News and Press Information How T/Mon SLIM Can Help You Monitor Your Small Network [Friday, January 15th, 2021]
T/Mon SLIM allows small networks to enjoy the benefits of a centralized alarm monitoring system. Learn how.
What Are The Benefits of DPS RTUs For Your Network [Thursday, January 14th, 2021]
There are many reasons why DPS RTUs are one of the best investments you can make. Let's take a look at some of the benefits our RTUs will provide for your network.
Monitor ASCO Power Meters With T/Mon [Wednesday, January 6th, 2021]
The T/Mon master station allows you to efficiently monitor your ASCO power meters. Learn how to set up and configure your meters on the T/Mon.
What To Do When Your Remote Monitoring System Fails? [Tuesday, January 5th, 2021]
What to do when your monitoring system fails? Leaving the security of your network to chance is not a possibility. There's a solution to avoid flying blind if your monitoring devices fail.
How To Set Up The Cisco Transport Controller Module in T/Mon [Wednesday, December 16th, 2020]
In this article, you'll learn how to monitor a Cisco Transport Controller (and other similar Cisco equipment) using a T/Mon device module.
How T/Mon Helps You Replace Your Old RTUs [Monday, December 14th, 2020]
With the T/Mon master station, you can replace your old RTUs in a cost-effective way. Learn how.
How to Create SNMP Device Module on T/Mon [Wednesday, December 9th, 2020]
If you have an SNMP device, monitoring it with the T/Mon can be easily done - all you need to do is create an SNMP device module. Learn how to do it.
How To Choose an RTU For Your Enclosure Site [Monday, December 7th, 2020]
Finding the perfect RTU for monitoring your enclosure sites shouldn't be a gamble. Learn to assess your network monitoring needs and review all the criteria to consider when shopping for an RTU.
Why You Should Add Network Monitoring to Your 2021 Budget [Thursday, December 3rd, 2020]
Including network monitoring in your 2021 budget is more important than ever. Learn why.
How to Wire and Configure Current Sensors [Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020]
If you have one of our NetGuardian RTUs, you can configure sensors to be able to monitor current. Learn how to properly wire and configure current sensors using your NetGuardian.
How Remote Auto-Dialers Notifies Issues In Your Network [Monday, November 30th, 2020]
Auto-dialers can be efficient monitoring devices. Learn how to choose the best one for your network.
How Surge Suppressors Protect Your Equipment From Damage [Tuesday, November 24th, 2020]
It's almost impossible to avoid power surges, but surge suppression can ease their impact on your network. Learn how surge suppressors can protect your investment in monitoring solutions.
How to Install The 10 Most Important Sensor Types [Thursday, November 19th, 2020]
Knowing how to set up sensors for the first time is the first step to achieve monitoring efficiency. Learn how to install and configure the 10 most important sensor types.
How To Send Contact Closures Over Ethernet [Tuesday, November 17th, 2020]
Learn how RTUs allow the transmission of digital contact closures to a remote point using Ethernet.
How to Power Cycle Your NetGuardian 832A on Ping Alarm [Wednesday, November 11th, 2020]
Learn how to configure your RTU so it will power cycle every 30 minutes when a failed ping attempt happens.
The Top 10 Features Of An Efficient Outside Plant RTU [Tuesday, November 10th, 2020]
If your company has outside plant sites, then choosing an efficient RTU is critical to maintaining network uptime. Learn the 10 most important features of outside plant RTUs.
The T/Mon LNX ASCII Processor [Wednesday, November 4th, 2020]
If you have an ASCII network and are planning to deploy the T/Mon, or need to know if T/Mon is a good option for you, read on and learn how you can set up the T/Mon ASCII processor.
How to Configure T/Mon Event Forwarding via SNMP [Monday, November 2nd, 2020]
The T/Mon is a popular choice of a remote monitoring master station in SNMP networks. One of the first steps when using T/Mon is to configure Event Forwarding via SNMP. Learn how you can do this.
How to Set Up Server Shutdown on a NetGuardian 832A G5 RTU [Tuesday, October 27th, 2020]
Learn how to configure the Server Shutdown feature on your NetGuardian 832A G5 RTU.
