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How Do I Justify My Remote Monitoring Purchase To Management?
[Monday, March 18th, 2019]
You're interested in purchasing a remote monitoring system, but you can't get your boss on board with the idea. That's very common, since remote monitoring is not directly responsible for your company's revenue. However, think about alarm monitoring as a...
The Top 3 Characteristics Of The Best SCADA Systems
[Monday, March 18th, 2019]
A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, also known as SCADA system, allows you to remotely manage your systems and overall operations. SCADA systems are complex - and they really have to be. The operation that...
Field Test: What Are The Benefits Of An On-Site Field Trial?
[Thursday, March 14th, 2019]
You've decided to take the first step into investing in a remote monitoring solution. This is a very important step. After all, this monitoring system will affect your company's revenue. It goes without saying that you want to make sure you have the...
SCADA Vendors: How Should They Earn Your Business?
[Wednesday, March 13th, 2019]
When you buy from a SCADA company that actually puts the client first, your money will go a long way. Always choose a company that understands just how important it is to for you to maximize your network visibility. Your vendor must...
How to Get an RTU for Evaluation & Testing
[Tuesday, March 5th, 2019]
If you want to test out an RTU in your lab or at one of your remote sites, you'll need to get a free evaluation unit from a manufacturer. There are 3 primary ways to do this...
Who are the best manufacturers of RTUs and masters for remote monitoring?
[Thursday, February 28th, 2019]
At DPS, we talk to thousands of people every year about what they're trying to accomplish with remote monitoring gear. Because most of them know our strong opinions about remote monitoring best practices (largely from reading our web articles like...
How Do I Know I'm Choosing Dependable Monitoring Gear?
[Friday, February 22nd, 2019]
Buying a remote monitoring device (an RTU or master station) is an expensive investment. Not only does it have an out-of-pocket cost, but this device is also something you'll depend on. If you don't have visibility of...
How to Choose an RTU - Top 3 Considerations You Need to Think About
[Monday, February 11th, 2019]
You've decided it's time to buy an RTU to monitor your remote sites, but how do you decide which model is the best fit? Today, we're going to look at the top 3 things you need to think about when you're choosing an RTU...
How many RTU Alarm Points Do You Need?
[Monday, February 11th, 2019]
If you don't have enough capacity to cover everything you want to monitor, you won't have good network visibility. That's why it's so important to properly calculate how many alarm points you'll need...
DPS at Distributech 2019
[Friday, February 1st, 2019]
On February 5-7, 2019, visit the DPS Booth (#11657) at the DistribuTECH conference in New Orleans, LA. Andrew and Benjamin will be there to discuss the problems you're facing in your network. It's also your chance to see DPS equipment in person. DP...
What Lead Time Should I Expect for an RTU?
[Thursday, January 31st, 2019]
In the age of Amazon shopping, it's natural for you to expect everything to be deliverable to you within 48 hours (if not sooner). But what does that mean for the business-oriented world of RTU purchasing? "Ready to Ship" is only a good idea if the product...
How to Choose and Price the Best Remote Monitoring System for Your Company
[Wednesday, January 30th, 2019]
Choosing a remote monitoring system is one of the most important, lasting choices you have to make for your organization. This is something that you and your coworkers and going to have to depend on for 10 years or more. If you make the best possible choice, you'll...
5 Benefits Remote Monitoring Can Bring to Your Organization
[Tuesday, January 29th, 2019]
As you read this, preventable waste is silently (and sometimes loudly) devouring your profits, increasing your budget consumption, or even putting lives at risk. You may have the smartest, most well-intentioned team on the planet, but...
How Northwest Communication Cooperative (NCC) Monitors Their Remote Sites
[Monday, January 28th, 2019]
Northwest Communication Cooperative (NCC) was incorporated in 1951 to provide members in northwest North Dakota with a telephone system. Today, NCC strives to be the premier provider of telecommunication services by providing local telephone service,...
SNMP Auto-Discovery using the "Discover" Module in T/Mon
[Friday, January 11th, 2019]
Let's walk through how to set up an SNMP discover module. This module is designed for when you want to get a preliminary idea of what types of alarms and messages your equipment can send to your T/Mon. What to check before you start. Before we get started...
Q&A: Why monitor your public-safety radio sites?
[Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019]
We interviewed county public-safety agencies (911, police, fire) across the United States to discover why they monitor their remote radio & network sites. Here's what they said: Q: Why monitor your public-safety radio sites? A: "Because we operate i...
Remote Monitoring for a TelCo
[Thursday, December 20th, 2018]
DPS Telecom designed a monitoring solution to specially attend the necessities of a telephone company in the Middle East. This particular company needed to monitor 20 different sites and the best-suited RTU for that was the NetGuardian M16 G2. 16 out...
Monitoring System for County Police/ Fire Radio Sites
[Thursday, December 20th, 2018]
This is a monitoring system that we built for a county government to monitor their police and fire safety radio network. Let's walk through the kinds of things we're monitoring in this system and then talk about the outputs and the types of alerts that...
RTU Price Range
[Monday, December 17th, 2018]
If you are searching for RTU options because you need to remotely monitor your microwave sites or power substations, or maybe even just a simple server closet, one of biggest questions on your mind must be: How much does an RTU cost? What kind of budget...
How to Convert SNMP to Contact Closures (Relay Outputs)
[Thursday, December 6th, 2018]
Nowadays, more and more equipment only uses protocols such as SNMP, Modbus, or DNP to output alarm data. These protocols are not contact-closure based. So, whether you have a fire alarm control panel or any other piece of gear that only takes in contact...
Unboxing the TempDefender G2 SCADA Remote
[Monday, November 26th, 2018]
Today, we'll go over what to expect when you get your new TempDefender G2 SCADA RTU from DPS. We'll start by looking in the box. You'll see two main items: Your setup kit Your RTU itself Your setup kit To start with, you'll have a bag of cables. This...
Common Monitoring Applications: SCADA, Building Access, RTUs, and Master Stations
[Monday, November 19th, 2018]
At DPS, we've been designing custom remote monitoring applications for decades. Here are 3 common applications that we've worked on repeatedly in that time. You'll probably find at least one of the useful for your company: 1) Monitoring cell towers, h...
T/Mon: Troubleshooting a NetGuardian RTU
[Wednesday, November 14th, 2018]
There are a variety of reasons the NetGuardian can fail to communicate with the T/Mon. Changes to your network firewall, and incorrect set-up on unit can prevent you from being able to successfully poll your NetGuardian from your T/Mon. How to...
RTU Unboxing Video: NetGuardian 832A
[Monday, November 12th, 2018]
Here's what to expect when you get your NetGuardian RTU shipment from DPS: When you open your box, you'll notice that you have your unit and your setup kit. If you pull out your setup kit and open it up, you'll see that you have everything you...
How to Set Up Email Alerts on your NetGuardian 832A G5
[Monday, November 5th, 2018]
The NetGuardian 832A G5 is a larger capacity remote with 32 discrete alarms, 8 analogs and 8 control relays, it's best suited for larger sites. Like almost all NetGuardian RTUs, the 832A G5 can send you automatic email alerts when important alarms happen. ...
Integrating Legacy RTUs into your Network with T/Mon
[Monday, October 15th, 2018]
Incorporating sites equipped with legacy remotes into your existing network can be a hassle. You may consider replacing the legacy RTUs with more current models. However, multiple new units hurts the bottom line. Replacing equipment at remote sites is ...
Your DPS Field Trial Experience
[Monday, September 24th, 2018]
A field trial is a critical part of your custom equipment project Your DPS field trial can be a little "exciting", but it will ultimately be very rewarding. Your decision to work with DPS Telecom on a custom engineering project offers multiple ...
Choosing the Right Facilities Management Equipment
[Thursday, September 20th, 2018]
Make your facilities management more effective by choosing a remote monitoring system with these key features... Facility access: How do you know what's going on at your sites? Make sure your system allows you...
UPS Battery Backup Monitoring - protect against power loss
[Thursday, September 20th, 2018]
A UPS Battery Backup is an uninterruptible power supply that provides a seamless backup power in the event that primary power, normally AC, is lost at your site. It is considered "uninterruptible" in that it comes online quickly enough to prevent interruption...
Video Report: Animal Sabotage at Remote Telecom Sites
[Monday, September 10th, 2018]
You may not have considered the threats that animals can pose to your remote telecom sites. They're usually just looking for a warm nesting site (or an easy meal...), but that doesn't mean they can't cause major problems.From plugged air filters to ...
