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Rittal Eases Data Centre Monitoring Burden

Rittal, has launched Basic CMC, an entry-level system for monitoring IT infrastructure.
  • 15 September, 2008 09:28

<p>Sydney, 15 September 2008 – Rittal, a leading worldwide provider of enclosure technologies, has further extended its dominant position in providing IT solutions for data centres with the launch of Basic CMC, an entry-level system for monitoring IT infrastructure.</p>
<p>Basic CMC features a compact, easy to use plug and play system combining processing unit and I/O unit in a single enclosure. Up to four sensors can be connected enabling IT managers to choose between 17 different sensors or actuator types. These sensors can be used to monitor ambient data such as temperature, humidity or smoke as well as technical parameters and access to the IT rack.</p>
<p>Basic CMC features a network interface and an intuitive web user interface. The data registered by the sensors is forwarded via network and SNMP to the administrator console, which triggers an alarm if preset thresholds are exceeded. This means the entire IT infrastructure can be monitored from a central location with a minimum of effort.</p>
<p>Basic CMC can installed using a plug and play system, negating the need for complicated programming and wiring.</p>
<p>The Basic CMC joins the rest of the Rittal infrastructure family that includes the CMC-TC for large infrastructure installations and the recently launched wireless CMC which cuts down on cabling and installation costs in the data centre.</p>
<p>About Rittal</p>
<p>With an off-the-shelf range of over 10,000 standard products, Rittal is one of the world's leading system suppliers of housing and enclosure technologies and an in-demand solutions partner in all segments of the IT market. The company is one of the top international sources of 19" rack systems and is an OEM supplier to numerous leading server manufacturers.</p>
<p>The Rittal product range incorporates a multitude of unique solutions for the configuration of complex computer and data processing centres, including network and server racks, power management, cooling, monitoring, IT security and interactive terminal system.</p>
<p>Rittal operates 19 high-tech production locations, 60 international subsidiaries, 150 sales and logistics centres, and more than 70 agencies around the globe. With about 9,000 employees worldwide, Rittal International is the largest company of the Friedhelm Loh Group, based in Haiger, Germany.</p>

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