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Network Management Systems Explained: The Role of RTUs and NMTs
Network management, at the most basic level, helps you keep a watchful eye on your local and distant facilities and their equipment. I find it's best to learn broad concepts like Network Management Systems (NMS) by reviewing specific examples from real-world documentation. That's why I've collected this published 2020 RFP from a police/fire/911 county government authority. We'll review concepts inspired by specific examples from this bid request.
September 26, 2023
Understanding Building Management Systems (BMS) via Bid Specifications
A reliable Building Management System (BMS) is essential for streamlined and efficient facility operations, no matter what type of operation you run. I'll give you a quick tutorial on some basic BMS concepts and concerns in this article.
September 17, 2023
Achieve Remote Power Control with a Switched Rack PDU
Implementing remote power control in the form of a switched rack PDU is a key element of an effective infrastructure monitoring and control system. The DPS Remote Power Switch promises tangible cost savings, enhanced brand reputation, reduced resource allocation for minor issues, and the peace of mind of knowing that the network is under the watchful eyes of a robust power management tool.
September 14, 2023
SCADA Bid Specification Review - Comparing RFP Specs with NetGuardian RTUs and T/Mon
Learning from real-world examples is always easier than dry, textbook-style information. I'm increasingly a fan of teaching SCADA concepts using actual bid documents. For today's lesson, I've found a bid document online. I'll compare the required specifications with the functions built into T/Mon and NetGuardians.
September 7, 2023
SCADA System Bid Specification Analysis - Small RTUs for County Sites
You have a big responsibility in the intricate world of SCADA and remote monitoring. You're tasked with understanding the nuances of the technology, and ensuring a device's alignment with your site-specific needs is critical. Let's review a bid document and compare it with specific modern RTUs and master stations (HMIs).
September 2, 2023
Range Communications Maintains Seamless Network Connection with T/Mon
With the support of DPS Telecom's monitoring systems, Curtis and the team at Range closely monitor temperatures, power levels, and the health of their communication equipment.
August 29, 2023
Converting SNMP Traps from APC PDUs to Relay Outputs - An Email Exchange with a New DPS Client (Part 2)
(This conversation continues from my previous article covering Part 1. I encourage you to read that part first if you have not already.) My Client's Clarifying Email Reply: Thanks for getting back to us. If we went with the Trap Relay 32/64 unit,
August 27, 2023
Converting SNMP Traps from APC PDUs to Relay Outputs - An Email Exchange with a New DPS Client (Part 1)
In the constantly evolving telecom world, it's not uncommon for clients to have unique requirements that demand tailored solutions. At DPS Telecom, we provide customization options to help our products more perfectly match your needs. My recent email exchange with a client is a great example of what this philosophy can do for you - no matter what you're trying to accomplish.
August 27, 2023
Protect Critical Infrastructure with Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC)
CRAC units form a critical layer of protection in any data center or computer room. As one example, the HVAC Controller from DPS Telecom is designed to maximize energy efficiency in computer systems. It gives you the ability to remotely control your cooling settings.
August 18, 2023
Plan Your Remote Site Monitoring With These 5 Steps
Remote site monitoring to keep telecom systems online is more important than ever. How do you ensure that you select the ideal Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) and/or central master station for your requirements? Let's walk through the 5 steps you need to follow to make the best possible purchase decision.
August 14, 2023