Follow the guidelines below for proper placement.
The Gateway must be placed in a location likely to have good radio communication with monitoring nodes.
Gateway module(s) should be located 10-30 meters from one or more monitoring nodes (ideally line of sight)
Place Gateways away from large metallic surfaces (use the mounting bracket for optimal placement)
Never place a Gateway inside of a fully enclosed metal structure (exterior of the rack is better)
Always try and locate the Gateway at the highest point that allows an unobstructed (line of sight) path to monitoring nodes
Redundant Gateways are advised for any critical environment
One Gateway can support up to 100 Packet Power monitoring devices; additional Gateways will improve polling speeds
If you are placing multiple Gateways for better coverage or redundancy, try to space them approximately evenly throughout the facility as they will automatically balance network traffic
In raised floor environments with monitoring nodes below the raised floor, Gateways may have to be placed below the floor or near floor air vents
Always try and place Gateway(s) as high as possible within line of site to monitoring nodes.
Never place Gateways inside metallic cabinets.
Gateway Mounting Bracket
The Gateway attaches to the mounting bracket using the DIN rail clip which snaps onto the receiver clip on the back of the Gateway
The rubber bumpers on the back of the Gateway mount can be removed to expose 0.20" holes which can be used for permanent mounting with mechanical fasteners
Adhesive tabs allow the Gateway to be wall mounted or surface mounted away from metallic surfaces like server cabinets
Orientation of the Gateway is not critical
The Ethernet Gateway uses a standard 5V DC power supply with a 5.5 x 2.1 x 11mm positive-on-center power jack. The following power supply options are available from Packet Power:
Universal 100-240V wall-plug power adapters with a full set of international plugs, including C13 connectors for data center installations
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) adapters using a PoE splitter that plugs into the DC jack (cannot be powered by PoE in the Ethernet jack)
USB power adapter cable for powering from any USB port (power-only, no data connection is made)
If powering using PoE (Power-over-Ethernet)
A PoE splitter is required as the Gateway will not accept a PoE source directly into its Ethernet port
Be sure that the PoE injector source is 5V DC, not 12, 24 or 48V DC and capable of at least 4W of power
Splitters with voltage regulators that will drop the voltage to 5V DC are available