Monitoring QuantarTM Radios Using SNMP

Equipment Used:
  • NetGuardian Remotes
  • Motorola QuantarTM Radios

How This Application Works:

This is a specialized application for monitoring QuantarTM equipment over IP.

The NetGuardian Q8 will integrate seamlessly into your existing QuantarTM Radios for SNMP reporting. The unit will be very easy to install, as it will mate directly with the 50-pin Amphenol port on the radio and be secured by the bolt previously used to secure the small antenna unit on the rear of the unit. The Amphenol plug will be self-aligning because the NGD-Q8 uses the same mounting tabs as the current antenna relay module. The antenna module will mount on the topside of the NGD-Q8 using the same bolt.

The NGD-Q8 supports up to 8 alarms that are brought in through the 50-pin amphenol ports. Also coming through that same amphenol will be the 13.8 VDC that powers the unit. The unit is protected with its own fuse. This way, you will have monitoring as long as the radio is powered.

The primary function of the NGD-Q8 is to collect alarms from the Motorola QuantarTM and convert them to SNMP. However, because the unit has individual LED's for each alarm point, you also gain the benefit of local alarm monitoring on the rear of the radio. The LED display also contains status / diagnostic information on the LAN, craft port, relays and power. The front side of the NGD-Q8 hosts two connectors. The first is an RJ45 LAN interface. The second is a DB9 craft port used for quick and easy access for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.

Monitoring Quantar<sup>TM</sup> Radios using SNMP
Monitoring QuantarTM Radios using SNMP

There will be a TTY interface, but its scope will be limited to displaying alarm status, performing unit diagnostics, and setting the IP address. The TTY interface will be accessible from the craft port and via telnet. There will also be Web Browser interface that will allow convenient access to the alarm status by anyone (with security access rights) who wishes to browse to the unit. The advantages of this are: faster and easier to use, centralized database, LAN / craft port downloadable.

The NetGuardian Q8 is the best possible solution for integrating alarm monitoring into your radio platform. It integrates with and compliments the QUANTARTM to such a degree it will appear as though it is a "factory" option.

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