Control High-Power Devices (up to 60A) with this Controller Extension Box
[Monday, September 10th, 2018]
Allow your RTU's standard 1-amp relays to toggle up to 60 amps Monitoring your equipment remotely is a huge time and money saver. It gives you visibility of equipment status, can help you more efficiently plan maintenance and reduces windshield time for...
Video: How to Monitor Your Propane (LPG) Tank Level Remotely
[Friday, September 7th, 2018]
You probably don't have to drain your tank to start remotely monitoring your propane (LPG) level. This makes it easy to make sure that your building's generator always has enough fuel to withstand a commercial power failure.See how a typical float works, ...
Consolidated Communications CEO credits QOS with positive growth
[Thursday, September 6th, 2018]
If you've read either of these two articles, you know that Consolidated Communications puts a high value on good remote monitoring: Consolidated Communications Lays Ground For Fiber Transports With The NetGuardian 216F Consolidated C...
South Central Communications Upgrades to T/Mon to Integrate SNMP and RTU Monitoring
[Tuesday, September 4th, 2018]
South Central Utah Telephone Association began offering telephone service to the rural areas of Southern Utah in 1953. Over the years, as the telecommunications industry and technology advanced, South Central Communications...
RT Communications Dramatically Reduces "All Day" Truck Rolls With T/Mon, NetGuardians, And Building Access
[Monday, August 27th, 2018]
RT Communications was created through the vision of Range Telephone Cooperative's Board of Trustees to provide the latest in telecommunications services to the residents of Wyoming. For over 20 years, RT Communication has been offering their customers...
Monitoring Lightning Strikes - App Diagram Video Analysis
[Monday, August 27th, 2018]
If you have remote sites that are prone to lightning, you're facing some big risks. Surges can be incredibly destructive, and you have extra reason to monitor your revenue-generating equipment. You can't afford to guess and test. You need to find and...
T/Mon Video Tutorials
[Friday, August 24th, 2018]
These video tutorials were designed to supplement other T/Mon documentation. For additional instructional content, visit our YouTube channel.
Tutorial - How to Implement SNMP Monitoring for Network Alarm Management
[Thursday, August 23rd, 2018]
How much do you need to know about SNMP to implement SNMP alarm monitoring on your communications network? You don't need to study SNMP on a theoretical level to make your implementation successful. But there...
DNP3 Tutorial Video: Outstations, Masters, & RTUs...
[Tuesday, August 21st, 2018]
What you'll learn about DNP3 in this video: The two major elements of DNP3-based systems SCADA protocols vs. Telecom protocols The 4 goals of DNP3 protocol DNP3 vs. SNMP Upstream vs. Downstream DNP3 information How DNP3 will allow you to: Monitor tem...
SCADA Tutorial Video: Architecture, PLC vs. RTU, and Other Fundamentals
[Tuesday, August 21st, 2018]
What you'll learn about SCADA in this video: What "SCADA" stands for The two major elements of any SCADA system Industries where SCADA is used 3 reasons why you might need SCADA equipment What you'll be able to do with a good system in place The 4 ke...
SNMPv3 Mediation White Paper
[Monday, August 20th, 2018]
If you have older SNMP gear in your network that is not being mediated to SNMPv3, than your network could be at risk. SNMPv3 uses encryption to secure your network. This white paper walks you through how to protect your gear, an...
Telco
[Monday, August 20th, 2018]
As a telecommunications company, it is your responsibility to ensure that communication services are always operating correctly for your customers. This can be a challenge under normal circumstances, let alone in an emergency such as a natural disaster....
Video: Easily Chain and Configure Your D-Wire Sensors
[Friday, August 17th, 2018]
D-Wire sensors are a great way to expand the capabilities of your RTU. The RJ12 sensors are bus-powered and daisy-chained, making them easy to set up. And when connected to your DPS device, supported sensors are almost completely auto configured. The v...
Part 1: Mail Out Jobs and Targets
[Friday, August 17th, 2018]
Notifications are your window into the health of your remote equipment. They allow you to see how your gear is functioning without having to drive hours to a site. That's why ...
