Press Release Summary:
Data-Link(TM) DL150 facilitates secure data communications with any IP connection or serial telephone switch technology. Supporting IP record collection and CDR over IP protocols for PBX vendors, it also offers telemanagement as well as remote management functions such as collection and relay of syslog records in text message form, SNMP trap capture from other network devices, remote IP routing, and array of remote and onboard sensors to monitor equipment closets.
Original Press Release:
Omnitronix DL150 -- The 'Swiss Army Knife' of Remote PBX Management
Collects and directs call records, Syslog data, alarms, and more. Seattle, Washington-To meet business' increasing need for the automated and secure collection and forwarding of critical records, Omnitronix, a major supplier of remote monitoring equipment, announces its newly enhanced Data-Link(TM) DL150 that makes data communications easy with virtually any IP connection or serial telephone switch technology. This powerful new configuration of Omnitronix' acclaimed Data-Link product line is the first pollable remote access device to support IP Record Collection and which now supports a broad array of CDR over IP protocols for PBX vendors such as Avaya, Nortel, Cisco Call Manager, Mitel, Alcatel, EADS and others. In addition to telemanagement, the all-new DL150 combines many other remote management functions never supported by a single device, including the collection and relay of Syslog records in text message form, SNMP Trap Capture from other network devices, Remote IP routing for emergency access to the network, plus an array of remote and onboard sensors to help monitor your equipment closets. The DL150 eliminates the need for system managers to purchase, configure and integrate several different devices. "The versatility of the new DL150 makes it the Swiss army knife of remote collection and site management devices," says Jesse Dennerlein, Omnitronix Product Management Engineer. "In addition to the telecom industry, which is vitally interested in record collection via IP, this new model offers capabilities that will meet the expanding needs of managers of other types of remote equipment." IP Record collection in the DL150 has been researched and tested at dozens of customer sites since 2002 in order to master the diverse protocols and methods used by different PBX vendors. Additionally, the DL150 can transmit stored records over the Internet using DES encryption to ensure it is kept secure from prying eyes. Omnitronix supplies the encryption and decryption tools as well as source code that enables users to integrate the decryption code into their software. The DL150 alarm capabilities allow a remote administrator to monitor an array of conditions at remote sites, including serial alarms, SNMP trap capture, environmental conditions, and Syslog support which enables the DL150 to collect records off UNIX-type devices and to filter these logs for alarms. Additionally, a "no-data" alarm can be set up for any one of the DL150 serial ports, whereby when no data is received by the device for a specified amount of time, it can automatically send an alarm message to a network management system or to a technician. The DL-150 makes it easy for administrators and technicians to be notified of these conditions by supporting a variety of messaging devices for the delivery of alarms and notifications. Messages can be sent via traditional pager or via e-mail to a desktop or cellphone for immediate notification of remote trouble spots. SNMP traps allow the DL150 to integrate with existing network management systems or you can use free alarm-management software that comes with the DL150. The DL150 also acts as a terminal server via dialup or telnet to allow you to make a pass-through connection directly to devices connected to any of its serial ports. By enabling its IP Routing feature you can use the DL150 as a RAS server to give you emergency access to networks that have fallen out of touch via in-band routes. Omnitronix' optional EventSensor modules allow the DL150 to monitor environmental conditions and equipment status located hundreds of feet away from the DL150. EventSensor modules include external temperature and humidity sensors, relay and open collector outputs, voltage sensors and a possible combination of up to 256 contact closures. Dimensions: 9.0 x 2.13 x 7.80 inches (22.86 x 5.41 x 19.81 cm). Weight: 2.34 pounds (1.07 kg). Rack mountable. Modem Options: either 33.6Kbps or 2400bps internal v. 32BIS. Protocols Supported: Zmodem, XModem, Telnet, FTP Push, Asynchronous ASCII and CBB. Power Supply: external transformer providing 12VAC at 1A; or optional -48VDC. For more information on the DL150 or other Omnitronix products, contact Omnitronix, Inc. at 1200 North 96th St., Seattle, WA 98103, USA. Tel: 1.206.624.4985, Fax: 1.206.624.5610, or visit www.omnitronix.com.