Over 100,000 EkkoSense sensors now deployed in critical data centres
PR and Communications
Easy to install, low-cost sensor range supports wireless rack-level sensing – eliminating thermal risk and unlock average cooling energy savings of 24%
29th January 2020: Data centre performance specialist EkkoSense has announced that over 100,000 of its unique EkkoSensor low-cost temperature and humidity sensors are already being used in data centres worldwide. Part of the EkkoSense Critical Things family of data centre sensors and hubs, EkkoSensors help make the real-time monitoring and planning of data centre power, cooling and space a reality by providing rack-level and cooling unit thermal data via secure 128-bit AES encryption into EkkoSense’s powerful EkkoSoft Critical cloud-based 3D visualisation software.
Real-time data collected from the EkkoSensor range of IoT-enabled wireless thermal sensors and EkkoAir wireless cooling duty sensors – that track realtime cooling duty loads for any CRAC/AHU unit – are collected and forwarded by the EkkoHub wireless data receiver. This can support data from up to 500 wireless EkkoSensors within a 20m radius, allowing EkkoSense to provide data centre operators with thermal insights right down to an individual rack-level. This critical data can then be analysed within EkkoSoft Critical to provide a fully-modelled 3D view of the data centre’s current cooling, power and space performance.
“Our EkkoSensor range of sensors play a key role in helping EkkoSense customers to monitor, manage and maximize their data centre performance, and it’s great that we’ve now hit the 100,000 mark for sensor deployments,” commented David Corder, Head of Engineering at EkkoSense.
“With our low-cost EkkoSensor family, we’re successfully disrupting the traditional sensor cost model and making the real-time thermal management of critical facilities such as data centres a reality.”
The latest version of the EkkoSensor is compact, unobtrusive and cost-effective enough to be deployed in large numbers – encouraging higher spatial resolution right down to rack-level. EkkoSensors are self-contained, battery-powered and uniquely identified at manufacture – making installation much simpler. The EkkoSensor includes a local display of key values along with configurable temperature alert thresholds. The screen can be cycled to show alert status, temperature profiles over the last hour, 24-hours and 7-days for quick thermal assessment on site.
Designed and developed by EkkoSense and manufactured in the UK, EkkoSensors and other EkkoSense solutions are available directly, or through the company’s expanding network of international partners across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
David Corder, Head of Engineering said:
“Reaching the 100,000 EkkoSensor deployment mark is impressive – especially now we are exporting the hardware range internationally. After extensive R&D we are delighted to be offering our new range of easy to install Critical Things sensors and hubs to provide rack level and cooling unit level thermal data via secure 128 bit AES encryption into the EkkoSoft Critical cloud based software. We’ve just released version 6 of EkkoSoft Critical and it is great to now be offering new improved hardware to our customers as part of our continual improvement goals.”
The Critical Things hardware family from EkkoSense –
• EkkoSensor – the industry’s first true IoT-enabled wireless thermal sensors.
• EkkoHub – wireless data receiver supporting up to 500 EkkoSensors
• EkkoLink – 3rd party integration and data aggregation from multiple EkkoHubs
About EkkoSense: EkkoSense is an industry leader in the provision of advanced sensing technology, SaaS DCIM-class visualisation & monitoring software and analytics solutions for critical facilities such as data centers. The company is committed to eliminating thermal risk and helping organisations to monitor, manage and maximize their data center performance.
EkkoSense solutions are available directly, or through the company’s expanding network of international partners across North and South America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.