Modular Console Server and Alarm
The In-Reach 15000 and the In-Reach 6000 are
high-performance, multi-processor and modular chassis-based out-of-band network
element management (NEM) systems. These multifunctional platforms offer the same
powerful and innovative remote console, alarm and sensor management features
found in the In-Reach standalone solutions.
The reliability, security
and performance of the In-Reach chassis-based solutions significantly reduce the
cost of network operations by eliminating the need for trained technicians at
every site and minimizing costly on-site visits. The In-Reach solution enhances
operations support system (OSS) management by enabling more centralized
monitoring and control of network elements (NEs). NEs such as server farms,
switches, routers, CSU/DSUs, alarm devices, environmental sensors and
telecommunications equipment can be managed efficiently from a single In-Reach
Ideally suited for communication network service providers and
enterprise networks, In-Reach solutions offer a range of processor and I/O
module configurations to provide an all-in-one solution for remote console,
alarm/control and sensor management.
In-Reach chassis models deliver the highest port density NEM
system in the industry. The IR-15000 is a 15-slot chassis that scales from 20 to
336 physical ports. The IR-6000 is a 6-slot chassis that scales from 20 to 100
The IR-15000 can provide a maximum of 336 remote console
ports, 560 alarm/control points or 280 sensor ports and the IR-6000 can provide
a maximum of 100 remote console ports, 200 alarm/control points or 100 sensor
ports, all in a single chassis.
In-Reach systems can scale to thousands of ports by interconnecting
multiple chassis and standalone systems either locally or remotely. In-Reach
networking modules support Ethernet or switched asynchronous dial-up
The scaleable In-Reach software architecture offers maximum
investment protection by using a common software image across all In-Reach IR
models. This design simplifies the management of all remote console, alarm and
sensor devices. Further, the In-Reach software is equipped with an intuitive
command line interface (CLI) for installation, configuration, maintenance and
troubleshooting. The In-Reach chassis operates efficiently in heterogeneous
networks and can be managed by any industry-standard, SNMP-compliant NMS such as
Megavision, HP OpenView, Sun NetManager, etc.
The In-Reach remote console management
processor and I/O modules connect to the serial console or craft ports of the
network elements to be managed. This serial connection allows network operations
and OSS managers to remotely access, configure, manage, troubleshoot or upgrade
their network elements as if attached locally. This centralized out-of-band
management approach is required for maintaining the operational stability of
in-band networks and geographically dispersed network elements.
console management systems also support script-based automated provisioning for
unmanned environments. Optional external modems can be connected to serial ports
for reliable and secure out-of-band access to the console ports of remote
network elements. In addition to the physical ports, In-Reach provides nine
virtual management ports enabling multiple users to perform system operations
In-Reach systems do not generate serial break signals
when powered off; therefore, Sun servers attached to In-Reach chassis are
protected from unexpected and costly server outages.
Generation IP-Based Alarm and Sensor Management
management processors and I/O modules connect to dry-contact closures and
provide discrete alarm management. Our next-generation IP-based alarm management
enables network managers from a centralized network operations center (NOC) to
monitor all types of alarm devices, such as door, pressure, flood, gas and
battery. It also allows either manual or automatic handling of control outputs
such as emergency lighting, sirens and power generators. In-Reach software
enables each physical alarm management port to operate as an alarm master port
or pairs of alarm inputs and control outputs.
Alarm inputs accept
discrete input signals that are generated when contact closures change state.
In-Reach control outputs send voltage signals to relays in devices such as
backup generators or emergency lighting systems in response to state changes
from alarm devices.
The serial ports of the In-Reach system can be
configured to monitor the readings of temperature/humidity sensors. Coupled with
its Intelligent Self-Healing feature, environmental conditions of equipment
facilities can be managed efficiently.
Automated Response to
The Automated response to alarm conditions feature in
the In-Reach software facilitates timely, intelligent and unmanned alarm and
sensor management. Using this feature, alarm or sensor trigger-conditions and
corresponding response actions can be defined.
Response actions can be
defined to initiate an SNMP trap or control output signal, or automatically
execute a pre-defined command script. These trigger actions can also be
configured to initiate a response whenever measured parameter values of a sensor
port change beyond preset thresholds or when an alarm input changes state.
The self-healing feature has the provision to define as many as 255
trigger conditions and 255 actions, ensuring reliable alarm and sensor
To add to your peace of mind,
In-Reach software offers a set of robust security features such as per-port and
multi-level password protection, access control lists (ACLs), IP filtering, PPP
PAP/CHAP, PPP dialback, SecurID and RADIUS. In addition, support for the
industry-standard Secure Shell encryption serves as a secure alternative to
Telnet and prevents unauthorized intrusion.
The In-Reach software also
includes a powerful data-logging feature that provides the ability to track
previously entered commands and data. With this feature, security breaches and
last change events are accounted for and easily identified.
In-Reach chassis N+1 power redundancy
guarantees the delivery of reliable power to the system in the rare occurrence
of a power supply failure. The IR-15000 can accommodate up to five
load-balancing power supplies and the IR-6000 can accommodate a maximum of two
power supplies for critical applications that require power redundancy. In-Reach
chassis can also accommodate redundant power inputs from multiple power sources.
Out-of-Band Console & Power Management
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