Secure Rail 2017: Tips and Tricks for Trackside Monitoring
[Friday, August 17th, 2018]
Remote monitoring is critical for railroads. Thank you so much to everyone who attended Secure Rail 2018! We were so glad to present remote monitoring strategies used by Alaska Railroad and our other railroad clients. In case you couldn't make it, you ...
DPS Telecom at UTC 2018
[Thursday, August 16th, 2018]
May 9-10 2018 - DPS visited the UTC (Utilities Telecom Council) 2018 show in Palm Springs, CA. Mariam and Wesley were on hand from DPS to discuss the problems our clients face in their networks. It was a great opportunity for our clients to see and touch...
Derived Alarm Automation on Your NetGuardian RTU
[Tuesday, August 14th, 2018]
Derived, or 'Soft', Alarms are alarms that are created using software logic. Derived alarms give you the flexibility to customize your alarms and get valuable information about your site. Many of the RTUs manufactured by DPS Telecom come with Derived al...
Overview: NetGuardian Expansion for the G5 Platform
[Thursday, August 9th, 2018]
Up to three NetGuardian DX G5 Expansion Units can be daisy-chained from a single, base NetGuardian. The NetGuardian DX G5 Expansion Units are low-cost, self-contained devices that provide compatible NetGuardian series remotes with additional ground-activated ...
Convert SNMP to SNMPv3 (Video Tutorial)
[Monday, August 6th, 2018]
Security mandates require you to use SNMPv3 You may have a corporate policy that says you must use encrypted SNMPv3. The rule might also come from a governmental regulation. Essentially, they don't want unencrypted SNMP traps flying around the network ...
NetGuardian 224A Overview
[Wednesday, August 1st, 2018]
The NetGuardian 224A is a light RTU with 24 discretes. This RTU is great for smaller sites that have a lot of discrete outputs. Meet the NetGuardian 224A The NetGuardian 224A monitors 24 discrete alarms and reports events to a Master Station, such ...
The NetGuardian 8A - high analog density on a small RTU
[Wednesday, August 1st, 2018]
Analog inputs provide valuable information about your network. Rather than providing binary inputs like discrete alarms (door open/closed, power active/fail, etc.), analogs provide information on a scale. Temperature ("83.6 degrees"), voltages ("-47.89...
3 Video Walkthroughs: Battery Monitoring, Satellite RTUs, & Redundant Masters
[Monday, July 30th, 2018]
These 3 videos will walk you through 3 different remote-monitoring applications. You'll see how you can: Monitor your batteries. Monitor remote locations using satellite terminals Create geographic redundancy with dual alarm masters that support automatic ...
Video: Sensor logging, graphing, & CSV history with the TempDefender RTU
[Thursday, July 26th, 2018]
The TempDefender G2 has sensor logging, graphing, and CSV-export capabilities you might normally expect from an alarm master, not an RTU. In this quick video, see how to set up your sensors, log data, and graph it in the TempDefender's web interface. The Tem...
DPS Telecom at APCO 2018
[Thursday, July 26th, 2018]
Las Vegas, NV - August 6-7, 2018: DPS Telecom will be exhibiting at APCO 2018. APCO is a Police and Fire public safety expo, featuring an exhibit hall, educational sessions, and more. We work with many of you in the police/fire radio and 911 spaces, ...
Process SNMP Using Your NetGuardian RTU
[Wednesday, July 25th, 2018]
SNMP is normally processed by your SNMP manager. But what if you want to convert SNMP from older devices to SNMPv3? What if you need a straightforward way to have SNMP traps trigger an email notification, an SMS text, or a dial-out voice message? The...
Count alarm events with NetGuardian Persistent Alarm Counters
[Wednesday, July 25th, 2018]
Sometimes you need to monitor how many times something happens. You might need to: Count lightning strikes detected by a discrete sensor Count generator run cycles Count fuel-tank fill-ups Count door opens Count power consumed by devices with pulse output Count ...
How to Reduce Wasteful Truck Rolls with Remote Monitoring
[Wednesday, July 25th, 2018]
"Windshield time" is all the unproductive time that your technicians spend traveling to and from remote sites during a truck roll. This gets expensive fast. There's no question about it: truck rolls are expensive. When you are paying your technicians ...
Video: Device Modules Makes Adding A Device Quick and Easy
[Tuesday, July 24th, 2018]
A master station is a great way to streamline all your devices and alarms onto one screen. But what about configuring all those devices and alarms? The larger your network, the more daunting that task becomes. Device modules on the T/Mon Master Station fro...
