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By Paula Musich  |  Posted 2003-04-27 Print this article Print

NetBotz also boosted the resolution of its camera, which can provide up to 1280 by 1024 pixel resolution. A new speech synthesizer also tells operators when environmental factors have changed that could potentially cause a problem. The operating system for the devices, BotzWare 2.0, was also enhanced to support Secure Sockets Layer encryption both to and from the devices, and it provides for more granular thresholds, allowing operators to monitor the rate of temperature change, for example.
The central management system, NetBotz Central 2.0, was made more scaleable with new shared database support for My SQL, Microsoft SQO and Oracle Corp. databases. The tool, which provides configuration, deployment and monitoring functions for the appliances, can now share data on a separate database, allowing users to view and manage data from any of NetBotz Central appliances deployed in the IP network. Also, should one NetBotz Central fail, another one can automatically take over monitoring of the first appliances managed WallBotz devices.
WallBotz 500 is due out by mid-May and starts at $2,699 including a sensor and camera pod. Additional camera pods are $499 and sensor pods are $249. NetBotz Central 2.0, available at the end of May, is $8,999. Latest Security News:
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