Network Attached Storage
All HauteWRAP, WRAPter, HauteLINK, HauteMOBiLE and HauteMESH routers now support SMB (MS Windows) and FTP network storage sharing. Most HauteSpot routers have a USB port to which inexpensive, hot plug-able, compact USB disk drives can be attached. Many HauteSpot routers also have a miniSD slot as well. Either the USB or the miniSD slot can be shared as a network drive. This allows IP cameras and other network devices to backup to a HauteSpot router with no other equipment required. This is a great, low cost way to create local backup at remote sites for cameras.
All HauteWRAP, WRAPter, HauteLINK, HauteMOBiLE and HauteMESH routers with USB ports support a UPS monitor feature which works with APC UPS units that support “smart” signaling over serial RS232 or USB connection. This feature enables the network administrator to monitor the UPS and set the router to ‘gracefully’ handle any power outage with no corruption or damage to the router. The basic purpose of this feature is to ensure that the router will come back online after an extended power failure. To do this, the router will monitor the UPS and set itself to hibernate mode when the utility power is down and the UPS battery is has less than 10% of its battery power left. The router will then continue to monitor the UPS (while in hibernate mode) and then restart itself after when the utility power returns. If the UPS battery is drained and the router loses all power, the router will power back to full operation when the ‘utility’ power returns. You can also have your router send an email or SMS message to a network administrator to report on the UPS condition.
All HauteWRAP, WRAPter, HauteLINK, HauteMOBiLE and HauteMESH routers support a broad array of Virtual Private Networking protocols. HauteSpot recommends the use of OpenVPN which any of our routers can support as either a client or server. OpenVPN layer 2 networks running on our routers create low level tunneled connections which support full "local network" capabilities such as camera discovery and multicast support over wide area networks. VPNs are also a great way to provide "static IP" addressing capabilities on roaming dynamic networks like cellular.