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  1. 1. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc.All Rights ReservedSolutions OverviewApril 24, 2013
  2. 2. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 2About RF CodeWire-free Solutions for over 10 yearsBased in Austin, TexasRF Code’s solutions are comprised ofhardware and software platforms that providereal time asset management and wire-freeenvironmental monitoring
  3. 3. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 3RF Code SolutionsPhysical Asset Tracking Solutions• Fully automated “real-time location system”• Critical assets, locations & peopleWire-Free Monitoring Solutions• Environmental Monitoring• Power Monitoring
  4. 4. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 4Product & Technology Introduction
  5. 5. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 5RF Code Solution ComponentsTags• Asset Tags• Sensor TagsRTLSDevices• Rooms• IT Racks• ProximityReaders• Wired• Wi-FiMiddleware• Zone ManagerApplications• Asset Manager• SensorManager
  6. 6. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 6RF Code Solution AdvantagesFully Automated,Wire-Free Solution:•Eliminates manual labor•Simple to deploy•Fast ROILeverages IntelligentComponents:•Small asset tracking tags•Smart sensor tags•Intelligent readers•Customizable software•Integration modulesReal-time AssetTracking:•Highly accurate inventory•Location information•Asset status•Asset movement•Tag tamper detectionEnvironmental &Power Monitoring:•Temperature•Humidity•Door Position•Dry Contact•Fluid Detection•PDU Power•Air PressureMultiple UseInfrastructure:•Asset tracking•Environment monitoring•Multiple applications•Multiple organizations
  7. 7. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 7Solution ArchitectureActive RFID TagsZone Manager SoftwareAsset Manager & Sensor Manager Software• Multiple form factors• Asset Tracking Tags• Sensor TagsActive RFID Readers• POE option• Wireless optionOpen API• Location engine (middleware)• Reader management• Configurable rulesOpen API• Full database• Local or remote• Tag to asset association• Customizable schema• Different user levels• Alerting engineOpen APITelnet Style APIAvailable via Network or SerialData Output: Text BasedWeb Based APITelnet Style APIData Output: XML, JSON, CSVWeb Based APIData Output: XML, JSON, CSV• Highest density• Rules engine• Fixed, Mobile, Rack versions• 5 year life• Small size• Low PriceRF Code Solution Components Open API Interfaces• Data Reduction• Change Value Reporting• Subscription Interface
  8. 8. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 8Asset & Sensor Tags – multiple tag types and enclosuresM130 Asset TagR100 Rack Asset TagR142 Badge TagR120 RackDoor TagR155 Temperature/ Humidity TagM170 Durable Tag
  9. 9. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 9RTLS DevicesA750 Room Locator(IR illuminator for rooms)A740 Rack Locator(IR illuminator for IT racks)A760 Proximity Locator(short range proximity detection)
  10. 10. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 10RF Code M250 ReaderM250 Fixed Reader:• Collects all tag radio frequency transmissions• Connects to IP network (wired or WiFi)• Integrated rules engine• Supports multiple simultaneous connections• Support for Garmin GPS via USB• Open APIsCapacity & Coverage:• Single reader can receive signals from up to 1400 tagssimultaneously• Typically covers:• 25 feet LoS or 2,000 square feet in the data center• 75 feet LoS or 17,000 square feet in open space
  11. 11. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 11RF Code M220 ReaderM220 Mobile Reader:• Collects all tag radio frequency transmissions• Mobile applications & scenarios• Integrated rules engine• Bluetooth connectivity to handheld• Battery powered (~ 8 hours run time)• Open API’sCapacity & Coverage:• Single reader can receive signals from up to 1400 tagssimultaneously• Typically covers:• 25 feet LoS or 2,000 square feet in the data center• 75 feet LoS or 17,000 square feet in open space
  12. 12. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 12Asset Manager - SoftwareFull Asset Life Cycle Management:• Tag to asset association• Quick access dashboard views• Asset searching, reporting, and graphing• Asset thresholding and alertingTable & Map Views:• Customizable Dashboards• Live table views• Live map views• Fully browser based, requires no plug-insCustomizable Asset Database:• Track and report customized asset attributes• Extend the asset database with an advancedgraphical editor• No need for costly custom development servicesInfrastructure Administration:• Management of RF Code Readers and ZoneManagers• Reporting and alarming of infrastructure events• Users, groups, & audit trails
