Alarm Monitoring White Papers From DPS Telecom

Network Alarm Monitoring Fundamentals

Network Alarm Monitoring Fundamentals.

You've just been put in charge of purchasing, selecting or recommending a new network alarm system for your company. Where do you start? What alarm equipment do you need? What monitoring features are essential, and which can you live without? How can you make sure your network is fully protected, without spending too much on equipment you won't use?

Monitoring Your Fiber Optic Network

Localized Monitoring and Reporting of Your Fiber Optic Network.

More and more companies are using fiber these days, but aren't taking the necessary precautions to avoid costly outages. The key to avoiding outages caused by fiber faults is early detection. With advanced notification of broken links and faults, you'll instantly get the upper hand in preventing outages. How does this fiber fault detection technology work? This White Paper will explain.

Remote Visibility of Your HVAC System

How to Gain Sophisticated Remote Visibility of Your HVAC System.

We all know that keeping equipment cool is one of the most important factors in the overall health and performance of your network. High temperatures inside your site can lead to a complete thermal shutdown. So how do we accomplish cooling our remote sites, monitoring them, and saving money?

DNP3 Tutorial

DNP3 Tutorial.

How do you make DNP3 work for you? Too many DNP3 and SCADA books go way too deep and just don't offer practical knowledge. You don't have time for that - what you need is a simple, straight-forward guide to using DNP3 to monitor your SCADA equipment. This tutorial was written specifically to give you a practical and meaningful introduction to using DNP3 to take control of your SCADA systems.

Battery Voltage Monitoring

Battery Voltage Monitoring.

When it comes to ensuring the most reliable network possible, you can't afford to cut any corners. Many companies rely on batteries to power their gear - either as a primary or backup source. When your uptime is riding on your batteries, you can't leave them unmonitored. To achieve superior reliability in your network, you have to monitor your battery cells. This White Paper will help you get started with the basics of monitoring battery voltage.

PDUs and Remote Power Switches

PDU Tutorial.

A remote power switch / PDU can boost your team's productivity and save you money. You'll waste less cash on expensive truck rolls - freeing up money for other, more important projects. However, deploying network monitoring and control equipment can be a sinkhole of costs, delays, and equipment with limited capabilities. Your network equipment shouldn't hold you back - it should help you. This White Paper will give you a solid introduction to remote power switches / PDUs.

DPS Product Showcase

2012 Product Showcase and Solutions Guide.

This Product Showcase for 2012 presents our featured alarm monitoring solution. This is a guide to tools - the very best network alarm monitoring solutions we offer. These solutions are designed to cut your workload and slash your costs.

Positive Train Control Tech Brief

Positive Train Control Tech Brief.

Positive train control (PTC) is the practice of monitoring and, when necessary, remotely controlling trains. Per federal mandate, PTC networks must be in place and operational for all railroads operating in the US by 2015. If you want to keep the trains moving safely and beat the 2015 deadline, you're going to have to understand the basic concepts of PTC and how to maintain a PTC network.

Mobile NOC WhitePaper

The Portable NOC: Making Your Network Monitoring Systems Mobile Friendly.

Whether your technicians are at a site or on the road, you need to make sure they have convenient access to the information they need to maintain and repair your network. Smartphones can now provide a link between your technicians and the crucial monitoring information that will help them keep the network online. This White Paper offers teaches you how to make your network monitoring systems more friendly to mobile devices by using wireless SMS receiver technology and mobile web interfaces.

Weather Proofing and Disaster Recovery

Weather-Proofing Your Network.

Harsh weather and natural disasters can really do a number on your network. So how do you keep your network online when Mother Nature throws a flood, heatwave, or snowstorm at it? How do you minimize network downtime when the weather causes a network outage? This White Paper offers a number of tips to help you answer these questions.

Server Room Monitoring Tutorial

Server Room Monitoring Tutorial.

If you have a server room, server closet, or data center, you have to remotely detect threats to your equipment and uptime, like high temperature or a server failure. Server room monitoring devices will monitor your server rooms and alert you when they detect a problem. But you can't just choose any server room monitoring system. You have a confusing number of options, and choosing the wrong system can be worse than having no monitoring at all. This white paper will teach you how to select the right server room monitoring tools for your specific environment...

Escape the Legacy Trap

Escape the Legacy Trap: Migrate from Legacy Alarm Monitoring Without Spending a Fortune.

Do you feel locked into your legacy network alarm monitoring equipment? Think you can't leave your legacy system without spending a fortune on a forklift swapout? These case studies show you how other companies faced dead-end legacy support issues and explains how you can escape the legacy trap too.

FTTH Tutorial

FTTH Tutorial.

Fiber optic communications infrastructure is spreading rapidly around the world. To keep up with this trend, you need to understand the basic concepts of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and similar networks. From conceptual diagrams to cost considerations to maximizing your ROI through better network visbility, this guide is your fast tutorial to FTTH...

