ABB just released a free trial version of its ABB Decathlon® data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to enable data center operators to evaluate Decathlon’s capabilities in monitoring power meters at no cost. Decathlon, which can interface with and monitor any meter, allows those customers with closed or proprietary systems to overcome the constraints of vendor lock-in while maximizing the return on investment with existing meters. No meter replacements are required.
ABB Decathlon provides tools to manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. Decathlon Preview for power meters is the first trial software designed to provide hands-on experience with a specific feature of ABB Decathlon, the industry’s most advanced and comprehensive DCIM product.
Companies can obtain Decathlon Preview for power meters, at no cost, through a secure download from the Decathlon web page and use it to monitor as many as 50 ION-protocol power meters. (The full version of ABB Decathlon can monitor 5,000 or more meters running virtually any protocol).
The license allows usage of the Decathlon Preview trial software for 21 days, with an option to extend the evaluation period through a simple license renewal. Licenses run on 21-day calendar cycles from the receipt of the software, and users are free to renew the license at any point during those cycles.
Decathlon Preview for power meters demonstrates how data center managers can resolve the complexities of integrating the performance data of all the equipment in a data center into a single operational view. Through that single pane view, both ABB Decathlon and the Preview version allow data center managers to easily access, view and manage system performance data from the critical power path.