APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 570 – NBRK0570

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Rack mountable appliance for NetBotz security and environmental monitoring system. Includes ports for connecting APC environmental sensors, camera pods and 78 Universal Sensors.

£1,825.00 £1,735.00 (ex VAT)

Description

What’s included with the APC Netbotz 570 Appliance?

  • Free Installation Advice
  • Onsite Installation available
  • Temperature/Humidity/Access Sensors
  • 12 x Sensor Ports
  • Temperature/humidity sensor

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x NetBotz 570 Rack Mountable Appliance
  • 1 x Wired Temperature & Humidity Sensor
  • 1 x 5 metre USB Cable
  • 1 x C14 Power Cable
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Documentation CD and Installation guide
Netbotz 570 What's in the box

The APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 570 (NBRK0570) is an enterprise appliance for environmental monitoring and control within IT rooms, Server Rooms and Data Centres.

A NetBotz 570 protects your computing equipment from physical threats such as high temperature, humidity, water damage and also both malicious and unintentional access events. This device supports NetBotz wireless sensors, the NetBotz 570 is a rapidly deployable device to add to your environmental monitoring solution.

The rack-mountable form factor means that the NetBotz 570 can be mounted in a rack alongside your other IT equipment or zero-U mounted in the rear of a cabinet. The appliance has 6 on-board sensor ports for NetBotz wired sensors, including temperature, temp/humidity, smoke and spot fluid sensors as well as third-party sensors via a dry contact cable. Additional ports include a beacon, voltage output, relay output and Modbus connections for monitoring over Modbus RTU or TCP.

The APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 570 (NBRK0570) functions as the central hardware appliance for a NetBotz security and environmental monitoring system. The rack-mountable appliance includes multiple ports for connecting APC environmental sensors and other third-party sensors. The appliance includes additional ports that provide power to or allow control over other devices. Supports up to 4 external camera pods,  12 sensor pods and up to 78 Universal Sensors.

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What's included with the APC Netbotz 570 Appliance?

  • Free Installation Advice
  • Onsite Installation available
  • Temperature/Humidity/Access Sensors
  • 12 x Sensor Ports
  • Temperature/humidity sensor

What's in the box?

  • 1 x NetBotz 570 Rack Mountable Appliance
  • 1 x Wired Temperature & Humidity Sensor
  • 1 x 5 metre USB Cable
  • 1 x C14 Power Cable
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Documentation CD and Installation guide

 

 

Netbotz 570 Stuff (1)

How many sensors can I have?

There are 12 sensor pods and you can connect up to 78 Universal Sensors.

 

 

 

 

Can you connect cameras to the Netbotz 570?

Yes, the NetBotz Rack Monitor 570 supports up to 4 external camera pods.

Which organisations will benefit from Netbotz monitoring?

Netbotz monitoring will benefit organisations in the education, finance, healthcare, banking and insurance sectors as well as businesses with multiple branches such as pharmacies that may have one remote IT team. Ecl-ips has been involved in providing Netbotz systems for several companies including AON, the BBC, Network Rail, the London Underground, Birmingham City Council, JLT, Wychavon District Council and BT.

What is the history of the Netbotz appliances?

The company Netbotz was founded in 1999, by a private group of individuals and investors in Austin, Texas. Netbotz Inc. was a privately-held company and was a provider of web-based monitoring solutions that closed the gap between traditional physical security and cyber-security.

Netbotz developed environmental monitoring appliances and its web-based physical infrastructure management platform, Netbotz Central to provide physical and environmental monitoring of data centes, comms and server rooms. The company also developed a range of sensors to detect environmental factors like temperature changes, water leaks, power fluctuations and humidity.

Who owns the Netbotz-branded appliances now?

In 2005 APC, which had been founded in 1981 and had developed a range of power management appliances, bought Netbotz for $31 million. At the time of the sale Netbotz said over 2,700 organizations worldwide used its solutions for active monitoring, early detection and instant alerts to protect critical assets from damaging physical and environmental conditions. Just two years later, in 2007, APC itself was taken over by European multinational, Schneider Electric, which had global recognition for its expertise in energy management and automation.

Over the years the main developments have been the expansion of the number of types of Netbotz monitors, the introduction of wireless sensors and the expansion of Netbotz Central to become Schneider Electric’s Data Center Expert software.

What was different about Netbotz products when they originally came to the UK?

Aaron Kernaghan, Managing Director of Ecl-ips, has been designing and installing Netbotz solutions in the UK and Europe since 2003 when the company had received funding to expand to worldwide markets. While there were other monitoring devices being developed the Netbotz appliance was the only one that incorporated a camera. Aaron said the camera was a unique selling point as two-thirds of IT outages have been found to be due to human error so knowing who has entered the IT or Server room is vital.

At that time companies had very little awareness of the need to monitor comms and server rooms and servers were literally overheating. However, Aaron said there is now more awareness about the need for monitoring critical IT spaces that now incorporate Edge spaces with PoE equipment.

Originally Aaron said they competed with rival firm American Power Conversion (APC) and frequently won business ahead of them. NetBotz was the winner of the Computerworld Network Award 2004 for “Most Innovative Use of Technology”.

In 2005 APC, which had been founded in 1981 and had developed a range of power management appliances, bought Netbotz for $31 million. At the time of the sale Netbotz said over 2,700 organizations worldwide used its solutions for active monitoring, early detection and instant alerts to protect critical assets from damaging physical and environmental conditions. Just two years later, in 2007, APC itself was taken over by European multinational, Schneider Electric, which had global recognition for its expertise in energy management and automation.

Over the years the main developments have been the expansion of the number of types of Netbotz monitors, the introduction of wireless sensors and the expansion of Netbotz Central to become Schneider Electric’s Data Center Expert software.

Why should I choose a Netbotz appliance for real-time monitoring?

You can group the Netbotz appliances together and offer a completely scalable solution. As the software is installed through a web browser it is easy to set up and use.

Aaron says the APC Netbotz monitoring appliances offer the most flexibility of all of the monitoring products, the alerting mechanism can be escalated in various ways. You can use it to monitor third party devices such as air conditioning units, UPS devices, tank flow levels, leak detention and many other third-party sensors.

The IT equipment in comms rooms work best if they are kept at a constant temperature and ideally you want to increase the set points for that temperature so that the air conditioning units are not working too hard to retain that level. In an inefficient system the air conditioning unit is likely to be switching on and off constantly as it works to maintain a temperature but if the system is working efficiently you save the energy as the air conditioning units can have a higher set point. By monitoring temperature, you will be able to manage your energy use and boost your energy efficiency, which will save you money over time.

Additional information

No. of Sensor Pods Supported

12

No. of Cameras Supported

4

No. of Universal Sensor Ports

6

No. of Universal Sensors Supported

72

Manufacturer

APC

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