Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ethernet Control for SERIMUX® Console Serial Port Switch

Ethernet Control for SERIMUX® Console Serial Port Switch The Ethernet Control option for SERIMUX Console Serial Port Switches allows you to alternatively control the switch via the Internet via the Web Interface or Telnet. Depending on your preferences for controlling … Continue reading

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Protecting Video Signals from EMI When Using CATx Extenders

Previously, I discussed how electromagnetic interference affects video signals when using a CATx extender. In this posting, I will be discussing how using shielded cable can protect your video signal from EMI. A simple and cost effective way to prevent … Continue reading

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Weak Points in Data Center and POP Environmental Monitoring

In a previous posting on environmental threats, I discussed how temperature, humidity, and other factors can impact data centers, telecom switching sites, and other POP sites. I am going to continue that conversation with a look at some weak points … Continue reading

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Extending 1080p HD Audio/Video Using Existing CAT6 Wiring

Whether you are installing a new entertainment center or home theater system, or modifying an existing one, the question always remains about the best way of setting it up. With so many options for connecting devices to one another, it … Continue reading

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Enviromux GSM-USB

This blog is to introduce you to our latest product offering, the ENVIROMUX GSM-USB. The GSM-USB can be used with the ENVIROMUX SEMS 16, the IPDU-S4,  and the IPDU-S8 units to send out SMS messages when a sensor goes into alarm. One of … Continue reading

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NTI SNMP Plugin for Nagios

Nagios is an open source network monitoring tool that you might already be using or are familiar with. You can use it to receive Enviromux alerts. By using Nagios, you can monitor ENVIROMUX and your other network devices through the … Continue reading

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Sending Syslog Alerts with Environment Monitoring System

Syslog, a standard for logging program messages, allows you to centralize logging and collect messages from all devices in your network. This centralized data logging with Syslog provides a convenient location for historical data from multiple remote computers. The Syslog … Continue reading

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How EMI Affects Video Signals When Using CATx Extenders

In this posting, I will be discussing how common sources of extreme EMI in a building (such as air-conditioners, elevator motors, generators, radio transmitters and welders) can cause video signal problems when using a CATx extender. Strong electrical and magnetic … Continue reading

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Environmental Threats to Data Centers, Telecom Switching, and POP sites

Your critical business services can be threatened by a range of environmental factors. In this posting, I will discuss several of these threats and the challenges each poses in data centers, telecom switching sites, and other point-of-presence sites where the … Continue reading

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