Ultra-low cost, innovative sensors and flexible integration options to make the real-time thermal management of your data centre a reality

Easy to install Critical Things sensors and hubs to provide rack level and cooling unit level thermal data into EkkoSoft Critical




EkkoSensor Wireless Sensors

By introducing the industry’s first true Internet of Things-enabled family of wireless thermal sensors, EkkoSense has disrupted the traditional sensor cost model and is making the real-time thermal management of critical facilities such as data centres a possibility.

Our ultra low-cost Critical Things sensors are compact and unobtrusive, and can be deployed in large numbers – ensuring that high spatial resolution is available – down to rack-level where required. This allows the air temperature and humidity at each asset of interest to be accurately monitored, and wirelessly transmitted to enable the measurement of values at predefined intervals. The ES-THD-02 EkkoSensor version includes a local display of the measured temperature and relative humidity values.

Additional screens can be cycled through to show temperature profiles over the last hour, 24 hours and 7 days for quick thermal assessment on site. Each sensor is uniquely identified at manufacture, and associated with a specific asset at installation.

All temperature and humidity data is encrypted with 128-bit AES encryption before transmission to an EkkoHub wireless data receiver for forwarding to our cloud-based EkkoSoft visualisation and analysis software. EkkoSensors are entirely self-contained and battery powered for simpler installation, and provide a direct sensor-to-hub linkage to keep the radio network simple and deliver predictable battery life and performance.

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EkkoAir Wireless Cooling Duty Sensor

EkkoAir Wireless (ES-EA-10) is a unique, manufacturer-agnostic wireless sensor that provides real time cooling duty performance in kWc for any CRAC/AHU unit. It can be fitted in moments, allowing data centre operators to monitor thermal instabilities across individual rooms as well as broader data centre estates.

Part of the EkkoSense Critical Things family, EkkoAir Wireless is the world’s first thermal monitoring solution to track data centre cooling loads in real-time, using standard temperature and current measurement sensors that can be installed in any chilled water (CW) or direct expansion (DX) cooling systems. EkkoAir Wireless sensors continuously monitor air inlet and outlet temperatures, along with fan motor current, and are designed to detect subtle changes in airflow to signal any issues with fan performance, identify when filters are dirty, or provide alerts when there are potential CRAC/AHU blockages.

Combining EkkoAir Wireless cooling duty data with distributed temperature measurements from EkkoSensor wireless temperature and humidity sensors provides true, real-time insight into overall data centre cooling duty performance. Using EkkoAir Wireless data with our EkkoSoft Critical thermal modelling, monitoring and visualisation software also offers an intuitive, 3D real-time view of cooling performance across entire data centre estates, providing insight into any cooling resources are not being used efficiently.

EkkoAir Wireless uses the same wireless infrastructure as our EkkoSensors, and all measurement data is encrypted with 128-bit AES encryption before transmission to an EkkoHub wireless data receiver for forwarding to our cloud based EkkoSoft Critical visualisation and analysis software.

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EkkoHub Wireless Data Receiver

With EkkoHub, EkkoSense has disrupted the traditional cost model for data centre thermal management.

EkkoHubs are designed for easy installation, and are housed in a compact enclosure with a variety of mounting options. The EkkoHub wireless data receiver can receive measurement data from up to 500 wireless EkkoSensors at up to 20m distance. This data is then forwarded to the cloud-based EkkoSoft Critical visualisation and analysis software over the WAN. EkkoHubs are powered from a standard IEEE802.3af Power Over Ethernet interface, with local power being an option. Four LEDs on the front panel provide real time status information.

EkkoHub’s radio interface is encrypted with 128-bit AES. Connectivity to the cloud is provided by VPN to an external router or, where complete separation from the client network is required, an external 3G modem can be used. The EkkoHub is compatible with all members of the Critical Things® sensor family; temperature only (ES-TSI-02 and ES-TSX-02) and temperature with humidity measurement (ES-THI-02 and ES-THX-02) wireless temperature and humidity sensor with display (ES-THD-02).

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