How to Use SNMP Get Requests for Analogs [Monday, October 26th, 2020]
Learn the step-by-step on how you can use SNMP Get Requests to capture analogs in the T/Mon.
How To Protect Your Gear At Mountaintop Sites [Thursday, October 22nd, 2020]
Learn how network alarm monitoring can play an important role in protecting equipment located at mountaintop remote sites.
What Efficient Network Monitoring Alerts Should Look Like [Tuesday, October 20th, 2020]
Your remote monitoring system is not effective if it can't give you actionable alerts. Learn what an efficient alert is and what it isn't.
How to Remote Monitor Your Physical Server Network [Monday, October 19th, 2020]
Learn how an efficient remote monitoring system can keep your servers up and running at all times.
Is Your Remote Monitoring Data Safe? [Friday, October 16th, 2020]
Monitoring systems collect real-time information and allow you to remotely control equipment. It's vital that you keep it safe from ill-intended people.
The Basics of Pinging Network Elements [Wednesday, October 14th, 2020]
If a network device has been silent for a long time, it's critical to check on its status. That's where pinging network elements come into play.
Top 10 Features That Modern SCADA Systems Have [Tuesday, October 13th, 2020]
If you're planning to deploy a SCADA system, you want to get the most out of your investment. For that, it's critical to know which features to look for in order to get an efficient SCADA system.
The Basics of Battery Temperature Monitoring [Friday, October 2nd, 2020]
Your backup battery may be the difference between the uptime of your network and costly downtime. So having a system that can monitor the temperature inside your batteries is critical.
Top 6 Features Of An Efficient Cold Chain Monitoring System [Tuesday, September 29th, 2020]
Learn the top six features an efficient cold chain monitoring system should have.
We Answered The Top 10 Questions About Remote Monitoring [Friday, September 25th, 2020]
Take a look at the answers for the most frequently asked questions about remote monitoring systems.
How To Implement SNMP Monitoring [Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020]
Learn the industry's best practices when it comes to implementing SNMP monitoring.
Why You Should Replace Legacy Monitoring Devices [Wednesday, September 16th, 2020]
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.
How To Monitor The Temperature In Your Server Room [Tuesday, September 15th, 2020]
Find out how you can properly keep tabs on the temperature in your server room with a competent remote monitoring system.
Why Invest In Remote Monitoring Solutions From DPS? [Friday, September 11th, 2020]
Are you evaluating your options for remote monitoring systems providers? Learn why DPS monitoring solutions will be a valuable investment to your network.
How Does Network Visibility Prevent Network Outages? [Thursday, September 10th, 2020]
Efficient monitoring systems that provide visibility over remote networks are critical to prevent outages. Learn how network visibility avoids network outages.
How Does T/Mon Allow You To Quickly Respond To Alarms? [Thursday, September 3rd, 2020]
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.
Avoid Using Insecure Communication Protocols [Tuesday, September 1st, 2020]
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.
Can a SCADA System Optimize Solar PV Plants? [Thursday, August 27th, 2020]
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.
How SCADA Systems Help The Pharmaceutical Industry [Monday, August 24th, 2020]
Learn how SCADA systems can a valuable resource for the pharmaceutical industry.
How to Setup Your NetGuardian Using Your Phone [Thursday, August 20th, 2020]
Learn the step-by-step on how you can set up your NetGuardian RTU for the first time through your phone.
Top 8 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your SCADA System [Tuesday, August 18th, 2020]
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.
Top 6 Ways Remote Monitoring Systems Can Prevent Data Loss [Friday, August 14th, 2020]
Data loss is a serious issue to all organizations. But, the remote monitoring systems have important capabilities to help you protect your information.
Working From Home During COVID-19: How to Monitor Alarms [Tuesday, August 11th, 2020]
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.
SCADA Transmission: Radio Vs Cellular [Thursday, August 6th, 2020]
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.
How Monitoring Systems Improve Airplane Safety [Tuesday, August 4th, 2020]
Remote monitoring airplanes can guarantee aircraft engine integrity and, ultimately, the safety of passengers. Learn how this is possible.
