The In-Reach? 8000
(IR-8000) series of standalone secure Remote Presence management solutions
controls a variety of local and remote network elements (NEs) in a
cost-effective, secure, reliable and easy-to-use manner. By extending serial and
console port access and facilitating power management capabilities over IP
networks, the IR-8000 gives you visibility and control from virtually anywhere.
The IR-8000 includes a comprehensive set of security features including
per port password protection, RADIUS, Access Control Lists, Secure Shell,
SecureID, PPP, PAP/CHAP, PPP dial-back, on-board database and others.
With the IR-8000, network administrators can configure, troubleshoot and
manage geographically dispersed NEs such as UNIX servers, switches, CSU/DSUs,
routers and multiplexers from a central network operations center (NOC),
reducing costly on-site visits, service disruptions and skilled personnel
The Need for Remote Presence
conditions dictate that any business no matter how big or small must develop and
implement electronically driven processes to compete. Real-time electronic
business processes are a necessity across all markets, including the e-commerce,
financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, transportation, manufacturing
and utilities industries.
This new business environment has led to
geographically distributed networks, applications and systems. Enterprises have
deployed extensive networks to carry distributed applications that facilitate
businesses such as e-commerce, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain
automation, telemetry systems and industrial automation.
To meet the
explosive growth in digital communications, carriers and service providers have
built massive high-speed wireline and wireless networks. These networks enable
enterprises to connect with supply and distribution chains, customers and
themselves. When applications and networks stop, business stops. No enterprise
can afford the economic or business consequences of operational downtime. This,
coupled with the demand that businesses do more with less, puts network,
operations and systems managers in a very precarious position.
the people responsible for these applications, networks and systems cost
effectively manage them and their countless remote elements to ensure minimal
operational downtime? The answer is remote presence. In-Reach remote presence
solutions make logistically difficult, skilled manpower-intensive tasks easy and
cost-effective to manage. In-Reach remote presence solutions allow centrally
located personnel and applications to monitor, manage and respond to globally
distributed networks and systems.
IR-8000 Product Details
over a decade of software development, the IR-8000 offers the industry's most
secure and complete solutions for enabling serial devices including equipment
consoles, terminals, PCs, printers and bar code readers with IP connectivity.
The IR-8000 series is also a scaleable platform, providing from 8 to 40 ports of
serial port connectivity all in under 1U of rack space.
Access to the
system is achieved via an extensive Command Line Interface (CLI) or via a
user-friendly browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), making it simple and
cost-effective to deploy. Editable parameter files and SNMP management enhance
the product's ease of use and simple management. The IR-8000 software also
includes a variety of command and data logging features that offer network
administrators the ability to track previously entered commands and events from
a system log file. With this feature, security breaches and last change events
are much easier to isolate.
The IR-8000 is one of a wide range of In-Reach platforms and form
factors that fit any legacy terminal serving application. The IR-8000 has robust
protocol support including Print Server, TN3270, Unix, LAT and DECnet
multisession to enable a wide range of core legacy applications. The IR-8000
series also allows users to share printing resources in a widely distributed
heterogeneous environment that includes VAX hosts, UNIX hosts, and Novell and NT
servers supporting BOOTP.
In-Reach is the industry's most complete
solution for enabling serial devices including PCs, printers, terminals and bar
code readers with IP connectivity. These capabilities combined with the IR-8000
security and modem features make it an ideal choice for providing remote
real-time access to point of sale and telemetry data provided by serial devices.
Additionally, extensive modem, scripting support and RADIUS accounting
features make the IR-8000 ideal for remote access concentration.
The IR-8000 series console
management solution enables centrally located or remote personnel to connect to
the console or craft ports of any network element or server. This serial
connection allows administrators to manage and configure the remote network
devices and servers as if attached locally. Software upgrades, provisioning and
configuration changes of remote switches, routers and servers that once required
a qualified technician on site are now trivial tasks. Additionally, an editable
parameter file enables automated scripting of repetitive provisioning tasks,
making cost-efficient unmanned installation possible. The IR-8000 series is
fully Sun compatible to prevent the industry common "Sun Break" issue from
triggering inadvertent shutdowns of Sun servers. Secure IP connectivity can be
established in-band through the IR-8000's 10Base-T Ethernet port, or across a
separate, dedicated management network. Alternatively, secure IP connectivity
can be established via the internal V.90 modem, either as standard practice or
as a method of reliable back-door access in the case of a primary connection
failure. This ensures the ability to respond to problems and guarantee maximum
The IR-8000 series also
provides a modular power solution for managing remote power. IROS, the In-Reach
real-time operating software, enables the configuration of power master ports to
manage and control the In-Reach IR-5100 power management units. The solution
provides for remote current monitoring and AC power control of equipment at
With the IR-8000 and the IR-5100 series
administrators have the ability to remotely power cycle a locked up server,
bring a redundant system online or turn on an auxiliary air conditioner from
anywhere. Current utilization can also be monitored on a per outlet basis to
gain a solid understanding of faulty or power-hogging equipment and overall
usage to effectively plan and deliver efficient power.
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