Posts Tagged ‘cellular broadband’

Dual WAN Out-of-Band Management for Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Routers in Refinery Applications

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

When a crucial network element, (such as a Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Router,) in a refinery application suddenly ceases to respond and disrupts network communication with the site, support personnel need to restore normal network access as quickly as possible. There’s no time to wait for a tech team to travel to the site to resolve the issue in person. Network communication needs to be restored NOW, (if not sooner,) in order to avoid costly interruptions in productivity and ensure safety at the refinery. In cases like this, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide vital alternatives for out-of-band management that are not available with a conventional, single Ethernet console server.

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A Dual Ethernet Console Server Provides More Options for Access to Remote Console Ports

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In remote network management applications, console servers are used to provide administrators and support personnel with a secure, out-of-band avenue for communication with console ports on distant network elements. Most network engineers are fairly familiar with the basic out-of-band communication functions provided by a console server, but not all realize that a console server with dual Ethernet ports can provide additional communication capabilities beyond basic out-of-band management.

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Manage Remote Pipeline Monitoring Stations via Cellular Broadband

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The task of managing networked elements in Pipeline Monitoring applications presents a unique challenge for network administrators. The isolated location of most pipeline monitoring stations, coupled with the number of individual monitoring stations involved creates a situation where out-of-band communication via secondary network cable or regular dial-up is often completely out of the question. Fortunately, cellular broadband communication via 3G/4G modem offers a workable solution for managing network elements at far-flung pipeline monitoring stations.

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Remote Out-of-Band Management via 3G/4G Modem

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

When network equipment is located in extremely remote locations, the task of implementing an effective out-of-band management solution can present a difficult challenge. At remote installations sites that are far off the beaten track, network cables and phone lines are often unavailable, forcing network engineers to rely on other means for out-of-band access to networked devices. One effective solution to this type of application is an out-of-band management solution based on communication via 3G/4G modem.

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Managing Network Elements at Wind Farms via 3G-4G Modem

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Most wind farms include a surprising assortment of network devices that are used to control turbine positioning, track wind speed and direction and ensure security at the remote site. When network problems at a wind farm make normal network communication impossible, an out-of-band management solution is required to enable administrators to restore communication without the delays, hassle and expense of a physical service call to the remote wind farm. Given the remote nature of most wind farms, access via 3G/4G modem is often the only viable option for out-of-band communication with network elements in wind farm applications.

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Managing Head End Network Elements in Remote Mining Applications

Monday, August 26th, 2013

In order to ensure safety and efficiency, mine administrators need a means to communicate with both miners underground, and decision makers at company headquarters. There are several factors that complicate communication in mines; one is the remote location of most mining operations, and the other is the nature of the mine itself, where thick rock walls make normal cell communication unfeasible below ground. Although these two factors present a challenge, they also create a problem that is easily solved by the implementation of a 3G/4G modem based cellular broadband solution.

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Managing Network Devices in Wayside Rail Applications via Cellular Broadband

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The task of managing network devices in wayside rail applications presents a unique challenge for those responsible for keeping rail networks up and running. For one thing, the remote nature of wayside rail applications makes out-of-band communication difficult, and for another, when a network element in a wayside monitoring station malfunctions, rail traffic comes to a halt. One solution to this conundrum is to use 3G/4G modem communication to manage wayside network devices via cellular broadband.

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Keeping Tabs on Remote Pipeline Monitoring Stations via Cellular Broadband

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Given the importance of pipeline monitoring stations and the remote nature of installation sites, the task of monitoring network elements at distant pipeline monitoring stations can often prove to be a challenge. While direct communication via secondary network cable, satellite communication and dial-up communication are sometimes not an option, cellular broadband communication via 3G/4G modem can provide a workable, out-of-band solution for managing network devices at remote pipeline installations.

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A Dual Ethernet Console Server Provides More Options for Remote Console Access

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Console servers provide a vital function for network managers and support personnel, by enabling secure, out-of-band access to console port command functions on remote network elements without the need to travel to the installation site in person. Although this function is absolutely vital for remote network management applications, a console server can also provide other capabilities if the console server includes dual Ethernet ports.

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Out-of-Band Access to Network Equipment at Remote Cell Towers via 3G or 4G Modem

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The task of managing network devices located at remote cell towers can present a formidable challenge for network administrators. Due to the remote location of many cell towers, normal channels for out-of-band communication, such as a direct network connection or dial-up connection, are often out of the question. In cases like this, network management via wireless broadband using a 3G/4G modem can provide a workable solution for out-of-band communication.

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