Cyclic monitoring of network components
In these times of Industry 4.0 and IoT, more and more devices are communicating over the network or 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.
Immediate overview and easy startup
From the browser the user can see an overview of the status of monitored network nodes at a glance. 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!
Secure operation in office or industrial environments
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.