T/Mon Can Monitor All Your Network Equipment
Monitor more equipment more effectively with the T/Mon NOC Remote Alarm Monitoring System
This is the biggest "aha!" idea of all, because it's the key to how the T/Mon Remote Alarm Monitoring System reduces the time and cost of network maintenance.
Most alarm monitoring systems support only one protocol or only the vendor's own devices. T/Mon isn't limited like that. T/Mon is designed to monitor all your equipment - no matter who made it, or what protocol it uses - and display all your alarms on one screen.
T/Mon can monitor nearly all your network equipment - DPS remotes, other manufacturers' remotes, switches, routers, PBXs, SONET equipment, multiplexers, battery plants, microwave radios, and more.
Why is this so important? Integrating all your alarms on one system gives you capabilities you can't get from separate, isolated systems:
- Know absolutely, 100% for certain if you have an alarm
If you have to watch several different screens to keep track of your monitoring, it's only a matter of time before you'll miss a critical alarm - so you can't really trust what all those screens are telling you. With T/Mon, one glance at the screen will tell you if you've got a problem anywhere in your network, with no ifs, ands, or buts.
- Monitor every essential piece of equipment in your network
Network managers are often forced to leave significant segments of their networks unmonitored, because their monitoring doesn't support all their different equipment. If your monitoring can't handle SNMP, or ASCII, or analog inputs, there's a lot of essential equipment you can't monitor.
These gaps in your network visibility aren't good - they're places where you can't see problems until equipment is damaged and service is down.
If you have a T/Mon, you can monitor all your equipment, from switches to generator fuel tanks, giving you a detailed picture of your whole network. If you acquire new equipment, you can extend T/Mon's monitoring capabilities with additional software modules.
- Correlate alarms across your entire network
T/Mon has lots of features for performing data processing with your alarm information- alarm history reports, trend analysis, derived alarms and controls, etc. - and you can use these features with all alarms. If you want to know how often generator failures precede battery failures that precede switch card failures - and you want to see a special alarm when this chain of events happens - you can do it.
- Integrate older, incompatible monitoring equipment
If you've got older monitoring equipment that's incompatible with modern systems, but it's too expensive to replace, you might think you're stuck. T/Mon offers a way out. T/Mon supports a wide range of older equipment, giving you options to keep your legacy gear in place or gradually swap it out.
- Simplify training, maintenance and databasing
Using one T/Mon system is easier and cheaper than using multiple separate systems. You won't have that clutter of consoles in your NOC; you don't have to train your staff on multiple interfaces; and you only have one system to maintain. Best of all, you only have one alarm database to cover all of your monitoring equipment.
2. You Can Use All T/Mon Features on All Alarms
T/Mon supports all your network equipment equally. T/Mon converts all your alarms from all your devices to a common format, and all T/Mon alarms support all T/Mon features.
You can use any T/Mon alarm, no matter what its source, in a derived alarm or derived control equation; you can send a pager or email notification of any alarm; and you can set a qualification time on any alarm.
This is why T/Mon is a great solution for supporting your older legacy monitoring devices. T/Mon will give you immediate access to modern monitoring features without spending a fortune on replacing your legacy devices.
3. T/Mon Is Also an Alarm Forwarder and Protocol Mediator
T/Mon can also forward alarms to your Master of Masters (MOM) system. When forwarding alarms, T/Mon also acts as a protocol mediator. You can mediate any T/Mon alarm to the following protocols:
- DCP, DCPf or DCPx