The IPN is an intelligent AC power node that is addressable and can be controlled by one of the Touch-Tone Controllers, the Web-based Controller or from the serial port of a local PC. It also provides automatic unattended reboot capability in the event that the machine to which it is connected hangs (Windows based).
It uses standard internationally available parts and connectors (IEC 320-C 13 & 14) that make it easy to install virtually anywhere in the world with locally available PC power cords and adapters. It can be used on 100 VAC through 250 VAC mains.
There are two methods of connecting multiple IPNs. They can be daisy-chained using the RJ-11 "TelCo" and "Modem" ports as upstream and downstream connections or configured in a star topology using an IPN HUB.
The IPN HUB provides the option for a "star cabling" type of topology. Each HUB has eight RJ-45 connectors that connect directly to the IPN's DB-9 pin serial port with a DB-9/RJ-45 adapter, up to 2000' away. The HUBs themselves can also be daisy-chained or stacked to increase the number of IPN ports.
Either cabling method supports connection to a Touch-Tone Controller, the Web-Based Controller or a PC serial port as the controlling device.
TOUCH-TONE CONTROLLERS (SP-RRC and 3P-RRC )
The Touch-Tone Controllers are available with 1 or 3 ports. Each port can support up to 20 IPNs in a daisy-chained fashion or up to 100 per port when combined with an IPN HUB.
The Touch-Tones can be entered from any Touch-Tone Key pad or appended to a modem's AT dial string, even though there may be no answering modem.
The Controllers also offer password security up to six numeric digits and can share the line with other normal voice, fax or modem activity. They are also Touch-Tone programmable.
TOUCH-TONE CONTROLLER COMMANDS
A control string includes a #8, password (0-6 digits), controller port number (1-3), device address (00-99 or group or all) and the desired action (1-6, ON-OFF-RESET-NA- PERMANENT ON and PERMANENT OFF). Wild cards (#) and redundant addressing schemes may be used for group control. A sequencing delay is automatic for group ON commands.
A typical control string to recycle power on device 15 might look like:
If this were appended to an AT dial string it would look like:
ATDT 7709450643@ #8 1401 01 15 3 #
DIRECT SERIAL PORT CONTROL
When using a PC as the controller, the (12 Volt) serial port can support up to 60 IPNs. They may be daisy-chained or run through an IPN HUB. A small adapter is required for the serial port if they are daisy-chained.
The control commands can be entered using Hyperterm for direct serial port or modem connections (A). Serial Net, a Telnet to serial utility can be used if LAN or Internet control is required. It runs on the local "control PC", considered the server (B). It can be accessed by any Telnet client.
AUTOMATIC SOFTWARE RESETS TOO
The IPN is compatible with any of the CPS's FREE automatic rebooting software utilities. These Windows based utilities can automatically and independently reboot a single device if it senses that the unit is hung (Heartbeat), or they can ping a number of devices directly or through routers (Auto Ping). They can also run as a service with e-mail notification.
The serial port of the "software PC" is used to send the reset commands to the IPNs. A IPN HUB adapter is required, if the IPN's is connected to an IPN HUB; however, "Daisy Chaining" is the more common method of connecting multiple units.
A push-button switch on the IPN operates in a toggle ON/OFF mode. The "Permanent ON/OFF" commands negate the push-button function.
Three LEDs are used to monitor the status of the unit as well as power from the main and out to the equipment.
The AC circuit on the IPN is protected with an easy to change time-delay fuse rated at 10 Amps @ 110VAC to 6 Amps @ 220VAC
For single unit applications with the addition of the "auto reboot on six ring" feature, see the IPC. It offers the same international connectivity conveniences, but it is not addressable.
INTELLIGENT AC POWER NODE SYSTEM (IPN)
Item No SWTIPN Price $115.00
Physical 4" W x 3" D x 1" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors (2) RJ-11 TelCo/Control,
(2) IEC-C13/14 (AC),
(1) DB-9 Female RS-232
LEDs (3) Power, Status
Switches (1) PushButton
Cable (1) 6' DB-9 Female to DB-9 Male,
(1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable
AC Power 115VAC/60Hz, 10 Amps to
220VAC/50Hz, 6.3 Amps
Item No SWTMNC-T1 Price $145.00
Physical 4.5" W x 3" D x 1.25" H, 2 lb.
Connectors (1) DB-9 RS-232 (2) RJ-45 Concat,
LEDs (3) Power, TX, RX
Cable (1) 8" Concat Cable
AC Power Wall Mount 9VAC 1A, 115V/60Hz
NOTE: For 220V/50Hz, add (-INT) to the Item No
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Required for Remote Control. See the specific Controller for additional specifications
TELEPHONE LINE Controllers
SP-RRC One Telco Line and One Control Port (to IPN)
Item No SWTSPRRC Price $135.00
3P-RRC One Telco Line and Three Control Ports (to IPN)
Item No SWT3PRRC Price $195.00
N-RRC One RJ-45 TCP/IP Network Connection and One Control Port (to IPN)
Item No SWTRRC-N Price $169.00
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PC SERIAL PORT FILTERED ADAPTER FOR DAISY CHAIN or HEARTBEAT to RJ-11 IPN PORT
Item No CA9R11-IPN-F Price $18.00
RJ-45 IPN HUB PORT to DB-9 IPN PORT ADAPTER
Item No CA9R45-M-28 Price $7.50
RJ-11 CONTROLLER PORT to DB-9 IPN HUB ADAPTER
Item No CA9R11-HUB-M Price $8.00
Physical 2" W x 1.5" D x .75" H, .5 lbs.
Connectors DB-9 (Female or Male), (1) RJ-11 or RJ-45
AC Power None
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IN AC Adapter Cables - FROM POWER MAIN TO THE IPC
(Country Connector to IEC 320-14)
A - North American 110-115V 6 foot
(NEMA 5-15 Receptacle to IEC C13)
Item No NA-IPC Price $2.25
A - European 6 feet two prong
Item No E2-IPC Price $6.20
* - Other country cables also available
OUT AC Adapter Cables - FROM IPC to the EQUIPMENT
B - PC Extension 6 foot (IEC 320-C13 to IEC 320-C14)
Item No IPC-PCX Price $3.20
C - North American 1 foot
(IEC 320-C13 to Equipment, PC, Power Strip, etc.)
Item No IPC-NA Price $1.70
D - Universal Adapter
(Connects to the IPC OUT and accepts any country AC connector)
Item No IPC-UV Price $7.50