Raritan EMX2-888 - Smart Rack Environment Controller

Please note, the Raritan EMX2-888 was replaced by the Raritan SRC-0800. For additional upgrade options, contact your Server Racks Online sales representative at 1-866-722-5776.

The Raritan EMX2-888 is a Smart rack controller with 8 x RJ-12 sensor ports, expandable up to 128 connected sensors using Sensor Hubs.

Raritan's smart rack controller allows you to use any of Raritan's sensors such as temperature, humidity, airflow, differential pressure, USB camera monitoring, rack door monitoring, proximity motion, and vibration. Raritan's Power IQ energy management software, the asset management solution as well as dcTrack Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software or a third-party asset management system with SNMP capability supported.

This space saving 1U device functions as an SNMP gateway with ports for Raritan's 1-Wire sensors, as well as ports for RS-485 serial, KVM, DB-9 modem/console, USB-A and USB-B and contact closure. Raritan's AMT and AMS Intelligent Asset Tagging supported by feature ports, allowing you to track datacenter assests in 1U increments.

Package Contents

  • The EMX device
  • Power cord
  • Mounting Bracket pack and screws
  • Sensors sold seperatly

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Price: $799.00
NOW: $752.00
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Raritan EMX2-888's Ports:

  • 8 x 1-Wire sensor (RJ-12)
  • 8 x RS-485 serial (RJ-45)
  • 8 x KVM/feature (RJ-45)
  • 1 x modem/console (DB-9)
  • 2 x USB-A and 1 x USB-B
  • 2 x contact closure

Raritan EMX2-888 Environmental Sensors

Environmental Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Airflow
  • Air pressure
  • Contact closure – enables use of additional sensors, including water, smoke, door open/closed and door locked

Raritan EMX2-888 LCD Display

LCD Display

  • Comprehensive information at local display
  • Wide viewing angle

Raritan EMX2-888 Wired or WiFi

Wired or WiFi Network Ready:

  • Supports SNMPv1, v2 and v3 GETs/SETs/TRAPs, and CLI, and has its own GUI
  • Provides 10/100 Ethernet connection to Raritan’s Power IQ energy management software, dcTrack data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software or third-party applications.

Raritan EMX2-888 Camera

USB Camera Support

USB port supports USB Wi-Fi networking and USB webcams

Raritan EMX2-888 Asset Tagging

Electronic Asset Tracking & Management

  • Raritan Asset Management Tags (AMT): An electronic asset tag with a unique ID attaches to an IT device in 1U rack increments.
  • Raritan Asset Management Sensors (AMS): The asset sensors mounted on your racks monitor and provide location information on each asset
  • Raritan EMX: A Web-based EMX GUI allows you to remotely see the location of each IT device or pass the information on to Raritan’s dcTrack DCIM software

Raritan EMX2-888 dcTrack

dcTrack – Using Raritan’s intelligent Asset Management Tags (AMT) and Asset Management Sensors (AMS), EMX provides real-time asset location to dcTrack, Raritan’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software providing accurate asset location tracking to the 1U level in a rack.

Raritan EMX2-888 Power IQ

DCIM Monitoring Software

Power IQ – Using Raritan’s environment sensors, EMX acts as a gateway to feed data such as temperature, humidity, airflow, air pressure and contact closure information to Power IQ, Raritan’s energy management and data center monitoring software. Power IQ can create a variety of reports and charts. It can also send alerts when thresholds are crossed. With the unique Power IQ cooling chart you can understand if you are compliant with manufacturers’ and industry-accepted recommendations, and project how much you can save by increasing room ambient temperatures.

Benefits of Remote Monitoring

Raritan's rack monitoring solution helps you manage the physical environment of your rack. With this solution and the appropriate sensors you can:

  • Minimize the hours needed to track IT assets, thereby saving time and money
  • Ensure uptime by monitoring racks for possible hot spots
  • Save on cooling costs by confidently raising data center temperatures
  • Maintain cabinet security with USB webcams and contact closure sensors
  • Improve data center uptime by receiving environment alerts
  • Optimize strategic and tactical decision making for the IT environment by tracking IT changes and growth in real time

Raritan EMX2-888's Sensor Technical Specifications:

AMS•Modular strips can be configured for 42U, 45U, 48U and 54U racks
•Powered through RJ-45 port from PXv2 or EMX
•One RGB LED and connector per 1U
AMT•Unique 1-Wire electronic 64-bit ID
•Scannable barcode matches electronic ID
•Adhesive backing to attach tag to IT assets
Temperature & Humidity Sensors 
Models•T1: Single temperature sensor
•T1H1: Single combo temperature and humidity sensor
•T2H2: Dual combo temperature and humidity sensors
•T3H1: One dual combo temperature and humidity sensor with two temperature-only sensors, one on either side of the combo sensor. Designed to easily support ASHRAE cool-air inlet temperature sensor placement guidelines
Specs•Temperature: +/- 1 degree C, range of •55 to +125 C in 0.03 C increments rounded up to 0.1 C
•Humidity: Humidity +/- 5%, in data center range +/- 2% typical (20% - 80% RH)
Contact Closure Sensors 
Dual contact closure sensorFactory default for both ports (channels) is normally open but each port can be independently set for normally open or normally closed.
Air Flow Sensor•Accuracy +/- 10% of full range
•-10 to 60 C NC
Air Pressure Sensor•Accuracy +/- 0.1% of full range

Question: What are the dimensions and weight of shipment for this product EMX2-888?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The shipping weight is approximately 10 lbs. Shipping dimensions: L x W x H=560mm (22 in) x 269mm (10.6 in) x 315mm (12.4 in).

Question: Does the $647.84 price for the EMX2-888 include sensors? I need it supplied with qty three DPX2-T2 temperature sensors
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the EMX2-888 does not ship with any sensors. We have added several sensors to the bottom of the page, but could not locate a DPX2-T2. If you do not see the particular sensor you are looking for, please contact your Server Racks Online representative directly at 1-866-722-5776 or via the online chat feature.

Question: power dissipations information for this unit?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The manufacturer has provided the following information: the Max power consumption is 58W and a max max caloric power of 49.8684 (K cal). They did not provide DC voltages or amperage. However according to the manufacturer, the switching power supply used in the device is a LPS-75-12 @1 (75W/12V). A spec sheet for the power supply can be found here: http://www.meanwellusa.com/webapp/product/search.aspx?prod=LPS-75 We have requested additional informaiton from the manufacturer. If provided, we will update this post.