1. An apparatus for retrieving data from a power distribution unit, comprising:a power distribution unit, the power distribution unit including a housing and at least one power receptacle configured to supply power, the at least one power receptacle contained within the housing, the power distribution unit further comprising a tracking circuitry, the tracking circuitry including a sensor to measure operating information; and
a monitoring device, the monitoring device configured to be contained within the power distribution unit, the monitoring device including a processor, a memory and a display, wherein the monitoring device is configured to be coupled with the tracking circuitry of the power distribution unit to obtain the operating information for the power distribution unit and convert the operating information into a stream of character sets, wherein each character set includes a plurality of characters in a form of hexadecimal digits, the stream of character sets is presented on the display as individual character sets flashing at a frequency of 9 Hz 15 Hz and not readable to a human eye, the operating information including device identification information, time stamp information, voltage, current, and power available at various circuits of the power distribution unit,
wherein a camera device of a mobile device is configured to read the stream of character sets on the display,
wherein the mobile device is configured to verify a cyclic redundancy check data and convert the stream of character sets on the display of the monitoring device into human readable information presented on a display of the mobile device, the human readable information is only presented when the cyclic redundancy check data has been verified.