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MXview 2.2 Adds PoE Visualization and Third-Party Device Management

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January 09, 2013

MXview 2.2 Adds PoE Visualization and Third-Party Device Management

The ultimate goal of industrial network management is to maintain a consistent flow of data through the network and generate productivity improvements. To achieve this goal, network administrators need easy-to-use yet highly accurate network management software that helps them maintain network strength. Moxa, a company specializing in industrial networking products, continues to enhance its flagship industrial network management software MXview’s smart visualization functions.

The company confirmed the release of version 2.2 of its MXview.

"With the new features we've introduced in MXview 2.2, it's even easier for industrial users to monitor and manage the health of their network infrastructure," Jim Toepper, product manager at Moxa Americas Inc said in a statement.

 "We believe that experiencing the software yourself is one of the best ways to understand how easy it is to use, which is why we are offering a trail version for downloading," Toepper added.

Moxa’s MXview features include: virtual device panel, VLAN/IGMP visualization, event playback, event detection and notification, centralized configuration, firmware operations and event log history. Enhancements to this software include; display of PoE power consumption, highly precise packet and trend tracking (up to 4 decimal points), device-level network availability monitoring, MIB browser/MIB compiler, inventory/availability reports and device properties reports.

The company believes that these functions can further strengthen MXview's value proposition as a comprehensive monitoring, diagnostics and management platform for converged automation networks.

Enhanced support for third party devices will greatly extend MXview's usefulness for networks that use non-Moxa products. The embedded MIB browser and MIB compiler will allow users to extract and read any MIB parameter from third-party devices, giving system operators more comprehensive control over industrial networks that are powered by equipment from multiple vendors.

Moreover, to help network operators better manage their assets and achieve high overall equipment effectiveness, MXview 2.2 also supports inventory and device availability reports that can be exported as Microsoft (News - Alert) Excel-compatible CSV or PDF files.

Moxa also confirmed that it is offering a fully functional unlimited-time 20-node trial version of MXview for download on its corporate website.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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