PollCat NetLink-VIP & PollCat NLJ-VIP - User’s Guide
4.4. Connecting Cables and Phone Line
Your cable layout should account for the following factors:
Command Mode Access: The VIP provides several methods for accessing
• Network Access: The VIP is managed via Ethernet. Note that initial
setup cannot be performed via network.
• Local Access: The VIP is managed by a local PC connected to the
• Remote Access: The VIP is managed by a remote PC that
communicates with the unit via modem.
• Multiple Access: The VIP can be managed via Network, Console
Port, or Modem.
Alarm Actions: The VIP offers several methods that can be used to notify
users when an alarm has been generated:
• SNMP Trap: An SNMP Trap is sent to a network management
• Console Port Action: Alarms are sent to a local PC connected to the
• Modem or Pager: Alarms are sent to a remote PC or Pager.
• Email or Text Message: Alarms are sent via email or text message, to
up to two user-deﬁned email addresses.
• Output Contacts: (Optional - Not Available on NLJ-VIP units.) The
Output Contacts can be opened or closed.
• Combination of Methods: Each alarm is directed to a different
target. The alarm conﬁguration screens select notiﬁcation methods for
The physical layout is determined by the Command Mode access method
and Alarm Actions required for your application. Determine which
method(s) will be used and install cables as outlined in the following
CAUTION: Prior to connecting data lines, make certain that
cables are compatible with The VIP. Please refer to the interface
descriptions in Appendix B.