  13. 13. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 13Asset Manager Software - Scalable ArchitectureRF Code Fixed ReadersRemoteZone ManagerAsset ManagerAsset Manager(Web Console)SQL DatabaseServerRF Code Fixed ReadersRemoteZone ManagerLocation A Location B Location CHeadquarters Data CenterRemoteZone ManagerRF Code Fixed Readers
  14. 14. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 14Sensor Manager SoftwareEnterprise-class Monitoring Application:• Integration with all RF Code wire-free sensor tags• Ideal for both small and enterprise, multi-site applications• Fully support for RCI & RTI metrics• Integration modules available (IBM, Modbus, Bacnet, etc..)• Open API available for easy integrationTable Views, Map Views, Reporting & Graphing:• Flexible Dashboards• Live table views• Interactive map views• Scheduled & Interactive reporting & graphing• Easily export all data in multiple formatsAdvanced Thresholds & Alerting:• Thresholding & thresholding for time• Centrally configured thresholds simply administration• Five levels of alert severity• Alert actions include email, SNMP traps, HTTP post, etc..Infrastructure Administration:• Management of RF Code Readers and Zone Managers• Reporting and alarming of infrastructure events• Users, groups, & audit trails
  15. 15. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 15Zone Manager - SoftwareMiddleware Location Engine:• Works with readers to determine precise location• Configurable location rules engine• Simple web based configurationData Reduction Capabilities:• Reduces redundant data or unnecessary data flow• Subscription interface for attribute change notifications• Highly scalableIntegrate with other Applications:• Open API (Telnet API & Web API)• Data available in multiple formats XML, JSON or CSV• Integration modules for IBM, Microsoft, & others
  16. 16. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 16Available Add-on Software Add-on Modules• Provides advanced reporting capabilities• For Asset Manager & Sensor ManagerAdvancedReportingModule• Publishes data via the Java ManagementExtensions standard & via Tivoli Monitoring agent• For Asset Manager & Sensor ManagerJMX & TivoliMonitoringModule• Publishes data via BACnet TCP/IP standard• For Asset Manager & Sensor ManagerBACnetIntegrationModule• Publishes information to the Modbus IP standard• For Asset Manager & Sensor ManagerModbusIntegrationModule• Publishes information via the OPC standard• For Zone ManagerOPC ServerBusiness Intelligence Reporting Too
  17. 17. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 17Advanced Reporting Module for AM & SMGraphical Report DesignerCustomized Headers & FootersWatermarkingGrids and TablesVarious Types of Charts and GraphsFormatted ListsStatic ImagesData TransformationsData from external data sources (other databases)Compound ReportsExport in Multiple Formats
  18. 18. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 18Common Solution ArchitecturesAsset Manager(Data Manager Component)Asset Manager(Enterprise Console)SQL DatabaseServer3rd Party PlatformsUsing Open APIsRF CodeStandard ReadersAsset Manager(Zone Manager Component)RF CodeStandard ReadersZone ManagerIntegratedSolutionStand-aloneSolutionIBM MaximoDCIM ApplicationsOtherRF CodeStandard ReadersRF CodeStandard Readers
  19. 19. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 19Enterprise Asset Tracking
  20. 20. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 20Asset Tag OverviewSmall form factorLong battery life (5 years)Some Enclosures are Infrared CapableTypically Transmits data every 10secondsOperates at 433Mhz radio frequencyLong range (optimal 300+ feet)Low signal attenuation around metalSimply to deployVarious Enclosure Types for Multiplemounting options
  21. 21. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 21Five Levels of Asset Visibility• Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office,warehouse, healthcare, etc.• Provides general (zone level) asset location information as well as sensormonitoring• Most common and easy deploymentZonal forDistributed Assets
  22. 22. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 22Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6Zonal Distributed Asset Tracking – ExampleAsset ManagerSoftware
  23. 23. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 23Five Levels of Asset Visibility• Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office,warehouse, healthcare, etc.• Provides general (zone level) asset location information as well as sensormonitoring• Most common and easy deploymentZonal forDistributed Assets• Inventory and tracking of assets in a data center with open racks• Provides general room level location information as well as sensormonitoringZonal for DataCenter Assets
