Rich Media Technologies Develops Network LifeSaver x8

May 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Rich Media Technologies Inc. (Englewood, CO), developers of business application software and hardware, announced the release of the Network LifeSaver x8, an integration of hardware and software representing the next generation of remote power control with the addition of network monitoring features. Network LifeSaver, the heart of a complete enterprise system ensuring the security of remote access and control through hand-held devices or computers, will be introduced at the NetWorld+Interop show in Las Vegas, NV, May 11-13, 2004.

The diagnostic hardware device includes eight channels of ac power control, two independent RISC processors, a medical-grade power supply, and double-layer relay switching for increased reliability and safety. Additional features that distinguish the Network LifeSaver from other hardware remote power devices and software monitoring programs are the large backlit LCD display for easy setup and administration; the Test Designer that will perform 52 user-customizable TCP-IP tests on each of eight channels around the clock, notifying in event of failure; and the Control Room application that provides graphical indication of power and network test results, as well as software control of the Network LifeSaver and its attached servers.

The Network LifeSaver was originally developed for internal use by Rich Media Technologies after the company tried several existing remote power devices, in both hardware and software, for their own business model. When it became apparent that the current hardware and software applications, used independently, had limitations and combinations of both would be required to monitor and control the company's redundant networks, Rich Media engineers developed the Network LifeSaver.