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T/Mon Alarm Master Platform
[Thursday, February 11th, 2016]
T/Mon is a multi-protocol alarm master platform designed and built by DPS Telecom.
New T1 RTU - NetGuardian 216T G2
[Tuesday, February 9th, 2016]
Do you have some sites that are completely unmonitored because you don't have LAN? Having visibility over your remote sites is necessary to protect you from unanticipated failures. Still, getting LAN to a remote site can be costly and sometimes even...
NetGuardian ENV Product Overview
[Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016]
The NetGuardian ENV: An RTU and Building Access device in one. Get detailed Alarm Information, plus building access support - all in 1 RU.
Modbus-SNMP Mediation
[Wednesday, January 27th, 2016]
You probably have both Modbus and SNMP In your network, you may have some Modbus controllers at remote locations. Many propane/diesel generators today utilize Modbus controllers, so consider them as one example of Modbus gear. Generator controllers are...
NetGuardians That Support Simple Network Management Protocol
[Wednesday, July 8th, 2015]
SNMP is a widely used protocol. Therefore, many NetGuardians support 1 or more versions of SNMP to improve your network visibility...
Empower Your Technicians to 'Respond Like a Pro' with These Automatic Trouble Instructions
[Thursday, May 28th, 2015]
If your alarm monitoring system provides clear instructions for alarm response, you will benefit (whether you're an entry-level technician or the CEO). Let's start by looking at an unclear alert from the technician's perspective: You have plenty of technical...
Monitor your generator fuel tanks to drive down your costs
[Monday, January 26th, 2015]
Your remote sites need fuel (propane/LPG or diesel) to stay online when commercial power fails. With limited battery plant capacity, you never want your fuel tanks to unexpectedly run dry. Imagine the expense and stress of rushing a refueling truck out...
What you Need to Know in Order to Start Learning About SCADA
[Thursday, January 22nd, 2015]
What is SCADA?SCADA covers a wide range of remote monitoring and control systems. From telecom to process control to power distribution to railways, SCADA is just about everywhere. Learn the fundamental concepts here, then learn how to make higher-level...
SNMP RTUs, Managers, Tutorials, Advice, and Best Practices
[Thursday, January 22nd, 2015]
SNMP equipment tips and protocol guides. Are you just learning the protocol? Do you need to find SNMP RTUs and managers?Either way, we can help you. SNMP RTUs for your project Compatible RTUs will collect remote site alarms and transmit them as SNMP traps...
Monitor your HVAC systems to streamline preventive maintenance
[Monday, January 19th, 2015]
Monitor your HVAC systems for better preventive maintenance You know that your HVAC units are important. Your remote equipment needs protection from thermal build-up. You also know that HVAC system require maintenance to perform reliably. They have compressors,...
NetGuardian RTUs that offer Fiber Support
[Monday, January 12th, 2015]
RTUs that offer fiber support (ex. SFP) can communicate where no LAN is available - and deliver LAN to your other devices.
RTUs that support Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition
[Monday, January 12th, 2015]
Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition Systems (SCADA System) describes the network of devices that give you mission critical information about your network as well as control over the network. For many industries, SCADA monitoring solutions are crucial...
Steuben County Saves Lives By Monitoring Remote 911 Dispatch Equipment
[Monday, January 5th, 2015]
Fred Marvin,Steuben County Office of Emergency Services The Steuben County Office of Emergency Services (SCOES) is responsible for coordinating emergency response agencies to protect those who live, travel, and work in Steuben County, New York. SCOES...
West River Cooperative Telephone Company Success Story
[Monday, January 5th, 2015]
Eric Kahler,WRCTC West River Cooperative Telephone Company (WRCTC) was officially organized on October 23, 1953. Today, WRCTC provides telephone and internet services to more than 3000 members in the Bison, South Dakota area. Eric Kahler is the Central...
Merry Christmas from DPS Telecom - 2014
[Wednesday, December 17th, 2014]
See our annual Christmas Card.
