Posts Tagged ‘DC power’

An Effective Solution for DC Power Redundancy

Friday, October 25th, 2013

When a critical DC powered device loses power, it can sometimes cause bigger problems that would be seen if the same device lost power in an AC powered environment. The reason for this is simple: DC powered equipment is most often found in remote environments in industries such as shipping or mining, where the loss of one critical device can often bring an entire operation to a halt. Given the importance of the capabilities provided by network equipment and other electronic devices in these types of environments, a reliable solution for DC power redundancy is absolutely vital.


A Power Redundancy Solution for DC Powered Applications

Friday, October 11th, 2013

A viable power redundancy solution is an important element of any mission critical application; whether that application is run by AC power or DC power. Although AC power transfer switches are fairly easy to find, DC power transfer solutions are harder to come by. Many network equipment managers include AC power transfer devices in their product line-up, but for some reason, DC power transfer solutions are largely overlooked. If you’ve been searching for a power fallback/transfer solution for your single inlet DC powered devices, WTI’s RPC-4850 series DC Power ATS can provide a versatile, reliable solution for DC power redundancy applications.


An Out of Band Management Solution for DC Powered Equipment Racks

Friday, January 13th, 2012

When a vital network device at a remote network equipment site malfunctions or refuses to communicate, an out of band management solution provides administrators with a handy way to diagnose and correct problems at the remote site without the expense and inconvenience of a time-consuming service call. As a general rule, the more distant, remote and out-of-the-way the network equipment cabinet is, the more important it is to have out of band access to console port command functions when problems arise at the remote site.


An Out of Band Mangement Solution for DC Powered Equipment Sites

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Out of band management units provide network administrators with a secure, reliable means to access important console port command functions on remote network devices at off-site network equipment sites. In addition to allowing quick access to command functions, an out of band management unit can also serve as a valuable tool for remotely tracking equipment status and environmental conditions at remote network sites. When you consider the nature of most remote network equipment sites, and the fact that AC power isn’t always available at these sites, it makes perfect sense that many out of band management units are also available in a DC power configuration.


A DC Powered Remote Console Server Provides the Perfect Fit for Remote Network Site Administration

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Due to their very nature, remote network equipment sites are often located far off the beaten path, well out of the reach of network cables and AC power lines. In cases like this, a remote console server ( that runs on DC power and supports secure communication via dial-up and satellite modem provides the only workable solution for out of band management.


DC Powered Out of Band Management for Remote Sites and DC Driven Environments

Monday, March 7th, 2011

There are many situations where a DC powered out of band management unit provides the only viable solution for out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. In some cases, a remote network equipment site might be located so far away from civilization that AC power is not available. In other cases, network equipment might be located in an environment where DC power is just more readily available than AC power.


AC Power or DC Power – Which is the Right Solution for a Remote Console Server Application?

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

When designing a remote network equipment installation, one of the first considerations that is often made is whether the site will run on AC power or DC Power. Although the majority of out of band management applications rely on AC power, there are also plenty of cases where a DC powered remote console server provides the best possible solution.


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

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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.


DC Powered Serial Switch Products and Out of Band Management

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When choosing a serial switch to provide out of band access for network equipment sites, there are many different reasons why one would choose a DC powered serial switch over an AC powered serial switch.