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Monitoring Systems Aim To Boost Data Center Analytics


The Stratus EMS from Sensaphone lets data center personnel easily view the status of an array of equipment and receive instant alerts when values fall out of range—all without adding additional wiring and sensors. The Stratus EMS is a cloud-based, rack-mounted system that delivers real-time status of data center equipment and environmental conditions to a smartphone, tablet or computer.

The Stratus EMS utilizes information from micro-controlled equipment that has data and integrated sensors to control and monitor the performance of devices like uninterruptible power supplies, net meters, protocol data units and HVAC systems. The Stratus EMS reads the values over Modbus RTU/485 and Modbus TCP for alarming and data acquisition.

The Stratus EMS can monitor up to 64 Modbus values and also includes 12 digital/analog universal inputs for connecting external sensors such as vibration, differential pressure, leak detection, air flow, temperature and humidity. All 12 inputs provide a selectable 24 VDC source for each sensor, so users can more easily wire sensors that require an operating voltage. This also provides an added cost savings by eliminating the need for an additional power supply.

Cloud-based manageability—with JSON, HTTPS, POST, cURL, REST Web services support—and the free app allow for fast status checks on the go and quick modification of critical parameters or settings. During an alarm situation, the Stratus EMS immediately notifies designated personnel via text message, email or phone call.

The optional rack-mounted LCD provides an at-a-glance reading of current data for a quick, convenient visual check of sensor information, saving the time of accessing the monitoring system's data logs.

The Stratus EMS will soon be available with an external cellular kit for use when the system cannot be used on the same network as the equipment it is monitoring.





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