Warning: Don't Waste Your End-Of-Year Budget in 2014
[Monday, November 17th, 2014]
**Last day to order from DPS for guaranteed 2014 delivery is Friday, December 9, 2014.** How much has your network expanded in 2014? Has your monitoring kept up with your growth? Do you still need to "backfill" your monitoring? You can install all the...
Keeping your network online during a storm: How to protect your uptime when bad whether hits
[Thursday, August 7th, 2014]
Storms are indiscriminant and unpredictable. Lightning strikes happen, and somehow they know just where to hit to cause the most damage. Power surges, downed lines, and even the occasional water intrusion into a remote location can make even a minor...
Putting a Terminal Server on your RTU
[Friday, July 18th, 2014]
Discretes, analogs, and controls are great for non-protocol communication. They're all industry standards for monitoring and controlling your remote equipment. Their simplicity makes them much easier to troubleshoot. These basic input/output types...
What kind of RTU should I get if I am starting from the ground up?
[Wednesday, July 16th, 2014]
Starting a new remote installation offers some fantastic opportunities. Instead of having to work around legacy RTUs to monitor your network, a fresh build-out can address the latest in feature advancements and network needs. It may seem a bit...
How to Choose the Right RTU for Your Remote Site
[Friday, July 11th, 2014]
Assessing Your Remote Site's RTU Needs: Remote Site Transmitter Tower w/Cell Coverage
[Friday, July 11th, 2014]
You (or your company) have made the proverbial first step in protecting your revenue-generating equipment by deciding to buy a remote monitoring alarm. Great! However, just knowing you want a vehicle won't give you enough direction when you walk into...
Replacement of a Dying Legacy RTU
[Monday, July 7th, 2014]
If your network has been around for a while, eventually you will be faced with the decision to either upgrade your current equipment, or continue to patch the network to maintain monitoring operations while the budget is getting worked out by the accounting...
Fiber Node Monitoring: Which RTU do I choose?
[Monday, July 7th, 2014]
Fiber linking remote sites can add a whole host of great bandwidth and connectivity to your communications network. Speed, bandwidth, and simplification of connections all improve with fiber. It is definitely worth the transition. To get the most out...
What RTU is best for a small outside-plant (OSP) site with T1 only?
[Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014]
The data transport you have available will often determine the difficulty of your RTU search. If LAN is available, you can choose from alarm remotes offered by a wide range of manufacturers. Your job gets a lot more difficult when you have special...
RTU Inputs, Outputs, & Functions Explained
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
What RTU do I need for a microwave site with a diesel generator?
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
If you have remote locations in your network that rely on microwave for data transport, they're probably fairly remote. You need remote monitoring, and that generally takes the form of an RTU. Most microwave sites aren't tremendously large, but they...
Control Relays on an RTU
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
Your RTU collects a lot of data with its discrete, analog, and other specialized inputs, and that helps to build your situational awareness of a remote location that might be hundreds or thousands of miles away. Sometimes, you'll realize that you need...
RTU Analog Inputs
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
What is an analog input? Analog inputs on a Remote Terminal Unit are used to precisely monitor continuously variable values (like temperature, relative humidity, and fuel tank levels). Unlike discrete inputs, which are binary, analog inputs can tell...
Discrete Inputs on a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
What is a Discrete Input? Discrete inputs are among the most important parts of your RTU (Remote Terminal/Telemetry Unit) input capacity. In fact, in decades past, discrete inputs were sometimes the only inputs. So what is a "discrete input"? It's...
RTU Tutorials & Expert Advice
[Wednesday, June 25th, 2014]
There are two phases of learning about RTUs: RTU Inputs, Outputs, & Functions First, you need to understand the "building blocks" of RTUs. What different inputs and outputs are there? What kind of processing and advanced functions are possible on...
Monitor and Control via Microwave with these T1 RTUs
[Monday, May 19th, 2014]
If you have sites with microwave-based T1 but no LAN, you already know the headaches that can cause. You have LAN-based equipment that can't natively handle T1, but your options to solve that problem have been fairly frustrating. You can typically buy...
DPS is giving away passes to UTC 2014 in Phoenix, AZ...
