AKCP’s free upgrade delivers major new features to sensorProbe

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Bangkok, Thailand. November 2, 2004

Major New Features For sensorProbe Devices

AKCP, the world leader in SNMP based environmental and security monitoring, today announced a major firmware upgrade for all sensorProbe devices. Major new features and improvements are in this free upgrade.

The web interface for both Digital Voltmeter Sensor and 4-20mAmp Converter has been improved, providing easy configuration of sensors and effective result interpretation. Users may choose to display either an absolute, or a percentage value, for all numbers on the sensor detail page. The unit of monitoring environment is also customizable, offering flexibility to users integrating external sensors (i.e.: “Lbs” when integrating a custom pressure sensor with a Digital Voltmeter Sensor). When all numbers (readings and threshold settings) are displayed and entered in a decimal point format, monitoring and controlling accuracy is increased even more!

After upgrading, the sensorProbe can authenticate to SMTP servers. The sensorProbe includes the capability to send e-mail alerts when the environment changes beyond your specified limits. With many SMTP servers requiring an authentication, most e-mail clients support this feature. AKCP has also included a configuration option that enables the sensorProbe to login to such servers before sending out an e-mail.

In this upgrade, AKCP has also added features relating to system date and time. The sensorProbe’s battery backed clock facilitates accurate timestamps in both alerts and system log messages. Even when a Real Time Clock battery status is bad, it can be displayed on GUI so that users can replace!

The sensorProbe can synchronize date and time with any Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, assuring accurate record keeping. The synchronization can be done manually or periodically, at a time preset on the sensorProbe. Furthermore, the sensorProbe can automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time. Since the AKCP sensorProbe is installed around the world, this automatic adjustment will always keep the system time correct.

AKCP has enhanced their Sensor Controlled Relay feature for sophisticated applications, though configuration remains straightforward. Users can tie multiple sensors to the same Sensor Controlled Relay. This enhancement provides an individual configuration for each sensor. Users can flexibly control a relay, discretely responding to various environmental alerts! An option to override the automatic response feature is also provided. The relay can be turned on or off manually just by clicking on the web interface.

This upgrade is free to existing customers of AKCP, and is standard for new customers! The sensorProbe2 is now available for $295, including a free temperature sensor, and the sensorProbe8 for only $695.

All sensorProbe products are supplied with full SNMP and a complete MIB, allowing interface with SNMP based Network Management systems such as HP OpenView®, IBM Tivoli®, What’s Up Gold, and others

About the sensorProbe

The sensorProbe is a low-cost environmental monitoring device that enables users to sense critical changes. It can measure the humidity, temperature, airflow, water detection, dry contacts, voltage etc, using its intelligent sensors family.

About AKCP

AKCP Inc., established in 1981, is the oldest and largest manufacturer of IP based environmental and security monitoring solutions. Over 15,000 organizations use AKCP solutions for disaster prevention and infrastructure security. Providing early warning of threats to the integrity of a company’s data and assets, AKCP serves the Rack Mount, Telecommunications, Power, and Food and Beverage Industries, Corporate Data Centers and Wiring Closets, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Department of Defense, and many more industries requiring the ultimate in natural and man-made disaster prevention.

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