|[January 22, 2013]
USRobotics Introduces Courier™ Console Server & Power Hybrid As Critical Back-Up Business Tool
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
a Platinum Equity company, today debuted the USR4204
Courier™ Console Server & Power Hybrid, a critical back-up
business solution that provides continual Out-of-Band (OOB) access to a
company's IT infrastructure both onsite and remotely when the network
cannot be accessed due to severe weather, connectivity failures,
problematic equipment, or when OOB is the only option available. The new
console server hybrid is currently shipping throughout North America and
Developed in-house by an experienced team of USRobotics engineers, the
new USR4204 is a compact hybrid: a console server and a power management
unit in one streamlined chassis that can be utilized as desktop unit or
installed in a standard 1U 19-inch rack. Designed for remote offices and
small-to-medium sized businesses, the new server hybrid creates secure
access to a company's IT infrastructure through a single OOB modem
(analogue or cellular) for all connected devices, thereby reducing the
expenditures for multiple phone lines, modems, rack space and other
redundant equipment. At the same time, it allows for complete console
management and rebooting of network devices from across the room, the
country or even the world.
"The new console hybrid saves time, space and money, along with the
headaches involved with downtime when the network isn't accessible,"
explained Bruce Swail, CEO of USRobotics.
Swail further explained that the console server allows a secure
connection from anywhere by simply using a username and password. An
additional layer of security, icluding dial-back features, is added
when used with world-wide approved USRobotics' Courier
The new USR4204 is one of the only hybrid console products available
with two independently controllable power ports employing industry
standard IEC (News - Alert) C13 style outlets for controlling 120-240VAC 50 or 60 Hz
loads. IT administrators can easily reboot firewalls, routers or other
appliances quickly and efficiently. Additionally the USR4204 allows
independent remote monitoring of AC current demand on each output power
port for further diagnostic enhancement. At the same time, the console
portion of the unit can switch between four serial devices remotely with
a modem or locally with a connected terminal using standard Ethernet
cables. Remote Flash capability allows for software upgrades at remote
locations from a central site and supports Cisco (News - Alert) ROMmon for Cisco
The compact design is merely 10 x 7.75 x 1.71 inches and 3.42 pounds and
includes a RJ45 cable, DB9 and DB25 adapters, two rack mount brackets,
and an universal switching power supply with bladed plugs for Europe,
UK, US and China so that it can used almost anywhere in the world.
Product approvals include FCC (News - Alert), ICES, UL/CUL, CAN/CSA, CE, RoHS, and WEEE.
The new USRobotics USR4204 Courier Console Server Hybrid is currently
available direct from www.usr.com
and can also be purchased through the authorized
distributors Ingram Micro (News - Alert), Tech Data, D&H, Synnex; and reseller
partners CDW (News - Alert), Provantage, and Tiger Direct. The list price on the
4204 is $549 and it comes with a standard two-year limited manufacturer
warranty from the date of purchase.
For more information, call (877) 710-0884 or visit the company Web site
or follow USRobotics on social networking sites, including Linked
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