Rack Mount Environmental Monitor (Watchdog 100)

Watchdog 100

Rack Mount Environmental Monitor

The Geist Watchdog 100 (GBB100) offers rack mount environmental monitoring in just 1U of rack space. The Geist Watchdog 100 provides a compact means of monitoring climate conditions and providing relay control.

Product Description

Compact 1U Rack Mount Environmental Monitor

The Geist Watchdog 100 is a compact, self-contained, rack mount environmental monitor that has on-board temperature and humidity sensors. It also has input capacity for an additional eight external sensors (4 analogue and 4 digital) and an output of one NO/NC relay contact for triggering external devices like an auto-dialer.

Monitoring the environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, is important to the health of the data centre.  Whilst temperature monitoring is given some attention, monitoring the humidity is often overlooked.  Whilst sites look to decrease the operating temperature, they may inadvertently decrease humidity below recommended levels. Humidity has the potential to create condensation leading to corrosion and the possibility of electrical failures, or if the relative humidity is too low, static discharges that can cause serious problems.

Geist, a leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring products, produce a range of environmental monitors that includes the Watchdog 100. Like other environment monitors in the Geist range, the Watchdog 100 rack mount environmental monitor allows users to monitor conditions remotely via secure web interface, and receive SNMP and e-mail alerts when user-specific thresholds are exceeded.  The web interface provides an overview of environmental measurements with real-time sensor data. All measurements are logged allowing users to collect data for trending and capacity management.

The Geist Watchdog 100 also features four 0-5VDC dry contact analogue inputs and one digital sensor port that allows a splitter to be connected to further connect four digital sensors.

Features & Benefits

  • Compact unit measuring 1U high, 216mm wide and 64mm deep, the Watchdog 100 is supplied with rack mount brackets allowing this environmental monitor to be rack mounted into 19” racks.
  • Built in temperature and humidity monitoring with capabilities to expand to 8 external sensors.
  • Contact relay port for energising or de-energising an external device.
  • Requires no software – securely access the graphical user interface via a standard web browser.
  • Three access account levels: Administrator, Control or View Only.
  • User-configurable alert thresholds.
  • Alerts sent via SNMP and e-mail.

Part Numbers

Part Number Description
47-G1615 Watchdog 100-UN – Environmental Monitor, on-board temperature, humidity and dew point sensors, one relay contact, capacity to add 4 x digital and 4 x I/O sensors, “Universal” power supply included.
47-G1613 Watchdog 100-P UN – Environmental Monitor, on-board temperature, humidity and dew point sensors, one relay contact, capacity to add 4 x digital and 4 x I/O sensors, built-in PoE, “Universal” power supply included.

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