SmartSensors Deliver More Valuable Insights about Your Data Center


SmartSensors are a comprehensive set of environmental sensors, engineered to facilitate easy deployment while providing the most accurate data and insight to your operation. When mission critical IT hardware is your responsibility, it’s important to be aware of any environmental hazards that could impact or jeopardize the performance and life of your IT assets. SmartSensors enable you to instrument your white space environment with the latest sensor technology directly from any Xerus enabled controller.

The sensors provide real-time environment alerts, notifying you immediately when something is astray, increasing the response time to remediate any critical risks. You can easily recognize hot spots, optimally cool equipment, and prevent costly downtime.

SmartSensors enable a seamless connection directly to your existing rack power infrastructure providing a faster, easier deployment with substantial cost savings. Have a worry-free deployment knowing the sensors can easily retrofit into any Raritan or non-Raritan power infrastructure. With the highest-level metering accuracy in its class, providing better insights for smarter actionable decisions.

The benefits are:

  • Easy deployment with scalable sensor technology
  • Ensure uptime by monitoring racks for potential hot spots
  • Save on cooling by confidently raising data center temperatures
  • Stay alerted 24/7 of service-impacting conditions
  • Obtain the right insight to drive strategic decisions on cooling design and containment
  • Scale new implementations under a single reliable technology platform
  • Get a clearer vision into your environment with higher accuracy sensors
  • Improve field response-time to alerts with status LEDs

Learn more about other advanced rack monitoring solutions for maintaining uptime.

Highly Accurate Environment Monitoring

The sensors benefit from the latest, most high-tech metering components, and delivers the highest metering accuracy at +/-1°C for temperature sensors, +/-3.5% for relative humidity.

Easy to Deploy within Existing IT Infrastructures

SmartSensors are plug-and-play ready with Raritan’s PX intelligent rack PDUs, smart rack controllers, inline meters, rack transfer switches, and branch circuit monitors making it incredibly easy to install and deploy quickly without disrupting operations.

Built to Last and Easily Maintained

SmartSensors feature RJ45 connectors with removable sensor heads making it easy to facilitate deployment and connection to existing racks. The RJ45 sensor head allows you to disconnect and reconnect the sensor without having to rewire the rack, saving on maintenance costs.

Support for Customizable Configuration with Single Bus/String Technology

Offering the highest flexibility of deployment, SmartSensors can be deployed in a cascade of up to 32 sensor heads in-a-row, linked with standard CAT5/6 cables. Making it easier to plan where sensors are deployed into the cabinet and easy to instrument entire rows of your data center with different types of sensors through a single control device.

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Sensors in Your Data Center




The DPX2-T1 can be placed at the front or rear of the rack to monitor cool air entering and/or hot air being expelled to ensure proper containment.1



The DX-VBR detects vibrations such as earthquakes and damaged fans, along three axes (x, y, z).



The DPX-WSF-KIT, DPX-WSC-35-KIT, and DPX-WSC-70-KIT sensors monitor leaks on the floor, around an area, on liquid cooled racks, and can detect condensation.

Rack Inlet Temperature and Humidity

rack inlet temperature and humidity

The DX2-T3H1 strings together 3 sensor heads, making it easy to mount them at the bottom, middle, and top of the cool air inlet side as per ASHRAE2 guidelines.



The DPX-AF1 can meter airflow in plenum space, such as under a raised floor or just above the perforated tiles.

Differential Air Pressure


The DPX-T1DP1 meters differential air pressure above and below a raised floor, or between hot aisles and cold aisles to prevent thermal leaks.

Contact Closure

contact closure

DX2-CC2 dual contact closure is used with third party sensors, and integrates with data center smoke detectors to monitor risky conditions and aggregate data through Raritan Xerus Platform.

1. Additional temperature and humidity sensor options are available.

2. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends measuring the cool air entering IT equipment near the bottom, in the middle, and near the top of each IT rack.

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