Opengear Extends Its Line of Advanced Console Servers to Meet the Needs of Remote Offices

Opengear (, today announced it has brought the market-leading functionality of its leading Advanced Console Manager series to the remote office/branch office. The new ACM5000 line of products gives network managers simple and cost effective ways to manage network, power and computer devices in their small and large distributed networks.

“Although supporting fewer employees, remote offices invariably mirror the complex IT infrastructure of larger, more complicated offices. Remote offices have the same security and privacy requirements, the same uptime imperatives, and have an array of physical and virtualized devices from many vendors. However, to date they have been unable to effectively monitor and manage the IT equipment in these offices remotely,” said Bob Waldie, Chairman and CEO of Opengear. “Our new ACM5000 product line is the first to allow cost effective control of network and computer devices, power distribution and environmental monitoring with one low cost small footprint unit. It has a selection of wired and wireless in-band and out-of-band connection options.” 

The ACM5000 family of products has several key features and a range of advanced features and configurations, including:

  • 2, 3 or 4 port serial configurations with free virtual COM port redirection software
  • Built-in temperature monitors and dry contacts for water sensors, smoke detectors, motion detectors
  • Internal V.92 modem, 3G cellular or 802.11 wireless for flexible out-of-band access
  • Dual 10/100 ethernet for segmented private network access
  • USB drive for offline logging and stored configurations
  • Embedded NUT, Powerman to monitor all the distributed serial, USB and network attached PDU and UPS systems on site 

The ACM5000 will be used across many companies and organizations, including retail chains, financial institutions and hospital systems. Organizations can now centrally monitor the status of the power at all the remote outlets and centralize alarms to set up automatic shut-downs to be triggered in the event of battery back-up outages. In event of an outage, they can access all their branch office sites out of band and reboot the systems using the inbuilt service processors. Or they can run software applications on the virtual servers at the head office that communicates securely to serial devices at the remote sites. 

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About Opengear

Opengear delivers secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, even when the network is down. Provisioning, orchestration and remote management of network devices, through innovative software and appliances, enables technical staff to manage their data centers and remote network locations reliably and efficiently. Opengear’s business continuity solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. For more information please visit

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