How Monitoring Systems Help Optimize Electrical Distribution [Thursday, July 30th, 2020]
Electrical distribution networks can be optimized with an efficient remote monitoring and control system. Learn how monitoring systems help utility companies.
SCADA Systems: Pros and Cons For The Oil Industry [Tuesday, July 28th, 2020]
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.
How to Troubleshoot Your SCADA System [Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020]
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.
What is a SNMP GetBulk Request? [Monday, July 20th, 2020]
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.
How IoT Makes Your Remote Monitoring System More Efficient [Friday, July 17th, 2020]
Let's talk about how IoT can help you enhance your remote monitoring system performance.
InterMapper: Review Your RTU Options [Tuesday, July 14th, 2020]
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.
Remote Monitoring Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) [Wednesday, July 8th, 2020]
With in-depth insights about your VSWR, you can protect the strength of your infrastructure's connectivity. Learn the basics of remote monitoring VSWR.
SNMP Vs NetFlow [Monday, July 6th, 2020]
SNMP and NetFlow offer different ways to monitor your network traffic. But, between these two protocols, which is better?
DNP3 Vs Modbus [Friday, July 3rd, 2020]
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.
What is RMON? [Tuesday, June 30th, 2020]
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.
Why Use SCADA For Irrigation Systems [Thursday, June 25th, 2020]
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.
Why You Need a Customized SCADA System [Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020]
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.
What Is SCADA Protocol And Communication Transport? [Thursday, June 18th, 2020]
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.
How to Test Your NetGuardian [Wednesday, June 17th, 2020]
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.
Differences Between SNMP and Syslog [Tuesday, June 16th, 2020]
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.
How to Clean The Fans In Your Monitoring Master Station [Thursday, June 11th, 2020]
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.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a SCADA System [Tuesday, June 9th, 2020]
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.
Why You Should Analyze Your Alarm Data [Friday, June 5th, 2020]
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.
How to Configure NetGuardian Notifications (Part II) [Friday, June 5th, 2020]
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.
How To Configure NetGuardian Analogs in T/Mon [Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020]
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.
Best Practices: How To Telnet to NetGuardian RTU [Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020]
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.
The Role Of RTUs In The Manufacturing Industry [Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020]
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.
How to Configure NetGuardian Notifications (Part I) [Friday, May 29th, 2020]
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.
How to Configure A Wireless Propane Sensor [Thursday, May 28th, 2020]
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.
Where Can Vulnerabilities Be Found in SCADA Systems? [Thursday, May 28th, 2020]
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.
Benefits That a SCADA System Brings to Your Organization [Wednesday, May 27th, 2020]
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.
Choose an SNMP Tool to Guarantee Network Uptime [Friday, May 22nd, 2020]
Learn what SNMP monitoring is and important features your SNMP tool should support to guarantee the efficiency of your network.
Tips on How to Use the Debug Menu of a NetGuardian [Thursday, May 21st, 2020]
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.
Protect Your Company With Network Visibility [Tuesday, May 19th, 2020]
Learn what exactly network visibility means and how it will help you protect your company against security threats.
How to Configure Your NetGuardian for the First Time [Monday, May 18th, 2020]
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...
What is a Direct Digital Control System [Friday, May 15th, 2020]
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.
What are ground isolated RTUs? [Friday, May 15th, 2020]
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...
Optimize Your SCADA System [Wednesday, May 13th, 2020]
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.
How to Configure Derived Controls [Friday, May 8th, 2020]
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.
Reduce Energy Consumption with an Economizer System [Thursday, May 7th, 2020]
Learn how to efficiently cool down your remote sites while monitoring them and saving energy.
Top 3 Common Network and Communication Issues [Thursday, May 7th, 2020]
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.
Get Situational Awareness Over Your Pipelines With a SCADA HMI [Wednesday, May 6th, 2020]
Having a competent SCADA HMI is critical to have situational awareness over your pipeline and to achieve operational goals. Learn how a SCADA HMI can help you to assure the efficiency of your pipelines.
Configuring Your T/Mon GFX [Friday, May 1st, 2020]
T/Mon GFX is an intuitive network visibility experience. This powerful interface provides a graphical alarm presentation using images of maps, floor plans, and other graphical representations that give operators and technicians visibility of the entire network.
