New Entry-Level Server from Arch Rock

Arch Rock has introduced a new entry-level server called the RSS-2000AT PhyNet Server. The new RSS-2000AT expands Arch Rock’s current portfolio of IPv6-based wireless sensor network devices.

The RSS-2000AT PhyNet Server

The RSS-2000AT incorporates an Intel Atom dual-core processor, an 80 gigabyte SATA hard drive, and a 4 gigabyte memory. The RSS-2000AT can support about 100 sensor node deployments; whereas Arch Rock’s current server, the RSS-2500 PhyNet Server, can support over 1000 nodes and is based on Intel Xeon processor.

Arch Rock’s PhyNet Servers are part of a tiered infrastructure, based on internet protocol (IP). This IP-based infrastructure allows users to create strong and large wireless sensor networks. These networks can be centrally managed by the users.

The architecture features a PhyNet Router, which serves as a link between IETF 6LoWPAN (IPv6 Low-Power Wireless Personal-Area Network)-based wireless sensor networks and their applications as well as sensor nodes. The sensor nodes help in determining power consumption and various environmental aspects such as humidity, air pressure, temperature, water flow and CO2.

According to Arch Rock’s Chief Executive Officer, Roland Acra, the RSS-2000AT is suitable for those environments where stringent security requirements and limited net connections stop operators from using Arch Rock's hosted server method.

Arch Rock also offers the RSS-2500 PhyNet Server, which can be upgraded with the company’s energy-monitoring application, Energy Optimizer. Arch Rock also provides a hosted PhyNet service.

The RSS-2000AT is ideal for energy consultants, and can be used in small-scale commercial purposes. Software enterprises planning to widen their energy-monitoring applications by retrieving data from wireless sensor networks and using it for their energy-management portals can benefit from using the RSS-2000AT server.

Arch Rock specializes in wireless sensor network technology and primarily deals with environmental and energy management applications. Arch Rock’s PhyNet WSN architecture played a major role in converting wireless sensing points into web- and IP-enabled systems. These systems can relay data at both national and international levels. The Energy Optimizer from Arch Rock enables organizations to make optimum use of their energy resources while maintaining reliable and secure environmental conditions in data centers, campuses and buildings.


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