Emerson Network Power Introduces SpiderWareM3 Intelligent Platform

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], announced SpiderWareM3 platform management software designed for remote management, monitoring and maintenance of multiple IPMI-compatible platforms. Available on the Centellis[TM] 500 and Centellis 1000 MicroTCA[TM] systems, and planned for the Centellis 2000 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) system, the new intelligent platform management tool enables swift assessment and assimilation of Emerson Network Power’s systems into existing middleware applications.

Control and management of platforms are critical to the efficient and effective use of data and communication networks. From controlling power to fault management, SpiderWareM3 helps run platforms to reduce operating expenses, minimize downtime, and ensure the best use of manpower. The software utilizes an innovative ‘view and click’ interface to ensure smooth platform operation for Emerson Network Power’s telecom equipment manufacturer (TEM) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers.

For the first time, SpiderWareM3 will be used as the heart of an industry-wide interoperability demonstration to verify the use of Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) from various suppliers in conjunction with Emerson’s SpiderWareM3 MicroTCA carrier hub (MCH) combination. The interoperability demonstration will take place at the MicroTCA Summit, May 28-30, at the Marriott Westfields in Chantilly, VA and will illustrate SpiderWareM3′s powerful ability to recognize and manage any AMC compatible with the IPMI standards outlined by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG). This adds a new, significant dimension to the Ecosystem with the capability to manage any AMC and multiple MicroTCA platforms.

“We continually strive to add value for our customers, who need reliable, easy-to-use software and asset management capabilities,” said Rod Anliker, software product line manager for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “Our SpiderWareM3 solution greatly reduces the time required for assessment and development of our MicroTCA and ATCA platforms, and can be quickly and easily integrated into other software applications.

“And best of all, it’s a strong proof point that the promise of industry interoperability is here,” he said.

Key features of the SpiderWareM3 platform that make it applicable for a wide variety of markets, such as military, medical and industrial applications, include:

  • Automated acquisition and update of IPMI information from AMC modules and platforms
  • Intelligent alarm monitoring and prioritization
  • Fault and alarm alerts
  • Sensor threshold setting
  • Monitoring of CPU and memory usage
  • Temperature monitoring and threshold setting
  • Field-replaceable unit information
  • HPI and XML over TCP/IP interfaces
  • DHCP configuration management

SpiderWareM3 is scheduled to be available this summer.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.

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