[Monday, April 28th, 2014]
Alert: DPS has free show passes to give to our valued utility client base. On May 7-8, visit the DPS Booth (#923) at the UTC (Utilities Telecom Council) 2014 show in Phoenix, AZ. Andrew and Mark will be on hand to discuss the problems you're facing in...
Heartbleed: DPS equipment is not affected
[Monday, April 14th, 2014]
DPS equipment is not affected by the "Heartbleed" vulnerability After news broke about the "Heartbleed" vulnerability, DPS held a special review to assess potential vulnerabilities in DPS equipment. Some security-conscious DPS clients have called us...
Remotely Track your Propane/Diesel Levels with this Industrial Wireless Multi-site Monitoring System
[Monday, March 17th, 2014]
If you have multiple remote sites with propane (or diesel) tanks, you need to be managing them intelligently. It doesn't matter if you're a telco, a power utility, a railway, or any other kind of organization. If you fail to monitor your propane tank...
Video: Remote Monitoring Overview
[Monday, March 3rd, 2014]
Learn the basics of remote monitoring and control. This is a great place to start if you're new to the industry or working on your first project.
HVAC Efficiency Monitoring - 8 Key Attributes of a High Quality Controller
[Tuesday, February 25th, 2014]
...The system controller should monitor the HVAC system and any discrepancies in wattage drawn will lead technicians to understand the cycle times and efficiencies of each unit. Along with each unit's...
Video: What's it Like to Call DPS?
[Monday, February 3rd, 2014]
See who answers the phone when you call DPS Telecom for product or Tech Support help.
Video: T/Mon Standard Alarm Processing
[Monday, January 27th, 2014]
In this quick video, see the new T/Mon web interface used to database an alarm point, then receive an alarm event in both T/GFX and web interfaces...
Small master station for monitoring central offices and remote sites
[Friday, January 24th, 2014]
In this example, the T/Mon SLIM master station aggregates alarms from NetGuardian 832A G5 RTUs at the central office with other alarms from NetDog 82IP RTUs at various remote sites...
T/Mon Master monitors SNMP, ASCII, and many RTUs
[Friday, January 24th, 2014]
The T/Mon master station collects alarms from RTUs, SNMP devices, ASCII devices, and many other types of equipment...
24-Port DC-Powered Ethernet Switch
[Thursday, January 23rd, 2014]
The GigaSwitch 24 is a DC-powered 24-port ethernet switch built for telco-grade reliability...
Service Monitoring using the T/Mon Master Station
[Thursday, January 23rd, 2014]
The T/Mon master station is a central aggregator for alarms from RTUs and "soft alarms" generated via service monitoring of DNS, HTTP, and email servers...
Centralized Visibility of Motorola Quantar Radios
[Sunday, January 19th, 2014]
In this application, a T/Mon SLIM collects alarms from specialized NetGuardian Q8 RTUs that attach to the back of Motorola Quantar radios and output SNMP.
How to Replace Your Badger 2000 Master Station
[Sunday, January 19th, 2014]
How to replace your Badger 2000 master station with a T/Mon SLIM polling the existing badger RTUs...
Tower Site Monitoring for Police Departments
[Friday, January 17th, 2014]
The NetGuardian LT provides good, cost-effective visibility at tower sites that don't require a large number of alarm inputs...
On-Site Training and Turn Up Assistance
[Friday, January 17th, 2014]
If you have a large team to be trained on remote monitoring, he best idea for monetary responsibility is to have a DPS Trained Technician visit your location and provide On-Site Training for KDA, NetGuardians, DPM, and the TMon Master Station..
Video: T/Mon Building Access System Overview
[Monday, January 13th, 2014]
In this new video, see the new T/Mon web interface for databasing alarms and devices. Learn how to use it to set up building access (electronic door control).
Monitoring your diesel tanks via SNMP
[Friday, January 10th, 2014]
Do you use diesel generators to provide backup (or even primary) power to remote locations? If so, you know that tracking your diesel tank levels is very important. A dry tank at the wrong moment can me a site goes completely dark. Whether you're providing...
