RF Code Inc. and Raritan introduced a joint integration of RF Code’s wire-free monitoring solution with Raritan intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs), designed especially for managing data centers.
The combined wire-free energy management solution is comprised of RF Code active RFID hardware and management software and Raritan’s PX family of rack PDUs, which measure and monitor power usage of individual servers and other IT devices, as well as temperature and humidity at racks.
The solution enables racks to be measured in real-time for power monitoring at the device level, and eliminates the time and cost associated with wired Ethernet connections. In addition, no IP address association, configuration or IP address maintenance is involved.
The RF Code wire-free sensor tag starts directly capturing power monitoring data from the Raritan PDU and then sends that data over the air via the RF Code active RFID infrastructure – from tag to reader to management software. Data collected includes RMS current, RMS voltage, active power, apparent power and breaker status.