The NetGuardian 832A can act as a self-contained, LAN-based terminal server for up to eight serial devices. All data transport, including serial reach-through connections, on the NetGuardian is via LAN (primary data path) or dial-up connection (secondary data path).
This eliminates the need for dedicated circuits and their recurring monthly costs. LAN-based transport is:
The NetGuardian's terminal server functions are physically supported by eight serial ports, each of which can be configured to serve as a craft port, a channel port, a TCP reach through port or a UDP reach-through port.
Each serial port on the NetGuardian can be accessed separately and concurrently by multiple users over LAN.
The NetGuardian 832A simultaneously serves as a comprehensive LAN-based remote telemetry unit for all alarm collection and remote site management functions.
With 32 discrete alarm inputs, 32 ping alarms, 8 analog alarms and 8 controls, the NetGuardian can simultaneously monitor equipment failures, IP device offlines and failures, and environmental conditions, and control remote site equipment.