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SNMP Network Monitoring Guide for Real-World Applications

FRESNO, CA, August 18, 2005 - "How to Implement SNMP Monitoring in Your Network," the concise guide to solving the practical problems of deploying SNMP alarm monitoring. This guide is now available as a free PDF download from network alarm equipment manufacturer DPS Telecom at www.dpstele.com

CEO Bob Berry
Bob Berry,

As the telecom industry standardizes on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for network alarm monitoring, network managers need a straightforward, purely practical guide through the complexities of SNMP implementation, according to DPS Telecom CEO Bob Berry.

"All other existing SNMP reference books are theoretical treatises written for IT techs who manage computer networks. There's nothing for the telecom manager who needs carrier-grade or better visibility of telephony equipment and remote site environments, and needs to install an alarm system on time and on budget," said Berry.

"This guidebook is unique. It takes you step by step through SNMP deployment. It shows you how to get the best possible network visibility while avoiding pitfalls. These pitfalls can create delayed installations, cost overruns and reduced monitoring capability," said Berry.

"How to Implement SNMP Monitoring in Your Network" includes logical guides showing network managers how to:

SNMP White Paper - How to Implement SNMP Monitoring in Your Network: A Practical, Step-by-Step Guide
  • Use protocol mediation to integrate older, non-SNMP equipment with an SNMP alarm system. This eliminates the huge expense of a forklift replacement and preserves your investment in your existing alarm gear.
  • Transport SNMP data over serial and modem connections. You'll implement SNMP monitoring immediately while avoiding the high cost of installing IP networking at all your remote sites.
  • Correctly evaluate SNMP equipment. Don't fall into the trap of replacing your current alarm system with a less capable SNMP system.
  • Gradually replace non-SNMP remote telemetry units (RTUs) with new, SNMP RTUs. You'll avoid the immense manpower costs of a wholesale replacement.
  • Gradually upgrade remote sites to IP networking. You'll modernize your infrastructure over several budget cycles without wasting money.

"How to Implement SNMP Monitoring in Your Network" is available free to telecom professionals as a PDF download.

This white paper is the latest in DPS Telecom's series of Alarm Monitoring Survival Guides. It includes fast informal tutorials on technology and business issues related to telecom network alarm monitoring. The Alarm Monitoring Survival Guide series offers over 15 white papers on basic alarm monitoring, SNMP, using network monitoring to reduce maintenance costs, telemetry protocol mediation, cost-reduction strategies and other topics.

The complete Alarm Monitoring Survival Guide series is available for free download. DPS Telecom also distributes technical information free of charge through its Web site and its ezine, "The Protocol".

A Couple of Things to Keep In Mind.

  • Please beware of free SNMP protocols. A majority of free SNMP software will exclude critical features that your application will need. These essential features will make it easier for you to manage and control your monitoring application.
  • See the list of RTUs that support a single or combination of SNMP protocols mentioned earlier. You can review and compare the various RTUs to see which one(s) meet your specific needs. If you require a special unit, please note that DPS can customize one specifically for your application at no cost.
  • Do you have more than 9 sites to manage? If so, don't forget about an Alarm Master if these RTUs don't meet your needs. Alarm Masters are designed to support more protocols and provide more visibility than the typical RTU. Plus, depending on which Alarm Master you choose, you can support a different amount of users, RTUs, and alarm points. If you have any questions about a RTU or Alarm Master, please email sales@dpstele.com or call 1-800-693-0351 to speak with one of our Sales Engineers. They can assist you in coming up with the perfect-fit solution for your monitoring application.
About DPS Telecom.

DPS Telecom is an industry-leading manufacturer of network alarm monitoring solutions. DPS clients include RBOCs, ILECs, CLECs, gas and electric utilities, heavy and light rail transit, government agencies and manufacturers.

DPS Telecom designs and manufactures many RTUs that support SNMP (v1, v2c, and/or v3) protocols. Yes, there is a difference between the three SNMP protocols. If you'd like to learn more about SNMP in regards to RTUs and Managers, then you've come to the right place. DPS Telecom provides a huge amount of educational resources on their website. These resources include material such as white papers and tutorials.

More information is available at www.dpstele.com

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