REMO, the Remote Monitoring Solution, to the Rescue!

UPS Systems' remote monitoring solution REMO has saved the day for service provider Brandbank by alerting the company to a potentially catastrophic generator failure.

REMO is a unique option that provides a remote monitoring solution for a range of equipment, including many types of UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), generators and fuel cells. REMO provides real-time information so IT managers can monitor fuel levels in diesel generators, battery charge levels, system temperatures and overloads, as well as mains grid failures and other critical information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It issues automatic alerts by SMS or email to notify users of any problems. Brandbank creates, manages and distributes content for over 3000 customers, delivering to European multi-channel retailers including Asda, Booker, Musgrave, Sainsbury's, Superdrug, Superquinn, Tesco, and Waitrose - so it is vital that its systems remain operational at all times. When Brandbank’s backup generator failed recently, REMO issued an automatic warning to both Brandbank and UPS Systems plc, alerting them to the fault. When REMO initially alerted UPS Systems to the fault with Brandbank's generator, it was hard to tell what was going on. However its engineers were able to run diagnostic tests and from the results infer that the emergency stop button had been pushed, rendering the generator inoperable. "Had REMO not alerted us to the fault, our generator would have remained out of action. In the event of a power failure our systems would have been at risk, which could have an adverse effect for our customers and our equipment," said Jason Copsey, Systems Administrator at Brandbank. "REMO has enabled us to take immediate action to fix the problem. Knowing we can rely on REMO 24/7 to protect our organisation is very reassuring." "Without REMO, Brandbank would have remained oblivious to the fault," said Mark Trafford, UPS Systems’ Service Manager. "REMO is a valuable service that gives our customers a unique insight into the real-time health of their critical systems." REMO contracts start at £395 pa. For more details, visit: