RLE Technologies

Facilities Monitoring System (FMS)



RLE’s FMS Facilities Monitoring System is a comprehensive monitoring system commonly used to monitor sensitive facilities, critical equipment status and temperature, and environmental sensors. Feature-rich and budget friendly, the FMS is currently used in data centers, labs, telecommunications facilities, museums, and many other facilities around the world.Looking for maximum versatility and expandability, all in a reliable, easily-accessible, budget friendly package? The Falcon Facility Monitoring System (FMS) is the system for you.

  • What sets the FMS apart in the marketplace? Ease of integration is a great place to start.
    Designed to be vendor neutral, the FMS aggregates information from a wide variety of sensors and equipment and then displays it through an onboard web interface. Does your facility have a larger BMS? No problem – the FMS also allows aggregated data to be pulled to other systems, all without additional servers or software.
  • If your data’s valuable, and if reduced downtime is a priority, then you’ll appreciate the FMS’s reliability.
    The FMS is engineered without any internal moving parts – no hard drive, no fans. This means no downtime, no lost data, and no scheduled maintenance.
  • Finally, the FMS is a self-contained solution.
    It stores and displays all its own data and hosts its own web pages; you won’t need to buy additional servers or install software on your PC. Great onboard features include data trending and extended logging, interactive graphical facility mapping, PUE/DCiE monitoring, and nesting, which allows one FMS to report conditions from a large collection of related FMS units.

Key Features


  • Stand-alone, Web-enabled appliance hosts its own web pages
  • Provides one integrated view of all facility equipment
  • Use a web browser to configure the system and view data
  • Stores and displays its own data – no additional servers or software required
  • No recurring fees or setup fees


  • No internal moving parts, like hard drives or fans
  • No downtime, no lost data

Easy Integration

  • Third-party sensor friendly
  • Vendor neutral
  • Highly scalable
  • Accommodates digital, analog, Modbus, and SNMP inputs
  • Provides Modbus, BACnet, and SNMP output
  • Multiple notification paths – SNMP traps, email, SMS/PDA
  • Support for SNMP V1, V2, and (optional) V3


  • 1U FMS: available as 24VDC or 48VDC  –  24VDC Model: 24VDC (±10%), 1A max., power supply included;  48VDC Model: 36-72VDC, 0.5A max.
  • 2U FMS: available as 24VDC or 48VDC  –  24VDC Model: 24VDC (±10%), 2.5A max., power supply included;  48VDC Model: 36-72VDC, 1.25A max.


  • Analog/Digital: 8 Configurable as 4-20mA (12-bit A/D conversion) or Dry Contact NO/NC
  • Internal Temperature/Humidity: ±0.5ºF (@ 25ºC), ±4ºF (@ -40º to 185ºF); ±3%RH (@ 20% to 80%RH); (Internal Temperature/Humidity optional)
  • Keypad: Standard 3×4; 3000VAC RMS optically isolated; 20 User Access Codes (also accessible via phone/DTMF through modem)


  • Relay: 2 Dry Contact, Form C, 1A @ 24VDC, 0.5A resistive @ 120VAC (controllable via user programmable logic)
  • Sensor/Accessory Power:  24VDC (±10%) @ 300mA max. (power for external sensors and/or devices)

Expansion Cards

1U accommodates 1 expansion card; 2U accommodates up to 4 expansion cards

24V Falcon requires EXP-x-24 option cards; 48V Falcon requires EXP-x-48 option cards

  • EXP-A-24/48: 12 analog inputs (jumper selectable for 4-20mA, 0-5VDC or 0-10VDC) or digital normally open dry contact inputs (normally open ONLY!; non-isolated, individual ground only); 8 Form C Relay Outputs, 1A @ 24VDC, 0.5A resistive @ 120VAC.  48V FMS can accept only 1 EXP-A-24/48 card.
  • EXP-C-24 or EXP-C-48: 24 digital normally open or normally closed dry contact inputs, 3000VAC RMS optically isolated (common ground or individual ground)

