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President's Letters: Quarter 4 - 2007

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom
Eric Storm

President's Letter: October 2007

Legacy and SNMP are two topics that are not normally associated with each other, as they tend to be on opposite sides of the monitoring spectrum. The big exception, however, is when you are using DPS equipment to bridge that gap.

We specialize in both legacy and SNMP monitoring applications in their various permutations, and one of the most popular is mediating legacy protocols to SNMP. So if you want to learn more about legacy monitoring, or get an informative technical overview of SNMP, this issue of The Protocol ezine is just what you are looking for.

I'm also very pleased to announce our first T/Mon Users Group meeting is coming up this November. The T/Mon user community is getting quite large, and the best way for DPS to select the new features and functionality is to get it straight from our client base. We expect this to be a very synergistic experience. I personally look forward to seeing those of you who make the trip to Fresno.

Best Regards,

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom
Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom
Eric Storm

President's Letter: November 2007

Last month, we discussed how to migrate legacy RTU's to modern protocols, such as SNMP. This month, we will examine legacy issues from several perspectives. First, we look into the best practices to document your configuration and database while your legacy system is 100% functional.

We also explore ways to improve your monitoring once you have decided to replace your current alarm collection devices (RTU's). It's important for us to stress that replacing your RTU's isn't necessarily the first thing nor the best thing to do when platform changes are required. However, once that decision is made, you have a big opportunity to enhance your monitoring as opposed to simply replacing it.

We're already getting close to the end of the year and are starting to receive our traditionally high end-of-year quote and purchase activity. While we have scaled up our production capacity over the past few years, we simply can't manufacture hundreds of units each from multiple last-minute orders all at once.

Because of our large product mix, we build to order. Therefore, if you have a monitoring need that HAS to be delivered by the end of the year (or sooner for companies that start winding down mid-December), contact us now. Our goal is to have your monitoring gear delivered before Christmas so you can enjoy your holiday!

'Til next month,

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom