Plus-X EM


Environmental Monitoring for the ARC Plus Remote Control

The Plus-X EM series brings extensive environmental monitoring and control capabilities to the ARC Plus remote control system.  Plus-X EM units can be located where needed in transmitter sites and rack rooms with convenient Ethernet / IP connectivity to the ARC Plus control unit.

Protect your Equipment and Data

Environmental problems at remote sites can cause costly downtime, damage expensive equipment, and even lead to loss of mission-critical data. HVAC equipment failure, power outages, and simple human error can cause catastrophic problems—especially when running unattended. Broadcast equipment requires comprehensive monitoring of environmental conditions to detect a problem as early as possible.

The Plus-X EM series monitors temperature, humidity, flood/leak, and many other conditions that can cause serious problems. Email, SMS and SNMP notifications ensure that responsible personnel can respond quickly and effectively.

Watch for Early Warning Signs

Not all problems happen suddenly. A change in how equipment behaves over time may be an early warning sign of a serious problem. A gradual rise in temperature or a change in sound level may be evidence of impending equipment failure. Onboard charting allows you to watch for changes in environmental conditions over time, preventing a problem from becoming a crisis.

A Monitoring Solution that Grows with your Needs

The Plus-X EM series’ unique modular design allows you to add capacity and features as you need them. Easily add new sensors as you add equipment, and take advantage of new functionality when you need it.

Plus-X EM 64 can support up to a total of 64 sensors, including 3 built-in sensors, 8 switch inputs connected to the real panel connector, 8 powered switch inputs and up to 45 digital sensors connected in daisy-chain configuration to the front panel sensor ports. One or two optional modules can be installed in the front of the Plus-X 64 unit to simplify daisy-chain wiring and/or to increase the number of switch inputs or powered switch inputs, up to an overall total of 64 sensors.

Plus-X 32 is a convenient package providing up to a total of 32 sensors including 3 built-in sensors, 8 powered switch inputs and up to 21 digital sensors connected in daisy-chain configuration to the front panel sensor ports.

See Plus-X EM in action: Check out our live Climate Guard demo. (Username: demo, Password: demo)

Dimensions:

1.75" (4.45cm) H x 19" (48.26cm) W x 5" (12.7cm) D

Operating Temperature:

0 to 50° C

Power Requirements:

12VDC, 1A

Ethernet:

10/100 full or half duplex

Maximum Sensors:

Plus-X EM64

64 sensors:

  • 3 built-in sensors (temperature, light and sound)
  • 45 digital sensors (with daisy-chaining)
  • 8 powered switch inputs
  • 8 switch inputs

Plus-X EM32

32 sensors:

  • 3 built-in sensors (temperature, light and sound)
  • 21 digital sensors (with daisy-chaining)
  • 8 powered switch inputs

Expansion Modules (EM64 only):

Up to two expansion modules

Front Panel LEDs:

Power, Fault; Ethernet RJ45 LEDs: Link, Activity

Digital Sensor Inputs:

8 built-in ports for digital sensors and powered switch inputs

Switch Inputs (EM64 only):

8 switch inputs for contact closures

Built-In Sensors:

Temperature, sound, light

Protocols

HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SMTP/SSL, SNMP v1, SNTP


Plus-X EM64 Plus-X EM32
Integrates with ARC Plus Yes Yes
Email/SMS Alerts YesYes
Built-in web server Yes
Yes
Web-based charting Yes
Yes
SNMP Yes
Yes
Max sensors 64 32
Built-in sensors Temperature
Light
Sound
Temperature
Light
Sound
Digital sensors 45* 21*
Powered switch inputs 8 8
Switch inputs 8 0
Max expansion modules 2 0

* Daisy-chaining allows installation of maximum number of digital sensors.

100' Switch Input Cable

Part #: 100FT 2-WIRE 

100 foot spool of 2-conductor cable for use with switch input sensors.

Smoke Detector

Part #: SMOKE DETECTOR

Smoke Detector for use with Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series. For use as a supplemental smoke detector only. Includes pre-wired 14' cable with 6 pin modular RJ-12 connector.

RJ-25 Phone Line Splitter

Part #: RJ25 SPLITTER

6-condutor RJ-25 Splitter for daisy-chaining temp sensors used with Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series.

