T/Mon SLIM collects alarms from NetGuardian Q8 from QuantarTM
Above, a T/Mon SLIM collects alarms from specialized NetGuardian Q8 RTUs that attach to the back of Motorola QuantarTM radios and output SNMP.

How To Collect SNMP Alarms From Quantar Radio With NetGuardian Q8 RTU.

Equipment Used:

An application of where the NetGuardian Q8 can be of great use is when radio equipment like the QuantarTM, available from Motorola, has to be monitored. The QuantarTM radio is capable of outputting contact closure outputs but not SNMP. SNMP is widely used in remote network monitoring and is the protocol that most remote telemetry units will provide standard support. By not being able to output in SNMP, the QuantarTM is very limited when it comes to remote monitoring situations. That's where the NetGuardian Q8 comes in by providing the needed functionality of outputting SNMP to the QuantarTM, so that the QuantarTM's outputs can be collected and monitored remotely.

The solution outlined here aims to provide you with centralized visibillity of your Motorola QuantarTM radio through the use of the NetGuardian Q8. Because the QuantarTMTM radio only outputs contact closure, the outputs from the QuantarTM has to be converted into SNMP for SNMP visibility. In order to achieve that, DPS Telecom has developed the NetGuardian Q8 to fulfill that need while also making the NetGuardian Q8 a clean integration with the QuantarTM. The NetGuardian Q8 is built to be as unobtrusive as possible for the QuantarTM to the point of taking up zero space while only needing to be powered by the QuantarTM with no other power source needed. Mount the NetGuardian to the back of the QuantarTM in an easy two-step process and once the QuantarTM has been set up with the NetGuardian Q8. Be amaze, as the QuantarTM can now be monitored and it's alarm collected through SNMP. Achieve SNMP visibility on your QuantarTM by utilizing the NetGuardian Q8.

Combine your QuantarTM radio with the NetGaurdian Q8 as well as the T/Mon Slim to achieve advance monitoring and alarm collection capabilities. The T/Mon Slim will be able to monitor up to 64 QuantarTM radios by utilizing the NetGuardian Q8. It also comes with features such as Database Administration over LAN, Web Browser Support, Email / Cell Notifications, and the T/Windows application. Through the use of the NetGuardian Q8 and the T/Mon Slim, you will gain a whole suite of features and specialized software for monitoring and managing the QuantarTM radio from the T/Mon Slim.

By using a solution such as this, you have the option of a week of Turn-Up Assistance and Training at your facility, as well as the T/Mon Gold Plan for the T/Mon Slim to ensure that your hardware and computer software stay up-to-date.

As an added bonus, we have included our DPS Ultimate Care Plan for the NetGuardian Q8's, which will provide an additional layer of protection by adding 5 more years to the standard 2-year parts and labor warranty, for a total of 7 years of protection.

Thank you for coming to DPS with your monitoring need. We look forward to working with you.

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NetGuardian Q8 Features.
The NetGuardian Q8 is built for turning modbus radios, like the QuantarTM, into SNMP remotes by translating the radios contact closure outputs into SNMP.

  • 8 alarms (10 alarms are available as an order option).
  • LED status indication for each alarm.
  • Easy installation and integration.
  • Zero rack space.
  • Powered by radio with no need for additional power source.

T/Mon Slim Features.
The T/Mon Slim is built to give advance alarm monitoring capabilities like that of a full-scale T/Mon while being at a more manageable size.

  • Multi-protocol alarm monitoring.
  • Legacy protocol support.
  • Monitor 10,000 alarm points.
  • Monitor telecom switches; fiber optic, SONET, etc.
  • Automated pager and email notifications.
  • Alarm history logs.
  • Alarm filtering.
  • Alarm forwarding.
  • T/MonXm interface.
  • Remote access through web browser.

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