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.
"The system was found to be very easy to use in quickly gathering highly accurate data on rack air inlet temperatures. It is an inexpensive, pocket-sized system that does not need extra equipment besides a laptop and an Ethernet cable to be useful. The simplicity of use is an advantage for small data centers with limited resources and expertise. It can also be inexpensively expanded to include additional sensors and graphing capabilities."
Go to http://datacenters.lbl.gov to read the complete report.
The Rapid Deployment Pack reviewed includes a wireless environmental monitor (E302, E306 or E312), temperature sensors, an Ethernet Gateway and an EMX Energy Portal license. The report notes the flexibility of the solution and the ease of expanding monitoring points and monitoring applications.
About the Center of Expertise and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Department of Energy-led Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (CoE) demonstrates national leadership in decreasing the energy use of data centers. Through the supply of technical support, tools, best practices, analyses and the introduction of technologies, CoE assists federal agencies and other organizations implement data center energy efficiency projects. The Center of Expertise is located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a leading source for technical expertise on energy efficiency in data centers.