The Inline Monitor range is designed for cost effective, in-line power monitoring in applications where socket outlets are not a practical solution. Typically they are used in series with single pieces of equipment that draw significant power, or with non-intelligent power strips.
Each Inline Monitor has on-board intelligence that monitors the electrical and environmental status and communicates this data to a master controller via a multi-drop RS485 connection. The master controller (IntelliPoller) may handle up to 256 Inline Monitor (with the use of auxiliary power supplies) and is in turn polled by the IntelliServer software via Internet Protocol.
The RS485 connection between the Inline Monitor and the controlling IntelliPoller is independent of the data room’s network, minimising network traffic and port requirements. It allows devices to be connected and disconnected from the system freely. The data cable also carries power for the Single Phase – Horizontal PDU’s logic and the re-boot relays, making interconnection a simple, single connection with the advantage of enabling the Inline Monitor to actively report power outages on its mains supply.