Video: How to Save Millions with Superior Remote Site Monitoring
[Monday, July 23rd, 2018]
You probably don't realize how much of your potential profits get eaten up by poor network visibility. Companies of at least a reasonable size can literally save millions with better remote monitoring and control - both by reducing costs and by protecting...
Trend and Graph Your Analog Values with These RTUs
[Thursday, July 19th, 2018]
Analog inputs are a great way to keep track of your sites. You can monitor precise voltages, fuel levels, temperatures, humidities and more. Analogs paint a much clearer picture than discrete contact closures. The problem comes when you try to ask a ...
Critical Bearing Chiller and Mixer Monitoring with the TempDefender G2
[Wednesday, July 18th, 2018]
In this example, you have a TempDefender RTU monitoring your 3 bearing chillers and 3 mixers. The sensors are "D-wire" models, which are daisy-chained as bus-powered. In this example, I'll be showing you how to monitor your bearing chillers and mixers wit...
HVAC Management Whitepaper Offer
[Tuesday, July 17th, 2018]
HVAC Monitoring Tutorial - Learn how to properly look after your HVAC units and maximize savings. This HVAC Monitoring reference guide was written for you, the professional who needs to monitor HVAC equipment. This HVAC tutorial...
How to Monitor Your Radio Towers, Temperature, & Power Status with an RTU
[Tuesday, July 17th, 2018]
In this example, you have a tower site with the NetGuardian M16 G2 RTU. This unit can monitor up to 16 discrete alarm inputs, 4 analog channels (with the built-in temperature and battery sensor as options), and can support 2 or 18 control relay outputs...
Protect Your Equipment from Lightning Strikes with the Line Protector 48
[Monday, July 16th, 2018]
If you have remote sites on mountaintops or other lightning-prone locations (ex. flat regions like Florida), you know how expensive the damage can be. Any time that copper leaves your building, you're potentially vulnerable. This includes copper routed t...
Protect And Monitor Your Networking Equipment With T/Mon LNX Master Station
[Friday, July 13th, 2018]
Keeping track of every one of your alarms can easily get out of hand. If you manage multiple sites and have a RTU (Remote Telemetry Unit) stationed at each individual one, it's easy for you to lose track of vital information. Most masters support only...
Southeast Nebraska Communications Replaces DMS 10 Contact Closure Monitoring with T/Mon and NetGuardians
[Tuesday, July 10th, 2018]
Southeast Nebraska Communications (SNC) is a third-generation, privately owned communications company that has provided local telephone services in Falls City and the surrounding area since 1906. The company offers local voice, long distance, internet...
Case Study: Integrate Legacy RTUs Into Your Existing Network With T/Mon
[Monday, July 9th, 2018]
Incorporating sites equipped with legacy remotes into your existing network can be a hassle. You may consider replacing the legacy RTUs with more current models. However, multiple new units hurt the bottom line. Replacing equipment at remote sites is ...
New Custom Firmware Feature: Prioritized Modbus Polling
[Monday, July 9th, 2018]
This new interpolated method of polling Modbus registers optimizes data retrieval of important values (ex. low fuel, high temperature) according to YOUR prioritization. DPS recently developed a new way to prioritize the polling of thousands of Modbus r...
How to Send Modbus Alarms to Your SNMP Manager
[Monday, July 2nd, 2018]
An increasing number of devices at your remote sites communicate alarm data using the Modbus protocol. Integrating Modbus into your overall network monitoring system is essential to protecting your infrastructure. If you don't properly handle alarms...
Q&A: Can you manage a SCADA system from out in the field?
[Monday, June 25th, 2018]
Q: Is it required to have a 7x24 NOC center, or can our supervisors monitor from the field? My company is in the process of putting a SCADA system online. We are a major transportation company in the United States. One plan is to have supervisors monitor...
The Top 3 Ways Animals Sabotage Your Remote Sites - and How to Stop Them
[Monday, June 18th, 2018]
Animals can cause big damage at your remote sites - butyou can detect and stop it with the right tools Your remote sites are often deep in the wilderness. This reduces that chance for human theft and vandalism, but the local wildlife can sometimes surprise...
