Complementary solution for data center environmental monitoring
A particular difficulty of the task was represented by the complexity and multi-level dependencies of the existing system, which the Prylada team had to take into account when selecting and implementing new sensors.
Moreover, the solution was to be implemented in a short time by a single provider, without additional engineering resources from the customer’s side.
Why the client chose our data center environmental monitoring system
Optimal operation process (without additional steps)
It only took the team a month to select the most appropriate sensors on the market, purchase them, and perform all procedures on adapting the sensors to the customer’s assets to embed with.
Below, you can find the list of parameters the team aimed to cover by the prepared sensors:
- Freon concentration
(leakage of air conditioner)
- Liquid leak
Air quality and flow
- Air quality 968-009 (respiratory
irritants gas sensor)
- Door status
- Movement detection
The final delivery kit included 4 Prylada IoT Gateways, each of them receiving data from 4 embedded sensors (16 total) via the analog input interface and sending it to the Prylada Cloud for further analysis and visualization on the user interface.
Current status of the project
The fully configured and connected equipment has been successfully delivered to the customer’s data center. The installation is the next stage of the project.
Benefits of the implemented monitoring system
Remote configuration of the Prylada hardware
The delivered Prylada Gateways transfer the collected data to the Prylada Cloud wirelessly, via the NB-IoT network. This enables the customer to configure all the sensors remotely via the admin panel, adjust the settings anytime, and update the firmware over-the-air automatically.
The independent NB-IoT network maintains the monitoring functionality even in case of the main network failure, thus ensuring true stability and safety of the monitoring system and the data center.
Power over Internet (PoE)
The Prylada Gateways can be powered via twisted-pair Ethernet cabling, which simplifies their inclusion into the existing monitoring system. There is no need to adjust the data center infrastructure and provide a separate power source for the new components.