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Enterprise Server Environment Monitoring System

Discontinued. This product has been replaced by ENVIROMUX-16D

How to monitor and manage server room environmental conditions over IP. Provides early warnings before critical events turn into disaster

Also known as: Remote Environment Monitoring System, monitor networking closets, server room alert, IP temperature sensor, humidity sensor, computer room humidity probe.

Server Environment Monitoring System for critical environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature and liquid presence - How to monitor and manage server room conditions over IP
ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16U

Additional Images

  • With the USB option, any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera
  • Optional Extension Rail Kit - ENVIROMUX-RL-SEMS

Product Highlights

  • Now Supporting SNMPv3
  • USB option for flash drives and user-programmable IP camera snapshots
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

The ENVIROMUX® Server Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, LEDs, alarm beacon, siren, web page, network management (SNMP), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via external GSM). The system includes three internal sensors: temperature, humidity and power. It also supports 16 external configurable sensors and eight digital input sensors.

The ENVIROMUX® Server Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, LEDs, alarm beacon, siren, web page, network management (SNMP), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via external GSM). The system includes three internal sensors: temperature, humidity and power. It also supports 16 external configurable sensors and eight digital input sensors.

  • Monitor and manage server room environmental and security conditions over IP.
  • Create alarm signals with customized input parameters.
  • Four output relays for control of external devices.
    • Relays activate upon alarm or via the user interface.
  • Supports IP network video cameras for live view of any facility.
    • One integrated view - see different Web cameras side-by-side with physical and environmental parameters.
    • With the USB option, any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 64 IP network devices.
    • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Available sensors include: temperature, humidity, smoke, water, glass break, motion, vibration, 4-20 mA converter, voltage detector, and more.
  • Stores up to 1,000 event and data entries in system data log.
    • The log can be downloaded as a tab-delimited plain text file, viewed via the web interface, or sent to up to 16 remote IP addresses using syslog.
    • Automatically log to USB flash drive w/ USB model.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages – Nagios and MRTG.
  • Provides power supply for all sensors.
  • Internal battery backup.
    • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns.
  • Available with optional dual power for connection to two separate power sources.
  • Available with optional 48VDC or 24VDC power.
  • Up to six units can be used together to increase the number of sensors connected.
    • Connect up to six units via Ethernet connection or up to four units using CAT5 expansion cables to increase the number of sensors connected.
    • Uses a single Web interface for all systems connected.
  • Available with optional USB port for downloading log data to USB flash drive.
  • Optional intuitive graphical software provides an easy-to-use, unified interface for both monitoring and configuring up to 3,000 ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 units and all connected sensors.
  • 1RU rack mount case is standard.
    • The ENVIROMUX system can be mounted so that the sensor connectors are facing the front of the rack. Call an NTI product consultant for details.
  • Meets the electrostatic discharge (ESD) immunity requirements of IEC/EN 61000-4-2.
  • Use in data centers, co-lo sites, web hosting facilities, telecom switching sites, POP sites, server closets, or any unmanned area that needs to be monitored.
Server Environment Monitoring System Specifications Drawing
1. Power Port
  • 110 or 230 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via IEC connector. (Country-specific power supply cable included.)
  • Power consumption: 100 W max.
  • Connection for Earth Ground.
  • Fuse protection.
  • Optional 48VDC power (not shown).
    • Accepts 36~72VDC (48VDC nominal).
  • Optional 24VDC power (not shown).
    • Accepts 20~32VDC (24VDC nominal).
  • Optional dual power (not shown).
    • Available on AC, 48VDC, and 24VDC models.
    • If the first power source fails, the unit will automatically, without interruption, switch over to the second power source before switching to the battery backup.
2. RJ45 Sensor Ports
  • Sixteen RJ45 modular jacks for connecting NTI temperature, humidity, temperature/humidity, liquid detection, smoke detection, glass break, vibration and motion sensors.
3. Digital Inputs
  • Eight screw terminals pairs for connecting dry contact devices.
  • Input voltage: 0VDC to +25VDC.
  • Provides +12VDC, 50 mA.
  • Fuse protection.
4. Output Relays
  • Four screw terminal pairs.
  • Potential-free relay switch contacts.
  • Maximum switching load: 0.5A at 100 VAC, 1A at 30VDC
5. Beacon Port
  • One screw terminal pair.
  • Provides +12VDC, 180 mA to supply an alarm beacon.
  • Fuse protection
6. Siren Port
  • One screw terminal pair.
  • Provides +12VDC, 180 mA to supply a siren.
  • Fuse protection
7. Expansion Ports
  • Two RJ45 jacks.
  • A maximum of 4 systems can be cascaded to increase the number of sensor ports.
  • Uses a single Web interface for all systems connected.
8. Console Port
  • One female DB9 RS232 serial port for terminal access.
9. AUX Port
  • One male DB9 RS232 serial port for controlling and monitoring external equipment, such as a GSM or 3G modem.
    • GSM modems supported: Teltonika ModemCom/G10, Enfora GSM1218, MultiTech MTCBA-G-F2, Wavecom Fastrack M1306
  • 3G modems supported: Option iCON 452
10. AUX Power Port
  • Provides +12 VDC, 150 mA.
  • Fuse protection
11. Ethernet Port
  • One 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port with RJ45 Ethernet connector.
Protocols
  • HTTP, SNMP V1/V2c/V3, SMTP, TCP/IP, Syslog, SNTP, Telnet, DHCP, SSL
  • Operates and configures via HTTP/HTTPS web page, Telnet or RS232 interface.
  • Alerts are sent using email, syslog, SMS messages and/or SNMP traps when any monitored environmental condition goes out of range of a configurable threshold.
    • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface. The log can be downloaded as a tab-delimited plain text file.
    • Sends notifications of alerts to a maximum of 17 email addresses, SNMP addresses and/or cell phone numbers. The users can configure the schedule when they will be alerted, as well as customize the e-mail subject line for each sensor alert.
    • SNMP traps have unique OID's (Object Identifiers) for each sensor.
    • OIDs for sensor and contact values for ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16.
Internal Temperature Sensor
  • Applications from 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Accurate to within ±1.35°F (±0.75°C).
Internal Humidity Sensor
  • Applications from 20 to 80% relative humidity at temperatures between 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
  • Accurate to within ±5% relative humidity.
Internal Power Sensor
  • Measures mains voltage: 0 to 255 VAC.
  • Measures battery voltage: 0 to 20 VDC.
  • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns.
Back-up Battery
Optional USB Port
  • Female USB Type A connector for downloading log data to USB flash drive.
Dimensions
  • WxDxH: 19x9.5x1.75 in (483x241x44 mm)
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 100°F (0 to 38°C).
  • Storage temperature: -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
MTBF
  • ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16: 56,709 hrs.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
Warranty
  • Two years
Web Interface
  • Full configuration via Web page.
  • Support for extended ASCII characters.
  • Configure sensor thresholds and timing, alarm methods, alert formats and system data log.
  • View current sensor values and alert status.
    • All sensors connected to the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 can be viewed on one summary page.
    • "Simulate"/"Clear" buttons for each sensor to test alert settings.
  • View entries stored in the system data log.
    • The log can be downloaded as a tab-delimited plain text file and/or sent to an external syslog server.
  • Configure IP information (address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS, etc.) and user administrative settings.
  • Administrate up to 16 users plus a root administrator.
  • Permissions, schedule and alert methods are configurable for each user.
  • Up to 8 users can access the web page at one time.
RS232 Control
  • Display and configure network settings (IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS, SMTP, etc.), Enterprise settings, and time settings.
  • View current values and alert statuses for sensors/digital inputs/IP devices.
  • Configure SNMP.
  • Serial baud rate: 9,600 to 115,200bps.
  • Data format: 1 start bit, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.
Telnet
  • Similar functions as RS232 Control.
  • Security is ensured by password.
Network Operation
  • SNMP support, allowing integration into network management platforms.
  • Updating the system firmware.
Front Panel LED Indicators
  • "INT ALERT" – internal sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold.
  • "EXT ALERT" – external sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold.
  • "LOW BAT" – backup battery is low.
  • "CHECK LOG" – message is posted to the log.
  • "PWR" – indicates device is powered.
Open Source Monitoring Integration
Optional Management Software