Communication Ports

  • Ethernet: (RJ11 Telco; optional) 10/100BaseT, RJ45 connector; 500VAC RMS isolation
  • RS-232: DB9 female connector; 9600 baud; 3000VAC RMS optically isolated; 15kV ESD protection
  • EIA-485 (selectable as RS-232): Two-wire half duplex; terminal block (selecting RS-232 switches to DB9 male connector); 1200, 2400, or 9600 baud configurable; 3000VAC RMS optically isolated
  • Modem: V.34bis/33.6 kbps; DTMF capable; PPP-enabled; FCC Part 68 approved; 1500VAC RMS isolation barrier; 2100V peak surge protection)


  • TCP/IP; UDP/IP; ICMP/IP; FTP; NTP; HTTP/HTML; SNPP; Telnet: IPv4; 1.1/4.0; up to 10 URL links to other IP addressable cameras/devices; webpages comply with Rehabilitation Act of 1973, sections 504 and 508, US Dept. of Education (website accessibility for computer users with disabilities).
  • SNMP: V1: MIB-2 compliant; NMS Manageable with Get, Set, and Traps; V2c: Traps or Informs
  • SMTP (email): Supports Client Authentication (plain and login); compatible with ESMTP Servers
  • Modbus: RTU transmission protocol; function codes: slave – 03; master – 01,02,03,04
  • Modbus/IP: Modbus Slave; TCP/IP transmission protocol; Reads up to 628 registers and converts to SNMP and BACnet
  • BACnet/IP: Reads up to 106 instances and converts to SNMP and Modbus
  • Terminal Emulation: VT100 compatible
  • TAP (Pager): Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol v1.8

Alarm Notification

  • Pager (Modem) – Optional: 15 text, numeric, or alphanumeric pager numbers; each digital and analog alarm (HighLimit and LowLimit) can notify any 5 of the 15 pagers
  • Email (Ethernet, Modem PPP): 8 email recipients; email sent on Alarm and Return To Normal; each alarm can notify any or all of the 8 email recipients
  • SNMP Traps (Ethernet): V1 and V2c: 8 Community Strings; V3 (optional): 4 users, 4 Trap Destinations
  • Escalation: Additional notification to 1 of the 15 pager numbers when the initial page results in a Failure To Acknowledge status

Health Check/Self-Monitoring: Self resetting; captured in Event Log

Internal Hardware

  • Real Time Clock: Battery backed; ±1.53 min/month accuracy
  • Memory: 16MB RAM; 128K NVRAM; 16MB Flash

Logging Capabilities

  • Alarm Log: Last 256 Alarms
  • Event Log: Last 100 Events (e.g., Acknowledgement By Code, System Boot, Page Successful, etc.)
  • Web User Access Log: Last 100 HTML Accesses (User, Date, and Time)
  • Digital Status Log: Last 100 Digital Status entries
  • Trending of Analog Inputs: 244 entries per time frame, per channel. High, low, and average values logged over specific minutes, hours, and days.
  • Extended Trending (Analog Inputs): 3,840 entries over 32 inputs, physical or over Modbus. Logging at defined, user-selectable intervals.

Login Security

  • Web Browser Access (Ethernet, Modem PPP): 1 Administrator plus 7 users individually selectable for Read Only, Read/Write or Administrator
  • Terminal Emulation Access (Modem):  1 Administrator (password for Modem access)

Front Panel Interface: 1 on/off power switch. Red and green LEDs indicate status, network link, network activity, and modem activity

Operating Environment

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 158°F (0° to 70°C).
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
  • Altitude: 15,000ft (4,572m) max.
  • Storage temperature: -40º to 185ºF (-40º to 85ºC)

Dimensions and Weight

  • 1U FMS: 16.8″W x 1.8″H x 7.9″D (427mmW x 46mmH x 201mmD); 6 lbs. (2.72kg)
  • 2U FMS: 16.8″W x 3.5″H x 7.9″D (427mmW x 89mmH x 201mmD); 10 lbs. (4.54kg)

Mounting: Rack mount or wall mount (brackets required for wall mount): WMB wall mount brackets (not included)

Certifications: CE; ETL listed: conforms to UL 61010A-1, EN  61010; certified to CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 1010.1; RoHS compliant

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