The DCIM Solution For Small Data Centers: SmartZone™ Rack Energy Kits

One Small Step For Data Centers

Consolidating multiple devices and device data through a central gateway means faster polling of data, simplified upgrades, and troubleshooting of devices, plus a reduction in costly network switch ports or IP addresses. By minimizing network IP connectivity requirements to one centralized gateway per rack or cabinet, the expansion of additional racks is easy and cost-effective. SmartZone™ Rack Energy Kits meet the needs of small data centers with a robust and cost-effective Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution.

The Smart DCIM Solution

Utilizing a gateway to maintain the active intelligence, SmartZone™ Rack Energy Kits make it possible to manage multiple intelligent device types from a single IP address or web interface. The gateway can support up to four sensors, two power devices, as well as a serial port to attach optional devices (such as LCD Status Monitor Unit)—all consolidated through one IP address and a single switch port. Plus, it’s easy to expand monitoring capabilities at the rack or cabinet level by simply connecting both environmental sensors and/or rack PDUs to available ports on an individual gateway.

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A Kit For Every Application

SmartZone Rack Energy Kits with two Clamp Meters: Utilizes a clamp that can be applied over the top of a live Rack PDU power cable to capture current, allowing the addition of non-invasive power monitoring in brownfields
SmartZone Rack Energy Kits with two Zero-RU Inline Meter s: Utilizes a zero-RU inline meter that’s plugged in between a rack PDU and power source to enable aggregate power monitoring of basic brownfield rack PDUs or freestanding equipment
SmartZone Rack Energy Kits with 1RU Inline Meter: Similar to the Zero-RU inline meter, this kit utilizes a single rack mountable inline meter that enables aggregate power monitoring of (2) basic brownfield rack PDUs or freestanding equipment per RU
SmartZone Rack Energy Kits with two Rack PDUs: Utilizes Smartzone™ Gateway-Enabled Rack PDUs to build intelligence into cabinets. Each Rack PDU kit offers varied features and capabilities

Panduit SmartZone Rack Energy Kits


  • Simple, out-of-the-box solution for data center builds, expansions, or legacy retrofits
  • Make basic (non-intelligent) rack PDUs intelligent, without disrupting operations
  • Monitor freestanding equipment like mainframes or storage cabinets
  • For total flexibility, each kit offers a unique power monitoring device
  • Non-invasive and minimally invasive device options that add and/or overlay intelligence into racks or cabinets
  • Provides current and historical views of power and temperature, enhanced with trending information displays
  • Some kits allow monitoring aggregate strip power or individual outlet power
  • Delivers identification and alert of power or environmental levels exceeding pre-defined thresholds
  • Provides documentation and reporting of operational metrics
  • Easy, straightforward installation