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 real-time 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 maximise their data centre performance and it’s great that we’ve now hit the 100,000 mark for sensor deployments,” said 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.”