Computer Multi Control (CMC) Deliver Comprehensive IT Monitoring
As a data center’s size grows, so can the complexity of the equipment needed to monitor environmental conditions and control access. Rittal’s CMC III system solves this problem by using a CAN bus to support serial connection of multiple monitoring sensors to a central point.
The system collects numerous essential metrics, making them available for further processing by the network management system and allowing IT managers to monitor all data center environmental conditions from a centralized position. However, the CMC III also acts independently, automatically initiating countermeasures and triggering alarms or notifying designated personnel, for example.
CMC III systems can handle large-scale IT applications; a compact version is also available for use in smaller systems and single-enclosure applications. CMC III systems can be integrated into virtually all control centers via the OPC (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control) protocol to make the data collected available at higher management levels.
CMC III System Sensor Options
Two important sensors are integrated as standard equipment into the CMC III Processing Unit: an infrared sensor that monitors the enclosure door and a temperature sensor that measures the temperature of the inflowing ambient air. CMC III system configurations can also accommodate up to 32 other sensors, including sensors for:
- Air flow
- Air pressure
- Water leaks
- Active power
- Apparent power
- Supplied energy