RJ-25 Phone Line Coupler

Part #: RJ25 COUPLER

6-conductor RJ-25 Coupler for connecting cables used with Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series.

Remote Video Camera

Part #: RVM-10

IP security camera for integrating remote video monitoring with AutoPilot, Climate Guard or Plus-X EM.

Motion Sensor

Part #: MOTION SENSOR

Motion Sensor. Includes pre-wired 14' cable with 6 pin modular RJ-12 connector.

Magnetic Door Contact

Part #: DOOR CONTACT

Magnetic surface mount switch for windows and doors to indicate closed or open position. Requires 2-conductor cable

Humidity Sensor

Part #: HUMIDITY SENSOR

Temperature/Humidity Sensor Digital temperature and humidity sensor for Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series. Humidity ranges from 0–100% RH. Temperature accuracy for Rev C sensors is ±0.5° C from -10° C to 65° C.
Temperature accuracy for Rev A sensors is ±2° C from -10° C to 65° C.
Requires Digital Sensor Cable

Flood Detector

Part #: FLOOD DETECTOR

Flood/Water Detector for Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series. Requires Digital Sensor Cable.

Digital Sensor Cable

Part #: SENSOR CABLE

25' 6-conductor cable with RJ-25 connectors for use with Climate Guard or Plus-X EM series digital sensors.

Tilt Sensor

Part #: TILT SENSOR

Tilt sensor for detecting movement of equipment. For use with Climate Guard or Plus-X EM Series. Use with Sensor Cable or other 6 conductor RJ25 cable.

TEMP-INDOOR Sensor

Part #: TEMP-INDOOR

The TEMP-INDOOR Sensor is a general-purpose, digital, indoor temperature sensor tailored for monitoring ambient temperatures within a room or in an equipment rack. Cables are not supplied with this sensor — order 25’ RJ-12 cable, part number SENSOR CABLE.

TEMP-WALLMOUNT Sensor

Part #: TEMP-WALLMOUNT

The TEMP-WALLMOUNT Sensor is housed in a 2 5/8” x 5” enclosure with air vents to facilitate sensing of the environment.14’ of cable is provided with an RJ-12 connector on one end. The TEMP-INDOOR has a large, easy to connect barrier strip that accommodates flat or Phillips type screwdrivers

TEMP-OUTDOOR Sensor

Part #: TEMP-OUTDOOR

The TEMP-OUTDOOR digital outdoor temperature sensor is included with the BTU‐4D/BTU-4D-I systems, and is intended for general purpose monitoring of equipment or ambient temperatures. The TEMP-OUTDOOR sensor is attached to 25’ of cable with an RJ-12 connector on the end. The sensor has a mounting ring and gasket to accommodate #6 or #8 hardware. The sensing elements are sealed for added protection from dirt and moisture.

TEMP-STACK Sensor

Part #: TEMP-STACK

The TEMP-STACK Sensor is a digital stack temperature sensor designed for sensing heat within the air ducting of your equipment. The TEMP-STACK Sensor is attached to 25’ of cable with an RJ-12 connector. The sensor is mounted in the tip of a 3/8” diameter chrome tube. The supplied mounting hardware consists of a base and a compression fitting to allow the sensor to be secured at variable depths. This allows the installer to locate the sensor up to 9 1/2” from the equipment wall, well within the airflow being monitored.

Powered Switch Input Cable

Part #: PWR INP CABLE

14' 6-conductor cable with an RJ-12 connector on one end and terminal lugs on the other end.


Ordering information

Part #Product
PLUS-X EM32Plus-X EM32Request quote

Supports up to 32 sensors.

PLUS-X EM64 Plus-X EM64Request quote

Supports up to 64 sensors.

TEMP-STACKDigital Stack Temperature SensorRequest quote

Digital stack temperature sensor for BTU-4D, BTU-4DI, Climate Guard and Plus-X EM

Key Features

  • Integrates with ARC Plus over existing LAN/WAN
  • Built-in temperature, light and sound sensors
  • Easily expandable with external sensors
  • Integrates with IP security cameras
  • Alert personnel via email, SMS and SNMP traps.
  • Spot trends and prevent problems from developing with onboard charting.
  • Onboard web interface for setup, monitoring and access to historical data and charts