  24. 24. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 24Zonal for Data Center - ExampleReal time inventoryGreater than 95% accurateZone or area location trackingWorks with open & closed racksEasy to deployFast ROIAsset ManagerorZone ManagerData Center
  25. 25. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 25Five Levels of Asset Visibility• Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office,warehouse, healthcare, etc.• Provides general (zone level) asset location information as well as sensormonitoring• Most common and easy deploymentZonal forDistributed Assets• Inventory and tracking of assets in a data center with open racks• Provides general room level location information as well as sensor monitoringZonal for DataCenter Assets• Inventory and tracking of assets in data center racks• Provides rack level location as well as sensor monitoringRack Level for DataCenter Assets
  26. 26. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 26A740 - Rack Location SolutionAutomated real time inventoryRack level location precisionGreater than 95% rack location accuracyRack infrastructure (A740) does not consume a “U” spaceWorks with open & closed racksEasy to deployFast ROIA740 RackLocator SystemIRLight StripR104 Asset Tag
  27. 27. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 27Infrared + RFID - Rack Location SolutionA740 IR system installed in each rack:• A740 control box (only requires power)• 2 IR light stripsHow it works:• Each A740 emits a unique ID via infrared• Each IR enabled asset tag in the rack receives theunique IR ID• When each IR enabled asset tag transmits its radiofrequency beacon, it includes the IR ID that it iscurrently “seeing”• RF Code software (ZM/AM/SM) interprets the IR ID todetermine the location of the asset tagA740Rack LocatorIR EnabledAsset TagM250ReaderUniqueIR ID
  28. 28. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 28IR Rack Solution PhotosR104 IR Enabled Asset TagR114 IR Enabled Asset Tag
  29. 29. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 29Data Center Asset Tracking ExampleAssetManagerStaging AreaLoading DockStorage AreaRacks#1-8Racks#9-16Racks#17-24Racks#25-32Racks#33-40Racks#41-48• Connected to each reader in each zone• Determines precise zone level locationExample Output:Server 150 is located in Storage Area, which islocated in Building 1.Example Output:Server 150 is located in Staging Area, which islocated in Building 1.Example Output:Server 150 is located in Loading Dock, which islocated in Building 1.Example Output:Server 150 is located in Rack 48, which is locatedin Building 1.
  30. 30. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 30Five Levels of Asset Visibility•Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office, warehouse,healthcare, etc.•Provides general (zone level) asset location information as well as sensor monitoring•Most common and easy deploymentZonal forDistributed Assets•Inventory and tracking of assets in a data center with open racks•Provides general room level location information as well as sensor monitoringZonal for DataCenter Assets•Inventory and tracking of assets in data center racks•Provides rack level location as well as sensor monitoringRack Level for DataCenter Assets•Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office, warehouse,healthcare, etc.•Provides Room Level asset location when using IR enabled tags and IR Room Locators•Easy to deployRoom Level forDistributed Assets
  31. 31. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 31A750 - Room Location SolutionWorks in concert with 433 MHz infrared-enabled tagsProvides specific room location informationRange is approximately 20 feet linear or 400 square feet roomOnly requires powerLow cost and simple to deployM250 ReaderIP NetworkIR Enabled TagsA750Room LocatorUniqueIR ID
  32. 32. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 32Infrared + RFID - Room Location SolutionA750 IR system installed in each room:• A750 Room Locator (only requires power)How it works:• Each A750 emits a unique ID via infrared• Each IR enabled asset tag in the room receives the unique IR ID• When each IR enabled asset tag transmits its radio frequency beacon, itincludes the IR ID that it is currently “seeing”• RF Code software (ZM/AM/SM) interprets the IR ID to determine the location ofthe asset tagWorks in conjunction with IR enabled asset tags and M250 readers
