Mini Environment Monitoring System

SNMP and Web monitoring/management of server room environments. How to provide early warnings before critical events turn into disaster.

Also known as: Remote Server Environment Monitoring System, monitor network closet, data center thermometer, temperature humidity IP sensor reading, computer rooms temperature alert, tcp/ip temp probe.

Monitoring system for monitoring critical environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature and water leakage.
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO

Product Highlights

  • USB ports for flash drive, USB 3G modem & USB serial control
  • 2 temp/humidity ports, 5 digital inputs, 1 output relay
  • User-programmable IP camera snapshots
  • Linux inside
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Additional Images

  • ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-D with DIN rail mounting for industrial applications
  • ENVIROMUX-RK1-2D - 1RU Rackmount Kit with ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO sensor connectors facing the back

The ENVIROMUX® Mini Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and water leakage) that could destroy network components in your server room. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, SNMP traps, web-page alerts, a visual indicator (red LED), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via USB 3G modem).

The ENVIROMUX® Mini Environment Monitoring System monitors critical environmental conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and water leakage) that could destroy network components in your server room. When a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold, the system will notify you via email, SNMP traps, web-page alerts, a visual indicator (red LED), voice phone calls (via Automatic Voice Dialer System), and SMS messages (via USB 3G modem).

  • Monitor and manage server room environmental conditions over IP.
  • Sensors supported:
    • 2 temperature/humidity sensors.
    • 5 digital inputs sensitive to contact closure.
    • Sensors are hot plugable.
  • One output relay for control of external devices.
    • Relay activates 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.
    • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot from an IP camera.
  • Monitor (ping) up to 16 IP network devices.
    • Alerts are sent if devices are not responding.
  • Two USB ports for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive, and one USB console port for serial terminal interface.
  • Available with optional internal battery backup.
    • Alerts are sent when there is a power outage and when power returns.
  • Create multiple alerts for any installed sensor.
  • Sensor conditions (events) can be configured to trigger alerts by themselves, and/or be used in combination with other events to trigger Smart Alerts.
    • Configure up to 50 events.
    • Up to 20 Smart Alerts can be configured to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
  • Alerts are posted in message log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
    • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
  • Integrates with various Open Source monitoring packages – Nagios and MRTG.
  • Linux inside.
  • Supports network security scanners.
  • Backup and restore system configurations.
  • Flexible Zero-RU mounting.
    • Mounting tabs included.
    • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available; the ENVIROMUX unit can be mounted with the front or rear facing out.
    • Optional DIN mounting available.
  • Security: HTTPS, SSHv2, SSLv3, IP Filtering, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit encryption, 16-character username/password authentication, user account restricted access rights.
  • 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.
  • Optional industrial mini environment monitoring system for high temperature environments. This industrial system has the ability to operate and monitor in harsh environments at high temperatures up to 167°F (75°C).
Temperature/Humidity Inputs
  • Two female RJ45 connectors for connecting temperature sensors, humidity sensors and/or combined temperature/humidity sensors.
    • Two levels of user-defined alerts – non-critical and critical.
Dry Contact Closures
  • Five screw terminal pairs for connecting dry contact devices and the liquid detection sensor.
  • Potential-free.
  • Output voltage: +5 V DC
  • Current limited to 10 mA
  • Maximum resistance to close contact: 300K Ohm
Output Relay
  • One screw terminal pair.
  • Potential-free relay switch contacts.
  • Maximum switching load: 0.5A at 125 VAC, 1A at 30VDC
USB Port
  • Two female USB Type A connectors for connecting USB modem or for downloading log data to USB flash drive.
  • One female USB Type B connector for connecting a PC for serial terminal access.
Ethernet Port
  • One female RJ45 connecto.
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface.
Optional Back-Up Battery
  • Rechargeable sealed lithium battery.
  • Provides back-up for two hours.
MTBF
  • ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO: 274,783 hours.
Protocols
  • HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP V1/V2c/V3, SMTP, TCP/IP, Syslog, SNTP, DHCP, SSHv2, SSLv3, LDAPv3, AES 256-bit, 3DES, Blowfish, RSA, EDH-RSA, Arcfour, IPV6, WAP 2.0
  • Compatible with any SNMP management software.
  • Operates and configures via HTTP/HTTPS web page, Telnet, SSH, or USB serial interface.
  • An IP address can be assigned to the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO automatically by a DHCP server.
  • Generates SNMP traps, email alerts, and syslog messages.
    • Alerts are posted in event log, which is accessible through Web user interface.
    • Email alerts can be sent to 17 addresses.
Dimensions
  • WxDxH: 5.82x3x1.75 in (148x76x44 mm)
  • Optional 1RU rackmount kit available
    (ENVIROMUX-RK1-2D).
    • The ENVIROMUX system can be mounted so that the sensor connectors are facing the front or back of the rack.
Power
  • 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
    • Includes 9V, 1.5A adapter.
    • Will work with a 12V, 2A adapter.
  • Power consumption: 10 W
  • Use the PWR-48V-12V1-6A DC-DC power converter to install the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO in a 48V or 24V Telecom environment.
Environmental
  • Operating temperature:
    • ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C).
    • ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-IND: 32 to 167°F (0 to 75°C).
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 176°F (-20 to 80°C).
  • Operating and Storage Relative Humidity: 17 to 90% non-condensing RH.
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, RoHS
  • EN51055, EN50121-3-2
Warranty
  • Two years
Web Interface (view product demo)
  • Configuration can be done over the Internet/LAN via Web page.
  • Supports Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 1.5 and higher, Netscape 9, Google Chrome, Safari 1.3 and higher for MAC, and Safari 3.0 and higher for PC.
  • Configure sensor's thresholds, alarm methods, formats of alerts, and system data log.
  • View/edit sensors' current values, thresholds and alert statuses.
    • All sensors connected to the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO can be viewed on one summary page.
    • User configurable settings allow sensors to return to normal status when alert condition clears, without manually acknowledging/dismissing the alert.
  • View/edit entries stored in the system logs.
    • Event log records system events such as alerts, user login/logout, failed email messages, etc.
    • Data log records samples of sensor readings. User specified sampling time period.
    • Both the event log and the data log store up to 1,000 entries.
    • The log can be downloaded as a tab-delimited plain text file.
  • Configure IP information (address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS, etc.), user administrative settings, and data logging settings.
  • Upload custom x509 certificates.
  • Up to 16 users can access the web page at one time.
  • Configure up to 50 sensor conditions (events)
  • Configure up to 20 Smart Alerts to use different event combinations to send alert messages.
Front Panel Interface
  • LEDs indicate the following:
    • "Fault" (red) lights up if a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold.
    • "Power" (green) lights up when the device is powered/all clear.
Network Operation
  • Automatically configures network settings received from a connected DHCP server.
    • If a DHCP server is not found, the default static IP address will be used.
USB Serial Interface / Telnet / SSH
  • Configure, control and monitor over the text-based menu system accessible via USB console port, Telnet, and SSH.
  • Access is controlled via username/password.
    • System stores encrypted login information.
  • Two user levels: user and administrator.
Mobile Summary Page (view product demo)
  • View summary page on mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • Summary page lists all connected sensors' current values and alert statuses.
Open Source Monitoring Integration

