Network operations center applications and remote management agents
Network operations and engineering support personnel need to monitor the health of the platforms in their network and be able to configure, analyze and repair local or remote boxes to satisfy
customer expectations. Cilutions' SNMP and Telnet software agents come pre-installed in every digital signage set-top box that we sell. This makes remotely monitoring and configuring your
network easy and reliable. And because we use the SNMP standard, monitoring can be easily integrated into network configuration tools that an enterprise may already be using. This makes your
job easier! There's no need to learn a new, oftentimes cumbersome and expensive, proprietary management interface.
For customers running their network over the Internet, there are two components to our SNMP Management solution; the software Agent which resides in each digital signage player, and the SNMP Proxy Server software which resides at the head-end of the network. The SNMP Proxy Server is a Windows or Linux software service that provides connectivity between an SNMP Manager and Internet-deployed Media Players. The SNMP Proxy Server software is sold separately, or for customers whose digital signage players are deployed via Cilutions' network, SNMP access to each player in your network is standard.
What is SNMP?
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. In addition to Cilutions' signage set-top boxes, devices that typically support SNMP include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and more. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. SNMP is a component of the Internet Protocol Suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It consists of a set of standards for network management, including an application layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects. SNMP exposes management data in the form of variables on the managed systems, which describe the system configuration. These variables can then be queried (and sometimes set) by managing applications.
In addition to remote SNMP Management, Cilutions offers remote Telnet access to each of the digital signage players in your network. This provides network engineers "low level" control of the file system of each of the digital signage players deployed in your network. For example, with remote Telnet access via Cilutions' SNMP Telnet Proxy Server and SNMP Telnet Agent, a network engineer can remotely log into the box to move and delete files or examine individual processes that may be running. Telnet access gives a network engineer access to a signage player that SNMP Management does not.
For customers running their network over the Internet, there are two components to our Telnet solution; the software Agent which resides in each digital signage player, and the Telnet Proxy Server software which resides at the head-end of the network. The Telnet Proxy Server is a Windows or Linux software service that provides Telnet connectivity between the Server and Internet-deployed digital signage players. The Telnet Proxy Server software is sold separately, or for customers whose players are deployed via Cilutions' Network, Telnet access to each player in your network is standard.