PDU Tutorial

Remote Power Controller (PDU) Tutorial.

If you've ever had to jump in your truck and drive somewhere just to turn on, turn off, or reboot equipment, you already know that you need remote power control. With a good remote power switch in place, you'll be able to control all of your critical devices - right from your computer. This Tech Brief is your guide to selecting Power Distribution Units (PDUs) for your remote sites, with a focus on specific benefits to look for from vendors...

VoIP Order Wire Tutorial

VoIP Order Wire Tutorial.

If you manage any number of remote sites, you already know that communicating between them can be tough. Cell phones lose signal in rural areas, and running a POTS phone line just for internal communication gets expensive fast. This guide will teach you how to deploy an internal VoIP system between your sites, solving both cell phone and dial line headaches. This superior communication channel can go a long way toward reducing your maintenance and repair expenses...

Other White Papers
Auto-Dialers Tutorial.

If you're responsible for any number of remote sites, whatever your industry, you absolutely have to know when you have a problem. Auto-Dialers are great for this task, because they monitor the site and call you when they detect trouble. But you can't just pick any Auto-Dialer. There are lots to choose from, and the safety and security of your remote sites is at stake. This guide will teach you the most important Auto-Dialer features to look for - and common pitfalls to avoid...

SNMP Over T1 White Paper.

Monitoring SNMP over T1. It's improving alarm monitoring at telecoms and utilities across the United States. Are you getting ahead of your competition or getting left behind? This white paper exposes the secrets of cost-efficient transport of SNMP traps across T1 lines...

SCADA Sensor Tutorial.

Do you know which SCADA sensors you must have and which you should avoid? With this easy guide, you'll eliminate days of wasted time spent ordering, waiting for and testing sensors. Download and read this entire white paper to discover the tools you need that will slash your windshield time, improve your operations and use sensors to squeeze more power from your SCADA system...

OEM Solutions.

As an OEM, your time-to-market is everything. Get your product out there first and you have a distinct competitive advantage. But that's hard to do when you have a complex project and deadlines are looming. This white paper will teach you how to complete projects faster and cheaper by working with the alarm monitoring experts...

Copper Theft Monitoring

Find out the best methods for detecting and preventing copper theft at your remote site. Will you be deploying visual surveillance, discrete alarms, motion sensors, or analog sensors? You'll also learn about the huge cost of not monitoring your copper.

When to Update Your Monitoring.

If you're currently monitoring your mission-critical equipment with a legacy monitoring solution, can you really be sure you have complete network visibility? What will you do when your aging system fails? This white paper will teach you how to escape the legacy monitoring trap and gain total visibility of your network. It will also show you how the support and expertise of a modern monitoring vendor will make gaining that visibility much easier.

Telecom Switch Monitoring.

Monitoring your telecom switches is an important job. As a telecommunications service provider, your switch is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your business infrastructure. This white paper will teach you what simple embedded switch monitoring can't do. It will also show you how to identify a top-quality alarm monitoring add-on for your switch or replace alarm capacity lost in a switch upgrade.

Selecting the Perfect RTU.

Your RTU's are the front lines of your alarm monitoring system. If you purchase the wrong remotes, you won't have complete visibility of all of your remote sites. If you work with a vendor who can't meet your exact needs, you'll never have a solution that functions ideally. This white paper will show you the important criteria you must consider when purchasing new RTU's.

Microwave Site Monitoring.

In an industry dominated by fiber communications, you may be quick to ignore microwave communications technology. It's important to remember, however, that many telecom companies still use microwave, and they will continue to do so. This white paper will give you the knowledge you need for monitoring your network.

Working with E2A: An In-Depth Guide for Today's Network Professionals.

You may still have a sizeable investment in E2A, even though it's now considered a legacy protocol. With fewer and fewer vendors offering E2A protocol support, you're probably wondering "What's next?"

DPS Telecom Client Testimonials.

DPS has created hundreds of custom solutions over the years. In this white paper, you will hear from over a dozen DPS Clients. Each one of these client accounts will provide you with a valuable insight into the world of network monitoring.

How to Deploy an Advanced Building Access System.

In today's environment, it's more important than ever to deploy a building access system with state-of-the-art security features. This white paper will teach you how to enhance the security of your sites by deploying a cost-effective access control solution.

The Essential TL1 Guide.

This White Paper is a guide to the essential fundamentals of TL1, providing the information you need in a quick summary format. It will show you what you can expect from TL1 telemetry reporting.

Tech Brief: Tower Light Monitoring.

Are you prepared for your next tower light failure? If you don't have adequate monitoring equipment deployed at your remote tower sites, the answer is probably an unfortunate "No". Find out how you can prepare for rapid response and avoid hefty FCC fines.

