This UK SME has been supplying environmental monitoring devices and systems to the IT industry since 1997.
Using their knowledge of this market, it was recognised that there were a vast number of unmonitored single phase power cables in critical locations. By helping businesses and organisations to manage power more effectively, problems can be identified in advance of data centre disasters in addition to potential energy cost savings.
The rapid growth of the sensor market for data centres, smart cities and smart buildings has driven the need to monitor all aspects of an organisation's IT and facilities' infrastructures. Power sensors developed in the UK (and supplied from the UK) help personnel responsible for IT, facilities, IoT and energy to manage power more effectively and become aware of problems before catastrophe strikes.
The sensors monitor 5A, 13A, 16A and 32A cables and clamp around cable sizes up to 4mm2 to record the current (Amps). Data is captured by network management and "Smart Cities" systems using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). These power sensors have been integrated with the "Cisco Kinetic" software platform for smart cities and buildings, as well as network management systems such as "Paessler Router Traffic Grapher" (PRTG).
These are true IoT sensors providing power data where previously this was impossible without unplugging a cable and shutting down equipment. The data supplied from these sensors can help identify under and over current conditions, potential wiring or equipment faults, power failure, equipment failure and unusual power usage patterns.
Installation of the sensors is straightforward: once positioned correctly on the cable, the sensor can be clamped in place so that it cannot move from its optimum location.
Distributors in the IT, Facilities, Internet of Things (IoT) and Energy Management sectors are being sought globally. Licensing agreements may also be considered.