Application Drawings

  • Enterprise Server Environment Monitoring System
    Configuration and cable illustration of a system monitoring room conditions including temperature, humidity, liquid and vibration.
    Configuration and cable illustration of a system monitoring room conditions including temperature, humidity, liquid and vibration.

Application Notes

  • Alert Notifications Sent via Email, LEDs, Web Page, Network Management (SNMP), and SMS Messages
    Alert Notifications Sent via Email, LEDs, Web Page, Network Management (SNMP), and SMS Messages
    The ENVIROMUX Server Environment Monitoring System gives total security to IT centers by providing early warnings about potential problems via email, LEDs, web page, network management (SNMP), and SMS messages (via external GSM modem).
  • Send Email Alerts from a Private Network to a Public Mail Relay Server
    Send Email Alerts from a Private Network to a Public Mail Relay Server

    The ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 present on a private 10.x.x.x network is capable of sending email alerts to a public 153.x.x.x mail relay server.

    Note:To use a DSL type router in this set up, set a gateway in the network settings of the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 to allow traffic to be sent to the 153.x.x.x network. The IP address of the router on the private 10.x.x.x network is the gateway.

  • Monitor Telect™ GMT Fuse Panels with Relay Outputs.
    Monitor Telect™ GMT Fuse Panels with Relay Outputs.

