Monitor eliminates downtime at remote equipment sites.

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Suited for critical monitoring of remote cellular, microwave, and broadcast communications sites, alarm sensing device, Model SL-10 operates at -48 Vdc and outputs up to 9 Vdc at 1 A to power network components. With 6 contact closure inputs, 2 voltage inputs, 2 output relays, temperature sensor, and humidity sensor, unit can integrate variety of environmental conditions and legacy equipment into network monitoring system by providing alarm notification via SNMP traps.



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Omnitronix' SL-10 Cost-Effectively Eliminates Downtime at Unmanned Cellular, Microwave, and Broadcast Sites


Omnitronix' SL-10 Cost-Effectively Eliminates Downtime at Unmanned Cellular, Microwave, and Broadcast Sites

Small-sized alarm sensing device operates at -48 VDC to monitor sensors and environmental conditions while also powering low-current network components.

Seattle, Washington-In response to the worldwide demand for critical monitoring of remote cellular, microwave and broadcast communication sites, Omnitronix-a major supplier of remote monitoring equipment-announces release of its SNMP-Link Model SL10 as a low-cost solution that enables network engineers to detect conditions and eliminate downtime at remote equipment sites. The SL-10's small size, -48 VDC operating voltage, and inexpensive price creates an opportunity to monitor environmental conditions within the cramped quarters of pole-mounted, surface, and subterranean enclosures at microwave relays, transmitting stations, fiber-network hubs and cable booster sites by converting contact closure inputs, voltage inputs, temperature and humidity into SNMP trap alarms.

The SL-10 offers additional utility to telecoms, cable companies and broadcast operators who have equipment functioning in -48VDC environments, as the unit has a power output function (up to 9 VDC @ 1 amp) that can drive low-cost routers, hubs or other low-powered network components at the site.

"Typically, telcos have to pay a premium to buy a unit that supports minus 48 volts DC," says Tim Stoner, President of Omnitronix. "The ability to power other low-cost equipment and the low price that starts under $500 makes the SL-10 an affordable option for hundreds of remote applications."

Power outages, environmental extremes, and equipment failures can all threaten a communications network. As they normally reside outside the scope of a network management system, these untoward events frequently result in unexpected downtime. With six contact closure inputs, two voltage inputs, two output relays, a temperature sensor and a humidity sensor, the SL10 can integrate a variety of environmental conditions and legacy equipment into a network monitoring system by providing alarm notification via SNMP traps. Additionally, an on-board expansion port allows the connection of additional remote sensors that can add another 16 relays, contacts and/or voltage inputs. Almost immediately, network managers can monitor backup power, equipment status indicators, door contacts, air conditioning units, water sensors, smoke detectors and a variety of other devices. The SL-10 output relays activate lights, cameras, HVAC systems, sirens and other devices. Temperature and humidity sensors can be used to prevent threatening conditions such as condensation or overheating.

For more information on the SL10 contact Omnitronix, Inc. at 1200 N. 96th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 USA. Tel: 1.206.624.4985, Fax: 1.206.624.5610, or visit www.omnitronix.com.

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