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Why You Should Replace Legacy Monitoring Devices

Network issues due to legacy monitoring devices are bound to happen. But many companies still keep their outdated gear. Learn why you should replace your legacy monitoring system.

by Morgana Siggins on September 16, 2020

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How To Monitor The Temperature In Your Server Room

Find out how you can properly keep tabs on the temperature in your server room with a competent remote monitoring system.

by Morgana Siggins on September 15, 2020

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Why Invest In Remote Monitoring Solutions From DPS?

Are you evaluating your options for remote monitoring systems providers? Learn why DPS monitoring solutions will be a valuable investment to your network.

by Morgana Siggins on September 11, 2020

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How Does Network Visibility Prevent Network Outages?

Efficient monitoring systems that provide visibility over remote networks are critical to prevent outages. Learn how network visibility avoids network outages.

by Morgana Siggins on September 10, 2020

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How Does T/Mon Allow You To Quickly Respond To Alarms?

T/Mon is a central master station with powerful alarming features that let you quickly acknowledge and respond to issues in your remote network. Learn some of the T/Mon's features and alarming best practices.

by Morgana Siggins on September 3, 2020

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Avoid Using Insecure Communication Protocols

Insecure protocols, like Telnet and SNMPv1/v2c, allow hackers to easily have access to your data. Learn to recognize the dangers of insecure communication protocols in your network, and what to do to protect your information.

by Morgana Siggins on September 1, 2020

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Can a SCADA System Optimize Solar PV Plants?

If you have solar plants, you know that monitoring the amount of energy produced is a must. That's where a SCADA system comes in. Learn how a SCADA system can optimize your solar PV plants.

by Morgana Siggins on August 27, 2020

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How SCADA Systems Help The Pharmaceutical Industry

Learn how SCADA systems can a valuable resource for the pharmaceutical industry.

by Morgana Siggins on August 24, 2020

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How to Setup Your NetGuardian Using Your Phone

Learn the step-by-step on how you can set up your NetGuardian RTU for the first time through your phone.

by Richard Howell on August 20, 2020

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Top 8 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your SCADA System

SCADA systems can improve your network's level of reliability, performance, and security. Learn what to avoid when planning your SCADA deployment so you can have an efficient system.

by Morgana Siggins on August 18, 2020

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Top 6 Ways Remote Monitoring Systems Can Prevent Data Loss

Data loss is a serious issue to all organizations. But, the remote monitoring systems have important capabilities to help you protect your information.

by Morgana Siggins on August 14, 2020

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Working From Home During COVID-19: How to Monitor Alarms

Many companies need to adapt to the measures being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a mission-critical network, you need to ensure that your techs are able to efficiently monitor alarms from home.

by Morgana Siggins on August 11, 2020

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SCADA Transmission: Radio Vs Cellular

There are many ways that data can be transmitted in a SCADA system. Two common methods are radio and cellular communications. Learn their pros and cons.

by Morgana Siggins on August 6, 2020

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How Monitoring Systems Improve Airplane Safety

Remote monitoring airplanes can guarantee aircraft engine integrity and, ultimately, the safety of passengers. Learn how this is possible.

by Morgana Siggins on August 4, 2020

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How Monitoring Systems Help Optimize Electrical Distribution

Electrical distribution networks can be optimized with an efficient remote monitoring and control system. Learn how monitoring systems help utility companies.

by Morgana Siggins on July 30, 2020

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SCADA Systems: Pros and Cons For The Oil Industry

If you work in the oil and gas industry, SCADA can be valuable to you. But, before jumping to a purchase, you need to know the pros and cons of SCADA systems.

by Morgana Siggins on July 28, 2020

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How to Troubleshoot Your SCADA System

The uptime for any kind of system won't be always at 100%. So, it's critical to know how to troubleshoot your SCADA system. Learn some ways to locate and solve your SCADA system problems.

by Morgana Siggins on July 22, 2020

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What is a SNMP GetBulk Request?

