Posts Tagged ‘Remote Reboot’

An Effective Power Fallback Solution for DC Powered Applications

Monday, November 18th, 2013

In any mission critical electronic application, power redundancy provides an effective means to minimize system downtime by ensuring that power is always available to vital electronic devices, even in the event of power supply problems. Although power redundancy and fall back solutions are relatively common in the AC powered world, off-the-shelf DC power redundancy solutions are sometimes a bit harder to come by.

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Reboot Networked Elements in Roadside Equipment Enclosures

Monday, November 11th, 2013

If you look for them, you’ll find roadside equipment enclosures along just about every road and highway in the nation. Although these nondescript grey metal boxes are easy to overlook, they perform a wide variety of extremely vital functions; from timing traffic signals to controlling highway message boards to measuring traffic levels on heavily used streets. Roadside equipment enclosures play an important role in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of traffic. When a networked devise in a roadside equipment enclosure fails or crashes, system administrators need a reliable means to remotely reboot devices in roadside enclosures without an expensive, time-consuming service call.

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Control Power Switching and Reboot Functions at Remote Equipment Sites

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

An effective remote reboot solution enables administrators to restart unresponsive devices at remote sites without the delay or expense of a physical service call or truck roll. If the remote reboot solution also includes out-of-band communication capabilities, then this allows access to remote reboot functions even when normal network communication is unavailable. In most remote reboot applications, a Switched PDU is used to provide remote power switching and reboot capabilities.

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A Compact Remote Reboot Solution for Intelligent Transportation System Applications

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

When working correctly, an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) provides both system administrators and drivers with a clearer picture of traffic conditions on the road ahead. System administrators can monitor traffic levels and potential problems using devices such traffic cams and inductive loop detection systems, and then pass that information along to drivers via variable message signs and radio alerts. When a malfunctioning Ethernet switch or other networked device at a roadside enclosure disrupts network communication with networked ITS elements, administrators need a reliable switched PDU solution for rebooting devices in remote roadside enclosures, before that network outage results in traffic tie-ups.

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Reboot Unresponsive Network Elements in Remote Traffic Signal Equipment Enclosures

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Small problems with networked devices in traffic signal control enclosures can quickly escalate into huge traffic problems. When a sensor or signal timing device in a street corner traffic signal control enclosure crashes or becomes unresponsive and causes a traffic signal to malfunction the result is often a massive traffic tie up that quickly spreads in all directions. In cases like this, an immediate solution to the problem is mandatory; there isn’t time to wait for a service team to arrive on site. Fortunately, a network power switch can provide a means to deal with equipment problems in remote traffic signal enclosures immediately.

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Remote Reboot Capabilities for Network Devices in Toll Booth Applications

Friday, September 20th, 2013

When a networked device in a Toll Booth or Toll Kiosk application locks up or crashes, the results are often traffic tie-ups and lost revenue. If devices such as license plate capture cameras, card scanners and toll collection systems cease to function, cars are left waiting and tolls cannot be collected until the problem is resolved. In cases like this, an immediate fix for the problem is vital; there’s no time to wait for a service team to arrive on site. Fortunately, WTI’s NPS-3F15 Network Power Switches provide remote network administrators with a quick, reliable means to reboot networked devices located in distant toll booths and kiosks.

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Managing Remote Network Elements in Transportation Applications

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In modern Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic managers rely heavily on a network of sensors, cameras and other devices spread throughout the vast maze of freeways and highways to help keep traffic moving smoothly. These networked devices are used to ensure that traffic signals are operating properly, toll plazas are able to rapidly collect tolls and freeway alert systems continue to monitor traffic and keep drivers informed. When a networked device in an Intelligent Transportation System becomes unresponsive, administrators also need a means to reboot networked transportation system elements without the delays and expenses of a physical service call or truck roll.

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Reboot Remote Network Elements with a Power Reboot Switch

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

When a router or switch at a remote network equipment site crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, all it takes to fix the problem is a simple power reboot. While this is a simple proposition if the network element is located in the office next door, it can be quite a dilemma if the unresponsive network element is located miles away from the office, and even more so if the problematic device makes normal network communication impossible. In cases like this a Power Reboot Switch provides a reliable, easy way to reboot network elements at remote equipment sites.

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The Intelligent ATS – Power Redundancy and Remote Power Management in One Compact Package

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Power redundancy is an important factor for any critical network application. When your primary power supply fails, a well-planned power redundancy solution can save the day by ensuring that vital network elements can quickly fallback to a secondary power source without interfering with network communication or disrupting user access to important network services.

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Discover and Fix Unresponsive Network Elements Before Your Users Start to Complain

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

It isn’t always easy to know when a critical network element at a remote equipment site has malfunctioned or crashed. When a router or switch in a distant network equipment rack locks up and refuses to respond, a good IT administrator shouldn’t just wait until a user complains before taking action; an effective IT administrator should be able to detect equipment problems and deal with unresponsive devices before they cause problems for network users.

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