we do it.

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