APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 750 (NBRK0750)

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The NetBotz Rack Monitor 750 provides integrated surveillance, sensing, access control, and advanced alerting for IT environments of all sizes, from single-rack edge networks to large data centers.

SKU: NB0605 Category:
£1,750.00 £1,495.00 (ex VAT)

Description

APC Netbotz 750 rack-mount temperature, humidity and leak monitoring appliance.

What’s included with the APC Netbotz Appliance?

  • Free Installation Advice
  • Onsite Installation available
  • Temperature/Humidity Sensor
  •  Integrated access control and door contact sensor ports
  • 6 x Sensor Ports
  • Relay Output

What’s in the Box?

  • 1 x NetBotz 750 Rack Mountable Appliance
  • 1 x Wired Temperature & Humidity Sensor
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x C14 Power Cable
  • Mounting Hardware
Netbotz 750

The APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 750 is an active monitoring solution designed to protect against environmental threats and unauthorised access risks that can cause downtime to IT infrastructure, in both data centre and edge computing environments. With its integrated suite of sensors, access control pods, and the newly introduced HD Camera Pod 165, the NetBotz 750 safeguards environments with surveillance and flexible alerting based on user-definable thresholds.

Edge computing, which brings computation and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, to improve response times and save bandwidth, can increase the risks of water damage, high temperature & humidity, fire or other conditions which could bring down business-critical applications. Intentional or malicious access events not only threaten compute availability, but also leave enterprises vulnerable to costly compliance violations. The APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 750 provides integrated sensing, surveillance, and badged rack-access control to help mitigate these risks through a wide array of compatible sensors, camera clip capture and storage, and configurable alarming.

Multiple NetBotz 750s can be managed through StruxureWare Data Center Expert, which stores and organises camera clips. It also enables a single view of multiple cameras, rapid search and retrieval of video, and tagging of important clips to provide an audit trail of who has been accessing critical IT equipment. The expansive monitoring of the APC NetBotz Rack Monitor 750 is easy to deploy, requiring only a single IP address and managed through a browser.

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The APC NetBotz 750 is the scalable solution to protect against downtime through active threat monitoring and badge access control to help your organization maintain security at the rack-level, supplementing existing building security.

  • Easy Integration – Integrates with APC racks, NetBotz sensors, and Data Center Expert for easy centralized management.
  • Compliance-Ready – With the rack access handle kits, provides a complete audit trail on who is accessing your enclosures so your organization can more easily comply with data security regulations.
  • More Powerful Than Ever – Supports the new HD NetBotz Camera Pod 165 with low-light capabilities for improved visibility into your IT; integrated wireless sensor support helps to reduce the clutter and expense of cabling.

We have installed Netbotz equipment for

Ecl-ips client logos. AON, EE, BBC, Network Rail, Wychavon Council, JLT, BT

Frequently Asked Questions

How many wireless sensors can a Netbotz 750 support?

You can manage up to 47 NetBotz wireless temperature and temperature/humidity sensors from a single appliance.

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.

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.

Additional information

Manufacturer

APC, Schneider

No. of Sensor Pods Supported

12

No. of Wireless Sensors Supported

47

No. Rack Access Pods Supported

12

No. of Cameras Supported

4

No. of Wired Sensors Supported

78

No. of Additional Camera Pods

6

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