Posts Tagged ‘reboot’

Restoring Wireless Communication in Healthcare Applications

Friday, November 14th, 2014

In healthcare applications, wireless communication plays a crucial role in collecting data from mobile devices such as patient monitoring devices and ensuring that caregivers have direct access to vital diagnostic tools, patient data bases and other services. Although a wireless communication system can easily provide mobile access to all of these important services and capabilities, wireless communication does have one troublesome weakness: routine snafus such as packet mix-ups can often cause your wireless controller to crash, taking down several wireless access points with it. A simple power reboot will usually restore troublesome wireless controllers to normal operation, but the task of locating the correct wireless controller and manually rebooting the controller can be both time consuming and confusing. Fortunately, WTI’s VMR Series Outlet Metered PDUs can provide a secure, effective means for rebooting wireless controllers such as Cisco’s 5508 in wireless healthcare applications.

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Reboot Network Elements in Intelligent Traffic System Applications

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Intelligent Traffic Systems provide a formidable challenge for network administration. A typical Intelligent Traffic System in a large, sprawling metropolitan area might include hundreds or even thousands of roadside network equipment boxes spread across miles of roads, streets and highways. When a network device in one of these roadside enclosures malfunctions, system administrators need a means to quickly reboot the malfunctioning device and restore normal operation before traffic problems result. Fortunately, a Switched PDU can provide administrators with the capability to reboot networked devices in remote roadside equipment boxes, without the delay and expense associated with a physical service call.

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Managing Power and Reboot Switching at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

When a remote network element crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, a quick power reboot will bring the uncooperative device back online. While rebooting a network element located down the hall or in the room next door is generally a pretty simple proposition, the task of rebooting a remote element, located in a distant off-site facility, miles away from the central office can often prove to be a bit more of a challenge. In cases like this, a Switched PDU can provide fast, secure access to reboot functions at remote facilities without the need for a service call.

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Reboot Unresponsive Devices in Traffic Signal Control Boxes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

When a network device in a traffic signal control enclosure crashes or becomes unresponsive, network administrators race to restore normal operation before traffic jams up completely. In cases like this, there isn’t time to wait for a service team to arrive on site; administrators need a means to correct the problem immediately, without the need for a physical service call. The most effective way to deal with a situation like this is to include a network power switch in the traffic signal control enclosure in order to enable administrators to remotely reboot networked devices.

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Windows 8: Difference Between Power Down and Reboot

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It turns out that there’s a huge difference between the way that a Windows 7 PC powers down, and the way that a Windows 8 PC powers down …

When you power down a PC running Windows 7, the operating system gets loaded fully again on the next start of the system. The same is true when you reboot the PC. On Windows 8, things are different which can lead to a problem that I have been facing lately. When you select to power down a machine running Windows 8, part of the operating system gets saved to the disk so that it can be loaded again on the next start.

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Windows 8’s Boot Experience Will Be Different

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Microsoft must truly hate Windows users; otherwise, they wouldn’t keep changing their interface around every time we get used to the last set of changes.

When there is something wrong with my Windows 7 desktop PC, I tend to hammer on the F8 key during boot to get into the advanced boot options. Here I can then repair or recover from issues that I may experience at that time. With Window s8, that process will be completely different. The main reason for this is the fast boot time of the operating system according to Microsoft. Or, more precisely, the interval that the operating system will recognize the F8 key.

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Fast, Secure Remote Reboot Capabilities for Cisco 8700 Watt Power Supplies

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

When a server or router locks up or refuses to cooperate, often a simple power reboot provides the best way to restore communication with the unresponsive device.

It’s pretty easy to reboot a malfunctioning network device if the device is located in a nearby equipment rack, but if an unresponsive router or server is located miles away in a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center, even a simple power reboot can sometimes be a challenge … especially if you’re being hounded by anxious network users who don’t have time to wait for vital network services to be restored while your service team is en route to the site.

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The IP Power Switch: An Intelligent Alternative to a Service Call

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

When a vital network element suddenly locks up and crashes, often all it takes is a simple power reboot to get that device up and running again. Unfortunately, a “simple” power reboot is only simple when the network device in question is located down the hall or in the room next door; if the troublesome network element is located at an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack, miles away from the central office, then the time and trouble of getting to the remote equipment site can make even the most basic network management tasks seem like a major challenge.

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Intelligent Remote Power Management for Off-Site Data Centers

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

When it comes to power management, remote network equipment sites present an entirely different assortment of challenges and tasks from what is normally found when vital network devices are located at the central office. When managing network elements at your central office, usually all you need to do is walk into the room next door in order to perform a power reboot or switch off a non-essential device, but if those same network elements were located off-site, at a distant data center, remote equipment rack or far-away kiosk, even the most basic power management operations can prove to be a bit more of a challenge.

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Is there really a key to reboot the net?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

This doesn’t seem very efficient at all; one of the key-holders is located in Bath, UK, yet the reboot center is located in the USA?

Sort of. Meet one of the seven trusted individuals who can fix the internet in the event of a major catastrophe

It sounds like a Fellowship of the Ring for the internet age – a carefully chosen alliance of technology warriors, safeguarding a mythical key that could one day shut down the internet. According to yesterday’s news reports, these keyholders will share responsibility for “rebooting the web” in the event of a catastrophic global meltdown.

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