  33. 33. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 33A750 Product Overview - Deployment ExampleDeploy one (or more) Room Locator per roomEach Room Locator emits an infrared signal with a unique ID.Infrared enabled tags receive the infrared signalUnderstand in real-time, which room an asset is currently located for quickaccess and inventory purposesHallwayRoom 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
  34. 34. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 34Five Levels of Asset Visibility•Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office, warehouse,healthcare, etc.•Provides general (zone level) asset location information as well as sensor monitoring•Most common and easy deploymentZonal forDistributed Assets•Inventory and tracking of assets in a data center with open racks•Provides general room level location information as well as sensor monitoringZonal for DataCenter Assets•Inventory and tracking of assets in data center racks•Provides rack level location as well as sensor monitoringRack Level for DataCenter Assets•Critical or high dollar assets in a distributed environment such as a office, warehouse,healthcare, etc.•Provides Room Level asset location when using IR enabled tags and IR Room Locators•Easy to deployRoom Level forDistributed Assets•Short range RF proximity location•Understand who does what, where, and whenProximityDetection
  35. 35. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 35RF Code’s Proximity Detection SystemRF Code’s proximity detection system is designed towork around “actions” that require human interaction.The system is comprised of the A760 ProximityLocator (A760-0003) and the R142 IR & proximityenabled badge tag (R142-i3RF).The A760 Proximity Locator is a battery-poweredradio signaling device used in coordination withproximity-enabled personnel badges (R142) toanswer “Who Did What, When & Where” questions:• Who pushed that button?• Who opened the freezer or refrigerator?• Who accessed the tool shed?• Who opened that door?• Who washed their hands?A760R14z2
  36. 36. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 36A760-003 Proximity Locator SpecificationsSize:• Height: 1.25 inches• Width: 4.0 inches• Length: 8.0 inches• Weight: 11.2 oz.Battery:• Type & Quantity: 3 AA• Life: 4 years at 100 events perdayDesigned for indoor useCommunicationsCapabilities:• Long range active RFID• Short range proximity detection• Dry contact input (open / close)Long Range RFID Radio:• RFID Radio: 433MHz• RFID Radio Range: up to 300 feetShort Range ProximityRadio:• Proximity Radio: 915MHz• Proximity Radio Range: 2 to 6 feet
  37. 37. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 37R142-i3RF Badge SpecificationsSize:• Width: 2.232 inches• Depth: 3.949 inches• Height: 0.28 inches• Weight: 1.40 oz.Construction:• Injection-molded polycarbonateenclosureDurability:• Splash resistantBattery:• Type & Quantity: 3 Lithium CR2032• Life: > 2 years (typical)CommunicationsCapabilities:• Long range active RFID• Short range proximity detection• Infrared Receive / input• 3 Button manual inputLong Range RFID Radio:• RFID Radio: 433MHz• RFID Radio Range: up to 300 feetShort Range ProximityRadio:• Proximity Radio: 915MHz• Proximity Radio Range: 2 to 6 feet
  38. 38. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 38A760 Proximity System – How It Works“Action” is initiated by a badged person.A760 Wall Unit detects “action” event,transmits long range 433 MHz signal withunique ID & emits unique 915 MHz ID inshort range field.Badge receives 915 MHz transmission,decodes ID, and transmits anacknowledgement via 915 MHz.Badge transmits via 433 MHz successful“transaction” including the ID of the Wall Unit.Wall Unit transmits via 433 MHz a successful“transaction” completion.M250 ReaderA760 ProximityLocatorR142 Badge TagUnique IR IDA750 Room Locator915MHzShort Range
  39. 39. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 39Asset Tracking Product PricesPricing (US List Price – no volume discount):• Asset Tag (beacon only) - $18.50• IR Enabled Asset Tag - $19.95• Asset Tag with Motion Sensor - $22.95• Asset Tag with Tamper Sensor - $22.95• M250 Fixed Reader - $1,249.00• M220 Mobile Reader - $995.00• A740 Rack Locator - $199.00• Asset Manager Software (100 Licenses) - $5,995.00• Asset Manager - Additional License Packs:• 100 Licenses - $700.00• 500 Licenses - $3,250.00• 2,500 Licenses - $13,125.00• 10,000 Licenses - $42,500.00
  40. 40. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 40Wire-Free Environmental & Power Monitoring
  41. 41. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 41Data Center Monitoring ChallengesThe high cost of wire• Expensive sensors and appliances• Time consuming and difficult to deploy / redeploy• Expensive to deploy• Inflexible• Mounting issues & awkward for use in front of racksThe high cost of power• Power and cooling costs exceed capital asset costs• Inability to optimize data center for energy efficiency, asset use• For every 1° F that air temperatures are reduced results a 2%power cost savings results
