Published on 28 September, 2015
|The LINQ Dashboard enables management of networked Altronix products which are the foundation of all systems
Altronix, the recognised leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the company’s innovative LINQ™ Communication Technology here at ASIS 2015. Highlights include the LINQ Dashboard Central Management Software, and the new LINQ8PD Network Power Distribution Module which enables communication and control of analogue power supplies from Altronix or virtually any other manufacturer.
Facilitating network communication
“Power distribution and transmission devices are core systems products which makes network connectivity a crucial asset. Altronix fills this void with the introduction of LINQ Technology,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “It facilitates network communications, reporting, programming and control of both analogue power and PoE, ensuring they are operating and maintained at optimal levels.”
The innovative LINQ Dashboard enables management of networked Altronix products which are the foundation of all systems. It is designed to work with all LINQ enabled products, as well as the company’s eBridge™ Ethernet over Coax Solutions, NetWay™ Managed Midspans and FireSwitch™ NAC Power Extenders that provide web-based management, and also allow access to third party web-based solutions.
Easy integration and customisation
The new Altronix LINQ8PD Network Power Distribution Module facilitates remote control and monitoring of diagnostics with alerts via email or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to help minimise system downtime, and eliminate unnecessary service calls. LINQ8PD allows users to upgrade, control and communicate with up to two low-voltage AC or DC power supply/chargers from virtually any manufacturer, and is designed to retrofit with both new and currently installed units. When utilising two power supplies, output voltage is individually selectable for each of the LINQ8PD’s eight outputs.
The LINQ2 Network Communication Module is designed specifically for Altronix’s new enhanced eFlow™ Power Supply Series and provides the same functionality as the LINQ8PD.
Altronix also offers custom Application Program Interfaces (API) to easily integrate its products with embedded LINQ technology and other VMS platforms, providing a single communications and management portal.
With LINQ technology, early intervention, system service and preventative maintenance can be handled more expediently with a higher degree of accuracy increasing overall security. Integrators can utilise LINQ technology to expand their service offering as an additional source of Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR).