Aviosys Frequently Asked Questions
A place for all of your Aviosys related Frequently Asked Questions about the full range of IP Power networked power switches.
The IP9258S can be programmed with only one event (ie on and off) per port per 24 hour period. this can be repeated every day or set by day but not many times in the same day. Of course, this can be done 'manually' form a remote location however. There is a product that will do this but with only one port and is a USB device. The Aviosys USB Net Power 8800UK can be set to power on/off every so many minutes or hours. Read more
Yes. Simply configure the IP address for the IP Power 9258SP to ping, the number of consecutive pings that need to fail and the power port into which the router is connected to the unit. Then when the remote IP address fails to respond to the number of consecutive pings you have specified it will stop and then start the power to your broadband router.
Yes. You would set up each IP Power Switch with a unique IP address on your home network. You can then log into whichever unit you want to view by typing in its IP address into your browser.
Yes, you can label individual sockets with meaningful names. In the web interface there is a box in which you can type your own memorable labels for each socket.
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.
All network enabled Aviosys models support HTTP based commands so can be controlled using command line tools like wget or curl.
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 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.