Cost-Effective SNMP Temperature Monitoring of Legacy Equipment at Remote Sites

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Phone Companies, ISP’s and corporate networks can use the SL81 to remotely monitor SNMP temperature sensor plus hundreds of other SNMP and non-SNMP devices at unmanned sites

Without a doubt, we now offer improved service to our subscribers.

Whether for IP temperature monitoring or managing other remote devices, the Omnitronix SNMP-Link Model SL81 is a multi-purpose unit that is ideal for the management of unmanned sites that house non-SNMP enabled equipment. Applications include power sources, old PBXs, batteries, aging telecom boxes, serial alarms, SNMP temperature sensor, contact closures and analog inputs. This versatile and expandable device detects alarm conditions at remote sites and monitors a host of environmental factors such as temperature and humidity via temperature and humidity sensors. It also monitors any devices present that harness SNMP modules such as IP temperature monitoring.

Compared to similar solutions, the SL81 is highly cost effective. Its price tag is affordable for small and mid-sized businesses, and one SL81 scales up to monitor up to 16 external temperature sensors.

The SL81 is an excellent choice for serial alarms, on-board contact closure alarms, temperature and humidity sensors, remote serial access and alarm notification. Using the SL81, network operations center staff can communicate with serial devices at distant locations. Once an alarm condition is detected, from a SNMP temperature sensor for example, a technician can connect to the serial device to diagnose and correct the problem, or shut the device down to prevent damage from overheating.

“By monitoring battery power using the SL81, we now have an eight hour window to take action before the battery runs out,” said Rich Allen, traffic administrator at the Matanuska Telephone Association, a phone company, cellular provider and Internet Service Provider (ISP) operating in the vicinity of Palmer, Alaska. “Without a doubt, we now offer improved service to our subscribers.”

SNMP temperature sensing and IP temperature monitoring and notification capabilities protect not only remote operations but also sensitive and expensive equipment.

SL 81 Features:

Contact Closures/Analog Inputs - Monitor and alarm on contact closure and analog voltage inputs

SNMP Trap Capture - Receive incoming traps, convert to multi-line text alarms, evaluate and notify as required

Multi-line Alarm Handling - Treat multiple line alarms as single alarm records

Enhanced Login Security - A versatile set of user login security features

Email Alarms - Send alarm messages via email, convert SNMP Traps to email

Remote Network Access (IP Routing) - Connect to an IP network through the SL81 via dial-up networking Web Browser - Configure and view status of remote devices via a web browser

Custom Device Interrogation - Custom "scripts" to interactively interrogate devices to extract alarm information, such as Octel Voicemail systems or Avaya Definity PBXs.

TBOS and TL1 support - Recognize and convert these legacy alarm protocols to SNMP, pager, and email alarms

Audit Log - Selective logging of all activity on the box

Route Testing - The network connection fails, fall back to dial out to an ISP and send SNMP Traps over the Internet.

External Sensor Options - Up to 16 inexpensive external sensor modules – for example, SNMP temperature devices – can be chained to the SL81 to monitor remote equipment rooms and cabinets

George Bukota

Omnitronix, Inc.

Phone (206) 624-4985

Fax: (206) 624-5610

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