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SchoRen introduces Badger 481 RTU Polling Protocol with TrapServer

January 2006

SchoRen NMS Solutions, LLC adds support for Badger 481 Protocol compatibility to TrapServertm for all existing Badger Alarm and Control, LLC customers who currently use the 481 Remote Terminals Units (481 RTU) and new users. TrapServer works in place of and in conjunction with the Badger NetManager Master Station, Badger 481A Master Station or Badger 481 MiniMaster and are for organizations that need to employ scheduled email / paging notification, WEB access, SNMP Monitoring / Forwarding efficiencies to their system or are in need of consolidation of systems into one platform. TrapServer will poll the 481 RTU over multiple digital and analog microwave channels (VF or Order Wire frequencies for analog microwave or VF over fiber) for alarm activity.

The advantage to our users is simple. Existing RTUs are left in place and there is no need for a forklift change out of the RTU system.

Newer technologies can be added as budget allows. These legacy RTUs can even be converted to support Ethernet technologies. In this manner can we truly state TrapServer “Future Proofs” your system! For instance, Badger’s e500 RMU an SNMP alarm-reporting unit can be added seamlessly to TrapServer while it is polling the legacy products.

The addition of the 481 Protocol support was accomplished in partnership with Badger Alarm and Control, LLC of Concord, California.

TrapServer also assists your organization in improving Quality of Server (QoS) to your users. Using TrapServer Reports enables the region to focus manpower on areas where equipment performance can be improved and enables operations to appropriately allocate resources, eliminating multiple / redundant trips to a site thus decreasing windshield time of technicians.

Reports from TrapServer such as Nuisance Report and Event Summary Report enable management to be proactive in improving their QoS. Nuisance Report reports all events over a user-defined period over a period of user-defined days. Great for "seeing" equipment troubles before a hard failure occur. The Event Summary report is a monthly report, which can be adjusted to a weekly report that gives the user the number of failures over a specific period of time by device. This report enables the user to determine systemic troubles with specific pieces of equipment, enabling the user to rectify the problem before it becomes a major QoS issue.

Other report types including 10 year History and Standing Alarms are still available as well! Customized Reports too!