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Powertxt is a simple remote power control switch that is fully operated and controlled by text message commands (SMS), allowing effortless remote switching and control of mains power.

Powertxt Duo allows remote power control of two independent devices over the GSM network (global system for mobile communication) reducing downtime of your equipment to a minimum. 

When connected Powertxt Duo allows you to control remote equipment easily with simple SMS (text message) commands, you can reboot one or both devices, turn each device on/off and Powertxt Duo also sends an SMS alert when mains power is lost / restored.

Powertxt Duo Remote Power Control
Remote Power Control


What is Powertxt Duo?

Powertxt Duo allows remote power control of two independent devices over the GSM network (global system for mobile communication) reducing downtime of your equipment to a minimum. 

When connected Powertxt Duo allows you to control remote equipment easily with simple SMS (text message) commands, you can reboot one or both devices, turn each device on/off and Powertxt Duo also sends an SMS alert when mains power is lost / restored. 

Powertxt Duo is one of the simplest remote power devices to deploy on the market, it requires no installation, it doesn’t need any device configuration just simply plug the cables in, send a text from your mobile phone to Powertxt Duo, receive a reply and you are in full control… it’s that simple (or use the dedicated management software ‘EstateView’).


Where is Powertxt Duo® currently used?

• IT Support, Wireless Communications (Routers)
• Digital Signage (Routers & also to turn the signage equipment off when not in use to save energy and prolong equipment life)
• Data Centres (Servers, to provide intelligent power without having to power servers down)
• Energy & Utilities (Various equipment at remote sites)
• ATMs (Routers and Screens)
• Smart Lockers (Routers and Screens)
• CCTV & Security (Routers and DVRs)
• SoHo (Various equipment, routers, servers etc)

Why use Powertxt Duo?

Powertxt Duo is not an IP product and requires no network connection to operate.  It is a true out of band solution totally independent of your network.  As Powertxt Duo requires no IP address or network access it is one of the most secure remote power access solutions on the market.  It has several security features; it uses a numerical password within every command, it ignores all SMS’s from anyone other than the pre-programmed users and it can only control the power to your connected devices it has no connection to the devices themselves.

ROI

“It is estimated that over 70% of all downtime events can be solved with a hard power reboot”

Sending an engineer to site just to reboot equipment can be very expensive and sometimes just not practical if that equipment is in a remote or secure location.  Powertxt Duo has a very quick ROI and can be used almost anywhere, it only requires power and a network signal.

There are many IP power solutions on the market today however more and more companies are resisting traditional IP devices as they create more potential weak spots within their network.  Powertxt Duo is the perfect solution to reduce potential weak points and is much more cost effective.  Traditional solutions range in price from £150 (for a single outlet) to many hundreds of pounds, then the cost of an IP address can be £150+ per year and finally the downtime of the connected equipment & installations costs make it a very expensive solution vs Powertxt Duo.

The running costs for Powertxt Duo are approximately £15 per year (for a SIM & text messages) and it can be up and running within 10 minutes. 

Usage Examples

Powertxt Duo can be used for many different applications within various industries, including ATMs, routers, IT equipment, remote support equipment, CCTV, digital signage and smart kiosks/lockers to name a few.

If an ATM stops working it can be up to an hour before it’s established if it’s a power problem or a comms issue, this can waste vital internal resources and have a detrimental effect on service level agreements (SLA’s). Powertxt Duo saves time and money in two main ways; 1) reduces downtime by rebooting the equipment to get it back up and running immediately which equals greater revenue and 2) if there is a power outage Powertxt Duo alerts you immediately by SMS so you don’t dispatch an engineer when not required.

EstateView

EstateView has been developed to make controlling large numbers of Powertxt Duo devices much easier for the user than using a mobile/cell phone.  EstateView is a central management system (web portal) that has been specifically designed by Tekview to control Powertxt Duo devices.  EstateView allows the user to keep all their device information in one central location (e.g. all rebooting/power loss records), you can send one command to many devices, send power loss alerts as emails, many users can access the system, devices can be grouped and fields can be customised to each customers individual requirement/industry.  Please ask for details. 

Technical Information

2 x IEC13/14 1.8m cables inc
1 x IEC13/UK Plug 1.8m cable inc
LED Display
Password Protected
One main user & 4 additional users
Additional management software available (EstateView)
Standard sized SIM required
Input Voltage: 100V – 230V AC 50/60Hz
Maximum Input Current: 10A
Maximum Total Current Draw: 10A (5A Max per device)
Nominal Output Voltage: 120V – 230V AC
Worldwide use 850/900/1800/1900mHz for use in EMEA
Input Connection: C14
Output Connection: 2 x C13
CE / FCC / RoHS Compliant
Automatic time and date synchronisation
Operating Temp: 00C to +400C
Operating Humidity: 0-80%
Product Dimensions: 26cm x 13.5cm x 4.1cm
Rackmount Height: 1U

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What is Powertxt?

Powertxt is a simple remote power control switch that is fully operated and controlled by text message commands (SMS), allowing effortless remote switching and control of mains power.  Powertxt is 100% Cellular (2G) with no Data/IP/WiFi capabilities so it is the perfect secure solution for out of band remote power control/remote power switching. 



