Intelligent Computer Cabinets

Intelligent Digital Edge Solutions For Smart Cabinets
  • Power Metering and Switching
  • Thermal Mapping
  • LCD Display
  • RFID Access Control
  • Sensor Status Light
Intelligent Computer Cabinets

Make your cabinet part of IoT world with intelligent sensors

AKCP smartRack Sensor Solutions

Add any of the below sensors to your cabinet to build a smart rack solution.

In-Line Power Meter

Turn any power strip into a smart PDU
  • Monitor up to 16 cabinets on a single IP address
  • Monitor how close are you to tripping your breaker
  • Cable and plug options to match your pwoer train
  • Easy to install in-line power meter to any power strip

The In-Line Power Meter connects with any sensorProbe+ base unit. Monitor your cabinets IT power load, receive alerts if pre determined thresholds are exceeded. An optional Latched Relay gives remote switching capabilities. Combined with our smoke detector you can implement the AKCP Patent Pending in cabinet fire suppression technology.

Advantages of this system are

  • Use any low cost power strip
  • More available space for outlets on power strip as the controller is removed from 0U space.
  • Upgrade your power strip as your needs grow without replacing the controller.
  • Hot swappable controller, no downtime to cabinets if controller fails.
Why Monitoring Power is Essential

Monitoring power at a cabinet / PDU level is essential to ensure you are not close to tripping your main breaker, and checking sufficient power overhead when adding new equipment to a cabinet. In-Line Power Meters feature a calibrated, billing grade acuracy meter.

By monitoring power consumed at cabinet level, and also at data center level we can automatically calculate your Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) numbers, allowing you to make adjustments to your cooling system and see the effect in realtime on your PUE

Patent Pending Fire Suppression System

Install an AKCP smoke detector inside the cabinet, together with the in-line power meter and optional relay gives the ability to shutdown power to the cabinet when smoke is detected. By doing this, we are able to isolate the incident to a single cabinet, and avoid escalation of the event to a complete data center shutdown and deployment of gas suppression systems.

Benefits

A data center fire can have serious consequences for operations, finances ,and in the event of gas system release, pose a health hazard. The AKCP Fire Suppression System can avoid these consequences, saving you from lost revenues. A one time event could pay for the cost of the system itself.

Thermal Maps

Detect Cabinet Hot Spots and Obstructions Within The Cabinet



Example of the user interface for thermal map sensors, displaying temeperature at the front and rear as well as temperature differentials.

Thermal maps consist of a string of 6 temperature sensors and optional 2 humidity sensors. Pre wired to be easily installed in your cabinet, they are placed at the top, middle and bottom – front and rear of the cabinet. This configuration of sensors monitors the air intake and exhaust temperatures of your cabinet, as well as the temperature differential from the front to the rear. Use thermal map sensors to identify cabinet hot spots and problem areas.

Obstructions within the cabinet

Cabling or other obstructions can impeede the flow of air causing high temperature differentials between the inlet and outlet temperatures.

Server and cooling fan failures

As fans age, or fail, the airflow over the IT equipment will lessen. This leads to higher temperature differentials between front and rear.

Insufficient pressure differential to pull air through the cabinet

When there is insufficient pressure differential between the front and rear of the cabinet, airflow will be less. The less cold air flowing through the cabinet, the higher the temperature differential front to rear will become.

Power Usage Efficiency (PUE)

When the data is combined with the power consumption from the in-line power meter you can safely make adjustments in the data center cooling systems, without compromising your equipment, while instantly seeing the changes in your PUE numbers.

Power and Temperature on a single sensor port

Thermal maps can be connected to the in-line power meter to make a combined power meter and thermal map sensor that uses a single sensor port on the sensorProbeX+.

This combined sensor means you can more efficiently utilize sensor ports, and gives monitoring of up to 16 cabinets* from a single IP address. Spreading the cost of the sensorProbeX+ across 16 cabinets makes this a cost effective solution for upgrading to your cabinets to become part of the IoT world.

*16 cabinets with power meter and thermal map, depending on optional configurations

From smartRack to a Smart Data Center

Build up your data center with smartRacks to monitor environmental and power conditions on an individual cabinet level. With AKCP’s system architecture and variety of sensors, this can scale up to a complete Smart Data Center monitoring system. Integration of mainline power monitoring, CRAC systems, and backup power, centrally monitored with AKCP Pro Server.

Make adjustments to your data center environment, and instantly see the effect it has on PUE numbers. Run your data center at its optimum condition for cost savings and server health.

Benefits:

  • Live PUE numbers
  • Control and monitor CRAC units
  • Thermal mapping of cabinets
  • Integrated solution
  • Control and monitor access to cabinets
  • Control and monitor access to rooms
  • Monitoring of complete power train
  • Free DCIM software

AKCP Pro Server Software

All data is collected and monitored through AKCP Pro Server central management software. This world class DCIM software consolidates all your deployed hardware and virtual sensors into customizable dashboards. Features include

  • Drilldown mapping interface
  • Modbus, SNMP and PING virtual sensors (Licensed feature)
  • Live PUE calculations
  • Customizable desktops
  • Access control management
  • Centralized monitoring and management of sensors and base units.
  • FREE for monitoring all AKCP devices
  • ONVIF Camera integration (licensesd feature)
Rack Map

Setup rack map desktops in AKCP Pro Server to display your thermal map sensors. Animated arrows show the temeprature differential front to rear, as well the temperature and humidity at the front/rear top, middle and bottom.

With RFID Swing Handle Locks installed, the status of the cabinet doors is also indicated.

Rack assets can be added to the cabinet. Track your assets and identify which assets are installed in which cabinets.

Customize the desktop to display the rack map, together with data center plan view and sensor logs.



Data Center Monitoring

Monitor your compelte data center from AKCP Pro Server. Floor plans, customizable desktops and dashboards that display sensor data, PUE numbers, power consumption from rack up to data center level.

Administer access control rights, view access logs and monitor your data center security from door to rack level.


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