Opengear Launches 48V DC ACM5000 Line for Telecommunications Environments

Opengear ( a leading provider of next generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced the launch of a new line of console servers designed for telecommunications environments. 

This new line of ACM5000 products have 48 Volt DC power, specifically designed to address the specific needs of the telecommunications industry. 

“When we first launched the Opengear ACM5000 line, we were immediately contacted by people who wanted this small, powerful console server in their telecommunications environments,” said Bob Waldie, President of Opengear. “As a result, we created 48V DC versions of the ACM5000 line and have already seen new orders with very strong early interest.” 

The ACM5000 line gives network managers simple and cost effective tools for managing the network, power and computer devices in their small and large distributed networks. 

All versions of the ACM5000 line now come with 48V DC:

  • 2 serial port units
  • 3 serial port with 802.11 wireless
  • 3 serial port with modem
  • 4 serial port units
  • 4 serial port + 2 ethernet
  • 4 serial port + 3G cellular

Benefits of ACM5000 Advanced Console Server

Using the ACM5000, organizations can remotely manage their network infrastructure as well as centrally monitor the status of the power at all the remote outlets. The ACM5000 gives network managers the virtual hands to securely access and control mission critical voice and data systems and guarantees them maximum up-time for business continuity. Included in the firmware is a centralized alarm system that is proactively triggered when there is a network issue, battery back-up outage or excessive operating termperature. 


The ACM5000 can be ordered with integrated 802.11n wireless, 3G cellular or analog modem configurations. The heartbeat monitor can trigger dial back or redundant path during network outages. Be prepared for disaster recovery and ensure maximum uptime. 

4 GB USB Flash Drive for TFTP Server:

Store local copies of router and switch configurations on our 4GB USB flash for disaster recovery. This allows you to make backups of existing configurations before making changes, that way if you break it you can simply roll back the config. 

Offline Logs:
Store offline logs on our USB flash to provide an audit trail. We log both the serial ports and the available networks to provide syslog, keylogging and a .pcap file for wireshark. 

Pattern Match Alerting:

Opengear console servers can help you ensure uptime by proactively scanning the serial stream on the console ports for specific errors or phrases. We monitor the traffic on the serial port and will watch for user defined patterns or phrases and send alerts via SMS text or email based on pattern match. 

Hotkey Power on RPS/PDU:

Imagine yourself having out of band access to a dead communications device that is entirely locked up in a frozen condition. Simply hotkey via SSH or telnet to launch our power menu to check power status, power cycle, turn off or on. We have support for thousands of RPS/PDU units, both serial and SNMP connected units. 


Unlike other proprietary vendors, we allow access to the linux core including bash. Why do you need this? Well, you can create proactive self-healing solutions that cycle power on a router or switch on ping failure.

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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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