How to Transition From RMAC Monitoring Devices

Morgana Siggins
Morgana Siggins
Monitoring Specialist

Despite the continuous and innovative changes in monitoring technologies, many organizations still run and maintain legacy devices. That's because, most of the time, they become fundamental to the way networks function, and transitioning from an RTU model that you've already deployed can be a challenging task.

Of course, you don't want to waste or throw away the investment you've already made, but it's also important, for your future deployments, to avoid problems that legacy devices can bring (such as lack of security). This means that it's critical to find a modern, advanced RTU to deploy moving forward.

If you have RMAC monitoring devices and want to migrate to other systems, first you need to make sure your new RTU has some similarities to your current equipment but also incorporates modern technology. Capacity and special functions should be similar, but make sure your new system provides you with modern capabilities and features.

Let's take a look at how you can make an RMAC smooth migration and which monitoring device to invest in for this purpose.

864A
The NetGuardian 864A provides you with 64 discrete alarms (expandable to 256), 32 ping alarms, 8 analog alarms, and 8 controls (expandable to 16, 24, 32).

Your Solution: The NetGuardian 864A G5

Since its feature and capabilities sets are quite similar, the NetGuardian 864A makes a great migration solution for your existing fleet of RMAC units. Here are some reasons for that:

Feature

RMAC

NetGuardian 864A

Discretes

64

64

Analogs

4

8

Control Relays

8

8

Ethernet Ports

8

5

Serial Ports

8

8

T1/E1 transport option

Yes

Yes

Scripting for alarm filtering or automated event response

Yes

Yes

Contact Us to Discuss Your RMAC Migration Options

Do you mostly use the core features on your RMAC? If so, then the NetGuardian 864A will serve as a 100% replacement.

If you're in need of specific features, we also have the right solution for you. We can offer custom in-house developed monitoring applications, which gives you the opportunity to take advantage of our vertical integration to achieve a solution that fully aligns with your needs.

Get in touch with us to discuss your existing monitoring system and how we can make it more efficient.

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