How SNMP RTUs slash your costs and protect your revenue stream
[Friday, January 10th, 2014]
At a lot of companies, network management is an underappreciated technology. In the same way people wonder about the value of insurance ("Do I really need it?"), you probably don't fully appreciate the job that SNMP RTUs do for you if you've never had...
5 Best Practices for SNMP Monitoring in the Smartphone Age
[Thursday, January 9th, 2014]
Your network covers a large geographic area. It's likely that you have to manage a large territory with a smaller team than ever before. That means you're out in the field for a good part of the day...
Monitor rail track via SNMP
[Monday, January 6th, 2014]
Are you adequately monitoring your rail tracks against wear and tear, heat-triggered deflection, and even intentional sabotage? Even if Positive Train Control wasn't mandated by the government, you still have plenty of reasons to invest in a good monitoring...
Beyond basic SNMP: 5 helpful functions of modern RTUs
[Friday, January 3rd, 2014]
It's obvious that any "SNMP RTU" must support SNMP (at least one version of it). If that's all you look for when making a purchase decision, however, you're probably missing out on opportunities to make your network more reliable, more profitable, and...
SNMP Guides for the Real World
[Monday, December 30th, 2013]
Most of the SNMP information available online is generic. These helpful guides and articles will help you learn and understand SNMP as it applies to real-world projects and systems...
How to upgrade SNMP v1/v2 equipment to SNMPv3 for added security
[Tuesday, December 24th, 2013]
There have been several versions of SNMP. The latest (SNMPv3) adds encryption for secure transmission of mission-critical data. This presents a problem if you have a large deployment of earlier SNMP equipment that only uses SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 (v2c is the...
SNMP monitoring from your smartphone
[Thursday, December 19th, 2013]
The SNMP protocol has become a staple in modern-day remote monitoring of telecom assets. Unfortunately, that means that a lot of people are now stuck in from of an SNMP manager console. For some reason, a many manufacturers of SNMP gear have been slow...
How to monitor legacy non-SNMP equipment using SNMP
[Wednesday, December 18th, 2013]
Most networks have significant equipment diversity. Some is very modern, but some may be more than a decade old. This naturally happens as technology evolves. You can't afford to throw out your infrastructure every time a new protocol or transport comes...
Merry Christmas from DPS Telecom - 2013
[Tuesday, December 17th, 2013]
Merry Christmas from DPS Telecom - 2013
[Tuesday, December 17th, 2013]
Merry Christmas from DPS Telecom - 2013
[Tuesday, December 17th, 2013]
Monitor your propane tanks with simple SNMP RTUs
[Tuesday, December 17th, 2013]
With SNMP, it sometimes seems like too much attention is given to IT environments. There's no problem using SNMP for management of corporate resources like managed switches and printers, but there are so many more possibilities for remote monitoring...
White Paper: Fiber Optic Network Monitoring
[Monday, November 18th, 2013]
Localized Monitoring and Reporting of Your Fiber Optic Network Status 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...
OTT Communications Improves Remote Site Visibility with Tempdefenders
[Friday, October 18th, 2013]
Frank Dorr is a Network Engineering Technician for OTT Communcations. OTT Communications and their employees are dedicated to offering reliable and affordable telephone and internet services to customers in residential and business applications...
ModbusProxy Side Links
[Tuesday, October 15th, 2013]
Full Specifications: ModbusProxy
[Monday, October 14th, 2013]
Keep track of up to fifty devices with the ModbusProxy unit without creating holes in your firewall. Full Specifications Local Connections 50 Interfaces 1 10/100BaseT Ethernet port1 Craft Serial Port Protocol Modbus,...
DPS is Going Green with Electronic User Manuals
[Monday, October 14th, 2013]
New Electronic (PDF) User Manuals from DPS After speaking with many clients like you, we've learned that a sizeable majority prefer an electronic (PDF) user manual for RTUs (but you still value the printed manual for T/Mon user manuals). That's...
