Energy Metering, Serial RS2323, 2 x LAN,
M2M APIs, IP Watchdog, Scheduler, LUA
NETIO PowerPDU 4C is a small 110/230V PDU (Power Distribution Unit). Each of the four IEC-320 C13 outlets can be independently controlled (On / Off / Reset / Toggle). Electrical parameters (A, W, kWh, TPF, V, Hz) are measured with high accuracy at each outlet. The device features two LAN ports (and a built-in Ethernet switch) for connecting to a LAN. Each power output supports ZCS (Zero Current Switching) to protect the connected equipment. With the NETIO Cloud service, the outputs can be controlled from anywhere. The NETIO Cloud service, provided for a fee, uses SSL security and servers in Europe.
Outputs can be controlled in the device web administration, using a mobile app or over various M2M API protocols (REST API, SNMP, MQTT, Modbus/TCP and more). Custom Lua scripts can run directly in the NETIO PowerPDU 4C. As a special feature, NETIO PowerPDU 4C provides a RS-232 serial port (green 3-pin terminal block) that can be controlled with a Lua script or used as a TCP tunnel (remote serial port).
M2M API: OPEN INTERFACE (13 PROTOCOLS)
NETIO PowerPDU 4C is a smart PDU (Power Distribution Unit). With the support for many network protocols that can be used to control each power outlet individually and measure electricity consumption, the device is unique on the market.
Thanks to many supported M2M APIs, NETIO devices are easy to integrate into existing systems that consist of HW/SW from many different producers.
For example, NETIO PowerPDU 4C supports the following M2M APIs: XML, MQTT, SNMP v3, Telnet, Modbus, JSON, … For each open M2M protocol, a detailed specification is available the Downloads section.
>> Glossary: 13 protocols
SECURITY IN M2M PROTOCOLS (HTTPS / SSL)
NETIO PowerPDU 4C supports a high level of network security.
The HTTPs protocol secures the connection between the browser and the web server. As long as HTTPs is activated, the device administration as well as M2M protocols over HTTPs (URL-API, XML, JSON) are secured with SSL encryption.
The third SNMP v3 generation offers a better password protection in comparison to previous SNMP versions.
The MQTT protocol for IoT cloud applications includes SSL security.
USECASES FOR NETIO POWERPDU 4C:
In IT, the NETIO 4C smart PDU is typically used to distribute electricity in a 19″ rack (cabinet) in a data center.
NETIO PowerPDU 4C is frequently used in conferencing rooms and in multimedia AV applications – whenever there is a need to individually control 110/230V electrical outlets from a master system (e.g. a control panel in the meeting room).
Typical applications also include energy metering for equipment monitoring (3D printer, lab equipment, …)
In the area of Digital signage or AV multimedia, companies often use NETIO sockets to control multimedia screens and to monitor their functionality (using power measurements). NETIO supports the publishing of drivers for most common systems in this field.
Remote or autonomous restarting of equipment in monitoring centers or information stands – at places that must operate 24/7 without outages (airports, shopping malls, railway dispatching centers, call centers, …)