  42. 42. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 42Solution ArchitectureSensor ManagerSensor Manager(Enterprise Console)SQL DatabaseServerRF Code ReaderRF Code Sensor TagsRF TransmissionRF Code ReaderRF Code Sensor TagsRF Code ReaderRF Code Sensor TagsRF Transmission RF Transmission
  43. 43. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 43Sensor Tag OverviewSmall form factorLong battery life (5 years)Replaceable batteriesTransmits data every 10 secondsOperates at 433Mhz radio frequencyLong range (optimal 300+ feet)Low signal attenuation around metalSimply to deployMultiple mounting options
  44. 44. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 44RF Code M250 ReaderM250 Fixed Reader:• Collects all tag radio frequency transmissions• Connects to IP network (wired or WiFi)• Integrated rules engine• Supports multiple simultaneous connections• Support for Garmin GPS via USB• Open APIsCapacity & Coverage:• Single reader can receive signals from up to 1400 tagssimultaneously• Typically covers:• 25 feet LoS or 2,000 square feet in the data center• 75 feet LoS or 17,000 square feet in open space
  45. 45. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 45Typical Reader Deployment for Data Center Sensor SolutionOne reader per rack aisleMount reader above racks onceilingInstall sensor tags in racks &around data centerSensor ManagerData Center
  46. 46. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 46R150 - Temperature Sensor Tag• Delivers ambient temperature wirelesslySensor Type• Easy installation in any rack or room• Adhesive mounting• Screw mounting• Zip tie mountingUniversalMounting• -4° F to +158° F operating range• + or – 1.5° F accuracy over -4° to 158° F• + or – 1° F accuracy over 40° to 140° F• + or – 0.47° F accuracy over 50° to 140° FSensorSpecifications• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• 5 year battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  47. 47. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 47R151 – Tethered Temperature Sensor Tag• Delivers ambient temperature wirelesslySensor Type• Easy installation in any rack or room• Adhesive mounting• Screw mounting• Zip tie mountingUniversalMounting• -67° F to 212° F operating range (probe)• + or – 4° F accuracy over -67° to 212° F• + or – 2° F accuracy over 14° to 185° F• + or – 1.08° F accuracy over 50° to 140° FSensorSpecifications• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• 5 year battery life• Replaceable batteries (3)• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  48. 48. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 48R155 - Temperature + Humidity Sensor Tag• Delivers ambient temperature & humiditywirelesslySensor Type• Easy installation in any rack or room• Adhesive mounting• Screw mounting• Zip tie mountingUniversalMounting• -4° F to +158° F operating range• + or – 2° F accuracy over -4° to 158° F• + or – 0.41° F accuracy over 50° to 140° F• 0% to 95% humidity range (+ or – 2%)SensorSpecifications• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• 5 year battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagspecifications
  49. 49. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 49R120 – Door Switch Sensor Tag• Delivers door position wirelesslySensor Type• Easy installation in any rack or room• Attach the R120 tag to the door frame• Attach the magnet to the doorUniversalMounting• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• Immediate beacon when door opens• 5+ years battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  50. 50. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 50R130- Dry Contact Sensor Tag• Delivers dry contact device state change wirelessly• Example dry contact output devices:• Motion sensors• Smoke sensors• UPSSensor Type• Adhesive mounting• Screw mounting• Zip tie mountingUniversalMounting• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• Immediate beacon upon dry contact state change• 5+ years battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  51. 51. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 51R135 – Fluid Sensor Tag• Delivers instant fluid detection wirelesslySensor Type• Beneath raised floors in IT data centers• Wrapped around pipes in critical spaces• Floors of wiring and IT closets• Drip and condensation pans• Lab or manufacturing environmentsIdealLocations• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• Immediate beacon when fluid is detected• 5+ years battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  52. 52. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 52R170 - PDU Sensor Tag• Provides power data from PDUs wirelessly• Eliminates wired connections to each PDUs• Eliminates IP address overhead for eachPDUSensor Type• PDU data• Phase & feed line data• Outlet data• Breaker dataAvailablePowerInformation• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• 5+ years battery life• Replaceable battery• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications• Raritan• Server Technology, Inc.• Geist Manufacturing• Emerson Network PowerCompatiblewith PDUsfrom
