MODBUSCARDTripp Lite has expanded its line of network power management hardware with two new products. The MODBUSCARD and RELAYIOCARD enable users to monitor and control UPS systems remotely via MODBUS RTU protocol or contact closure outputs.

The MODBUSCARD provides reliable remote monitoring of a UPS system through Building Management System (BMS) or Industrial Automation System (IAS). This allows users to view and manage UPS status information in real time, which aids in the event of a power problem. The RELAYIOCARD provides UPS status and event signaling through a programmable dry contact closure interface. It also provides input signal relay contact to enable remote UPS system shutdown or battery tests.

Enables UPS systems to communicate with PCs via MODBUS
• Permits select Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Systems to communicate over a connected network
• Provides RS-422/285 and RS-232 interfaces
• Simple installation and setup

Enables UPS status and events to be communicated via contact closure outputs
• Makes select Tripp Lite SmartPro® or all SmartOnline UPS Systems capable of contact closure output communication
• Configurable UPS event/status signaling for each of six output relay contacts
• Configurable input signal relay contact to shutdown the UPS or test battery

These two new products increase the capabilities of existing modules such as ENVIROSENSE, which provides remote temperature/humidity monitoring when used with internal or external SNMP/Web Cards. All of these power management devices provide simple, flexible network management options to enhance remote UPS communication.