You need to see DPS gear in action. Get a live demo with our engineers.
Download our free Monitoring Fundamentals Tutorial.
An introduction to Monitoring Fundamentals strictly from the perspective of telecom network alarm management.
Have a specific question? Ask our team of expert engineers and get a specific answer!
Sign up for the next DPS Factory Training!
Whether you're new to our equipment or you've used it for years, DPS factory training is the best way to get more from your monitoring.Reserve Your Seat Today
You can pay someone else to bring Internet to your locations, but that's hardly an elegant solution. Even if you use this method, you burden yourself (and your IS department) with an unknown array of security hassles. Once your data leaves your company network, you never know whose hands it might fall into.
You could update your transport equipment to drop off LAN, but that is an expensive and very slow process. Chances are very good your current equipment isn't very old and/or not fully depreciated. In any case, it's still doing the job, and you shouldn't have to replace it.
If telephone service is available, you could conceivably monitor via-dialup, but you'll be paying monthly charges (and sometimes toll charges) for every one of your sites. Also, you'll deny yourself the benefit of extending your WAN.
You could put in a dedicated circuit, but that's slow, expensive, and requires a fair amount of supporting infrastructure. Also, remember that dedicated circuits aren't going to extend your WAN either.
After facing this set of depressing alternatives, it's no wonder that you probably aren't very excited about the prospect of monitoring your outside plant sites. Fortunately, a new trend in monitoring technology is set to change the way you think about monitoring in areas without LAN.