Falcon Electric introduces secure UPS power monitoring and management system
Falcon Electric internal USHA SNMP/HTTP agent supports TCP/IP-based remote UPS monitoring.
Falcon Electric, Inc. has released an internal USHA SNMP/HTTP agent that supports TCP/IP-based remote Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) monitoring and management agent. Supporting HTTP and a security-improved Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3 together with the latest Internet Protocol (IP) v6, the new agent is a secure system for the remote monitoring and management of UPSs. It facilitates remote UPS monitoring and management over any Ethernet LAN, Enterprise network, or the Internet. Users can quickly install the agent board into the communications option slot of any Falcon SG, SSG, or FN Series UPS and connect it to any Ethernet LAN. If a DHCP server is present, an IP address will automatically be assigned. All can easily be managed and monitored from a single secure location from a computer running any common OS. Remote access is accomplished using Web browsers or through the use of Network Management Software (NMS).
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