How to Calculate Your HVAC Controller ROI
[Monday, June 11th, 2018]
You spend a lot on your HVAC systems. Your budget is weighed down by: -Direct electricity expense -Replacement cost for end-of-life HVACs Maintenance visits to replace end-of-life HVACs -Maintenance visits to change filters -Emergency responses, equipment ...
Send Modbus to Your SNMP Manager
[Monday, June 4th, 2018]
If you have Modbus devices, how do you bring them into a complete monitoring system with other gear? You might also have gear that uses DNP3, Modbus, and proprietary protocols. How can you get those into a global master like an SNMP manager? You need...
Vaccine Storage Monitoring System - TempDefender G2
[Monday, May 7th, 2018]
Could you estimate how much money your company has invested in your IT server room or data center? How much is your network uptime worth to you? These questions might be difficult to answer, but monitoring your valuable IT equipment certainly doesn't...
DPS at the NAB Show 2018
[Wednesday, March 21st, 2018]
On April 9-12, 2018, visit the DPS Booth (#N6212) at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2018 conference in Las Vegas, NV. Mariam and Brian will be there to discuss remote-site-monitoring equipment you can use as a radio/broadcast engineer....
Twin Valley Telephone Reduces Outages and Truck Rolls at Dozens of Sites
[Thursday, February 22nd, 2018]
Twin Valley Telephone is a triple-play provider serving several counties in the Kansas area. The company has brought fiber directly to the homes of their customers. They recently decided to...
Top 3 Questions about the T/Mon Master Station
[Tuesday, February 20th, 2018]
Industry conferences are very important at DPS. It's at these events that we can listen to you in-person and share our knowledge of remote monitoring with you. Chatting with you at our trade show booths, we've seen a few common questions about our master...
DPS At IWCE 2018
[Thursday, February 15th, 2018]
On March 7-8, 2018, visit the DPS Booth (#248) at the IWCE (International Wireless Communications Expo) 2018 conference in Orlando, FL. Andrew and Mariam will be there to discuss the problems you're facing in your network. It's also your chance to see...
How PTCI Monitors its Cell Sites and COs
[Wednesday, February 14th, 2018]
Founded in 1954, Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) provides telephone, broadband, and 4G LTE wireless service across the three counties of the Oklahoma Panhandle. They're currently building out fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to all of their exchanges. "We ...
Video: NetGuardian 480 Email Notification Setup Wizard
[Monday, January 22nd, 2018]
NetGuardian 480 menus: NetGuardian 832A G5 menus: Email notifications are an excellent way to monitor your remote sites. You might use them 7x24, or perhaps only as after-hours alerts. "How do I set up email notifications?" is a common question among RTU ...
DPS Equipment Immune to Meltdown Spectre Vulnerability
[Monday, January 15th, 2018]
Jan. 15, 2018 Recently, vulnerabilities in the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine (ME) have been discovered by several independent research groups. The nature of the Intel ME, mixed with what are being called Meltdown ...
Central Arizona Project protects its 336-mile water distribution system with T/Mon and NetGuardians
[Wednesday, January 10th, 2018]
Central Arizona Project Central Arizona Project (CAP) is Arizona's single largest resource for renewable water supplies. CAP brings 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Central and Southern Arizona...
Web-enabled HVAC Lead-Lag Smart Controller for up to 6 HVAC Units
[Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018]
If you have remote telecom sites, HVAC management will always be an issue for you. You simply can't afford to ignore modern and remotely accessible smart controllers. If you use simple thermostats that you can't monitor or control remotely, you're probably...
Video: Mediate Modbus to SNMP in Less Than 7 Minutes
[Monday, December 4th, 2017]
As a backup power source, it is crucial to monitor the health and status of your generators. Without monitoring, you're blind to fuel levels and other factors that could mean disaster for your site if something goes wrong. Modbus is a common protocol fo...
NetGuardian 432 G4 Overview
[Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017]
The NetGuardian 432 is a great capacity when you like the NG480 feature set - but you don't need 80 discrete points.
Video: T/Mon Setup Wizard Helps You Painlessly Configure Notifications
[Monday, November 20th, 2017]
Setting up your master station can take some time, especially if you have a large network with a lot of devices and notifications to configure. The T/Mon Master Station by DPS Telecom has a few features that help alleviate the stress of configuring de...
