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Save Money with an Energy Monitoring System

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Your energy costs are likely going up. It's an unavoidable expense because you need electricity to do business. How can you reign this in? The first step is knowing exactly where the power is being used. Once you have that data, you can make good decisions around strategically reducing energy usage as well as getting the most out of the power you are drawing. If energy monitoring has not been a part of your business plan before, now is the time to start.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center energy efficiency, energy efficiency, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs, wireless power monitor

Using Temperature Sensor Data to Drive Business Decisions [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 by Packet Power Team

To make the best business decisions around temperature and energy use, you need to have the data points. Advances in sensors and wireless technology mean today’s devices are small enough to be placed almost anywhere and are able to give you temperature (and other environmental condition data) in real-time. 

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring, remote temperature monitoring, data center environmental monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature monitor, temperature sensor

Installing Packet Power Smart Power Cables [VIDEO]

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Monitoring the power usage of any device that with a plug is simple with Packet Power’s Smart Power Cables. Just how easy is it? This short video explains the quick installation process and how quickly you begin collecting data.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Know your power, power monitoring, smart power cables, Facilities monitoring, energy benchmarking, installation video

Rescuing Stranded Smart Devices In Your Facility

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Packet Power Team

You’ve invested in smart monitoring devices – power strips, meters, ATS’s, temperature sensors, gas flow meters, and leak detectors. They’re in the desired location, next to the equipment you want to monitor. But your facility’s layout can make it difficult to connect metered devices to your network. Running data communications wire may not be possible due to physical limitations. Or the cost of running wire is too prohibitive.

The result is a stranded monitor. Packet Power has a cost-effective solution.

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Topics: data center monitoring, wireless monitoring, wireless network connector, stranded smart devices, stranded monitoring devices, stranded monitoring data

Installing Packet Power Environmental Monitors [VIDEO]

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Monitoring the environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and differential air pressure) anywhere is a breeze with Packet Power devices. They install easily, begin transmitting data wirelessly immediately without extra setup.

This video shows Packet Power's environmental monitors going from installation to online in minutes.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, wireless monitoring, environmental monitoring, Wireless technology, environmental monitor, wireless environmental monitor, temperature monitor, installation video

Wired vs. Wireless Power Monitors [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Power monitoring is essential for efficient, cost-effective facility management. The stakes are even higher in critical facilities where power or environmental anomalies can lead to expensive equipment damage and customer services failures.

Power monitoring helps identify and resolve problems and proactively manage power usage. This enables facilities managers to control costs, limit the risk of outages, and respond faster if there is an outage. You can get the data from your power monitor through a wired connection or any number of wireless technologies. Here is how your options compare.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, data center operations, wireless power monitors, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs, energy benchmarking, wired power monitor, wireless power monitor, manage power usage, wired vs wireless monitoring, wired vs wireless monitor

Packet Power Branch Circuit Monitors Cut Installation Time in Half [VIDEO]

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Easily add branch circuit monitoring to any RPP, PDU or power distribution panel to gather the information needed to allocate energy costs, avoid outages, balance loads, extend the life of existing equipment and plan future capacity. Packet Power’s flexible Branch Circuit Monitoring system is designed to minimize installation time and costs.

With our Monitoring Made to Measure approach, your branch circuit monitor is built to your specifications and arrives fully configured -- no field configuration required. This video walks you through the installation process.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, Know your power, power monitoring, Technical Information, branch circuit monitoring, data center power monitoring, customer support

Season's Greetings from Packet Power

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 by Packet Power Team

From all of us at Packet Power, we wish you a delightful holiday with family and friends and success in the year to come. Please note that our offices will be closed December 23-24. Thank you for your continued support. 

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Topics: Packet Power, Happy Holidays

Understand Power: Volts, Amps, Watts, Watt-hours and Cost

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Paul Bieganski

We live in a world of electrical power. It runs our lights, heating, cooling, computers, and machinery. Consider a data center or any large power-hungry facility -- they need power to function and they must ensure enough power is always available. But power isn’t free. Data center managers closely track power as the cost of energy used by a server over its useful life routinely exceeds its purchase price. And most data centers spend twice that amount to cool the servers and remove heat from the facility.

Here's a quick review on the basics of electricity -- Volts, Amps, Watts and Watt-hours. Adding information on cost at the bottom turns this review of the basics into a necessary part of any critical facility manager's job.

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Topics: Know your power, Power basics, energy efficiency

Monitoring Made to Measure Simplifies Power Monitoring [VIDEO]

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Your power monitoring needs are unique. You need a system built specifically to meet these needs. Sound expensive? Packet Power’s "Monitoring Made to Measure" approach to building power monitoring systems significantly reduces installation time, saving you time and money compared to other power monitoring solutions.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Know your power, power monitoring, wireless power monitors, Facilities monitoring, wireless power monitoring, Monitoring made to measure

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