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How a Serial Switch with Buffered Ports Helps to Cut Network Downtime

Friday, November 12th, 2010

In addition to providing out of band access to network devices, a well designed serial switch should also be able to collect data from connected devices, and then later allow you to retrieve that data in order to check device status and operation. When a serial switch includes buffered ports, data such as error messages, status reports and error codes can be collected from connected devices and then reviewed later to help diagnose problems when devices crash or malfunction.