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[VIDEO] Convert basic PDUs into Smart PDUs in minutes

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Do you have basic power strips that you wish were metered? Would you be interested in a way of upgrading your existing power strips that doesn’t require running additional wires or removing your existing equipment? Packet Power’s Smart Power Cables offer the simplest, most cost effective way to convert any unmetered rack PDU into a smart PDU.

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Topics: data center monitoring, wireless monitoring

Packet Power Wireless Network Connector adds flow meter support

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Do you have a smart device that you can't get information from because it is not connected to a network?  The Packet Power Wireless Network Connector (WNC) can link it to our wireless mesh network --- and the WNC can now work its wireless magic on gas meters. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, smart devices, wireless gas meter

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.

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

Packet Power releases 54 new wireless power monitoring products

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power is expanding its industry-leading range of wireless remote power monitoring systems with the announcement of a new 3-phase wireless power meter and related products.  The new single-meter, multi-meter and branch circuit offerings can be used in customers' existing  wireless networks and work in concert with our environmental and direct current monitors and our EMX monitoring platform. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, branch circuit monitoring, New product launch, wireless power monitors, multi-circuit monitoring

Is Packet Power right for your industry? Our new website helps answer that.

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power has established itself as the world leader in wireless power and environmental monitoring in data centers. However, you may not know that people responsible for running facilities ranging from convenience stores to sports stadiums also rely on Packet Power to make it easy to meet needs ranging from branch circuit monitoring to facility submetering and remote temperature monitoring. Our new web site is designed to better showcase how we meet these types of remote monitoring needs outside of the data center.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, power monitoring, temperature monitoring, energy benchmarking, hvac energy optimization, remote temperature monitoring

Remote monitoring now essential for business operations

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Paul Bieganski

It has never been more important for your critical infrastructure to be up and running. Remote monitoring helps ensure your facilities are operating as they should be, even when no one is physically around. Remote monitoring isn't a new thing, but it is time to move it from the "nice to have" category to the "essential for business operations" category. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, wireless security, wireless power monitors, Facilities monitoring, remote monitoring

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

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