Intelligent AC Power Strip
International Power Controller
PC-RJ Cable Interface Assembly
- Touch-Tone Password Up To Six Digits
- Touch-Tone Control Commands
- Very Easy To Use
- Cable Distances Up to 2000' or Rack Mount
The MULTI PORT REMOTE REBOOT CONTROLLER (MP-RRC) connects to a standard telephone line and allows the caller to select and control each of its eight ports. It is primarily used to selectively reset the equipment connected to the ports.
Note that the MP-RRC is a controller only. It has eight RJ-11 ports and requires an Intelligent AC Power Strip, Internatiinal Power Controller or a PC-RJ Cable Interface Assembly on each port that you wish to control. They are connected to the MP-RRC via an RJ-11 connector. They can be physically located locally or up to 2000' from the controller, using standard phone or LAN cable.
The Intelligent AC Power Strip is normally used when the target machine does not have a reset button or when direct power ON/OFF control is also required. It has six AC outlets: two (2x4), four (4x2), or all six (6x0) may be designated as "Controlled Outlets" at the time of the order. The others may be used as normal surge protected AC outlets for printers, monitors or other equipment that do not require resets or On/Off control.
The International Power Controller (IPC) has two standard IEC (PC type) AC power connectors. It can be installed anywhere in the world using locally available PC power cords. It also automatically senses the line voltages for any country. An automatic "heartbeat" reboot function through the serial port of the target PC is also included.
The PC-RJ Cable Interface Assembly allows the MP-RRC to perform a push-button reset (soft reset) on a PC. To use it, the target machine must have a Reset button that connects to the motherboard. It installs in a vacant I/O opening on the back of the machine's case, but does not require a slot on the motherboard. The connecting cables allow the Reset button to also be used normally.
The BIOS on ATX motherboards normally has several options to deal with the loss of AC power: to power-up only after the momentary Power Button is pressed (default), to return to its previous state before the AC power was lost, to power-up when the AC power is restored. This last option allows the systems to be used with the Intelligent AC Power Strip for direct AC power control.
However, these motherboards can also be used with the PC-RJ Cable Interface Assembly. Since the Cable Assembly simply performs a momentary contact closure, connecting it to the Power Button pins on the ATX motherboard allows you to turn the machine ON or OFF when it is in the opposite state. It would require two calls if it were ON and you wanted to reset it (OFF/ON). (See Resetting ATX Motherboards.)
How to control it
The MP-RRC can be accessed from any touch-tone phone (cell or wire line) or by using a modem with the appropriate security codes and control commands appended to the AT dial command. A typical command may be:
(phone #) (access code & port #) (AC on/off/reset)
The telephone line that supports the MP-RRC can also be shared with other normal voice/fax or data activity. Calls without a security code are routed to the default port.
The MP-RRC is configured using a rotary and push button switch on the unit. The password may be up to six digits. It is entered through a touch-tone phone connected to the unit during the programming operation.
The MP-RRC was primarily designed to provide out-of-band remote control in remote maintenance applications, where the normal maintenance activities may be carried out over a network, but a back door to the equipment is required in the event that the network avenue is not available.
It may also be used to remotely power ON & OFF secure equipment or to reach equipment that may be dispersed throughout a plant or campus.
The commands may also be entered locally through any Touch-Tone device connected to the "Default Port". This allows the building (or campus wiring) and switched dial network to be used to control the unit.
MULTI PORT REMOTE REBOOT CONTROLLER (MP-RRC)
Item No SWTMPRRC Price $325.00
Item No SWTSPRRC (1 Port) Price $135.00
Item No SWT3PRRC (3 Ports) Price $195.00
Physical 7" W x 5.5" D x 1.5" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors (12) RJ-11 TelCo, Control
LEDs (14) Power, Mode
Switches (1) Manual Rotary 8 Position,
Cable (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable
AC Power Wall Mount 9VAC 1A, 115V/60Hz
NOTE: For 220/50Hz., add (-INT) to the Item No
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OPTIONAL INTELLIGENT AC POWER STRIP
2 Controlled and 4 "Normal" Outlets
Item No SWTAC6-A2-2x4 Price $ 79.00
4 Controlled and 2 "Normal" Outlets
Item No SWTAC6-A2-4x2 Price $ 79.00
6 Controlled Outlets
Item No SWTAC6-A2-6x0 Price $ 79.00
Physical 12" W x 2.5" D x 1.5" H, 2 lbs.
Connectors (2) RJ-11 TelCo/Control,
(6) AC Receptacles
LEDs (1) Surge Protection
Switches (1) Main Toggle On/Off
Cable (1) 5' RJ-11 Phone Cable
AC Power 115V/60Hz, 15 Amps
NOTE: For 220V/50Hz, see the IPC.
OPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL POWER CONTROLLER (IPC)
See the IPC
OPTIONAL PC-RJ CABLE INTERFACE ASSEMBLY
Item No CAPC2-RJ Price $ 15.00
Physical 5.5" W x 2.5" D x .75" H, .25 lbs.
Connectors (1) RJ-11 Interface,
(4) PC Headers Pins
Cable (1) 2' M/F Reset Switch Cable,
(1) 2' F/F Motherboard Reset Cable,
(1) 5' RJ-11 Cable
AC Power None