Today’s large private enterprise networks as well as service organizations rely on a communications network for mission-critical operations – savvy decision makers know the strategic value of an intelligent and flexible alarm management system. That’s why Crytycal Services Management, the leader in alarm management technology, is proud to provide the latest innovation to its product line – the Enterprise(i). This monitoring and access device is the latest in a long line of Intelligent Systems Management products that have become an industry standard for automating fault and configuration management for a wide range of telecom and datacom systems.

Designed for large service companies or self-maintained enterprises, the Enterprise(i) offers a rich array of capabilities for monitoring legacy telecom systems and IP-based datacom elements –serving as an SNMP Proxy Agent or a Network Segment Manager, providing ASCII data stream analysis, monitoring environmental sensors and controls, collection/polling of bulk data, access security… and more.

The Enterprise(i) is designed to be host independent, which means that it can be used to monitor and report alarms for nearly any electronic device equipped with a serial interface, alarm contacts or network connection. Monitoring legacy PBX equipment or state-of-the-art data communications systems, the Enterprise(i) gives users everything they need to effectively monitor, report and correct service-affecting problems.

The Enterprise(i) utilizes an architecture specifically designed for unattended operation. Incorporating a built-in UPS, it provides the highest possible reliability for monitoring mission critical devices. When facility power is lost, the Enterprise(i) continues normal operation for up to two hours, storing data and reporting critical events. The Enterprise(i) also sends an alarm when power is restored. Mission critical data is stored in non-volatile RAM to prevent loss of data in the event of a power failure. Comprehensive battery management insures that the UPS is ready when required.

To accommodate a wide variety of application requirements, the Enterprise(i) offers flexible configuration of ports and contact sensors. Universal ports enable the Enterprise(i) to operate with the applicable host device using serial or network protocols. RS232C speeds up to 115 Kbps, modem speeds up to 56 Kbps, and network connectivity at 100 megabits is standard. Configuration is simple, using shared libraries to control individual device characteristics such as port parameters, devices monitored, and alarm conditions reported.