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BlueNet BN2000 PLC

Powerline Communication


BlueNet PLC (Powerline Communication) allows energy monitoring via the existing grid without any additional network infrastructure. The BlueNet PLC Concentrator is at the heart of this innovative monitoring concept. It aggregates the data from all BN2000 PLC PDUs through the mains logs them and makes them available through its Ethernet interface via HTTPS, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP, SNMP trap, CSV and more.

The power data is recorded using compact BN2000 PLC PDUs. Alongside the integrated, high-precision measuring unit, they also feature two connections for temperature and air humidity sensors. The measurements are shown locally on the large TFT display. What's more, the measured data is evaluated by the integrated PLC (Powerline) communication module using the power supply of the concentrator and visualised using the pre-installed monitoring software. In parallel to the PLC technology, the Ethernet interface can also be used for communication purposes.

Save costs with a lean infrastructure
Reducing running costs in data centres is one of the most challenging tasks faced when planning and operating a data centre. BlueNet BN2000 PLC can make a considerable contribution to those efforts.  The costs associated with the network infrastructure and providing and managing the measurement data depend on numerous factors.

BlueNet 2000 PLC allows you to greatly reduce the costs of energy monitoring:

  • Just one IP address per concentrator (up to 250 PDUs)
  • Reduction in investment costs and the installation work involved in network technology
  • Less expenditures for documentation
  • Easy to link in and manage data in DCIM systems
  • Reduction in energy costs for data transfer of measured values
  • PDU software updates are automated using the Powerline Concentrator

BlueNet Powerline Concentrator

  • Pre-installed monitoring software
  • Grouping of PDUs and reporting function
  • Automatic detection and monitoring of up to 250 BN2000 PLC PDUs without conventional network cabling
  • Plug and play solution, no additional software or server hardware required
  • Ethernet, SNMP, SMTP, HTTPS, HTTP, NTP, CSV and PDF export (FTP or e-mail)
  • Update via online interface or SD card (locally)
  • Low internal consumption (<3 W)
  • Integrated memory for logging data for up to 5 years
  • Two infeeds for monitoring the A and B supplies
  • Local OLED display for status queries and commissioning

The advantages at a glance

  • Central aggregation of data using existing grid saves money
  • Optimisation of investment and operating costs by reducing network cabling, patch cables, IP addresses and switch ports
  • Clear monitoring software which is intuitive to use and displays effective power, current, energy, phase imbalance, temperature, etc.
  • Integrated reporting and grouping function
  • Simultaneous monitoring of PDUs via PLC Concentrator and Ethernet
  • Low internal consumption (Concentrator <3 W/PDU <1 W)

Find out more about this article in our Complete Catalogue from page 236.

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