Overview: ModbusProxy
[Monday, October 14th, 2013]
The ModbusProxy provides communication to multiple Modbus devices behind a firewall... Plug 'n' Play design - Start monitoring in minutes No need to compromise your firewall Route multiple Modbus communications ...
Motorola Solutions Improves Efficiency and Meets Customer Demands with a Custom-Engineered Trap48RA
[Monday, October 14th, 2013]
You can find Motorola Solutions products and services in a wide range of workplaces. From the retail floor to the warehouse and from the small town police station to large, complex multi-agency public safety operations and the most secure government...
ModbusProxy Screenshots
[Wednesday, October 9th, 2013]
The ModbusProxy can be configured through the TTY interface via craft port, or through the easy-to-use web interface. This allows the ModbusProxy to easily be configured through any computer on your network. The ModbusProxy can be configured with...
NetMediator TNT G5
[Tuesday, October 8th, 2013]
The NetMediator TNT: TBOS-to-SNMP mediation for up to 8 TBOS devices, plus terminal server functionality, 32 discrete alarms, 8 analog alarms, and 8 controls. Get Detailed Alarm Information - Send the Right Technician With the Right Tools...
NetMediator TNT G5 Applications
[Tuesday, October 8th, 2013]
Communication Mediums The NetMediator TNT reports discrete alarms, relay status, analog alarms, and network equip ment failures over the LAN/WAN to an SNMP manager or to the DPS Telecom T/Mon Network Alarm Management System. SNMP Trap Reporting The...
NetMediator TNT G5 Screens
[Tuesday, October 8th, 2013]
The NetMediator offers a Web Browser interface for easy and convenient alarm management and unit configuration via Internet or Intranet. The user friendly interface allows complete access to all the functions of the unit and enables the user to quickly...
NetMediator RTD G5
[Tuesday, October 8th, 2013]
The NetMediator RDT G5 - The Intelligent RTU for Complete Site Management The NetMediator RTD G5 is a powerful, compact alarm collector that provides network managers with remote visibility of their IP network elements. With 32 ping alarms,...
NetMediator TNT G5 Ordering Options
[Thursday, October 3rd, 2013]
SiteMon IP Surveillance CameraWith this camera and RTU in one, you don't need to wonder what's going on at your sites. Connecting directly to the NetGuardian's optional LAN switch, the new SiteMON IP enables you to...
NetMediator RTD G5 Full Specs
[Thursday, October 3rd, 2013]
The NetMediator RTD G5 is a RoHS 5/6-compliant, LAN-based, SNMP/DCPx remote telemetry unit. The NetMediator RTD G5 has all the tools you need to manage your remote sites, including built-in alarm monitoring, paging and email capabilities that can...
NetMediator TNT G5 Full Specs
[Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013]
The versatility, capacity, and reliability of the NetMediator TNT are the reasons why it is the standard for network alarm monitoring needs. Full Specifications Discrete Inputs: 32 (expandable to 80, 128, or 176) Analog...
NetGuardian Remote Status Panel Full Specs
[Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013]
The NetGuardian Remote Status Panel provides remote NetGuardian monitoring with 5 bi-color LEDs. Full Specifications Dimensions: 6.136" H x 17" W x 1.2" D (15.5 cm x 43.2 cm x 3.05 cm) Mounting: Wall Mount Power Input: Dual...
NetGuardian Remote Status Panel Overview
[Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013]
NetGuardian Remote Status Panel: Relays alarm status information from NetGuardian to external alarm displays and alarm speakers. The NetGuardian Remote Status Panel lets you monitor alarms from wherever needed. If your NetGuardian RTU is...
NetMediator RTD G5 Ordering Options
[Monday, September 30th, 2013]
SiteMon IP Surveillance CameraWith this camera and RTU in one, you don't need to wonder what's going on at your sites. Connecting directly to the NetGuardian's optional LAN switch, the new SiteMON IP enables you to...
NetMediator RTD G5 Applications
[Monday, September 30th, 2013]
Complete Tower Monitoring System: Ordering Options
[Friday, September 27th, 2013]
Fuse Block, 30A2-790-60030-00 Fuse, Midget 30A 125V2-740-03000-00 ...
