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Cool Stuff: Keep an Eye on Your Server Room

Burk Technology Climate Guard

Radio World is featuring winners of its 2011 “Cool Stuff” Award this month.

Here’s a sensible extension of the product line from a company that knows about remote control and monitoring.

Stephen Dinkel and Jon Burk are shown. Stephen Dinkel and Jon Burk are shown.

Climate Guard monitors temperature, humidity and other conditions that can cause serious IT disasters. It includes temperature, light and sound sensors, of which you can expand to 64. Web interface and SNMP capabilities eliminate the need for dedicated computer software. The system notifies IT personnel of problems via e-mail, SMS or SNMP traps to ensure a quick and effective resolution.

As Burk puts it, “Server rooms and data centers of all sizes require comprehensive monitoring of environmental conditions to detect a problem as early as possible. Climate Guard monitors temperature, humidity, flood/leak and many other conditions that can cause serious IT disasters.” It can catch gradual changes as well as sudden ones, with onboard charting. Climate Guard has obvious applications beyond traditional broadcast environments.