APC-MGE, has appointed RT Systems as a local distributor of the APC NetBotz range of IP-based environmental and video monitoring solutions.
Established in 2000, RT Systems was set up to cater for the growing need of many businesses for the continuous monitoring of their IT support infrastructure. With a strong background in air conditioning, PLCs and computer room design, the team at RT Systems has developed a number of comprehensive environmental monitoring solutions to cater for both GSM and IP-based notification of alarm conditions.
According to Neill Schreiber, sales manager: Southern Africa at APC-MGE, RT Systems’ historical involvement in environmental risk management, including the monitoring of data centres – from temperature, moisture, access, smoke and so on – and experience with the NetBotz product range made it the ideal company to appoint as a local distributor.
“RT Systems also boasts a 24×7 call centre providing NetBotz customers with access to support and assistance whenever it is needed and servicing a number of corporates and other companies of varying sizes.”
The RT Systems call centre currently monitors around 1 200 sites on a 24×7 basis, as well as a number of additional locations after hours.
“We felt that the addition of the NetBotz range complements RT Systems’ existing offering and enables us to provide an end-to-end environmental monitoring solution,” explains Richard van der Heijden, MD of RT Systems.
“The severe power problems experienced in Cape Town last year as well as the country-wide rolling blackouts suffered through this year have highlighted the need for technology that will enable local corporates to reduce the risk of system downtime as a result of unfavourable environmental conditions or power outages. The NetBotz offering can more than meet these requirements.
“As a sizeable company that spends a considerable amount on research and development, we believe that a partnership with APC-MGE, with its repository of skills and expertise to share, will certainly open doors for RT Systems,” he concludes.