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Press Release July 2023

New IP Watcher issues an alarm when a device fails to respond

With their IP Watcher network specialists Wiesemann & Theis offer a simple solution for network monitoring: The device cyclically checks the availability of network components and reports faults.

In these times of Industry 4.0 and IoT, more and more devices are communicating over the network or even through internet connections. When the work PC has no network connection, the user recognizes this immediately. But when components such as cameras, light barriers or other sensors fail, this is often not recognized until it is too late. The W&T IP Watcher monitors up to 100 network components cyclically via ICMP (ping) and issues an alarm when one does not respond. In addition to email messaging, a switching contact can also be used. Then when there is a network failure, fault signaling devices, warning lamps or horns can be activated.

From a browser the user sees at a glance the status of the monitored network nodes. Configuration is also accomplished via the browser interface without the need for any specialized IT knowledge: Simply enter the IP addresses to be monitored into the inventory list, specify who should be informed in alarm situations, and whether a contact also needs to be switched - that’s it!

The IP Watcher is no larger than a pack of cigarettes, and with its 24V power requirement and ease of installation it is ideal for DIN rail mounting in the control cabinet or network enclosure. Alternately the IP Watcher can also be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet). Unlike server-based monitoring solutions the IP Watcher works autonomously. This also means it is unaffected by other applications or system updates that could interfere with its function. Thanks to low emissions levels, high noise immunity and low power consumption the IP Watcher is ideal for all office and industrial environments.

Wiesemann & Theis offers model #57955 to industrial customers for a net price of 398.00 €. You can also test the device at no cost for 30 days. For more information see wut.de/57955 or call +49 202 26 80 110.

Wiesemann & Theis was founded in 1979 by Reinhard Wiesemann and Rüdiger Theis. With 50 employees, today the company produces microcomputer and network technology solutions at the headquarters in Wuppertal. In 2001 Wiesemann & Theis introduced the Web Thermometer, the first industrial temperature sensor with network interface, representing now twenty years of experience in the areas of Industry 4.0 and internet technology.

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