SensorGateway: the base unit with built-in temperature monitoring sensor

On-board features: ethernet temperature sensor / web server (HTTP or HTTPS) / alerting via email, voice call, sms / SNMP, ModbusNew Product or Feature, XML / base unit for the environmental, power, security and industrial sensors

Base units are available in 2 versions: wired or mobile / cellular (2G/3G/4G)

ServersCheck SensorGateway main features diagram

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Quick tour video

Wondering how our units look like & how they work?
How our sensor probes connect to it?
No one likes to read a manual. Right?

So we did something different: grab some popcorn and relax while watching this 3 minutes video. You'll learn how a base unit is unboxed, powered and configured for the first time and how sensors are connected to the base unit.

Enjoy the show :-)
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Customers include ServersCheck Internet Companies customers
ServersCheck Technology Companies customers
ServersCheck customers from the Finance Industry
Some of ServersCheck's government customers
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Web server for easy administration

the unit has a built-in web server that you can access to configure, read sensor data, define alerts and more

more screenshots
Screen shot of the SensorGateway's web interface
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SMS alerts for the ServersCheck SensorGateway
Alerting via email, SMS or voice call

want to be alerted when thresholds are exceeded? the device can itself send out alerts via email, SMS or voice call alert.

Emails can be configured to be sent through your mail server or public mail servers like Gmail. SMS & Voice call alerts are sent through our gateway. Credits are included in the Premium plans

more on SMS or voice call alerting
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SNMP ready with built-in SNMP agent

supports SNMP v2 & v3 with following SNMP commands:

This feature allows you to integrate the devices with any SNMP or DCIM software. It makes the base unit by default a SNMP temperature sensor
Screenshot of the SensorGateway
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Modbus logo
Modbus TCPNew Product or Feature ready

with support for Modbus TCP, our sensors can be integrated with popular Building Management Systems while at the same time being monitored via SNMP by IT people
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Infrastructure Monitoring Platform
Cloud or On-Premise

optionally integrate your devices with the Infrastructure Monitoring Platform to monitor, report & alert on your sensors

more on the ServersCheck infrastructure monitoring platform
Cloud illustration
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ServersCheck iOS app
Monitor your sensors
with the free iOS or Android apps

Download ServersCheck from the Apple AppStore Download ServersCheck from the Google Play Store

Requires an account on the Cloud based version of Infrastructure Monitoring Platform
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Built-in temperature sensor

the on board temperature sensor makes the device an ethernet, SNMP, Modbus, XML and IP ethernet temperature sensor in a box. For higher accuracy the temperature sensor is mounted externally on the base unit.
Top picture of Sensorgateway
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SensorGateway with 2 ports for external sensors
Supports up to 2 external sensors
or up to 8 with optional sensor hub

connect any of our environmental, security, power or industrial sensors like the following: temperature, humidity, power failure, power curent, flooding, airflow, dust, sound, shock, dry contacts (smoke, motion, door contact, ..)
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Oled display

the display shows the IP address of the device and the current values of its built-in ethernet temperature sensor and connected external probes
OLED display for SensorGateway
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XML output sensorgateway
XML output

the device outputs sensor values and alert logs in xml so that data from the device can be easily processed by 3rd party applications
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Compatible with many monitoring tools

using SNMP the sensorgateway can be integrated with many different tools such as Schneider, Emerson, IO, Nlyte, iTracs, HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli, CA, BMC, IO, Modius, MRTG, Cacti, Nagios, Zenoss, ManageEngine, Ipswitch WhatsUp, Paessler PRTG, Solarwinds & more ...
DCIM tools supported by ServersCheck

SensorGateway Technical Specifications (BASE-WIRED)

Sensorgateway small Operating temperature range: 0C to +75C (+167F)
Operating humidity range: < 90% rH (non-condensating)
Dimensions: 70 mm (2.7") x 88 mm (3.4") x 22 mm (0.8")
TCP/IP: IPv4 at 10/100 Mbps
Power Source: PoE: IEEE 802.3af
Power Usage: 1500mW (without sensors attached)
Built-in: web server, SNMP v1, v2 & v3 (MD5/AES), Modbus TCP (soon)
Built-in alerting options: email SMS (over IP) & SNMP Traps
External sensors probes: 2 sensor probes through straight RJ45 cable with max distance of 10m or 30ft
Max distance to switch: depending on cable quality up to 100m / 300ft

Built-in Temperature Monitoring Sensor Specs:
Temperature Resolution: 0.1C / 0.18F
Temperature Reading: -55C to +125C (-67F to +257F) / SensorGateway operates up to 75C
Temperature Accuracy: +/- 1C (+/- 2F) over 0C to +75C / 32F to 167F