Application Drawings

  • How to monitor environmental conditions using the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO
    Configuration and cable illustration of the mini environment system monitoring room conditions including temperature, humidity, liquid and door contacts.
    Configuration and cable illustration of the mini environment system monitoring room conditions including temperature, humidity, liquid and door contacts.

Application Notes

  • How to set up email alerts with IP camera snapshots when triggered by magnetic card reader or keypad
    How to set up email alerts with IP camera snapshots when triggered by magnetic card reader or keypad
    Card reader or keypad must have output relays that will activate on desired events, such as failed entry, successful entry, forced entry, etc. Connect output relays to the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO digital inputs. Access the web interface to configure IP camera and alert settings. Under Monitoring > IP Cameras, select "Configure IP Cameras" to add desired IP camera address. Select Digital Input > Digital Input Configuration and choose the corresponding output relay connections. Set-up appropriate alert settings and ensure that "Enable E-mail Alerts" and "Attach IP camera capture to email" are checked and the desired IP camera is selected; for example, if digital input #1 is normally-open, an email alert and IP camera snapshot should trigger if it is closed. Check that all user and email alert settings are correct.
  • "You guys are the best! The ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO and sensors work perfectly. The unit is easy to use, and the sensors are quick to review. Its versatility is most impressive."

    Elizabeth Ross
    Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks
    Homestead, FL
  • "The ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO provides much more functionality over the old ENVIROMUX-MINI. We are happy with the NTI products that we have in place. I have run through the configuration pages and have noticed an improvement over the older unit in the look and feel of the interface. Although we don’t have a use right now, having two thresholds could be useful for us in the future."

    Scott
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr
    Greenbelt, MD
  • "Thank you for the quick delivery of the product. We purchased the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO to monitor the temperature in our rack room. It was simple to install. A few months ago the air for this part of our building came down, but luckily someone was at the location. Now we will be alerted if the problem occurs again by the ENVIROMUX system. In the future, we plan to purchase more sensors for this."

    Agnieszka Strzelecki
    I-Technologies
    Krakow, Poland
  • "We have been using the ENVIROMUX-MINI unit for over a year now. Recently we had the opportunity to use an ENVIROMUX-MINI-LX. The ENVIROMUX-MINI-LX is a wonderful and easy to use environmental monitoring unit. The user interface provided is rather intuitive and makes monitoring our server room environment easier on us. I was able to set up the ENVIROMUX-MINI-LX in less than half an hour and was able to start monitoring the server room remotely using the web interface. The ENVIROMUX-MINI-LX knocks the socks off the original ENVIROMUX-MINI."

