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MPL Gateways

The MPL family of Gateways 






Primary Function

Monitors, reports and alerts power, energy, environmental conditions and security parameters within the IT space

Monitors, reports and alerts power, energy and utilities across the entire Estate

Monitors, reports and alerts Environmental conditions and door status

Monitors, reports and alerts power, energy and environmental conditions

Typical Applications

Comms / Hub Rooms
Data Centres
Micro Data centres
Power Bus Bar & Tap-off monitoring

Manufacturing facilities
Telecoms Commercial Buildings Legacy Metering Education
Process Plants

Comms / Hub Rooms
Self-contained PODs
Dynamic Containment
Micro Data Centres

Estate wide applications
Data Centres
Commercial Buildings
Storage facilities / warehousing

Measuring Device Type

PDU’s & In-Line Units (including integrated sensors)


AC Branch Circuit Monitoring 

AC & DC circuit monitoring to 6000A


Utility and sub metering (vendor neutral)

Tethered environmental sensors

Wireless environmental sensors


PDU’s & In-Line Units (including integrated sensors)


AC Branch Circuit Monitoring

Monitored Parameters

Volts, Amps, kW, KW/Hrs, kVA, PF
Environmental conditions
Door Status



Volts, Amps, kW, KW/Hrs, kVA, PF
Utilities including electricity, gas, water, air, steam and heat


Temperature / Humidity
Leak, smoke, airflow
Door status sensing


Volts, Amps, kW, KW/Hrs, kVA, PF
Temperature / Humidity


Device Count Options by Gateway Type

32 Devices (single chain)
64 Devices (two chains active, two chains disabled / enabled)
128 Devices (four chains)
256 Devices (four chains duplex)


Single IP Address per Gateway

Recommended number of devices

(tailored device configurations are available to suit specific client requirements utilising a multiple chain Gateway on a single IP address)

Up to 256x  PDUs or In-Line units (plus integrated sensors)

Or Up to 186x individual AC circuits

Up to 186x individual AC circuits



Up to 93x individual DC circuits



Up to 256x Meters (vendor neutral)

Up to 256x environmental sensors



Up to 64x  door status contacts


1x input contact


1x output contact

Up to 252x wireless temperature / Humidity sensors



Up to 32x  PDUs or In-Line units (plus integrated sensors)



Up to 186x individual AC circuits


Up to 93x individual DC circuits

Scope of Intelligence utilising NGEN Lite Appliance Software

Centralised data collection and reporting

Summary Dashboards

Real time monitoring of all monitored parameters

Historical reporting against user defined date ranges

Instantaneous Alerting and Alarming via user defined thresholds

Full Audit Trail

Reporting by total estate, by building, by room, by device, by payload, by phase

Import / Export CSV function

Communication Protocols

IP Addressable
Inputs: SNMP v1 / v2c / v3 / Modbus RS485, Modbus TCP/IP
Alerting and alarming via SNMP v1 / v2c / v3 or email


Power input to Gateway

32 Device Gateway – Single fed or optional dual fed 100-240VAC (50 / 60Hz)
All other Gateways: Switchable dual fed 100-120VAC or 200-240VAC (50 / 60Hz)


Gateway Benefits


Characteristics built into the NGEN Appliance Gateways significantly reduce the complexities associated with the deployment of business intelligence. All of the aforementioned Gateways benefit from the following features:  

  • Device Discovery: This scan function brings the UID’s of each device connected, into the Gateway. Data from the measured parameters is collected immediately and populates the appropriate tables within a few minutes.

  • Simple Naming Conventions: User defined naming convention data can be added by simply typing in the ‘free text’ boxes. Alternatively, the client can upload the data in a CSV file utilising the Bulk Configuration tool.

  • User Privileges: User can assign administration / user rights. 

  • User Defined Thresholds: Threshold ranges can be defined by the user against any key parameter being measured. Instantaneous alerts will be sent via SNMP or email when a threshold is breached. These alerts can be fully managed by the user.

  • Data Exporting: The user can export data, reports or graphs at any point using the data capture / CSV functionality

  • Audit Log:  For compliance purposes, a full audit log captures and reports all changes and amendments by user

  • Summary Dashboards: Summarise ‘real time’ total consumptions, phase balancing, device status and alerts (open / closed), environmental and security conditions


All measuring devices are polled every 3 seconds and the historical data is stored at 15 minute intervals in a SQL database. The frequency of polling supports the instantaneous alerting feature against user defined thresholds and parameters. Further, the real time data collected populates the dashboard views to provide a real time view of the estate. This view includes device status and threshold analysis.


The Gateway centralises data collection from all connected devices and visualises the information via the embedded NGEN Appliance Software. The user can decide the level of granularity to be viewed e.g., from an estate view down to an individual payload.  

Reporting features include:

  • Real time summary tables of monitored parameters

  • Historical reporting of the entire estate or an individual device via user defined date ranges

  • Alerting and alarms against user defined thresholds 

  • Screen downloads

  • Data downloads via CSV files

  • Full audit log


Scalability has been at the forefront of all solution architectures deployed by MPL.


The solution offering  has the flexibility to scale from a simple single room application through to a global, multi-site rollout. Here, the centralised data collection function per site is visualised via NGEN Enterprise located on a client server or hosted as a cloud based service.


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