Posts Tagged ‘remote’

A Console Server Allows You to Take Care of Problems at Remote Sites without a Service Call

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Service calls to remote network equipment sites are both time consuming and expensive. When an Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment site crashes and takes down valuable network services with it, administrators can’t afford to wait for a tech team to arrive on site to correct the problem and restore communication. In order to minimize downtime and cut service costs, many network administrators rely on the out-of-band access capabilities that can be provided by a Console Server.

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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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A Network Power Switch Can Save Your IT Budget and Cut Response Time

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

In these days of tightening IT budgets and increased service costs, the last thing that a network administrator needs is to waste valuable resources on expensive service calls to remote equipment sites. Sure, it’s still an emergency when a server or router at a remote site suddenly hangs and brings network communication to a halt, but isn’t there a simpler, less expensive way to deal with problems at off-site equipment racks besides sending a tech team off on a road trip just to reboot an unresponsive network element?

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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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A Remote Control Power Switch Provides a Better Way to Manage Power

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In many cases, a simple power reboot is all it takes to get an unresponsive server or router back up and running again. Sometimes though, the very location of the problematic server or router means that a “simple power reboot” isn’t all that simple anymore; when a malfunctioning network element is located at an off-site data center or a remote equipment rack, then even the relatively basic task of cycling power on and off suddenly becomes a bit more of a challenge.

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