Posts Tagged ‘Power supply’

A Server Console Switch with a Power Cycle Alarm Helps to Track Power Conditions at Remote Network Sites

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The one thing that all server console switch products have in common, is that they provide out of band access to console port command functions on important network elements when your main network is unavailable. But in addition to out of band management applications, a server console switch can also perform other vital functions that can prove very useful to network administrators who manage remote network installation sites. For example, if the server console switch includes a power cycle alarm, this helps administrators to know when power supplies at remote equipment sites become unreliable and might be on the verge of failure.


A Console Switch that Can Let You Know When a Power Supply Dies

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

One of the major challenges facing all network administrators, is the need to develop a system which will allows them to know immediately when network elements crash and cease to function. If power is lost at a remote network equipment site, how can the network administrator know about the power outage before it takes down the network and users start to complain? The most popular solution to this dilemma, is to make certain that the network includes a secondary, maintenance network and a console switch with appropriate environmental alarms and notification features.


Toshiba Recalls Overheating and Melting Satellite T-Series Notebooks

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I’ve seen computers fail in some pretty interesting ways … but I’ve never seen one actually melt before.

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a recall of three Toshiba Satellite T-series notebook computers: T135, T135D and ProT130, for reports that the units’ AC adaptors cause them to overheat and melt.