SNMP Manager Demo: Evaluate Your Options to Make the Right Choice

Andrew Erickson
Andrew Erickson
Applications Engineer


Are you in the process of evaluating SNMP manager vendors? Then you might agree with me when I say that that's not a fun process. You're looking for a vendor that can actually provide you equipment that will solve your problems. You're gathering information from the internet, studying the specs that you need, all while still having to manage your daily workload. It's hard.

You only go through this much trouble because you need to solve the real problems that affect your important monitoring operations.

The best manufacturers will try to help you get the right master station for you - as quickly as possible. Look for vendors that do offer live web demonstrations of their SNMP managers and other alarm monitoring solutions.

A web demo is the fastest and most efficient way to get prompt answers to any monitoring questions you might have. You should always be given impartial and objective information about what criteria you should use to evaluate any master station from any vendor. When you get a web demo from a competent vendor, you'll quickly see the advantages and benefits you can get from their equipment.

When you request a web demo, you also get the chance to convince your managers and stakeholders to allow budget money to invest in remote monitoring at your sites. They'll most likely realize that purchasing an SNMP manager is actually a good investment to protect your revenue, which can help speed up your approval for the network alarm monitoring equipment you need.

Don't forget to ask any questions you have, and remember to expect immediate, straightforward answers.

Remember to ask for a web demo when searching for an SNMP manager - or any other monitoring gear. Your vendor should be able to set up a live web demo for RTUs as well.

What Should You Look For in an SNMP Manager?

Most remote alarm monitoring systems are built around an alarm master. With a centralized alarm collector, you get a lot of help organizing your alarm data.

Remember, though, that not all masters are created equal. Not all of them are going to fit perfectly into your network requirements. To build an effective remote alarm management system, it's important that you find right SNMP manager.

However, no matter what your exact situation, here are some points that separate good alarm masters from the bad, so you can keep them in mind when getting a web demonstration:

Let's Examine an Alarm Master: The T/Mon

A good example of a master station that meets pretty well all the criteria I described above is the T/Mon.

Some T/Mon advantages include:

A Design Consultation that Puts you First

Now that you know what to expect from a powerful SNMP manager, make sure to find a vendor that offers a web demo as just one part of an overall design consultation process. It doesn't really matter if you need a fully customized product or not. Your manufacturer should ensure that you have the right remote monitoring solution to meet your needs - even if it means a smaller sale.

At DPS, we customize our solutions to make it the right fit without having you buy more than what you really need. That's why we always make sure to talk to you and understand your needs, and then we come up with a perfect solution for you.

After our consultation, we'll put together a custom app drawing to help you and your team understand the solution we proposed.

The bottom line is that your manufacturer should provide you with a SNMP master that meets your current requirements, while also supporting your network for years to come.

You'll be Presented with Full Information, Quickly and Conveniently

To support and simplify the communication during the design consultation process, while also providing information, the best vendors offer live web demonstrations.

Instead of spending countless hours researching about remote monitoring and SNMP managers, you could have a sales engineer quickly determine what equipment might be right for you and prepare a custom demonstration.

Through a shared web browser connection and a conference call, your vendor should explain the essentials of a proposed solution to you and your coworkers at the same time. This demo should have all the benefits of a personal site visit, without the inconvenience of taking too much of your time.

A web demo must be a helpful, no-pressure way for you to get a personalized display of your future SNMP manager. It has to cover both the general application and features, while getting you familiarized with all the technical details as well.

The Benefits of Requesting a Live Web Demo

Getting a live web demo during the process of buying your SNMP manager can actually bring you many benefits. Here are some points to keep in mind:

Remember that, even if you didn't like the proposed solution, you'll come out of this free experience with more knowledge about remote monitoring than before.

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Our design consultancy process works simply because there's full communication between DPS and our clients.

We understand that, for any business, purchasing a SNMP manager is a big investment, so we don't expect you to take anything just on our say-so. For every solution we come up with, we explain how it's going to take you from you're right now to your desired results. We also make sure to detail how it's going to work in your network.

If you think that you're ready for the next step, you can contact us for your free live web demo of our T/Mon or any of our RTUs. Keep in mind that there's no obligation to purchase. We don't do high-pressure sales. We've found better results by just providing useful information on how you can start solving your toughest monitoring problems.

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