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President's Letters: Quarter 1 - 2008

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom
Eric Storm

President's Letter: February 2008

SNMP: A Way of Life at DPS...

At DPS, SNMP isn't just a 4 letter acronym, it's a way of life. We support it in our alarm management platforms, in our remotes, in our Factory Training, in our newsletters, in our informative website, in our ongoing engineering, and (of course) in our popular white papers.

When we announced the NetGuardian 832 G5, we made it clear that this platform had many advantages in architecture, speed and software over its predecessors What we didn't mention at that time, the platform itself was designed to support new "top boards". The one that I'm most excited about is the new wireless interface, which when combined with the NetGuardian G5 feature set lets you send SNMP V3 traps over either GSM or CDMA from sites that don't have dedicated transport facility. This means you can now deploy the powerful NetGuardian platform to give enhanced visibility to previously unreachable areas of your network.

This issue also contains must read information for anybody thinking of implementing a SNMP monitoring platform as well as a quick guide to understanding the various versions of SNMP.

Still buying the NetGuardian 832A G2? The G4s and the recently released G5s have far more capabilities. Please contact our Sales Department so we can get you your new NetGuardian part number configuration equivalent for your future deployments.

Best Regards,

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom

Eric Storm

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom
Eric Storm

President's Letter: March 2008

MIBS, SNMP, Traps, Compile, Inform, GET, SET, and Manager are all parts of a successful SNMP implementation. Depending on your position, these items might be things that go on behind the scenes, or you might be in the front lines of implementation.

Wherever you are in the SNMP process, DPS has both the software & hardware solutions you need, plus the most important ingredient: the expertise that gets embedded in our products, services, and educational materials. We think that an educated marketplace is the best marketplace.

This issue of "The Protocol" features several sets of everyday SNMP problems that you might run into, and some suggestions on how you can best address them. If you want to take your SNMP understanding to a much deeper level, then be sure to download one of our many white papers focused on the subject.

It may seem like we've been introducing a lot of new product lately. Well, you're right... we are! Our engineers have been very busy implementing new product technology and remotes. This month, they've built a 64-point discrete expansion companion unit for the NetGuardian 864, which can ultimately grow site capacity (in 64-point increments) up to 256 points. 2^8 is one of those numbers I really like.

I can't wait to tell you what they are working for next month.

'Til next month,

Eric Storm, President of DPS Telecom