All the SNMP versions support Get, GetNext and Set. However, an additional message type called GetBulk is also supported in earlier SNMP versions. Learn what GetBulk is and how it works.

by Morgana Siggins on July 20, 2020

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How IoT Makes Your Remote Monitoring System More Efficient

Let's talk about how IoT can help you enhance your remote monitoring system performance.

by Morgana Siggins on July 17, 2020

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InterMapper: Review Your RTU Options

Are you planning to use InterMapper? If so, RTUs can be valuable to your remote monitoring. Review your RTUs options and make an informed decision.

by Morgana Siggins on July 14, 2020

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Remote Monitoring Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR)

With in-depth insights about your VSWR, you can protect the strength of your infrastructure's connectivity. Learn the basics of remote monitoring VSWR.

by Morgana Siggins on July 8, 2020

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SNMP Vs NetFlow

SNMP and NetFlow offer different ways to monitor your network traffic. But, between these two protocols, which is better?

by Morgana Siggins on July 6, 2020

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DNP3 Vs Modbus

In a SCADA system, protocols allow devices to communicate. Two of the most common protocols are DNP3 and Modbus. Take a look at both of them and compare their functionality.

by Morgana Siggins on July 3, 2020

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What is RMON?

A common network management tool is SNMP along with RMON. In order to properly use these tools to optimize your network performance, you first need to know their nuts and bolts.

by Morgana Siggins on June 30, 2020

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Why Use SCADA For Irrigation Systems

If you have an irrigation system, a SCADA network can save you from headaches, lost revenue, and broken equipment. But that's not all. Learn how your irrigation system can benefit from SCADA.

by Morgana Siggins on June 25, 2020

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Why You Need a Customized SCADA System

Different from off-the-shelf options, custom SCADA systems address unique needs. Take a look at some benefits you can get from investing in a customized SCADA solution.

by Morgana Siggins on June 23, 2020

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What Is SCADA Protocol And Communication Transport?

SCADA system operations rely on the real-time exchange of data between all its components. So, it's critical that you understand the fundamentals of SCADA protocols and communication transport methods.

by Morgana Siggins on June 18, 2020

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How to Test Your NetGuardian

Setting up your equipment correctly is a critical step in monitoring your network. if your equipment works, but is misconfigured, it's only as good as a paperweight. In this article I'll cover a handful of different ways to test some of the features on your NetGuardian, so you can make sure you have it configured correctly.

by Ryan Ridley on June 17, 2020

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Differences Between SNMP and Syslog

SNMP and Syslog are used for remote network monitoring, but they use different functionalities. Learning about both protocols can help you decide which makes more sense for your application.

by Morgana Siggins on June 16, 2020

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How to Clean The Fans In Your Monitoring Master Station

Regular cleaning of the fans in your monitoring master station hardware is a must to make sure that it will continue to function optimally. Learn how you can clean the fans in your T/Mon.

by Morgana Siggins on June 11, 2020

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a SCADA System

It's vital to remember all the important aspects of SCADA systems during your planning stage. Keep in mind these ten key-points in order to optimize your long-term SCADA strategy.

by Morgana Siggins on June 9, 2020

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Why You Should Analyze Your Alarm Data

Do you have a SCADA system and are trying to determine the root cause of issues with your processes or are trying to improve your network productivity? Then comparing your alarms over time can be really revealing.

by Morgana Siggins on June 5, 2020

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How to Configure NetGuardian Notifications (Part II)

One of the most powerful and necessary functions in network monitoring is the sending of notifications. These will alert you when a condition changes, or when a threshold is reached. This in turn allows you to respond to the change quickly and effectively, as the notification will inform you which alarm has gone active.

by Ryan Ridley on June 5, 2020

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How To Configure NetGuardian Analogs in T/Mon

Sensors allow us to monitor things beyond simple binary on-off events. Events such as temperature, humidity, airflow, etc. that the T/Mon can then process and provide trend graphs over time.

