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Even fewer stranded smart devices with Wireless Network Connector

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector provides an easy way to make supported metered devices not connected to a network work over Packet Power's wireless network. We've just added more supported devices so you'll have fewer stranded smart devices.

 Wireless Network Connector Features

  • Auto-detects select smart devices from a number of manufacturers
  • Instantly connects to Packet Power's self-configuring, self-optimizing wireless mesh network
  • Use the local LCD to immediately verify correct operation
  • Supports up to two optional temperature probes
  • Can be mounted with a low profile bracket, via a DIN rail clip, or by optional magnet
  • Powered by external 100-240V power supply (works with most plug types including C13); some power strips can power the WNC directly from USB or other ports

Supported Devices

Brand Device type Models*
APC Power strip Supported AP78XX, 79XX and 88XX models
APC ATS Supported AP77XX models
Austin Hughes Power strip InfraPower with IP Dongle
Geist Power strip Monitored units using IMD-02 and IMD-03 meter platforms
Janitza Power meter UMG 96RM
Liebert (Vertiv) Power strip MPH devices using RPC-2 communication module
RLE Leak detection controller LDRA6
Schneider Power meter PM5XXX
Servertech Power strip Supported PRO2 CDUs

* May not be compatible with all firmware release levels and configuration settings

New supported devices are added regularly. Please contact info@packetpower.com to discuss the process for adding new devices.

Easy access to data
Customers with existing monitoring applications can access data sent by the WNC via a Packet Power Ethernet Gateway using standard protocols such as SNMP, Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP and MTConnect. Support for BACnet/IP and MQTT protocols is coming early 2021. Packet Power's EMX Energy Portal provides an easy-to-use option for customers that have yet to deploy a monitoring application.

See more information about the Packet Power Wireless Network Connector

Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, stranded power, smart devices

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