Posts Tagged ‘power reboot’

A Remote Power Management Solution for Transportation Applications

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

When remote network elements in transportation applications crash or malfunction, the results are often traffic tie ups, unsafe driving conditions and loss of toll booth revenue. Even a brief interruption in the normal operation of a traffic signal, toll booth license plate reader or intelligent traffic system can quickly result in backed-up traffic, uncollected tolls and temporary loss of traffic monitoring capabilities. In cases like this, system administrators need a way to quickly correct network problems in roadside equipment enclosures and toll booths before conditions worsen to the point of all-out gridlock. Fortunately, WTI’s NPS-3F15 series Network Power Switches can provide a secure, reliable means to reboot network devices in transportation applications without the delays and expenses of a physical service call.

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Control Remote Power Switching and Initiate Reboot Cycles with a Switched PDU

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The task of rebooting a problematic network element is fairly simple if the device in question is nearby, but when the unresponsive network element is located in a remote equipment rack, miles away from the central office a simple power reboot can prove to be a bit more of a challenge. If you’re responsible for maintaining remote network equipment, a Switched PDU provides a secure, reliable means to control power switching and initiate reboots at remote sites without the need for a service call.

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Why is Remote Power Management Such an Important Capability for Modern Networks?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

When a vital network element crashes or hangs, in many cases the problem can be solved by a simple power reboot. But sometimes, even “simple” isn’t all that simple; especially when the network device in question is located at a distant network equipment site. In the case of remote network devices, rather than walking down the hall to flip a power switch Off and then On again, a power reboot usually requires an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote equipment site, and an unwelcome delay while network users wait for the service team to travel to the remote site to reboot the troublesome network element and restore network communication.

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Reboot Remote Network Elements without Expensive Service Calls

Monday, September 12th, 2011

When a vital network element at a remote data center or off-site network equipment cabinet crashes and brings down network communication with it, there should be a better solution to the problem than sending out the service team and then sitting there with no network access while waiting for the service team to travel to the remote site in order to deal with the problem. When network communication is down, the expense of a service call, plus the delay while waiting for the service team to reach the remote equipment cabinet is totally unacceptable … especially in cases where a simple power reboot can correct the problem.

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The Network Power Switch – A Simple Solution for Remote Network Management

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Network administrators who are responsible for managing network elements located at remote data centers or offsite network equipment cabinets have a much tougher job than administrators who are responsible for managing network equipment located at the central office. For one thing, many routine tasks that are incredibly easy to accomplish in the central office can present a much larger challenge when those tasks must be applied to network equipment located in remote network equipment racks. When network elements are located offsite, even simple chores, such as rebooting a crashed server or router, can often require a time consuming, expensive service call to the remote site, instead of just a walk down the hall to flip a power switch Off and back On again.

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Remote Power Management Units – Faster and More Economical than a Service Call

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

When a critical network element at an offsite data center or remote network equipment site suddenly locks up and disrupts communication, the last thing you want to do is send a tech team out to the site to deal with the troublesome device in person. Sure, a service call is often the most obvious solution, but service calls are also time consuming and expensive. A much better solution for dealing with unresponsive devices at distant network equipment sites, is to install a remote power management unit at the site, that allows you to reboot locked up devices without the expense of a service call or the time that is wasted while waiting for the service team to travel to that offsite data center or remote equipment rack.

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A Remote Control Power Switch Can Simplify a Network Administrator’s Life

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

When managing network elements located in remote, offsite equipment racks, even simple tasks like power reboots are often made incredibly frustrating by the very remoteness of the equipment. If that crashed router or unresponsive server was located within arm’s reach instead of inside a remote equipment cabinet miles away, it would be easy to simply cycle power to the unit and have it back up and running again in no time. In cases like this, if the offsite network equipment site lacks a remote control power switch, then often the only solution is an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote network equipment site, just to flip a power switch Off and then back on again.

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A Network Power Switch Simplifies Power Management at Remote Network Equipment Racks

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

In remote network equipment management applications, a network power switch can quickly prove itself to be an extremely valuable tool. In addition to providing network administrators with a simple, secure means to reboot malfunctioning network devices at remote equipment racks and off-site data centers, a network power switch also enables network administrators to cut power costs by switching off nonessential network devices during periods of the day/week when those devices are less likely to be needed.

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Remote Power Management Made Simple

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

When a network element, such as a router or firewall, at a remote equipment rack suddenly decides to take an unscheduled vacation, often all it takes to get that router or firewall up and running again is a simple power reboot. “Simple” might not exactly be the right word to use here though; a power reboot is only “simple” if the router or firewall is located within easy reach, across the hall or in the building next door. If that troublesome router or firewall is located at an off-site data center or in a remote equipment rack several states away, then even a “simple” power reboot suddenly becomes a bit of a challenge … unless that distant equipment site includes a remote power management solution.

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The Remote Reboot Switch – An Economical Way to Deal with Problems at Remote Equipment Racks

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Often, problems with many network elements can be solved with a simple power reboot. While a power reboot is a relatively simple task to perform when the network element in question is located nearby, it can be a whole different game if a malfunctioning network element at a remote equipment rack, miles away from your office, needs to be rebooted. It’s wasteful and inefficient to send a service team on a long journey to reboot a network element at a remote site; in cases like this, the most practical solution is a remote reboot unit, installed at the remote equipment rack.

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