Re: Serial port connectivity issues


Christopher Erickson
 

Looking forward to it Capt'n!
 
Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com


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WoW! You really have this all figured out. Can you outfit my new observatory in Kohala? :^))
 
Rolando
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From: Christopher Erickson
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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] RE: Serial port connectivity issues

 
Works like a million bucks, has a secure remote web interface and can even be configured to ping network devices and automatically reboot them if they stop responding.  You can even have it ping a remote device and reboot your Internet router if it can't get through.  Also supports scripting, scheduling, smartphones and logging.
 
I have been using them for years in my day-job and not a single failure yet.
 
And at $129, they are dirt-cheap.
 
There are a number of similar products out there from Black Box, APC, etc. but none of them can beat the bang-for-the-buck ratio of the Digital-Loggers Web Power Switches.
 
Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 


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Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 10:55 AM
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Subject: [ap-gto] RE: Serial port connectivity issues

 Thanks for all the good feedback. With the exception of a serial adapter that is not Prolific-based (the one I connected the second port of the 900), everything else is on the Keyspan now. The idea was to use the second serial port on the mount as a backup connection in case the first one failed. For true redundancy, I thought I would connect it somewhere outside the Keyspan serial hub, in case that went belly-up. Even better would be a standby laptop, but I have to think this through as the USB connections are physical so they can only be connected to one machine. 

I am still wondering how folks with remote setups in NM manage to not have any failures that would cost them an airline ticket to go and fix :)

CS,
Nick


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> I have also seen hubs be real buggy to with out astro equipment. I have found that industrial hubs based on the NEC chipset work excellent and provide windows with the correct information for each port.

Where do you get one?

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