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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. 

Sage Metering's Paramount industrial thermal mass flow meter  joins the collection of metered devices that work with our Wireless Network connector. Using the WNC, data about gas volume, gas flow rate and liquid temperature is obtained by the WNC from the Modbus RTU interface on the meter and transmitted over the Packet Power wireless network. The data can then be accessed using standard protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, SNMP, EthernetIP and soon BACnet and MQTT. 

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 Monitoring units using IMD-02 and IMD-03 meter platforms
Janitza Power strip UMG 96RM
Liebert (Vertiv) Power strip MPH devices using RPC-2 communication module
RLE Leak detection controller LDRA6
Sage Mass flow meter (gas, air, other fluids) Paramount
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.

WNC features

  • Auto detects supported smart devices
  • Instantly connects to Packet Power's self-configuring, self-optimizing wireless mesh network
  • Local LCD immediately verifies 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

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, MTConnect, BACnet/IP and MQTT. Packet Power's EMX Energy Portal provides an easy to use option for customers that have yet to deploy a monitoring application.

For more information go to packetpower.com/network-integration or download the Wireless Network Connector overview

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

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