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Packet Power Wireless Network Connector adds Schneider and RLE devices

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector (WNC) provides an easy way to make select non-Packet Power metered devices that aren't connected to a network work over Packet Power's wireless network. The WNC now supports several Schneider power meters and RLE leak detection controllers in addition to APC, Geist and Servertech devices.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, Facilities monitoring, wireless network connector, stranded power

Packet Power launches Wireless Network Connector

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Packet Power Team

No more stranded smart power strips! Packet Power now provides an easy way to make supported metered devices not connected to a network work over Packet Power's wireless network. Simply plug the Wireless Network Connector (WNC) into the Ethernet or serial port of a supported device and data will automatically begin to flow across the wireless network. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, New product launch, EMX Energy Portal, wireless network connector, stranded power

Making the case for facility monitoring

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Packet Power Team

You know that your operations team can use energy usage data to help ensure your entire facility runs more smoothly. Monitoring can also save money by reducing costs and extending the life of critical equipment. It can identify inefficient energy use and times when buildings are approaching peak demand usage triggering peak utility pricing. Monitoring can highlight ways to safely reduce cooling costs. Monitoring delivers the data to help in capacity planning. It can help identify when additional capital expenditures will be needed or that such investments can be delayed.

Even though we know the benefits of monitoring, it can still be viewed as "non critical" when budgets are constrained. Here are a few tips to help make the case for adding power and environmental monitoring to your critical facility.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Packet Power, wireless monitoring, cost allocation, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, Wireless technology, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs

Touchpad replaces joystick for Packet Power Gateway and other devices

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power has moved to a new touchpad interface for our Version 4 Ethernet Gateway, Hub and Data Diode devices. While the touchpad replaces the joystick, all other functionality remains the same.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, EMX, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, secure IP network bridge

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: data center monitoring, Packet Power, wireless monitoring, power monitoring, data center power 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 monitoring, Wireless technology, wireless security

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, wireless monitoring, branch circuit monitoring, New product launch, wireless security, 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, wireless monitoring, Partner events

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

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