by Julian Coleman on June 2, 2020

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Best Practices: How To Telnet to NetGuardian RTU

Telnet, short for Teletype Network, is an application layer protocol designed for bidirectional interactive text-based communication between a client and a server. While Telnet communicates over TCP, the connection is interspersed with additional control information.

by Julian Coleman on June 2, 2020

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The Role Of RTUs In The Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing companies look to automate their production processes, which leads to data-driven and more informed decisions. That's where RTUs come in. Learn what they can do for you.

by Morgana Siggins on June 2, 2020

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How to Configure NetGuardian Notifications (Part I)

In network monitoring, notifications are critical. The point of monitoring is to know what is happening so you can respond to it and resolve any issues that occur. Our DPS equipment is designed to be flexible and meet your needs, so we have many different types of notifications at your disposal. This article will cover how to set up our many different notifications so you will be alerted to changing conditions.

by Ryan Ridley on May 29, 2020

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How to Configure A Wireless Propane Sensor

Monitoring your fuel levels is crucial to maintaining uptime and functionality. Without knowledge of the level of fuel remaining in your tank, you will have to send out technicians to your sites to constantly check on them. What's worse, is when a tank runs out of fuel when you need it most - during an outage.

by Ryan Ridley on May 28, 2020

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Where Can Vulnerabilities Be Found in SCADA Systems?

Since SCADA systems allow for managing and control of critical equipment and processes, it's important to find any vulnerabilities within your system so you can protect it against cyber attacks.

by Morgana Siggins on May 28, 2020

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Benefits That a SCADA System Brings to Your Organization

SCADA systems give you the tools to monitor and maintain your network uptime from wherever you are. But that's not all. Take a look at some benefits that a SCADA system can give you.

by Morgana Siggins on May 27, 2020

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Choose an SNMP Tool to Guarantee Network Uptime

Learn what SNMP monitoring is and important features your SNMP tool should support to guarantee the efficiency of your network.

by Morgana Siggins on May 22, 2020

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Tips on How to Use the Debug Menu of a NetGuardian

DPS equipment is designed to be powerful, robust, and reliable. We want to help you minimize the amount of time you spend visiting your site to fix or check on things, so you can focus on what's more important to your business.

by Ryan Ridley on May 21, 2020

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Protect Your Company With Network Visibility

Learn what exactly network visibility means and how it will help you protect your company against security threats.

by Morgana Siggins on May 19, 2020

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How to Configure Your NetGuardian for the First Time

Our goal is to make your life easier. Equipment from DPS is designed to last for over 10 years, so you can set it up and let it do its job without interruptions. We want to make sure your network is reliable...

by Ryan Ridley on May 18, 2020

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What is a Direct Digital Control System

If your facilities are not equipped with a direct digital control (DDC) system, keep in mind that this can be a worthwhile investment. Learn what exactly these systems are.

by Morgana Siggins on May 15, 2020

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What are ground isolated RTUs?

We offer many different build options on our units to meet our client's needs. We want to make your monitoring job as easy as possible, so we want to work with you to meet the unique needs of your company...

by Ryan Ridley on May 15, 2020

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Optimize Your SCADA System

Not all SCADA systems are built the same way. Some of them are not built to help you get an efficient network. Learn how you can optimize your SCADA system.

by Morgana Siggins on May 13, 2020

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How to Configure Derived Controls

In network monitoring, it's important to be able to activate and deactivate your equipment remotely. Without being able to control power, you'll eventually fall victim to runaway units and situations where you can't stop potential damage to your equipment.

by Ryan Ridley on May 8, 2020

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Reduce Energy Consumption with an Economizer System

Learn how to efficiently cool down your remote sites while monitoring them and saving energy.

by Morgana Siggins on May 7, 2020

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Top 3 Common Network and Communication Issues

In this article, we covered three common scenarios where a network may cause communication issues due to tightened security and firewall rules, and how to safely allow traffic without compromising the security of your network.

by Julian Coleman on May 7, 2020

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