USRobotics, a modem manufacturer, launched the USR4204 Courier Console Server and Power Hybrid, a back-up business tool that is capable of ensuring non-stop out-of-band (OOB) access to a company’s IT infrastructure.
“The new console hybrid saves time, space and money, along with the headaches involved with downtime when the network isn’t accessible,” explained Bruce Swail, CEO of USRobotics. “It dramatically reduces the amount of OOB equipment needed for a back-up system and can be accessed remotely with only one modem, one connection and the ports required to run the business.”
The business tool will provide continuity both onsite and remotely in cases when the network becomes inaccessible due to inclement weather, when connectivity failures occur or when equipment does not work properly.
The new USR4204 serves as a compact hybrid, synergizing capabilities of a console server and a power distribution unit in a single streamlined chassis. The unit can be installed under the desk or on a standard 1U 19-inch rack making it suitable for remote offices and small-to-medium sized businesses.
The server hybrid leverages a single OOB modem for all connected devices to provide secure access to a company’s IT infrastructure. This eliminates the need for multiple phone lines, modems, rack space and other redundant equipment. Network management and rebooting of network devices from remote locations is possible with the unit, said officials.
A secure connection from any global location is ensured by the use of a unique username and password. Security is further enhanced by a dial-back feature when used with USRobotics’ Courier Business Modems.
Officials added that the USR4204 does remote monitoring of AC current demand on each output power port enhancing diagnostic capabilities. The unit’s Remote Flash capability lets software upgrades be made at remote locations from a central site and this supports Cisco (News - Alert) ROMmon for Cisco Network Appliances.
Recently, USRobotics launched a 56K USB Soft Modem (USR5639) that features plug-and-play installation, making it ideal for confined spaces. Compatible with Windows, including 64 bit and server systems, the modem uses the CPU of the host computer for high compression throughput due to direct parallel access.
It features ring detection and qualification, eliminating unintended wake-on-ring events via activity on the phone line other than ringing, as well as handling pulse dial control to eliminate system timing dependencies common with soft modems.
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