    Kyle Fortney
    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK

Mini Environment Monitoring Systems

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO Mini Environment Monitoring System $305.00
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXOB Mini Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery $350.00
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-D Mini Environment Monitoring System, DIN Mounted $330.00
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXOB-D Mini Environment Monitoring System, Back-up Battery, DIN Mounted $375.00
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-IND Industrial Mini Environment Monitoring System for High Temperature Environments $415.00
ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO-INDD Industrial Mini Environment Monitoring System for High Temps, DIN Mounted $440.00

System Accessories

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-RK1-2D 1RU Rackmount Kit for ENVIROMUX-MINI-LXO $14.00
PWR-48V-12V1-6A External 48VDC to +12VDC, 1.6A Power Converter $175.00

Environmental Sensors

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-T-E7 Temperature Sensor, 7 ft, Includes RJ45 Coupler to Extend up to 500 ft $29.00
ENVIROMUX-T-IND-E7 Temperature Sensor, Extended Range, 7 ft, Includes RJ45 Coupler to Extend up to 500 ft $62.00
ENVIROMUX-TRH-E7 Temperature/Humidity Combination Sensor, 7 ft, Includes RJ45 Coupler to Extend up to 500 ft $68.00
ENVIROMUX-RH-E7 Humidity Sensor, 7 ft, Includes RJ45 Coupler to Extend up to 500 ft $55.00
ENVIROMUX-LD-LCx-y
Low-Cost Liquid Detection Sensor, Rope-Style
  • $3.00 Per Foot
  • No Additional Cost
$21.00
ENVIROMUX-LDx-y
Liquid Detection Sensor, Plenum Rope-Style
  • $9.00 Per Foot
  • No Additional Cost
$32.00
ENVIROMUX-CDx-y
Chemical Detection Sensor
  • $9.00 Per Foot
  • No Additional Cost
$35.00
ENVIROMUX-LD-SPDT-P Spot Liquid Detector, Point Leak Detection Sensor $179.00
ENVIROMUX-SLDO-14 Compact-Size Spot Liquid Detector, Point Leak Detection Sensor $105.00
ENVIROMUX-SLDO-AP Spot Liquid Detector with Built-In Visual & Audible Alarm $83.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-10 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 10' $19.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-25 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 25' $24.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-50 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 50' $33.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-100 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 100' $49.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-200 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 200' $83.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-400 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 400' $150.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-600 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 600' $217.00
ENVIROMUX-UCLD-1000 Under Carpet Leak Detector - 1000' $352.00
ENVIROMUX-TLD-P10 Tape-Style Liquid Detector, 10 ft $385.00
ENVIROMUX-TLD-P25 Tape-Style Liquid Detector, 25 ft $556.00
ENVIROMUX-TLD-P50 Tape-Style Liquid Detector, 50 ft $840.00
ENVIROMUX-TLD-P100 Tape-Style Liquid Detector, 100 ft $1,332.00
ENVIROMUX-SDS-120V Smoke Detection Sensor - 120V $32.00
ENVIROMUX-RLY-SDS120V Smoke Alarm Relay Module Compatible with ENVIROMUX-SDS-120V $24.00
ENVIROMUX-SDS-PA Smoke Detection Sensor - UL $97.00
ENVIROMUX-SDS-CEPA Smoke Detection Sensor - CE $102.00
ENVIROMUX-SDS-TAA-P Smoke Detection Sensor – UL Approved, TAA Compliant $134.00
ENVIROMUX-CMD-P Carbon Monoxide Detector, Powered $157.00
ENVIROMUX-GD-MBP-P Gas Detector – Methane, Butane, Propane $330.00
ENVIROMUX-H2-P Hydrogen Gas Detector $447.00
ENVIROMUX-AFM Air Flow Sensor $58.00

Motion/Intrusion Sensors

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-M-DCS Door Contact Sensor $6.00
ENVIROMUX-DCSR Rugged Door Contact Sensor $39.00
ENVIROMUX-DCSR-U Rugged Door Contact Sensor with Universal-Style Magnet $39.00
ENVIROMUX-IMD-P Infrared Motion Sensor, Powered $48.00
ENVIROMUX-IMD-TAA-P Infrared Motion Sensor-TAA Compliant $61.00
ENVIROMUX-IMD-CMP Ceiling Mount Infrared Motion Sensor, Powered $62.00
ENVIROMUX-GBS-P Glass Break Detection Sensor, Powered $98.00
ENVIROMUX-EBS Emergency/Panic Button $4.00
ENVIROMUX-TDS Tamper Switch $8.00
ENVIROMUX-VSS Vibration Sensor $7.00

