There are many examples of environmental monitoring in the networking and datacenter industry. Canovate realized the need for an expandable and fully manageable IP-enabled monitoring units, in a rigid enclosure in smaller form factors. These can be put anywhere in the user's system room, inside or outside of cabinets. Outdoor installment is possible as well with the matching Canovate outdoor accessories. The user-friendly software allows to build a networked monitoring locally or in remote nodes with pre-defined and customizable scenarios. In addition to the standard environmental monitoring functions, the environmental monitoring module has additional features like timely control of the devices connected to its relay outputs, logging, and Integration with the central management software by using its standard SNMP support. Timing functions can be used to start cooling, heating and watering in a predetermined time slices within a day. Application areas among others are industrial control, data centers and medical.