NetGuardian 832A G5: High Capacity SNMPv3 Alarm Collector

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The NetGuardian 832A: A large-capacity RTU that monitors 32 discrete alarms and 8 analog alarms, pings 32 network elements, controls 8 relays, provides LAN reach through access to 8 serial ports, and reports via SNMP v2c or DCPX, e-mail, or pagers.

Versatile and Capable SNMPv3 Alarm Collection

Migration Tactics for 832A G4 Users

For NetGuardian 832A G4 users looking at substantial new deployments, you might want to consider migrating to the new G5 platform. This enhanced RTU gives you the same alarm capacity as the G4, but with many new capabilities. including increased processor speed (for a faster web interface), advanced hardware (more memory for features), and enhanced security options (like SNMPv3, hardware acceleration, and RADIUS authentication).

The G4 firmware is now in maintenance-only mode, whereas the G5 is actively being developed. This opens the door for many new features down the road. Also, since the G5 is newer, it will also feature a longer product life.

The migration path to the G4 couldn't be easier. The pins for the alarm, relay, and power connections are the same - so projects designed for the G4 will work fine with the G5. See chart below for a quick comparison:

NetGuardian G4-G5 Comparison
NetGuardian 832A G4-G5 comparison table.

Common use cases for the NetGuardian 832A G5

Like its predecessors, the 832A G5 is built for larger sites. It has 8 control relays and 32 discrete alarms and also has analogs ("832A").

It remains among the most popular DPS RTUs because of its breadth of functions. In particular, the 8 serial ports allow legacy devices to be brought under your single monitoring umbrella.

In the age of the 832A G5, the G4 is still sometimes deployed by organizations who highly value consistency and standardization (and who do not need the improved security and intelligence features of the G5).

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