One Stop Systems released its newest CompactPCI system monitoring and control board, 6U SYSMON II. The 6U SYSMON II can monitor vital system functions including fan speed, temperature, power supply functionality and power voltage, as well as other miscellaneous options. The board comes with eight input/outputs for fan speed, eight I/Os for temperature, eight I/Os for power supply, four I/Os for power voltage and eight I/Os for miscellaneous functions including intuition alarms, light sensors, unique computer identification and LED control.
The card features an alarm response for instances where temperature exceeds a particular range, fans speeds are outside a particular range, power voltage is outside a particular range or a power supply fails. The card also features monitoring LEDs to indicate Major, Minor and Critical malfunctions within the monitored equipment as well as a speaker alarm with on/off functionality. Software is available to set parameters of monitoring systems and is hosted on a remote PC where alarms can be directed, via e-mail or other trigger responses.
The 6U SYSMON II is applicable to telecom, datacom, ISP and wireless server applications, as well as other industries that require system monitoring. List price for the 6U SYSMON II is $1,280 but varies by bundle specifics such as the addition of temperature sensors.
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