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Secure Remote IP Access RTU Application


Asentria has a variety of products that are sometimes referred to as Remote Terminal Units (RTU). An RTU traditionally has been a device that was a part of a communication network that would monitor contact closures, analog measurements, or perhaps do some parsing and evaluation of a legacy protocol. In most cases today, this data is converted into the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which is a commonly desired alarm format that many devices within a communication network can report on their status.

Asentria units are capable of being used as a means of gaining terminal access to equipment at a remote location via out-of-band methods. This is typically used in cases where no "in-band" connectivity method is available, or where the intent is to provide a secondary method of accessing a site, should a failure of equipment at the remote site disable the primary in-band method of connectivity. SiteBoss units provide a variety of standard measures to ensure security.


Wireless to Serial

This function enables a SiteBoss unit equipped with a wireless modem to serve as a wireless modem to serial terminal server. One or more devices at a remote communication site such as a BTS, eNodeb, or microwave communication site is hooked up directly to the SiteBoss via a serial connection. The SiteBoss is accessed via its internal GSM or CDMA based wireless modem, and pass-through is allowed via the SiteBoss to enable the user to connect to the serial port of the attached devices and access a command line interface, just as if the user were at the site directly cabled to the attached devices. Common devices to connect to are RAN gear, microwave equipment, switches, routers, and rectifiers.


PSTN Modem to Ethernet

This function enables a SiteBoss unit equipped with a PSTN/POTS (phone) modem to allow an access method to the Ethernet interface on a remote device. The SiteBoss is accessed via its internal PSTN modem, and pass-through is allowed via the SiteBoss to enable the user to connect directly to the web interface of a remote device via Point-To-Point protocol (PPP), just as if the user were on the same network as the attached devices. Common devices to connect to are RAN gear, microwave equipment, switches, routers, and rectifiers.

Wireless to Ethernet

This function enables a SiteBoss unit equipped with a wireless modem to allow a wireless access method to the Ethernet interface on a remote device. The SiteBoss is accessed via its internal GSM or CDMA based wireless modem, and pass-through is allowed via the SiteBoss to enable the user to connect directly to the web interface of a remote device, just as if the user were on the same network as the attached devices. Common devices to connect to are RAN gear, microwave equipment, switches, routers, and rectifiers.


Ethernet to Serial

This function enables a SiteBoss unit to serve as an Ethernet to serial terminal server. One or more devices at a remote communication site such as a BTS, eNodeb, or microwave communication site is hooked up directly to the SiteBoss via a serial connection. The SiteBoss is accessed via its standard Ethernet connection, and pass-through is allowed via the SiteBoss to enable the user to connect to the serial port of the attached devices and access a command line interface, just as if the user were at the site directly cabled to the attached devices. Common devices to connect to are RAN gear, microwave equipment, switches, routers, and rectifiers.

PSTN Modem to Serial

This function enables a SiteBoss unit equipped with a PSTN/POTS (phone) modem to serve as a PSTN modem to serial terminal server. One or more devices at a remote communication site such as a BTS, eNodeb, or microwave communication site is hooked up directly to the SiteBoss via a serial connection. The SiteBoss is accessed via its internal PSTN modem, and pass-through is allowed via the SiteBoss to enable the user to connect to the serial port of the attached devices and access a command line interface, just as if the user were at the site directly cabled to the attached devices. Common devices to connect to are RAN gear, microwave equipment, switches, routers, and rectifiers.



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Additional RTU Application Elements:

Input/Output  /  SNMP Management  /  Protocol Conversion


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