AKCP a company that provides easy-to-use, web-enabled products for remote environmental, power and security monitoring, announces the release of its latest product in the sensorProbe family of monitoring devices; The sensorProbe8-X20. The sensorProbe8-X20 is the next generation dry contact device from AKCP. The SP8-X20 comes in a 1 U rackmount box with 8 full autoSense RJ45 ports for connecting any of AKCP’s intelligent sensors. An additional 20, 2 wire dry contact ports are provided giving a total of up to 28 dry contact ports. The specially designed 2 wire dry contact ports are easy to use and allow you to make your own dry contact cables quickly and easily. The SP8X 20 is a completely embedded host and comes with a proprietary Linux-like Operating System. It is equipped with a TCP/IP stack, internal web Server, e-mail, SMS and Full SNMP functionality. It also comes with an optional, high-speed, TI DSP and 16-bit A/D Converter for the specific requirements of special projects, such as integrating power monitoring. The SP8-X20 is virtually a ‘plug n play’ device and is extremely easy to use and maintain. The installation process is also simple and one does not need additional power supply or batteries when new optical sensors are added. The sensorProbe8-X20 is supplied with full snmp and a complete MIB allowing its interface to SNMP based Network Management systems such as HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli, What’s Up Gold and others.