    The ENVIROMUX™ Server Environment Monitoring System monitors Telect™ GMT fuse panel relay outputs and sends alerts in case of power loss, fuse break, or bay alarms. Configure digital inputs as "normally open" for proper operation.

  • Accessing Sensor Data using HTTP Requests
    Accessing Sensor Data using HTTP Requests

    Sensor data can be retrieved from the ENVIROMUX® Server Environment Monitoring System using the HTTP requests shown in the table below. The value for "s" is the value of the sensor. For example, to access the current value for External Sensor number 1 you can use:

    http://[ip address of the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 to access]/ext_sens_val.html?s=1

    Sensor data URI paths and queries
    Type Value Status
    External Sensor ext_sens_val.html?s=0 ext_sens_stat.html?s=0
    Internal Sensor int_sens_val.html?s=0 int_sens_stat.html?s=0
    Power Sensor pow_sens_val.html?s=0 pow_sens_stat.html?s=0
    Digital Input dig_inp_val.html?s=0 dig_inp_stat.html?s=0
    Output Relays rly_out_val.html?s=0 NA
  • Accessing the Root Password of an ENVIROMUX-SEMS

    Steps to Access the Root Password of an ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x Unit:

    1. Connect a serial cable between a PC and the console port of the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x Unit. Have a Hyperterminal (or other serial com application) open and set to current serial settings of the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x Unit (default is 9600). To test the connection, hit "enter" and a message requesting a password should be seen on the Hyperterminal (just as a test).

    2. Use the Discover tool to detect the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x in the network. This requires that the PC where the Discover tool is ran and the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x are on the same physical network. (A cross-over CAT5 cable between PC and the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x will also work.)

    3. In the Discover tool window type 1.2.3.4 in all three fields (IP Address, Default Gateway and Subnet Mask) and press Apply. This will cause the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-x unit to print the current root password on the serial console (HyperTerminal) between two vertical bars (like |admin|). The IP settings will remain the same, and not change to 1.2.3.4.

CAD Drawings

  • ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16
    CAD Drawing
  • Extension Rail Kit for ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 (ENVIROMUX-RL-SEMS)
    CAD Drawing
  • "We are very satisfied with NTIs ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16UDP; it has saved our butt many times!! With millions of $$ worth of equipment we have, the ENVIROMUX device monitors our server room environment and the status of our servers. You can't put a price on data loss!"

    Darren K Etheridge
    Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Courts
    Crestview, FL
  • "I was looking for a simple, yet effective environmental monitoring system for our server room. The ENVIROMUX system was very easy to install and setup. I was especially looking for a system that would give me the capability to add a phone dialer for alerting in addition to the built-in email alerting function. I am very happy with the system and support from the NTI"

    Doug Arnold
    City of Tipp City
    Tipp City, OH
  • "The ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 is working great for us. It was very simple to install using the web interface. We are able to monitor temperature and humidity at 16 locations within our server room. We are very pleased with the customer service that we received from NTI, Phyllis was very knowledgeable and helpful."

    William Bakhenberg
    DBS International
    Bethlehem, PA
  • "NTI's ENVIROMUX-MINI has allowed our federal agency to monitor temperature in critical areas should the building's HVAC fail. I was so impressed by it that we upgraded our main server room from the ENVIROMUX-MINI to the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16, which will allow us to send cellular messages during power failures that affect our demarc. As the Network Engineer responsible for monitoring the agency's network faults and environmental variables, I can fulfill my duties knowing that NTI's products will alert me of a potential failure long before anyone becomes affected by it."

    Philip Hutinet
    Washington, DC
  • "I am very satisfied with the performance of the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16, and I especially like the ease of operation."

    James Husband
    Research Data Inc
    Richmond, VA
  • "While shopping for environment monitoring equipment for our remote facilities, I came across NTI's website. One call got me all the information I needed on the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16. After sharing the information with everyone, we couldn't believe the flexibility of these units. NTI allowed us to demo one of the units for 30 days. The quality and flexibility of the product is great, plus NTI has a sensor for most anything you want to monitor. We placed another call to order two more units and all the sensors we needed. Now we can completely monitor and protect our remote sites just by logging in through a web browser."

    Patrick Beard
    Rice Belt Telephone Co
    Weiner. AR
  • "Between myself and my assistant, we are responsible for approximately 360 network devices at 4 different facilities. Several of these 360+ devices are wireless access points, routers, switches and our biggest nemeses, network based IP time clocks which are used for time and attendance purposes as well as logging on and off of jobs to track time.

    Being able to ping for up status of the non PC network IP devices through the ENVIROMUX-SEMS-16 allows my assistant and I to attack a down device before it becomes a crisis."

    Michael Wagner
    Metal Technologies, Inc.
    West Allis, WI