RS gets Didata nod

June 2011 Integrated Solutions

RT Systems technology adopted as data centre management tool.

Dimension Data has put its weight behind RT Systems, a local company which provides facilities monitoring and control solutions which enable the efficient management of data centre environments. The latest solution from the vendor is its TM3 rack-mounted unit, a generic environmental monitoring system which interfaces to various sensors and communication sensors to provide accurate insight into the data centre environment. The device is Dimension Data-branded and taken to market by the company’s Advanced Infrastructure division.

Dewald Booysen, CTO for Dimension Data’s Advanced Infrastructure, says the TM3 is a ground-breaking design which is comparable with leading solutions from international vendors. The device combines all aspects of data centre monitoring and control. Easily installed, it is Ethernet based with SNMP and e-mail capabilities. The TM3 includes GSM connectivity to provide remote notification over cell phone networks.

Sensors which can be connected include temperature sensors, flood sensors, dry contacts and third-party sensors and CCTV. The unit can be configured through the Web interface and by SMS.

“The TM3 unit is capable of logging alarms and analogue sampled data which can be viewed from the Web interface. Images from a network enabled camera can also be viewed, while the unit has battery backup capability during mains power failure,” says Booysen.

He says Dimension Data has extensively field-tested the unit and found it to compete very well with comparable offerings in terms of price and performance. “RT Systems has been in business for over a decade and has over 2000 customers. The technology is proven to perform in demanding data centre environments where reliability is top-of-mind,” Booysen notes.

MD of RT Systems, Richard van der Heijden says the support of Dimension Data is critical to enable an electronics company to survive in a competitive global environment. “Despite the potential cost benefits of outsourcing manufacturing to the East, we have opted for local development and production.

Richard Van Der Heijden  from RT Systems and Nicholas Shaw, general manager, Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Middle East and Africa
Richard Van Der Heijden from RT Systems and Nicholas Shaw, general manager, Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Middle East and Africa

There are advantages to that, including the ability to respond rapidly and to closely manage quality control. It also means we can preserve the employment of some 32 people; Dimension Data, while stringent in terms of the quality of the technologies it takes to market, recognises the social benefit that this creates,” he says.

Development of the TM3, says van der Heijden, has taken some two years and substantial investment. It is CE-certified and fully supported through Dimension Data’s structures with escalation directly to RT Systems. It is also environmentally sound, with lead-free construction and incorporating recycled materials.

Clients for the TM3 device, van der Heijden says, are any organisations with a dedicated data centre and which require high availability. “The device is priced from around R35 000 depending on the configuration, making complete management of critical facilities quite accessible. Already we have some 80 customers using it; promising markets include those of Africa and the Middle East,” he concludes.

For more information contact Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, +27 (0)11 575 6177, Pratiksha.jekison@za.didata.com





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Access and identity in 2024
Technews Publishing Gallagher HID Global IDEMIA Ideco Biometrics Enkulu Technologies neaMetrics Editor's Choice Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions
SMART Security Solutions hosted a round table discussion with various players in the access and identity market, to find out what they experienced in the last year, as well as their expectations for 2024.

Read more...
Integrated transportation security
Guardian Eye AI & Data Analytics Integrated Solutions Logistics (Industry)
HG Travel installs an AI-powered camera system integrated across 115 vehicles throughout a fleet comprising 160 vehicles of different sizes, along with predictive and self-monitoring tools to track tyre condition, fuel consumption and theft, and overall vehicle maintenance.

Read more...
Embracing next-generation surveillance for safer cities
Surveillance Integrated Solutions AI & Data Analytics
With the South African government highlighting the importance of building smart cities by integrating advanced technologies to make them more resilient and liveable, the role of next-generation network video and surveillance technologies cannot be ignored.

Read more...
Gallagher Security releases Command Centre v9
Gallagher News & Events Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions
Richer features, greater integrations, with the release of Gallagher Security’s Command Centre v9 security site management software designed to integrate seamlessly with various systems and hardware.

Read more...
Zero Trust in 2024
Mantis Security Integrated Solutions IoT & Automation
The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications and uses in 2024 will profoundly impact security operations and AI-driven analytics, which can enhance threat detection, anomaly identification and predictive maintenance.

Read more...
Integrating farming and security solutions for productivity
Security BIS Agriculture (Industry) Integrated Solutions
Security challenges are a harsh reality in South Africa, particularly for those in remote areas. Sadly, recurring rural crimes like farm attacks and livestock theft are part of the farming community’s lives.

Read more...
Optimise operations in healthcare
Cathexis Technologies Integrated Solutions
Hospitals can see thousands of people gathering daily to provide medical care, seek help, visit loved ones, or undertake essential support or administrative work. Protecting everyone is critical to maintaining a safe environment.

Read more...
Hikvision unveils range of network speakers
Hikvision South Africa Integrated Solutions
Hikvision has recently unveiled its latest audio product line, featuring various advanced network speakers. Each product is designed to meet different application needs, ensuring flexibility and adaptability across numerous environments.

Read more...
HDR multi-camera solution for autonomous mobility
IoT & Automation Integrated Solutions
e-con Systems has launched the STURDeCAM31, a small form factor camera that has been engineered to make autonomous mobility safer by ensuring reliable and superior imaging quality even in challenging outdoor lighting conditions.

Read more...
Integrating control rooms and response
WatchManager Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
Control rooms have become a standard in large estates, and remote control rooms are finding a home even in smaller estates due to cost efficiencies and the increasing reliability of analytics and artificial intelligence.

Read more...