How many serial ports? Do you require remove control of power switches, and if so how many? Will you be able to hardwire a serial (RS232/RS422) line to the terminal server, or should it be network addressible? If it is to be network addressible, which level of security do you require for the terminal/power server itself? Do you need multiple
-simultaneous- monitoring channels (e.g., different telnet sessions might be active to different devices)?
When I was investigating, the best price/feature tradeoff I found for remote serial + power equipment was from synaccess-net.com, but YMMV .
Yes, I could hard wire a serial line, no problem. Really all I was looking for was some way of configuring my 3 routers and 3 switches via the console port, from a different location. I will probably need about