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Packet Power's network integration solutions make monitoring data accessible to your Building Management Systems, Data Center Infrastructure Management system, EMX Energy Portal, and even between different enterprises.

Once installed, they make ongoing network management easy by helping manage complex tasks such as security, protocol conversion and firmware upgrades.

Network Integration Solutions

Packet Power Network Integration overview

Packet Power's network integration solutions easily and securely connect monitoring data to your network. 

Ethernet Gateways make data from Packet Power monitors accessible to your BMS, DCIM or EMX Energy Portal. 

Hubs gather data from non-Packet Power monitoring devices over a wired network for use in the EMX Energy Portal.

Wireless Network Connectors (WNC) connect supported non-Packet Power monitoring devices to Packet Power's wireless network. 

Data Diodes enable sharing data gathered from Gateways and Hubs between two unrelated IP networks via a secure one-way link.

Gateways

Ethernet Gateways provide access to the readings captured by Packet Power’s wireless monitoring devices and WNCs. Every location with a wireless monitoring network needs at least one Gateway, and as the size of your network grows Gateways can be added to maintain suitable network performance. Gateways make monitoring data available to BMS and DCIM systems using standard protocols such as Modbus and SNMP.

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Packet Power Gateway with mounting bracket

Gateway Models

Small or Large Deployments

Small site models support 30 or fewer monitoring units per Gateway and standard models support up to 150 monitoring units.

Protocol Conversion

 BMS and DCIM applications can access data from Gateways using standard protocols such as Modbus, SNMP, MTConnect and Ethernet/IP. 

Gateway Benefits

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Add a Gateway to easily maintain consistent performance when growing your monitoring network
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Enables a large monitoring network to use only a few IP addresses
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Supports advanced IP network security
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Mesh network protocol allows flexibility where Gateways are placed

Gateway Features

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Automatically joins the mesh network and assumes its share of network traffic
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Offers advanced integration features for both SNMP and Modbus/TCPIP
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Supports up 150 monitoring units
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Preserves energy data in the event of power loss
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One button set up of IP addresses
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Sophisticated capability for panel mapping
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Provides detailed information on network activity via the Gateway console
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Shows IP address on the LCD
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Drives firmware upgrades over the wireless network
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Communicates on 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies
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Small size (76mm x 94mm x 31mm) and low energy use
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Bracket supports standalone mounting or standard DIN rail, cable ties, or adhesive pads

Hubs

Hubs connect non­-Packet Power monitoring devices to the EMX Energy Portal. This allows companies using EMX to gain insights into energy usage from nearly any device that can support standard SNMP or Modbus protocols.

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Hub Models

Hub (TP) with SNMP devices

SNMP Hub

Feeds data from SNMP devices to EMX.

Hub (TP) with Modbus devices

Modbus Hub

Feeds data from Modbus TCP/IP devices to EMX. Data from
serial Modbus devices can usually be accessed via a
serial­-to-­TCP/IP converter.

Hub Benefits

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Easily gathers data from nearly any device that supports SNMP or Modbus protocols
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Supports local or cloud­-based EMX systems
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Gathers data from thousands of monitoring points per site
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Data mapping tools and services are available to support new or customized devices

Hub Features

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One ­button set up of IP addresses
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Small size and low energy use
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Local LCD

Wireless Network Connector

Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector 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.

Simply plug the Wireless Network Connector into the Ethernet or serial port of a supported device and data will automatically begin to flow across the wireless network. Use an Ethernet Gateway to make data accessible to your BMS or the EMX Energy Portal.

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Wireless Network Connector Benefits

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No need for data comm wiring
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Instantly connects to Packet Power's self-configuring, self-optimizing wireless mesh network
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Local LCD immediately verifies correct operation

Wireless Network Connector Features

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Auto-detects select smart power strips from APC, Geist and Servertech
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Supports up to 2 optional temperature probes
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Can be mounted with a low profile bracket, via a DIN rail clip, or by optional magnet
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External 100-240V power supply works with most outlet types including C13

Data Diode

Packet Power's Data Diode allows one-way secure transfer of monitoring data between two isolated IP networks via a unidirectional encrypted fiber optical link. 

This enables a colocation services provider to easily share real-time monitoring data for use in an end customer's monitoring application. And Data Diode securely allows data from an isolated network to be sent to a cloud-based monitoring service such as Packet Power's EMX Energy Portal.

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Data Diode Components

Transmitter

  • Gathers data from specified monitoring units
  • Uses an AES-256 encryption key for security

Receiver

  • Requires the same encryption key to receive data
  • Data can be accessed using SNMP or Modbus protocols

Optical Link

  • Unidirectional fiber optical cable with USB interfaces
  • 3- or 10-meter cable lengths available

Data Diode Benefits

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Allows colocation services providers to easily share specific monitoring data for use in their end customer's monitoring application
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Securely allows data from an isolated network to be sent to a cloud-based monitoring service

Data Diode Features

One-way flow
Hardware-based unidirectional link makes it physically impossible for data to flow in the other direction
Data collection
Collect monitoring data from up to six Packet Power Ethernet Gateways (V3 or V4)
Security
Uses an AES-256 encryption key for security
Easy data access
Data can be accessed using Modbus or SNMP as well as EMX

Wireless that works

With tens of thousands of Packet Power monitoring units in use in critical facilities around the world,
we can prove that we offer wireless that works. See how we do it.

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