InBuilding - Volume 2, Issue 1 - 14
THE VALUE YOU NEED
New solutions take inbuilding monitoring to a new level. BY ERIC CAREY
ince the explosion of inbuilding solutions, the monitoring of these systems has
typically come as an afterthought.
Yes, the OEMs provide their own
solutions, but these solutions tend
to be mired in older technologies,
connectivity issues and solve only
the monitoring of their products.
At Predictive Technologies, we
looked at the challenge of monitoring in a much different way. In
addition to showing the failures of
hardware, we analyzed some of the
more complex problems that challenge monitoring solutions today.
Those problems can include
finding the most efficient and error-free way to ingest data, solving
the challenges of connectivity to
the customer location and using
artificial intelligence to predict
events before they become expensive outages.
The most common methodology
today to ingest data for alarming
and monitoring from devices such
as DAS, repeaters and Wi-Fi is
through the use of simple network
management protocol (SNMP).
SNMP has been a good tool for
many years, with its primary
appeal being in the ease of implementation by the OEMs, and
when used as intended it doesn't
add a lot of strain to the network.
However, SNMP has often been
criticized as being a "black art,"
and with exponential growth of
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