Network Remote Power Control
- Remote AC Control Unit
- Provides Status output
- Controlled by remote web browser, telnet, or SNMP manager connection
- Simple 10/1000BaseT ethernet connection
- 10 Amp Rating
- Rack Mount Option Available
- Power ON, Power Off, Re-boot, Watchdog Remote Equipment
- Simple commands… ON, OFF, CYCLE, SHOW, Ping Test, etc.
- Web browser control adds additional functionality
The Network Power Switch NPS-01 controls AC power to any remote equipment by using simple commands received from a web browser or telnet session through any ethernet network connection. The NPS-01 allows AC powered equipment to be turned on, off, or power cycled from any remote PC, through any network connection. It works well using either a local LAN network or from anywhere in the world using the Internet. Minimal configuration is required, and configuration is via any web browser giving remote network reboot, remote network power control, and remote network watchdog timer control.
The NPS-01 also contains a “Ping Test” watchdog feature for fail-safe AC power control. Using this feature, the unit can issue a periodic PING command to an IP address. If the PING fails (with configurable parameters), the NPS-01 will power cycle the attached equipment. Use this as a fail-safe watchdog power controller for routers, servers, or VOIP/ROIOP devices. The NPS-01 provides status back to the controlling PC so the remote operator knows if power to the controlled device is on or off.
The NPS-01 may be used in conjunction with any device having a web browser (tested using Firefox, Explorer, Chrome, and Safari) or telnet client. The web browser or telnet client may be running on any common PC, MAC, server, iPhone or other smart phone.
The standard model is configured for 120 Volt AC. A 220/240 Volt AC model is available.
Security features allow it to be configured to allow two “control-only” users, who have the ability to turn attached equipment on and off, but not to change configurations, and one “master” user, who can also change the unit’s configuration settings. These user logins may be password protected. In addition, the NPS-01 may be configured to only allow access by workstations having specific IP addresses. Additional security is provided by disabling any two of the three access methods (Web Client, Telnet client, or SNMP manager).
For advanced users, popular PC scripting programs may be used with the controlling PC to provide time-of-day control, automated power switching between remote units, and periodic reboot. This is easily accomplished using common command-line tools such as CURL, or Windows macro-tools (search Google for “workspace Macro recorder shareware” to find an inexpensive program that fits your needs.)
One AC power port
One ethernet connection port
Control is via a web browser, telnet client, or SNMP manager
One port 120 VAC, 10 amp continuous
220-240 VAC, export model available
Indicators (rear panel)
AC Power on
Load Power on
Network speed and activity
Commands: Power ON, Power OFF, Power Cycle, Ping (Watchdog) Monitor
Ping Monitor parameters: Ping Interval, Ping Retry Interval, Max Ping Retries, Ping Startup Delay
Additional status display screens show statistics and configuration summary
SNMP private MIB file containint unique SNMP objects (to download into your SNMP management workstation): nps01_mib.txt
Power requirements: 120/230 VAC, 10 amps or less, depending upon attached equipment
Dimensions: 1.5″ x 5.75″ x 5.5″
Rack mount option available (3 units mount in 1.75″ of rack space)
|Typical Application||Rear View of 120 VAC Model|
|NPS-01||Network Remote Power Control – 120 VAC||$295|
|NPS-01-230v||Network Remote Power Control – 230 VAC (Specify AC plug required in order comments)||$295|
|9902090||Optional DIN rail mounting clips||$ 5|
|9902095||19″ Rack mount bracket for 1 to 3 NPS-01 units|
|Dimensions||5 × 5 × 5 in|