LPG Controller: Advantages of Propane Tank Monitoring
[Monday, November 13th, 2017]
Do you have multiple propane tanks as back-up power sources at your remote sites? If you do, you know how difficult it is to manage all the tanks, along with all your other mission-critical equipment. Monitoring your propane tank levels - and automatically...
How to get Text Alerts (Email/SMS) to your Phone
[Monday, October 23rd, 2017]
Text notifications, like email and SMS/text messages, are an important part of any modern monitoring system. You can't always be at your desk waiting for alarms to come in. You never want to be waiting for your NOC to call you. You need fast alarm information...
Responsive PTZ Camera Keeps Your Remote Sites Safe
[Thursday, October 19th, 2017]
Do you experience frequent copper theft at your remote sites? Are vandalism and break-ins an issue for your mountaintop facilities? Do you need a monitoring system with visibility to monitor your remote sites, even when you can't be there? For remote ...
How to minimize the cost of rural broadband delivery after accepting CAF or other funding
[Tuesday, October 17th, 2017]
The US federal government funds rural broadband It's tough to achieve ROI on broadband in rural areas. There's simply too much territory to cover and too few customers. The US federal government understands this challenge, but also recognizes that "broadband...
Simplify Battery Monitoring: NetGuardian DIN and Smart Batteries
[Tuesday, October 17th, 2017]
Your batteries are typically "out of sight, out of mind", which is fine - until you need them. When commercial power fails, your batteries absolutely have to work. It's simply too risky to leave such a critical piece of your network unmonitored. You need...
Voice Alerts Cut Through Clutter in an Emergency
[Tuesday, October 17th, 2017]
Missing a critical alarm from a remote site can result in disaster. Alerts from your remote monitoring devices are your life-line to your remote site equipment. Without these alerts, you would have zero visibility of the condition of all your gear. That...
Your 5 Biggest Aha! moments from DPS Factory Training NY
[Monday, October 9th, 2017]
Thank you to all those who attended DPS Telecom's Remote Factory Training in New York. Just like the classes held at DPS headquarters in Fresno, CA., our students received 4 days of training on RTUs (TempDefenders), T/Mon, and SNMP. The class allows ...
T/Mon Device Modules make it easy to add 100+ common devices to your master station
[Friday, September 29th, 2017]
The single biggest challenge you face when setting up your alarm master is entering all of your devices. To manually database a device in your master station, you must know: What kind of protocol does it use? What different messages will it send? How ...
Monitor Power Consumption at Your Remote Sites
[Monday, September 18th, 2017]
Verify your co-location charges and identify energy waste using straightforward monitoring equipment Power consumption monitoring is crucial at your remote sites: If you own a co-location site, you need to know for certain that your tenants are paying for...
International Factory Training Reduces Cost, Travel Time For Attendees
[Wednesday, September 13th, 2017]
Thank you to all who attended DPS Telecom's 1st international Factory Training Class in Canada. This regional class was similar in curriculum to DPS Telecom's Factory Training Class held in Fresno, CA. Students attended 4 days of training on RTUs, ...
Top 5 Site Monitoring Best Practices
[Monday, September 11th, 2017]
You know you're responsible for monitoring your remote sites, but how can you do better? Where do you start? To help you improve your site visibility, here are 5 specific tips recommended by real-world experts at a recent national conference: 1) Know ...
How to Encrypt SNMPv1 & SNMPv2c for Government/Corporate Compliance
[Tuesday, September 5th, 2017]
Both of these SNMPv3 converters give you a modern security upgrade for your older SNMP devices... You're responsible for keeping your network online and secure. That includes preventing unauthorized access and tampering. You may even be required by management ...
The Top 5 Remote-Site Dangers: Solve them and protect your budget
[Friday, August 18th, 2017]
Lack of remote-site visibility can push you into "reactive mode" No matter your industry, your remote telecom sites will have some common problems. Failing to address them properly can eat up your budget dollars on preventable outages and reactive emergency...
All-in-One Monitoring for 5-100 Sites.
[Wednesday, August 16th, 2017]
Do you have between 5 and 100 remote sites? Whether you work in a telco, utility, county (police/fire), or transit industry, that's a sweet spot for common problems and this proven solution: You have to monitor a variety of devices. Your network is...

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