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Lighthouse 5 centralizes out-of-band management for your IT infrastructure and provides an unparalleled level of resilient access and visibility – even during critical failures 

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 26, 2017 – Opengear (, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console serversremote managementmonitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced the release of Lighthouse 5, a completely redesigned version of Opengear’s centralized solution for out-of-band management of the IT infrastructure. Opengear is making the announcement at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, held June 25-29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The company will exhibit its award-winning solutions and provide product demonstrations at booth #937.

Lighthouse 5 has been redesigned and built from the ground up to meet the evolving needs of NetOps professionals, with new and enhanced capabilities specifically tailored to their feedback. Lighthouse 5 provides a centralized out-of-band management portal for Opengear devices, which feature embedded Smart OOB™, and support for other industry-standard console servers. Network administrators can visualize and securely control their entire IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass.

Lighthouse 5 offers simplified user management and node management, empowering IT and NetOps professionals to quickly enroll and deploy new devices. Key new additional capabilities and improvements include:

  • Customizable tagging functionality that enables admins to quickly sort, filter, and search their infrastructure (and gain instant access to specific devices).
  • An enhanced GUI with built-in functionality for directly accessing nodes and end devices using any HTML5-supported browser.
  • An integrated browser CLI that is the first to offer complete copy-paste functionality without Java or plugins.
  • A responsive interface that optimizes viewing whether on a mobile device or on a larger screen within an operation center.
  • An improved user experience that reduces load times and contributes to faster issue resolution.

By combining Lighthouse 5 enrollment bundles with Opengear’s Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) feature, administrators have the option of automating the node configuration and enrollment process. This capability can eliminate the need for operational man-hours, slashing deployment costs and minimizing human errors. Utilizing ZTP with Lighthouse 5 can serve as a mission-critical asset for any deployment regardless of size – from small to hyperscale deployments.

“The demands for faster infrastructure management, more efficient issue resolution, and automatic provisioning of infrastructure continue to escalate,” said Marcio Saito, CTO Opengear. “With the release of Lighthouse 5, Opengear is proud to offer a complete solution for quickly and remotely accessing network equipment regardless of physical location, the network intelligence required to troubleshoot and automatically remediate network disruptions, and the tools to automate the configuration and enrollment process for new devices at scale.”