A Serial Console Server Model to Fit Any Out of Band Management Application

It’s hard to find two serial console server applications that are exactly the same; some applications rely on AC power, while others rely on DC power … some applications only require connection to one or two console ports, while others require connections for many console ports … some applications use DB9 cables, while others use RJ45 cables. With this in mind, WTI Serial Console Servers are available in a wide variety of different configurations, to fit the requirements of almost any type of out of band management solution.

Remote network sites often rely on DC power when an AC power source is not available, in addition, applications in certain industries, such as power generation and telecommunications, sometimes rely on DC power because that’s what’s available on site. To satisfy the needs of both AC and DC powered network applications, WTI Serial Console Servers are available in both AC powered configurations and DC powered configurations.

Some remote network sites are incredibly simple, with only one or two network devices that need management. For example, a small network enclosure might only include a server, a firewall and one or two other devices. Other remote network applications are incredibly complicated, with a whole rack full of devices that need out of band management access. WTI has a Serial Console Server model to fit any size application; from our basic eight-port serial console servers to our forty port serial console servers. In cases where rack space or enclosure space is limited, WTI also offers a compact Serial Console Server that includes power management capabilities.

When setting up a brand new remote network site, it’s pretty much a “given” that the site will employ RJ45 cables for connecting one element to another. But if you’re trying to add out of band management capabilities to an existing remote network site, you’re usually talking about not-quite-brand-new equipment that uses DB9 cables. WTI Serial Console Server products are available in both RJ45 and DB9 configurations, to allow you to either set up a new site with RJ45 cables, or adapt the serial console server to an existing installation that uses DB9 cables, without the need to run new cables to fit a different format.

Western Telematic, Inc. (WTI) designs and manufactures remote device management products for IT applications. WTI’s Serial Console Server products, Remote Reboot products, Switched PDU products and A/B Fallback products are engineered to allow you to securely manage and troubleshoot rack equipment in remote locations.

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