Monnit has announced the launch of its new PoE•X sensors to target the smart building market.
In a release, the company said that the new sensors provide building operators with data that economizes operations, conserves resources and enhances comfort.
Monnit’s sensors plug directly into a building’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) infrastructure and remotely monitor critical systems and infrastructure for asset-damaging hazards, such as water leaks. If a monitored variable exceeds specified thresholds, a user is alerted via text, email or call, the company said.
“The PoE•X line provides plug-and-play placement of Monnit sensors into a building’s local area network,” said Monnit CEO Brad Walters. “PoE•X migrates Monnit’s industry-proven platform beyond wireless to other fixed ‘things’ that will benefit from the increasingly common, instantaneous and powerful nature of an Ethernet-enabled building.”
The company noted that these Internet of Things (IoT) sensors address demands for both a broad layout and high-density sensor networks — such as those needed for server rooms and data centers — that are compatible with Ethernet. Monnit’s PoE•X sensors can also be plugged into an Ethernet infrastructure and powered via AC adapter if a building does not have PoE, the company said.
Monnit’s PoE•X sensors support commercial enterprises and industrial firms by collecting environmental or power data and sharing it with building management systems. The sensors also host Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Modbus TCP traffic, allowing the sensors to transfer data into supervisory control and data acquisition systems.
This data sharing allows operators to quickly tailor HVAC or optimize lighting, lowering overhead and reducing emissions. PoE•X sensors also enable mixed sensor networks, incorporating Monnit’s wireless sensors into firms with diversified and tech-reliant operations, such as manufacturing and retail.
Monnit’s PoE•X line will initially consist of: temperature, humidity, dry contact, water detect plus, open/close, water rope, high temperature, low temperature, duct temperature, motion detection, and thermocouple sensors.
Monnit’s portfolio includes over 80 sensor types to remotely monitor variables (e.g., temperature or vibration) and receive alerts based on user-defined conditions.