The Maxserver series of
standalone terminal servers from MRV Communications provides comprehensive
serial-based connectivity for a wide range of applications. The Maxserver allows
seamless access from local or remote locations for a variety of devices, from
terminals and PCs to bar code readers and data acquisition devices. These
terminal/access servers are ideal for remote and Internet access, as well as
client/server or business automation applications. They are available in AC-and
DC- powered versions. With four models ranging from 8 to 40 ports, the Maxserver
series offers multiprotocol support, easy-to-use management options, extensive
security features, accounting and remote access capabilities.
Extensive Software Features
The Maxservers offer a
cost-effective, high-performance solution designed to accommodate growth and
change in a network. For example, users whose terminal servers are configured
for more traditional terminal serving applications can migrate easily to newer
client/server applications using remote access features. With upgradable memory
and flexible, robust software features, the Maxserver series makes migrations to
new applications easy and trouble-free.
Software can be loaded from a
host network, or the unit can self-load using a flash memory card supplied by
MRV Communications. All Maxservers can also act as a network load server for
other MRV Communications terminal/access servers on the network.
Remote Access and Automation
Because of its high-performance
processor, the Maxserver's serial ports can reach a top speed of 115.2 kbps.
This makes it ideal for remote access and business automation applications where
speed of connections is essential.
MRV Communications terminal / access
servers support earlier protocols such as SLIP and CSLIP, in addition to PPP.
Security options include SecurID, Kerberos and RADIUS. RADIUS standard or RADIUS
accounting information may also be transmitted to the customer's accounting
database for access accounting and billing.
Full terminal support for legacy applications is also
provided. Ports on the standalone terminal/access servers supporting remote
access applications can also be configured to operate with optional terminal
server features such as LAT, TN3270, XRemote, Telnet, and DECnet multisessions.
This dual capability greatly simplifies the migration from host-based to
client/server applications. MRV Communications terminal/access servers also
allow users to share printing resources in a widely distributed heterogeneous
environment that includes VAX hosts, UNIX hosts, and Novell and NT servers that
The Maxserver series offers a rich array of local and
remote management features that are accessible via full in-band SNMP, Telnet,
and Digital's Remote Console Protocol (RCP), or via Telnet to an out-of-band
management port. MRV Communications has implemented support not only for
standard SNMP MIBs, such as MIB I and II and the extended Character MIB for
asynchronous devices, but also for a full set of MIB extensions. This allows all
terminal/access server parameters to be observed and changed via any SNMP-based
management system, including MRV Communications's MegaVision network management
software. All MIBs can be obtained from the Internet MIB repository and compiled
via standard MIB compilers for use with SNMP-based network management packages.
For UNIX users, APGEN maintains terminal/access server parameter files,
converting the Local Parameter File generated on an MRV Communications server to
an ASCII script file and storing the converted file on a UNIX host.
Out-of-Band Console & Power Management
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