Access Control

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-FACS-P Fingerprint Access Control System $232.00
ENVIROMUX-ACK-P Access Control Digital Keypad $62.00
ENVIROMUX-ACK-VWT-P Vandal Resistant and Weatherproof Access Control Digital Keypads, Three Relay Outputs $164.00
ENVIROMUX-ACK-VWS-P Vandal Resistant and Weatherproof Access Control Digital Keypads, Single Relay Output $156.00
ENVIROMUX-ACKR-P RFID Access Control Keypad $92.00
ENVIROMUX-ACKR-WDB-P Weatherproof RFID Access Control Keypad, Dual + Bell Relay Outputs $105.00
ENVIROMUX-RFID-CRD10 RFID EM Cards, 10-Pack $12.00
ENVIROMUX-RFID-KYFB10 RFID EM Keyfobs, 10-Pack $14.00
ENVIROMUX-RKS-P Key Station $52.00

Alert/Communications Sensors

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-AVDS-LCP Automatic Voice Dialer System, One Input Channel, Powered $215.00
ENVIROMUX-3GU USB 3G Modem $180.00
ENVIROMUX-3GU-IND Industrial USB GSM Modem $270.00
ENVIROMUX-SRN-MP Piezo Siren, 108 dB, Powered $25.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P1 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered, 1 ft $37.30
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P10 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered, 10 ft $40.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P50 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered, 50 ft $52.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P100 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
100 ft
$67.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P200 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
200 ft
$97.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P400 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
400 ft
$157.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P600 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
600 ft
$217.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P800 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
800 ft
$277.00
ENVIROMUX-BEEP1-P1000 Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm, 103 dB, Powered,
1000 ft
$337.00
ENVIROMUX-BCN-RP Alarm Beacon with Power Supply – Small: 2.75x1.69 in (70x43 mm) $32.00
ENVIROMUX-BCN-RLP Alarm Beacon with Power Supply – Large: 3.94x3.46 in (100x88 mm) $49.00
ENVIROMUX-IPCAM Wired IP Surveillance Camera $160.00
ENVIROMUX-IPCAM-WH High-Definition Wireless/Wired IP Camera $260.00
ENVIROMUX-IPCAM-WN Wireless/Wired Day/Night IP Camera $180.00
ENVIROMUX-IPCAM-NPOE Wired Day/Night PTZ IP Camera with Power over Ethernet (PoE) $296.00

Power Sensors & Accessories

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-POE-9V Power Over Ethernet Adapter $46.00
ENVIROMUX-POE-IND Industrial Power Over Ethernet Adapter $138.00
ENVIROMUX-ACVD-515M AC Voltage Detector with NEMA 5-15 plug $80.00
ENVIROMUX-ACVD-C14M AC Voltage Detector with IEC C14 socket $80.00

Sensor Accessories

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ENVIROMUX-2W-3 2-wire sensor cable, 3 ft $1.50
ENVIROMUX-2W-6 2-wire sensor cable, 6 ft $3.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-10 2-wire sensor cable, 10 ft $5.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-25 2-wire sensor cable, 25 ft $12.50
ENVIROMUX-2W-50 2-wire sensor cable, 50 ft $25.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-100 2-wire sensor cable, 100 ft $50.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-3 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 3 ft $0.90
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-6 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 6 ft $1.80
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-10 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 10 ft $3.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-25 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 25 ft $7.50
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-50 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 50 ft $15.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-100 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 100 ft $30.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-300 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 300 ft $90.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-500 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 500 ft $150.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-700 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 700 ft $210.00
ENVIROMUX-2W-PLNM-1000 Plenum 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 1000 ft $300.00
ENVIROMUX-2WO-3 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 3 ft $1.95
ENVIROMUX-2WO-6 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 6 ft $3.90
ENVIROMUX-2WO-10 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 10 ft $6.50
ENVIROMUX-2WO-25 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 25 ft $16.25
ENVIROMUX-2WO-50 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 50 ft $32.50
ENVIROMUX-2WO-100 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 100 ft $65.00
ENVIROMUX-2WO-300 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 300 ft $195.00
ENVIROMUX-2WO-500 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 500 ft $325.00
ENVIROMUX-2WO-700 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 700 ft $455.00
ENVIROMUX-2WO-1000 Outdoor 22 AWG 2-Wire Sensor Cable, 1000 ft $625.00
ENVIROMUX-CLP10-LD Self-Adhesive Clips for Liquid/Chemical Sensor Rope, 10-pack $7.15
SP-CAT5-6V CATx Surge Protector $90.00
SP-RS485-12V-O Weather Resistant Surge Protector for RS485 Control & 12VDC Power Lines $58.00