San Francisco, Calif. - Arch Rock has broadened its IPv6-based PhyNet wireless sensor network (WSN) family with a new server intended for smaller-scale or short-term sensor deployments in commercial facilities and data centers.
The new RSS-2000AT PhyNet Server, based on the Intel Atom processor, supports deployments of up to 100 sensor nodes measuring power usage and environmental conditions. Arch Rock's existing RSS-2500 PhyNet Server, which uses the Intel Xeon processor, supports up to 1000 nodes.
PhyNet Servers are part of a tiered IP-based architecture which enables users to create large, resilient WSNs that can be centrally managed as part of the enterprise IP infrastructure. In addition to the server, which lets users set up, manage and diagnose their WSNs, the architecture includes the PhyNet Router, which forms an internetworking backbone between IETF IPv6 Low- Power Wireless Personal-Area Network-based WSNs and their server-hosted applications; and sensor nodes that measure electric power use and environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, CO2, air pressure and water flow.
The new server is suited for enterprise software companies seeking to expand their portfolios with energy-monitoring applications that can pull sensor-gathered data from the WSN and display it on their own asset- or energy-management portals.
"The RSS-2000AT is ideal for small or pilot deployments in data centers and facilities, or for energy consultants who can easily set up short-term, moveable deployments to do client energy assessments," said Roland Acra, Arch Rock CEO. "It also works well as a localized server where limited Internet connectivity or strict security requirements prevent users from taking advantage of Arch Rock's hosted server approach. The RSS-2000AT provides flexibility for all these scenarios at an affordable price. And the incorporation of the Atom processor into the server lets us offer great performance in a small, low-power package."
Available immediately, the RSS-2000AT PhyNet Server is priced at $3,495 and incorporates an Intel Atom 1.6-GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB memory, and an 80-GB SATA hard drive.
The company also offers the high-end RSS-2500 PhyNet Server priced at $5,495, which can be upgraded for use with Arch Rock's Energy Optimizer energy-monitoring application, as well as a hosted PhyNet service priced at $1,495 per year.
For more information, visit www.archrock.com.