Complete Tower Monitoring System: Applications
[Friday, September 27th, 2013]
Complete Tower Monitoring System: Specifications
[Friday, September 27th, 2013]
Full Specifications User Discrete Alarm Inputs: 10 Temperature Sensors: 1 Integrated Analog SensorSupport for 1 External Analog Sensor Temperature Thresholds: 4 (High and Low, Major/Minor) ...
Micro-OTDR Ordering Options
[Friday, September 27th, 2013]
Micro OTDR Fiber Fault Monitor ensures that you're instantly notified of faults in your fiber transports. This saves you operational expense dollars and helps you quickly get back online during outages (such as disaster-recovery situations). OTDR...
Complete Tower Monitoring System
[Thursday, September 26th, 2013]
Weather resistant, easy-to-install, right-size capacity - the CTMS effectively monitors towers and remote sites. Effective, easy-to-install, light-capacity tower alarm monitoring The Complete Tower Monitoring System (CTMS) is a durable,...
Complete Tower Monitoring System: Screens
[Thursday, September 26th, 2013]
The just released NetGuardian 216 G3 includes an overhauled web interface that boasts several time-saving new tools, including new analog gauges. You'll also notice the impressive speed boost. Menus load very quickly, and alarm statuses update automatically...
Micro-OTDR Fiber Fault Monitor
[Thursday, September 26th, 2013]
New Micro-OTDR Technology Lets You Quickly and Accurately Detect Faults Avoid outages caused by fiber faults by Early Detection More and more companies are using fiber these days, but aren't taking the necessary precautions to avoid...
Micro-OTDR Full Specs
[Thursday, September 26th, 2013]
How does this fiber fault detection technology work? Whenever the data link breaks, a pulse of light is instantly shot through the optical fibers and is reflected back. The timing on the returned pulse pinpoints the location of the fault. ...
Micro-OTDR Screenshots
[Wednesday, September 25th, 2013]
Micro-OTDR Applications
[Wednesday, September 25th, 2013]
During fiber cut, SFP modules with built-in micro-OTDRs send distance to cut as SNMP traps. 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...
Battery System Monitor: Support
[Tuesday, September 24th, 2013]
Battery System Monitor: Applications
[Monday, September 23rd, 2013]
[Friday, September 20th, 2013]
NetGuardian 240T Ordering Options
[Wednesday, September 18th, 2013]
Overview: NetGuardian 240T
[Wednesday, September 18th, 2013]
The NetGuardian 240T is a feature-rich RTU that guves you the power to report up to 40 contact closures over T1 or E1. Are your sites without LAN lacking proper alarm coverage? Poor visibility over any part of your network is a recipe for...
NetGuardian 240T: Full Specifications
[Wednesday, September 18th, 2013]
The NetGuardian 240T's back panel with dual power feeds, dual fuse and indicators, a D-Wire sensor port, amphenol connections, 7-Port switch, and RS232 expansion port. Full Specifications Protocols: ...
NetGuardian 240T Side Links
[Wednesday, September 18th, 2013]
NetGuardian 240T Screenshots
[Wednesday, September 18th, 2013]
The NetGuardian 240T includes an easy-to-navigate web interface that boasts several time-saving new tools. Menus load very quickly, and alarm statuses update automatically without requiring a page refresh. Look below for screens of the new setup wizards...
Full Specifications: TempDefneder G2
[Monday, September 16th, 2013]
The TempDefender G2 can monitor your server room/closet with smoke detectors, humidity sensors, floor water sensors, temperature sensors, and more. Full Specifications Discrete Alarms 8 Control...
DPS Sensor Network
[Monday, September 16th, 2013]
DPS SensorNet - Customize the monitoring capability of your DPS gear by daisy chaining a variety of sensors. The latest from the DPS line of sensors allow you to keep tabs on environmentals like never before. D-Wire sensors allow you to run a...
Overview: TempDefender G2
[Monday, September 16th, 2013]

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