Monitoring Alarms Over T1.

Monitoring sites outside of your existing LAN used to be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. Now, new technology allows you to effectively monitor sites when T1 is the only available connection. This new white paper will show you how to monitor your outside plant sites, cost-effectively provide Ethernet to site equipment and maximize your ROI.

Practical Guide to SNMP Troubleshooting.

Are you encountering problems with your SNMP implementation? Are you planning to expand your SNMP deployment? This white paper is a guide to troubleshooting SNMP. Get valuable tips for solving problems with MIBs, firewalls, TRAPs, IP routing and more.

How to Build a NOC Without Destroying Your Budget.

If you have a small to medium network, it might seem difficult to achieve the power of central, consolidated alarm monitoring. This guide teaches you how you can gain the key advantages of a NOC at an economical cost per point.

How to Make a Low-Cost, No-Sacrifice Transition to SNMP Alarm Monitoring.

This white paper will show you proven, field-tested protocol mediation solutions that will integrate your non-SNMP equipment with your SNMP manager, without you having to spend a fortune on replacement or sacrificing essential alarm capabilities.

5 Steps to Successful SNMP-Legacy Integration.

Learn how to upgrade from legacy to SNMP without wasting time or money, how to integrate all your network equipment to an SNMP umbrella system and how to make SNMP and legacy gear work together without sacrificing functionality.

Power Monitoring: How Power Outages Affect You in Ways You Would Not Expect.

Here are some of the top hidden damages caused by power outages. Consider these 5 good reasons why you need a bulletproof power monitoring and power backup plan.

The Fast Track Introduction to SNMP Alarm Monitoring.

This guidebook has been created to give you the information you need to successfully implement SNMP-based alarm monitoring in your network.

Tech Brief: Generator Monitoring.

Generators are a critical part of any robust telecom network design. They are typically third rung in the power later. Commercial power is the primary source for normal operation, followed by your battery plant for short to medium term protection and generators for longer term operation without the primary commercial power.

Implementing SNMP Monitoring in Your Network: A Practical, Step-by-Step Guide.

This white paper is a step-by-step guide to SNMP alarm monitoring implementation, focusing on the practical problems that can arise and how to solve them.

Tech Brief: Temperature Monitoring.

Often, temperature monitoring is overlooked. But it is one of the key environmental alarms to monitor in every unmanned remote site. From both spectrums of the temperature range, it is very important to monitor what conditions your revenue-generating equipment are operating under.

SCADA Tutorial: A Fast Introduction to SCADA Fundamentals and Implementation.

This white paper is a complete guide to what SCADA is and what it can do for you. It includes details about real-world SCADA applications, including how to monitor, manage and control your equipment while staying on time, staying on budget, and increasing profitability.

NetGuardian 832A: The Right RTU for Any Data Transport Network.

This report will show you how you can monitor every part of your network with just one RTU — the versatile NetGuardian 832A.

How to Monitor Every Small Site in Your Network ... Without Breaking Your Budget.

Equipment damage and network outages happen at remote huts and collocation cages as well as central offices. And it's a lot harder (and a lot more expensive!) to drive out to an isolated remote hut to locate and repair problems. Learn more about the cost-effective NetGuardian 216.

12 Leading Causes of Windshield Time and How You Can Avoid Them.

This white paper surveys the issue of windshield time and offers practical suggestions for how it can be reduced for cost savings and greater profitability.

How to Read and Understand the SNMP MIB.

Learn how to quickly identify the alarm capabilities of any SNMP device. This new report will teach you the essentials of SNMP MIB files. A must-read for anyone who works with SNMP.

3 Fatal Mistakes In Managing Alarms in Your Communications and Data Networks.... and How to Avoid Them

This white paper will show you these three fatal mistakes and the secrets for avoiding them.

5 Essential Features to Look for When Evaluating SNMP Proxy Devices.

To integrate your infrastructure elements into your SNMP alarm management, you need to install SNMP proxy devices at your remote sites. There are a few essential features you must keep in mind when evaluating SNMP proxy equipment.

Affordable Upgrades for Older Alarm Monitoring Systems.

This white paper will show you a way out of the legacy trap — a controlled migration strategy for replacing unsupported alarm monitoring equipment.

Biggest Aha! Ideas from DPS Telecom Factory Training.

This white paper will show you 16 of the best “aha!” ideas clients learn in DPS Factory Training. You’ll learn the tips and tricks that will make your monitoring more effective and save you hours of work.

The DPS Telecom Remote Site Troubleshooting Guide.

This guide will help you cut through the tedium, the frustration and the uncertainty of troubleshooting. Step-by-step instructions will show you how to isolate and identify common equipment problems, using the ordinary tools that are always in your toolbox.

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