  53. 53. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 53R160 - Air Pressure Sensor Tag• Delivers differential air pressure wirelesslySensor Type• Above and below raised floors• Containment aislesIdealLocations• Range: 0 to 0.5" H2O or 0 to 125 Pa• Resolution: ±0.001"H2O or ±0.25 Pa• Zero Point Accuracy: 0.002" H2O or 0.5PaSensorSpecifications• 10 second beacon rate (standard)• 5+ years battery life• Replaceable batteries• Low battery indicatorTagSpecifications
  54. 54. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 54R150 Temperature Tag Deployment Options• Single tag per rack for minimal coverage• Three tags per rack (top, middle, bottom)for maximum coverageSingle or MultipleSensors perRack• Adhesive backing allows tag to “stick” toalmost any surface• Bezels provide additional mounting optionsEasy mountingon room walls:• No wires needed – just move the tags• Easily add more sensors as neededFlexibledeployment andre-deploymentapproach R150 TemperatureTag
  55. 55. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 55M240 & Monitoring Bundle for Network & Telecom ClosetsM240 Fixed Reader:• Collects all tag radio frequency transmissions for up to 20 sensor orasset tags• Connects to IP network (wired)• Integrated rules engine• Supports multiple simultaneous connections• Open APIsCapacity & Coverage:• Single reader can receive signals from up to 20 tags simultaneously• Typically covers:• 75 feet LoS or 17,000 square feet in open spaceEM Bundle List Price = US $849.00Contents:• 1 M240 Reader• 2 R155 Temperature & Humidity Sensor Tags• 1 R150 Temperature Sensor Tag• 1 R120 Door Position Sensor Tag
  56. 56. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 56The Energy and Cooling DilemmaA complex challenge of “Energy Usage vs. IT Reliability”• Too hot and equipment reliability suffers• Too cool and energy bills skyrocket• For every 1 degree F that rack air intake temperature is raised, 2% ofthe annual power costs can be savedThis complex challenge is an optimization problem• How to sustain optimal IT equipment reliability and not over cool thedata center therefore wasting energy and money?In order to optimize data center cooling, we mustmeasure cooling at the rack level per the ASHRAE 2004or 2008 or NEBS guidelines.
  57. 57. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 57Recommended & Allowable Temperature RangesRecommended Range (statement of reliability):• Preferred facility operation; most values should be within this range.Allowable Range (statement of functionality):• Robustness of equipment; no values should be outside this range.Max AllowableRack IntakeTemperatureMax RecommendedOver-TempRecommendedRangeUnder-TempMin RecommendedMin AllowableAllowableRange18°C27°C32°C15°C
  58. 58. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 583 Metrics for Data Center Cooling OptimizationDr. Magnus Herrlin at ANCIS, Inc. has developed threekey metrics:• Rack Cooling Index High (RCIHI)®• Rack Cooling Index Low (RCILO)®• Return Temperature Index (RTI)TMRCI is a best practice performance metric forquantifying the conformance with thermal data centerguidelines and standards such as ASHRAE andNEBS.RTI quantifies the energy performance of the air-management system. It is a measure of net by-pass airor net recirculation air in the equipment room.Rack Cooling Index (RCI) is a Registered Trademark and Return Temperature Index (RTI) is a Trademark of ANCIS Incorporated(www.ancis.us). All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
  59. 59. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 59Rack Cooling Index (RCI)RCI is a measure of compliance with ASHRAE or NEBSintake temperature guidelines and is expressed as apercentage (max = 100%)RCIHI is a measure of the absence of over-temperatures• 100% means that no temperature is above the maximum recommended• Less than 100% means the greater the probability (risk) that equipmentexperiences temperatures above the maximum allowable (hotspots)RCILO is measure of the absence of under-temperatures• 100% means that no temperature is below minimum recommended• Less than 100% means the greater the probability (risk) that equipmentexperiences temperatures below the minimum allowable (over-cooling)Poor Acceptable Good Ideal≤90% 91% - 95% ≥96% 100%