Testing: Base units are compliant with FCC and CE standards
Use: The SensorGateways should only be used as industrial or commercial test equipment
Power adapter small Optional Power Adapter for SensorGateway
Default power is through PoE. Customers not having PoE can use Power Adapters.
Power Adapter Style: EU, UK or US
Power Adapter Specs: 12 VDC/0.5A, switching, 3.5mm connector

External Temperature Probe and Built-In Temperature Sensor Speficic Data
Temperature Resolution: 0.1C / 0.18F precision
Temperature Reading: -55C to +125C (-67F to +257F) / SensorGateway operates up to 75C (167F)
Temperature Accuracy1: +/- 0.5C (+/- 0.9 F) over 0C to +75C / 32F to 167F
Readings in Celsius or Fahrenheit

1: Built-in temperature monitoring sensor has automatic calibration upon restart and while calibration is performed accuracy is +/- 2C (+/- 4F)
2: SMS messages are sent via the Internet through a ServersCheck hosted service - requires an account with sufficient credits
3: For email a non SSL enabled mail server is required
4: *Free cloud platform is a temporary promotion

Key features of the ServersCheck SensorGateway:

1) Built-in temperature sensor making it an ethernet temperature sensor for monitoring temperature. For higher accuracy the temperature sensor is mounted outside the enclosure.

2) host for external sensor probes like following: temperature, humidity, power failure, water/flooding and shock / vibration

3) Power Over Ethernet: the sensors no longer require a power adapter but can be powered through the network. Compliant with the PoE IEEE 802.3af standard. No PoE? You can have them with a power adapter too.

4) SNMP & SNMP Traps: You can integrate ServersCheck's sensors with the Monitoring Software or Monitoring Appliance from ServersCheck. Using SNMP it also integrates with other management systems such as Nagios, MRTG, Tivoli, HP OpenView, Whatsup, Ciscoworks, Big Brother, Castle Rock, OpenNMS and more... Click here to see how ServersCheck's sensors work natively with Nagios.

5) Mobus TCP: with this protocol you can integrate the ServersCheck sensors into most recent Building Management Systems. This gives not only IT access to the sensors but also the facility team.

6) Calibratable: Unlike any competing sensor, ServersCheck temperature & humidity sensors are calibritable. When readings from a sensor are off for a few degrees then most vendors will require you to purchase new units. Not with ServersCheck. You can easily calibrate the sensor and continue using it. Click here to learn more.

7) Industrial grade: the Sensor Gateway is made of industrial grade parts: from its steel frame to the components inside the box. The Sensor Gateway is designed to meet the CE industrial class requirements. On top of the parts and requirements, the Sensor Gateway has been tested to operate without problems for a minimum of 48 hours in an environment with a temperature of 75C / 167F.

8) Web enabled: Through the built-in web server you can view the live status and manage the device. View screen shots here

9) Autosensing: When a sensor is connected to the SensorGateway (shown left), then the gateway will automatically detect and configure the sensor connected to it.

10) Stand-alone alerting: the sensors can autonomously generate alerts via email (SMTP) and SNMP traps, no need for other software.

Tips for Mitigating Server Temperature Emergencies

It doesn't take long for a damaged fan or malfunctioning heat shield to shut your server down for good. High temperatures damage mother boards and components just as fast as power surges do.

And, just like surge damage, heat-related incidents usually involve multiple components and often result in data loss as well.

The problem is, heat-related problems can occur at any time, and there's no guarantee that your team is going to be standing in front of the machine when it happens. Because the difference between normal and excessive operating temperatures isn't that great, and temperature escalation is rapid once protection systems fail, it's important to take a proactive monitoring and defensive stance.

One of the best ways to guarantee that you stay in the loop when it comes to server emergencies is to use ServersCheck's ethernet and IP temperature sensors combined with its monitoring and reporting system.

When the IP temperature sensor enabled base unit detects a temperature rise that's above your pre-defined threshold, it transmits an alarm which can be received via SMS/ Cell phone text messages, E-Mail, MS-Messenger, and much more.

In addition to transmitting the alarm, the higher-level monitoring systems can also execute any external process including performing an orderly server shutdown. Some systems also are capable of executing an HTTP Get request with pre-defined parameters.

When you use an enhanced monitoring system, you not only ensure the integrity of your network, but you guarantee 24/7 emergency response even if your data center is unmanned when the emergency event occurs, and no one is available to receive the alarm.

IP Temperature monitoring is like performing system backups. It only takes one catastrophe to make you wish you had addressed the issue before the problem arose.

Whether you're responsible for one server or one hundred, you can assure that your network is protected against temperature-related. Get your sensor now.