Emergency power systems like uninterruptible power solutions and back up generators can communicate through certain hardware with the desired software monitoring systems. From the manufacturers, we offer these communication cards optional, and in some systems it is provided as standard. Monitoring and/or notifications can be obtained with different interfaces, web-based software –open source– or the manufacturer itself (eg Huawei NetEco, IPP or IPM of Eaton, APC Schneider PowerChute). This can be integrated within VMware and/or be linked to the building management system (GBS, SCADA, etc.). For its brand-independent maintenance, Elinex has developed a monitoring solution for all brands, see our EPMS (Elinex Power Management System) solutions. The software can also be used as shutdown software, so computer servers are automatically "down" at the end of the UPS autonomy time.
MONITORING BY ELINEX.
Several customers have outsourced the monitoring of its UPS’s to Elinex, so they don’t have to worry about it anymore. Fault messages can therefore be viewed proactively and picked up by Elinex. With our EPMS, we also have the ability to get active alerts via a one-way communication, so that we do not have to be connected to your secure internal network environment.
Communication is possible via MODBUS (RS485), Serial (RS232), PROFIBUS, relay contacts, USB and SNMP. In addition to UPS’s, batteries and NSAs, we can also monitor PDUs. Protocol Data Units are important for environments with many servers and UPS’s in 19-inch racks like at datacenters. Connectivity solutions can also be used for alerts via email or text messages to users.
Are you curious about the possibilities we can take care of? Contact our connectivity specialists for a customized solution.