  60. 60. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 60Return Temperature Index (RTI)RTI is a measure of net by-pass or net recirculation air. It is the ratioof total equipment airflow to total air-handler airflow expressed as apercentage.100% means balanced airflow<100% indicates net airflow by-pass• Cold supply air returns directly to CRACs without cooling the IT equipment: Elevatedfan power, reduced chiller efficiency>100% indicates net airflow re-circulation• Hot IT equipment exhaust is drawn back into intakes: Hotspots and reliability concerns.• Often results in low RCIHIPoor AirflowNet By-PassTargetAirflowPoor AirflowNet Re-circulation<80% 80% to 120% >120%
  61. 61. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 61Map View with RCI(HI) Overlay
  62. 62. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 62Data Center Current RCI & RTI Dashboard
  63. 63. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 63RF Code’s Implementation of RCI & RTIRF Code’s Asset Manager or Sensor Managersoftware computes the following RCI & RTI Metrics:• RCIHI & RCILO for each individual rack• RCIHI & RCILO for each row• RCIHI & RCILO for the entire data center• RTI for the entire data centerThe data from these computed metrics can be utilizedin multiple ways:• Real-time views (tables & dashboards)• Trending & reporting• Thresholding & alerting• Publish to BMS systems via OPC, Modbus/IP, & Bacnet/IP• Available via open API to 3rd party software
  64. 64. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 643 Levels of Data Center Thermal MonitoringBasic:• Proactive thermal thermal monitoring at row or rack level• Alerting, reporting, graphing and dashboards via Asset or SensorManagerAdvanced:• Comply with ASHRAE thermal guidelines to reduce data center coolingexpense and heat related equipment failure risk• Leverage RCI (Rack Cooling Index) metrics to optimize data centercoolingOptimal:• All of the “Advanced” items above• Desire for more operational efficiencies and fine grained monitoring tofurther reduce data center cooling expense (intake and exhaust)• Leverage RTI (Return Temperature Index) metric for more data centeroptimization
  65. 65. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 65Rack Thermal Monitoring – Sensor Placement Best PracticesTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HMinimal Rack Thermal Monitoring Best Practice• Supports Basic Thermal Monitoring, Row Level RCI & Data Center Level RCIT+H T+H T+H T+HIntakeExhaust• Optional sensors on rack exhaust
  66. 66. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 66Rack Thermal Monitoring – Sensor Placement Best PracticesTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HOptimal Rack Thermal Monitoring Best Practice• Supports Basic Monitoring, Rack RCI, Row RCI, Data Center RCI, & Data Center RTITTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+HTTT+H• Required sensors on rack exhaustIntakeExhaust
  67. 67. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 67Sensor Manager Solution – Example PricingExample Solution Costs:• 240 Racks spread across 15 rows• 1 Door Switch Tag per rack• 3 Temperature Tags per rack• Total of 960 sensors (temperature and door switches)
  68. 68. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 68Environmental & Power Monitoring Product PricesEnvironmental Monitoring Starter Pack (US List Price – no volume discount):• Includes:• R135 Fluid Detector Tag – Quantity 1• R150 Temperature Tag – Quantity 6• R155 Humidity-Temperature Tag – Quantity 3• M250 Wired Reader Kit – Quantity 1• RF Code Sensor Manager Software (100 sensor licenses)• List Price: $4,995.00Additional Pricing (US List Price – no volume discount):• R120 Door Switch Tag - $29.95 each• R130 Dry Contact Tag - $39.95 each• R135 Fluid Sensor Tag - $99.95 each• R150 Temperature Tag – $59.95 each• R151 Tethered Temperature Tag - $129.95 each• R155 Humidity-Temperature Tag – $109.95 each• R170 PDU Tag for Raritan, Server Technology, Geist & Emerson - $99.95 each• R160 Air Pressure Sensor - $399.95 each• 100 Additional Licenses for Sensor Manager - $700.00
  69. 69. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 69RF Code Partner Integrations
  70. 70. © Copyright 2013 RF Code Inc. All Rights ReservedSlide 70Visit www.rfcode.comEmail: sales@rfcode.comPhone: 512.439.2200 mainPhone: 877.463.0756 sales (toll free)
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