A place for all of your Aviosys related Frequently Asked Questions about the full range of IP Power networked power switches.
No. The NetPower USB Power switch will not run on a Linux server. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
Yes. The Aviosys IP Power 9258S and 9258SP models both have a RS232 interface that can be used to control the unit.
The power to the PC can be controlled remotely by the Aviosys IP9258SP, but only if the PC is connected directly into one of the ports on the power switch itself. In addition, the IP address of the power switch must also be accessible remotely either using the port forwarding feature on your broadband router or by using fixed IP address given to you by your ISP.
You can set the schedule for a once a day action and repeat that every day, Monday to Friday and separately Saturday and Sunday. You can also set a delay on an action, so that On or Off won't take effect until a time has elapsed. In addition you can also use Wake on LAN so that a particular MAC address can wake the device up. However it is not possible to time multiple ON/Off actions on the same day.
The timer schedule limits the number of times you can switch each port on and off to once per day.
The Power Switches are not aware of the type of devices connected to the outlets, they just switch power On or Off.
IP9258S-P, IP9255, IP9255PRO, 9258DX and IP9820 units can perform continuous Pings to specified IP addresses. If the Pings fail then the relevant power outlet can be turned off and On again
Yes. So long as the current drain is within the IP Power 9255 maximum of 8 amps. The device has a built in web server so you could browse to the device and switch your air traffic hazard beacon on / off as and when required. If you have a management system, you can also integrate it using the SDK.
I would not recommend this for a medically critical application.
You can login to your power switch and use the Firmware Update option on the IP Power interface, or go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest firmware.
Each device has a unique MAC address so I can't tell you what the MAC address will be prior to purchase. The MAC address is on a label on the device.
You can set a schedule to switch a port On (or Off) for 2 minutes, or indeed for any time. You can specify a date and time to switch too. However the scheduler is not designed to switch ports On and Off several times a day. See more details for further information...
Yes we can supply EU versions. Just add your country code to the part number, for example for Germany 9255GE. for France 9255FR. The price is the same for all versions.
You can program in a delay, the number of Pings and the time between Pings before a failure is indicated.
Yes. You can use the Auto Ping feature to switch the socket that is attached to your router. Set the power switch to Ping a device outside your Local Area Network (LAN), for example set a Ping to Google.com. If a configured number of Pings fail, then that would indicate the the router has failed. The IP9258 Power Switch will then switch the socket powering your router Off and then back On again, rebooting your router.
No maximum is quoted in the specification. Each power cycle takes about 1 second so it would be unwise to flood the switch with lots of requests to power On/Off. The IP Power Switch is not designed for heavy duty switching so I would not recommend it for an application like this.
Yes. The IP Power 9255 Pro is available with a US socket. I usually supply the UK and EU versions. I can supply the US version but there would be a minimum order size of 12 units, 1 box.
Yes. Each of the ports can be controlled seperately using the web interface as well as using the Telnet and web based API.
The total load of all of the outlets cannot exceed 15 amps @ 220V. The maximum load on a single outlet is 10 amps.
The IP9820S unit comes with a battery operated Remote Control, so you can control the 8 ports, just like on a TV remote.