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The Protocol - Aug/Sep 2002

Cover Story:
The NetGuardian product family addresses all of your remote site monitoring needs

Today's Telecommunications customers are clear about one thing - network reliability is important to them. Each minute of downtime means a lost opportunity, a lost quote, or even a lost life (in the case of 911 services). At DPS Telecom, we believe the best way to keep your customers satisfied is to have a comprehensive and diversified monitoring system covering your networks.

Packed with Features: With 32 ping alarms, 32 discrete alarms, 8 analog inputs, 8 controls, 8 reach through ports, and a secure web browser interface, this versatile unit is the ideal network monitoring solution.

The ideal monitoring solution for many of today's telecommunication giants such as AT&T, Cingular, and KMC is the NetGuardian and it's family of products. The NetGuardian was chosen because of it's capacity, reliability, and diversity. It offers a variety of methods of network monitoring including visual live-streaming video, building access control, alarm capacity expansion units, and a variety of notification methods.

Control access points with the Building Access System

Building Access System
Building Access System: Comprised of a keypad unit, entry control unit, electronic door strike, and a properly provisioned NetGuardian, the BAS puts you in control of building access.

The Building Access System (BAS) provides centralized entry management and control of both internal and external access points to your buildings. This allows you to restrict site access to date, time, and door location while improving site security by notifying personnel of unauthorized access. It also eliminates the costs and security issues associated with issuing keys.

Receive visual and audio notification of alarms without having to be in the equipment room

The GLD provides remote visibility of a system's status through detailed alarm messages.
General LCD Display: Providing remote visibility of a system's status.

The NetGuardian offers local visual and audio alarm notifications, should you be near the equipment room. In many cases, you need to work in your office several hundred feet away. The General LCD Display (GLD) gives you the same audio/visual notification as the NetGuardian.

Maximize your site visibility by offering multiple notification methods
Let's face it, the most important thing you want from your remote site monitoring device is instant notification of a problem and that it is reported to the right people. The NetGuardian offers several notification methods to make sure your company knows when a problem is occurring - or is about to occur. Notification methods include Web Browser, SNMP, pager, cell phone (SMS), and email.

The NetGuardian is deployed in hundreds of networks around the world and helps leading service providers maintain visibility over their remote sites. With the diversity necessary to cover all of your monitoring needs, this versatile unit is the ideal network monitoring solution.

Gain peace of mind by actually seeing what is happening at your remote sites

Sometimes, seeing is believing. From confirming a door has been shut, to walking a technician through a corrective procedure, the SiteCAM allows you to view live streaming video of your remote sites.

NetGuardian SiteCAM
NetGuardian SiteCAM: View live streaming video of your remote sites and equipment with camera movement you can control.

The camera is run off the NetGuardian's integrated 10BaseT hub or it can be connected directly to a separate hub. Up to four cameras per NetGuardian can be connected and mounted to the rack, wall, or ceiling.