Electronics & Computers

RF Code and IBM Integrate Monitoring Platforms

October 6, 2009

The asset management systems provider announced the introduction of a module that will link its Sensor Manager environmental monitoring system with IBM's Tivoli Monitoring platform, which will enable IT departments to optimize their infrastructure's performance.

AUSTIN, TX /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- RF Code Inc., provider of wire-free adaptive asset management solutions that cut operating and capital expenses, announced it now provides easy integration of its wire-free environmental monitoring solution, Sensor Manager, with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring platform. The integration leverages RF Code's recently announced support for Sun's JMX monitoring standard.

In a related move, IBM recently certified RF Code's Tivoli Monitoring integration via the Ready for IBM Tivoli program.

With the introduction of the integration module, Tivoli Monitoring users can now take full advantage of real-time environmental information generated by the Sensor Manager solution, including temperature, humidity, door position, dry contact, and instant-on fluid detection.

RF Code will demonstrate the integration in its booth, #420, at Data Center World in Orlando. Also at the conference, Mitch Medford, RF Code CEO, will be speaking on "Automated Asset Awareness: The End of the Physical Asset Dilemma." His session is on Tuesday, October 6.

RF Code's Sensor Manager consists of wire-free sensors (based on active RFID technology) and monitoring software that generates customer configurable reports, alerts, thresholding, mapping, and more. This wire-free approach to environmental monitoring is an affordable, flexible alternative to traditional wired solutions, which are expensive to deploy, redeploy, or reconfigure.

"Incorporating this information into Tivoli's centralized data center monitoring application gives IT personnel additional tools to optimize their IT infrastructure performance and availability," said Chris Gaskins, RF Vice President, Product Development. "Using JMX as the basis of this integration module exemplifies our commitment to providing the most open solutions on the market today."

About the Integration
RF Code has built a custom Tivoli monitoring agent, which uses RF Code's new Sensor Manager JMX support as the data source. All information collected from the wire-free sensors by RF Code's Sensor Manager is published to Tivoli Monitoring, which then uses the information in customized situations, policies, and actions. For example:

  • Real-time temperature and humidity information can be proactively monitored via Tivoli Monitoring to identify environmental problems before a crisis develops.
  • Immediate notification of the presence of water from instant wet/instant dry fluid sensors allows Tivoli Monitoring to notify administrators of dangerous water conditions beneath raised floors in the data center and in remote IT closets.
  • Real-time door position information can be used by Tivoli Monitoring to notify administrators when critical assets are physically being accessed.

Sensor Manager and the RF Code Wire-Free Environmental Monitoring Integration Module for Tivoli Monitoring are sold separately. For information on where to purchase Sensor Manager and the Integration Module, contact us. For information about RF Code, its products and solutions, visit the company's Web site.

About RF Code
RF Code Inc. automates the ability to discover, track, and monitor high-value physical assets across the enterprise. Using the company's award-winning platform for real-time active RFID, customers know instantly and on demand the location, movement, environmental status, and history of each individual asset across its lifecycle. This spares customers the high cost, time intensity, and compliance risk of a manual inventory and enables customers to better manage the total cost of ownership of their asset inventory. RF Code and its world-class roster of global partners develop solutions used in demanding industry environments, including IT, healthcare, defense, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transportation, and homeland security.

RF Code and the RF Code logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RF Code Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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