Reduce Maintenance Costs Using a Remote Monitoring System [Friday, May 1st, 2020]
Maintaining your remote site's performance is essential to guarantee the cost-efficiency of your network. Learn some strategies for reducing maintenance costs using remote monitoring systems.
How to Upgrade Your RTU's Firmware [Wednesday, April 29th, 2020]
Let's take a look at the different ways you can upgrade your RTU's firmware, common issues you can run into, as well as things to look out for.
How to Guarantee Remote Monitoring Equipment Reliability [Wednesday, April 29th, 2020]
One of our core principles here at DPS is reliability. In remote telemetry monitoring, reliable equipment can make or break a deal. What good is your equipment if it fails when you need it most?
Choosing an HMI SCADA For a Manufacturing Facility [Monday, April 27th, 2020]
Learn how to choose the right HMI SCADA to maintain your manufacturing operations running efficiently.
Understanding Modbus RTU [Thursday, April 23rd, 2020]
If in your SCADA system, you have the Modbus RTU protocol then it's critical that you understand how this protocol works in order to have an efficient remote monitoring system. Learn more about Modbus RTU.
Modern Analog Comparator & Distribution Panel [Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020]
A few years ago, we were approached by a major subway system operator to replace their legacy audio selection/distribution panels. The old distribution panel wasn't getting the job done, and they wanted us to build a...
DPS Site Visit Increases Generator Visibility [Monday, April 20th, 2020]
At DPS, we've always focused on building strong and positive relationships with our clients. Our mission is to offer perfect-fit monitoring solutions, and nothing less. Occasionally, we meet our clients to offer training and help tune up their monitoring..
Best SCADA Vendors [Monday, April 20th, 2020]
A SCADA system is an automation system that controls infrastructure and industrial processes, and reports network status. When looking for your SCADA vendor, it's important to know all your options to make an informed decision.
What a Managed PDU Can Do [Tuesday, April 14th, 2020]
Managed PDUs have many features that can improve your company's efficiency. Learn what managed PDUs can do and uncover its many benefits.
SNMP Poll Vs SNMP Trap [Thursday, April 9th, 2020]
The exchange of information in the SNMP protocol can be done via polling or via traps. Learn the details about these two methods to have an efficient monitoring system.
How To Know If Your SNMP Managed Devices Are Still Online [Tuesday, April 7th, 2020]
SNMP messages are asynchronous so they're sent only when an issue needs to be reported. But, if a managed device fails or loses connectivity, you won't know that something is wrong. Learn how you can make sure your devices are still online.
Remote Monitor Your Water Tanks [Thursday, April 2nd, 2020]
Water tanks are used in a wide variety of industries and it's in consensus that it's very important to know their levels. Learn how you can manage your water tanks with a monitoring system.
Choosing a Monitoring System For Cold Food Storage [Monday, March 30th, 2020]
When managing the temperature in a cold food storage facility, simply buying a thermometer is not enough. Monitoring your facility is vital to detect issues that could risk your products. Learn how to properly monitor and protect your cold food storage facility.
Building Access Systems Enhance Hospital Security [Wednesday, March 25th, 2020]
Hospitals should be a secure environment. Sensitive areas should be restricted and monitored to avoid any issues. This can be efficiently done by a Building Access System.
Remote Monitoring Systems Help Public Safety Communications Reliability [Tuesday, March 24th, 2020]
Everyday people put their lives on the hands of a 911 call. Learn how remote monitoring systems help these public safety communications to be always reliable.
The TL1 Protocol [Thursday, March 19th, 2020]
TL1 is a legacy protocol, but it is still an important tool in the monitoring industry. Learn more about the TL1 and how this protocol can help you have visibility over your monitoring system.
Understanding the DNP3 Protocol [Monday, March 16th, 2020]
Understand the DNP3 protocol and learn how to successfully implement and maintain a DNP3 remote monitoring system to manage your network.
Monitoring Environmental Conditions Best Practices [Friday, March 13th, 2020]
One important way to reduce your network vulnerability is by monitoring environmental conditions. Follow simple best practices to protect your network and your investment.