Recent Announcements


NetSense G2 with Wifi 802.11N

posted Feb 6, 2012, 4:58 PM by Dean McCormack   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:04 PM ]

The Netsense gateway solution incorporates the probe monitoring with wide area networking capability. The G2 gets a new release Wifi interface to enable WLAN connectivity without the requirement to cable a remote site. This enables the Netsense solution to become an integral part of a remote ICT requirement in industries such as mining, exploration, telecommunications, transport and any other business with isolated data acquisition or remote control requirements.
 
NetSense's smart fleet management software provides a fully managed and monitored overlay to ensure all sites and gateways are operating as expected 24/7.
 
NetSense G2 gateway features:
 
WLAN 802.11N radio interface
3G WWAN quad band WCDMA Dual SIM
Dual Fast Ethernet interfaces
GPS interface
Multi USB,Serial interfaces
Power relay interface
Optional interfaces including serial bus, RFID, Low frequency radio
Onboard battery backup (upto 2 hour operation)
GRE/IPSEC/OpenVPN tunneling
Network address translation
IP Firewall
NAT and access control 
Routeing (RIPv2, OSPF)
IPv4, IPv6
Telemetry monitoring/data acquisition and relay
Remote access and control software
Central management and monitoring suite
 
 

NetSense and Asset Management

posted Mar 17, 2011, 1:34 PM by Dean McCormack   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:06 PM ]

G2 probes now have RFID capability!
 
Not only does the solution offer the following functions: 
  • Remote site monitoring of environment and network devices, including power
  • Remote access under fault condition
  • Automated diagnostics and level 1 checks
  • Last resort route via mobile interface
  • GPS position  
The G2’s also offer Asset management capability:
  
RFID wireless interface, monitoring and recording – this could be very useful to your business for asset management and conforming to ITIL best practice. Each asset or managed device distributed to customer sites or in the stores is tagged with a passive RFID (each tag cost a few cents). The G2 probes can be placed on site, in cabinets and read the RFID’s in the comms room cabinet, or nearby to placement. This information is in turn uploaded to the central monitoring system and CMDB. Devices do not need to be connected to the network or even turned on to be able to track where the assets are or aren't, all in real time.
  
This means that if a router is swapped out or returned to store – as long as it is tagged and close to a probe it will be registered in the database systems with location and reference ID, and thus all warranty and support records are automatically up to date at all times. No need to make sure the network management is setup, or manually doing swap out key entry, updating records etc.
  
Possible components:
  
  • Location ID – this would be reported by the probe either using its static site name or GPS reference
  • Device ID – this would be read from the devices tag and sent via the probe along with location ID
  • Time Stamp – Date and time registered – or removed
  
Although it might not be viable to install probes in customer sites just for asset management RFID, it would make sense if all or some of the functions combined were implemented as a multi function solution. For example: combining network/environment monitoring, remote access, and asset management into one solution onsite can lead to reduced cost, value add and system efficiency. Remember this is separate from the network services, NetSense is completely self reliant and does not require the main network service to be present for it to operate and perform its functions.
  
NetSense G2 offers efficiency in the following processes:
  
  • Install management
  • Asset management
  • Operations management
  • Change management
  • Incident management

Cloud Based NetSense Probe solutions

posted Jan 11, 2011, 6:18 PM by Dean McCormack   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:06 PM ]

The NetSense solutions are one of the first network and site monitorining solutions that can be offered as a cloud based service. This is because NetSense Probe/G2 Terminator fleet and administration applications can be run from the cloud. Providers can offer customers the remote site management and monitoring functions as a service without the requirement of servers or admin resource, logging servers and applications on customer networks or data centers. Customers simply add a NetSense device to each of their remote sites and recieve all valuable information and applications via the cloud and through managed web applications.

The NetSense Probes - your AI site engineer!

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by Dean McCormack   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:07 PM ]

NetSense probes are designed and built with the most efficient technology available for remote site applications.


NetSense probes can be built to specification using the base architecture coupled with the optional features offering a scalability and flexibility.

Netsense probes utilise a client server architecture – leveraging a powerful backend application server with full database and reporting functionality, and the probes’ own intelligent operating system, enabling the business to reduce onsite human resource requirements.

NetSense G2 Terminator solution

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:11 PM by Dean McCormack   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 7:07 PM ]

NetSense G2 Terminator devices are probes on steroids! The Terminator solution is capable of operating on remote sites and mobile environments enableing customers to "plug in" almost any ICT application and get important data back to the control servers or centralised databases. The Terminator devices utilise the NetSense management suite offering cost effective efficient management of your remote site environments, applications, communications and data. The NetSense monitoring suite can be a cloud based service that can be offered by service providers.
No more manual processes - NetSense Terminators offer automation and AI for applications such as enviromental monitoring, location tracking, event logging and correlation, access and control.  Read more here
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