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How T/Mon Helps You Replace Your Old RTUs

By Morgana Siggins

December 14, 2020


Do you have a network that depends on an old remote monitoring system? If so, you might have a serious problem.

This probably means that your master station is no longer supported and you can't add new RTUs - so you can't monitor the new parts of your network. This can also mean that your system is just old and it doesn't do what you need it to do anymore.

If you know you need to replace your monitoring devices but can't replace all your RTUs and master station at the same time, there's a solution for you. Learn how to replace your old monitoring devices in a cost-effective way.

Obsolete Gear is a Threat to Your Network and Your Business

Unsupported legacy equipment is a threat to your network and your business. Maintaining an older network is difficult and it becomes even worse the older it gets.

Physical faults accumulate, equipment starts to break down, network visibility gradually declines, and finally an issue goes unrecognized until it grows into a serious problem. You might end up losing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars of revenue.

In a nutshell, the longer you use an aging monitoring system, the previous scenario will be more likely to happen to you. If you can avoid even one major revenue-damaging network failure, a new system has paid for itself.

So, if you are unsure that your system is becoming obsolete, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are my RTUs dying?
  • Is my system frequently crashing?
  • Can I still get support from my vendor?
  • Am I still receiving reliable data?

The Solution for The Legacy Problem

You can solve your legacy problem right now by replacing your old master station with a T/Mon LNX. This way, you'll achieve efficient and more productive polling of your existing RTUs.

Even better, you'll have a viable long-term migration path away from legacy equipment. This migration path will be considerably less expensive than a wholesale swap-out of your entire fleet of remote monitoring devices.

The T/Mon master station allows you to easily add polling support for a variety of equipment, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol, even RTUs that are unsupported by their original manufacturer.

Do you need to monitor devices like the Badger 433, 475, 481, Badger 1200 RTUs, or even the Larse LarScan Series 1200? It doesn't matter if your devices use 202 modems, RS-232 dedicated lines, or an FSK network - T/Mon supports whatever you need.

Moving away from the legacy nightmare is efficiently done when you invest in the T/Mon. This master station is a contemporary, multi-user, multi-protocol, uniquely designed as a single platform for integrating all your monitoring equipment.

You won't be restricted to buy RTUs that are compatible with T/Mon. Instead, you'll get the best visibility of your Larse, Badger devices, any other legacy gear, ASCII devices, and modern RTUs. All your monitoring information is integrated into one interface, eliminating the need for specialized terminals and multiple monitoring screens.

Plus, you'll have the added benefit of the T/Mon's advanced alarm processing features, such as nuisance alarm filtering, alarm qualification, alarm silencing, and after-hours notifications. You can use these features immediately with your existing RTUs, taking your current monitoring network to a new level of productivity.

With the T/Mon master station you can:

  • Achieve an easy migration
  • Save the investment you did in your older RTUs
  • Get advanced alarm processing capabilities
  • Replace RTUs as your budget and manpower permits

Step-by-step Migration is an Easy Path That Takes You in The Right Direction

With a step-by-step plan, your migration from legacy devices will be easy and inexpensive. One of the advantages of using T/Mon for your migration plan is that you can move step-by-step from a dead-end legacy system to advanced alarm monitoring, without killing your budget.

This means that you can immediately replace your master, without having to replace a single RTU. You don't even have to worry about re-entering your provisioning database - we'll do the conversion for you.

Once the T/Mon is in place, you can replace your old RTUs with modern ones, such as the DPS NetGuardian line, at the pace you choose. The cost of device replacement can be spread over several budget cycles. You can replace all your RTUs as your budget and engineering manpower permits.

As you replace your equipment, you can gradually transition your monitoring to LAN transport. Step-by-step, you can add LAN-based monitoring devices and take down service channels.

The T/Mon polls both the old dedicated circuit RTUs and the new LAN RTUs, displaying your whole network on one single screen. When you replace the last legacy RTU, just turn down the last channel.

Replacing old RTUs
The T/Mon gives you the ability to gradually replace all your equipment, at a pace you control, without killing your entire budget on a system-wide forklift swapout.

We Can Help You Get a No-Risk, Guaranteed Monitoring Solution

If your unsupported, legacy RTUs are giving you nightmares, then investing in the T/Mon LNX is the right choice. We are the industry specialist in protocol mediation and legacy support, so we're committed to solving your legacy support problems.

We offer the broadest support for orphaned legacy RTUs, and we are the only vendor to offer comprehensive support for whatever communications protocol your network supports. Upgrade now to the T/Mon and you can continue to use your old RTUs as long as they are operational.

Plus, when you work with us, you'll have an open-end path to adding new capabilities, new features, and new RTUs to your existing monitoring network. Also, all of our monitoring solutions are backed by our 30-day, no-risk guarantee. If our device doesn't solve your issue, just return it.

No other vendor can do this for you - contact us today and learn more.

Morgana Siggins

Morgana Siggins

Morgana Siggins is a marketing writer, content creator, and documentation specialist at DPS Telecom. She has created over 200 blog articles and videos sharing her years of experience in the remote monitoring industry.