PowerAgent BMS System Description
The PowerAgent BMS has three components:
Sensors: A sensor is attached to the terminal posts of each monitored battery. The sensors measure the battery’s admittance (internal resistance), voltage, and post temperature.
A Site Controller: The site controller communicates with each of the sensors and collects the most recent measurement data. It checks each measurement against locally stored alarm thresholds and alerts the user’s monitoring software if an abnormality occurs. The site controller is fully Ethernet TCP/IP compatible, and has a built-in web server as well as an SNMP interface.
The PowerAgent BMS system, with its native standards-based SNMP interface, is the only battery monitoring system that gives the user ‘freedom of choice’ to select the optimum software for the application. Software choices include:
Every PowerAgent transponder has a built-in web server that allows complete monitoring, control, and configuration using any common web browser.
Free Lookout Software
Phoenix Broadband has developed a software utility that manages every product we make in one unified graphical user interface. While not an enterprise-class software product, Lookout might be all the monitoring software necessary for operators of smaller networks. Best of all, it’s free!
Altilium Enterprise Software
Altilium is an enterprise-class, feature-rich outside-plant monitoring software solution. It can be implemented as a stand-alone application or integrated with existing network management systems.
Any SNMP Compliant Software
PowerAgent’s SNMP/HMS interface makes it possible to use virtually any SNMP manager, even the expensive NOC systems your enterprise might already own.