Raritan Unveils New Smart Rack Controller (SRC) for Data Centers

Calvin Nicholson
“We engineered the Raritan SRC to be an all-in-one intelligent sensor management tool,” said Calvin Nicholson, Sr. Director Product Management, Raritan.

Raritan, a brand of listed company Legrand delivering intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches, and other data center infrastructure monitoring and management solutions, has released its Smart Rack Controller (SRC) for data center environments. The new solution gathers environmental information around IT devices through connected SmartSensors, as well as security conditions on rack door handles and card readers.

The Smart Rack Controller solution is built on Raritan’s Xerus Technology platform. This would add a layer of intelligence to any location by acting as an environmental monitoring connection point for SmartSensor data. An LCD display on the SRC provides access to all SmartSensor readings such as temperature, humidity, airflow, differential air pressure, water/leaks, contact closures, proximity detection, vibration, and more.

The information collected can be passed on to any Building Management System (BMS) or Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring (DCIM) tool for further analysis, using protocols such as SNMP, Modbus over TCP/IP, and JSON-RPI. There’s no need to significantly reconfigure power distribution or IT infrastructure to obtain visibility and alerts.

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Additional SRC sensor management solution benefits would include:

  • Minimizing the hours needed to track IT assets, thereby saving time and money
  • Ensuring uptime by monitoring racks for possible hot spots
  • Saving on cooling costs by confidently raising data center temperatures
  • Maintaining cabinet and enclosure security with USB peripherals and contact closure sensors
  • Improving data center uptime by receiving environment alerts
  • Optimizing strategic and tactical decision making for the IT environment by tracking IT changes and growth in real-time
  • Gaining audited controlled access to sensitive IT assets
  • Available in 100-240VAC and +/-48VDC power options

“We engineered the Raritan SRC to be an all-in-one intelligent sensor management tool,” said Calvin Nicholson, Sr. Director Product Management, Raritan. “To support data center, facility, and security managers’ needs to monitor their critical remote and local infrastructure as well as promote better business continuity.”

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