Device Monitors Data Centers
Liebert Corp. is offering a new monitoring appliance for computer rooms and small data centers called the Universal Monitor.Liebert Corp. is offering a new monitoring appliance for computer rooms and small data centers called the Universal Monitor, the first in a series of products that will eventually scale to large data center versions. The metal-cased, wall-mounted appliance is available now and lists for $1,300. It has four analog outputs, eight digital inputs and eight digital outputs, officials said. It can be attached to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning devices; water pumps; security products; and other hardware, according to Heath Klein, product manager, in Columbus, Ohio.
Administrators can have the Universal Monitor forward alarms to a pager or to Lieberts SiteScan Web-based monitoring software through a direct connection. Administrators can designate which alarms are important and should be triggered immediately and which can stay in event logs for routine maintenance checks, Klein said. Its built-in modem has a dedicated backup battery, he said.