Powertxt gives you the ability to “power cycle/reboot” your business-critical hardware simply and quickly from anywhere 24/7 365 days a year.

How does it work?

When your equipment hangs/freezes have you ever been told by the IT department to turn the power off and then on again, well ... that’s exactly what Powertxt does, it effectively performs a ‘hard reboot’ by turning the mains power to your equipment off and then on again (“rebooting it”).  Some newer routers now have the facility to perform a ‘soft reboot’ where they can reset internally but this doesn’t fix every issue, it is estimated that over 70% of all downtime events can be solved with a hard power reboot. 

Every function is controlled by text message, so you just send a text message from your phone to Powertxt … it’s as easy as that!  You can also choose to control power automatically by time & date (e.g. Powertxt will automatically turn the power on at 7am and off at 6pm every Monday – Friday) or temperature (e.g. controlling a heater, Powertxt will automatically turn the power on when the temperature drops to 5 degrees and off again when it rises to 15 degrees).   

Main Features

Reboot your equipment in seconds
Saves time & money by reducing unnecessary site visits
Real time power loss text message alert
Real time temperature alerts (user programmable)
5 users (for alerts & control)
No installation, just plug and play
100% 2G cellular (SMS/text message only)
Set up in
User friendly simple numerical control commands
Automatic power control by time & day or temperature
Powertxt ROI (Return on Investment)

Sending an engineer to site can be expensive, especially when it’s just to reboot the mains power.  It is estimated that over 70% of all downtime events can be solved with a hard power reboot and because Powertxt is such a low-cost solution most users see a return on investment with just one call out/engineering visit saved.  It only needs a SIM card and text messages to operate so running costs are extremely low, you can use a PAYG or a Machine to Machine SIM card costing only £1.25 per month.

Using Powertxt not only maximises equipment uptime but it saves time and money by reducing unnecessarily engineering site visits.   

Where is Powertxt currently used?

Powertxt is used to control many types of equipment, for example. Powertxt is used on every router inside the ‘Amazon smart lockers’ to ensure minimal downtime and so the customer can collect their parcel when they need to.  It is used for a wide variety of equipment within many industries, Digital Signage (to reboot their equipment and save on energy costs by turning the equipment off when not required which also prolongs the life of the equipment), also Banking (ATMs), Smart Lockers/Kiosks, Digital Analytics, CCTV, ANPR Cameras, IT & Communications, Energy & Utilities, Marine & Aquatics, Healthcare for routers, DVRs, ANPR equipment, medical fridges and many more industries and applications.   

How do I control Powertxt?  Is there a management tool?

Yes! Powertxt is fully controlled by 2G text messages (SMS) and it can be controlled either using a mobile phone or through our dedicated online management portal, EstateView (request a free trial).  Controlling a few devices with a mobile phone is simple but when you have many hundreds of remote devices it can be difficult to manage, EstateView makes controlling large numbers easy and simple.  It can be accessed from anywhere, simply login in and you can control all your devices from one central location, features include; a main dashboard screen showing the latest text messages and alerts, device grouping, send group messages, email alerts for power loss/restore, raise email tickets for engineers, custom fields for your own site-specific information, a running SMS total, individual device history (e.g. showing how many power loss alerts or reboots each unit required), add a device individually or upload many devices into EstateView via csv file and user permissions levels (e.g. command control/read-only).

How secure is Powertxt?

Powertxt has two elements of security over traditional IP solutions, 1) it can only control the mains power to your connected equipment (it has no connection with the equipment itself) and 2) if Powertxt received spam messages it would not take any action because control requests can only come from the master user’s mobile number.  It is also password protected.

What if I have low mobile phone signal?

Low signal, no problem!  Powertxt only uses the 2G cellular network so it can work in many areas where other technology fails, it works anywhere you can send a text message.  Powertxt is currently used anywhere from metal cages and lockers to hospital basements with no signal issues.

Powertxt VS Traditional IP Power Control

With cyber hacks happening almost daily extra precautions have to be taken to ensure your equipment is safe, more and more customers are refusing to add any additional IP equipment to their networks due to the high risks. IP devices (accessed over a network) also have significant drawbacks vs Powertxt, firstly, IP power control requires technically qualified staff to set up, install & maintain (firewalls etc), most IP devices have multiple outlets which make them very expensive for single devices in multiple locations, they have a higher initial purchase price & yearly running costs (especially if an IP address is required) and most importantly they have considerably higher security risks by controlling power over a network. 

Powertxt is a simple plug and play solution with no technical installation required, it is set up with a couple of text messages and can be done in minutes.  Because it just needs plugging in and it can be programmed when required from anywhere it can be used on new installations or retro-fit to existing equipment easily, this is much more complicated with IP power control.  Powertxt has a low initial purchase price and low running costs because it uses SMS no data, it can only control mains power it has no connection with the equipment it’s connected to and most importantly it’s secure as it will only respond to the master user so even if it received spam messages it would not take any action. 

Technical Data

SIM Card required (Standard/2FF size)
Password protected
Input 110v-250v / 50Hz
Output maximum 13A(UK)/16A(EU)/15A(US)
UK/EU/US Versions Available
Manufactured to BS5733
Plug in temperature sensor included
Temperature range -100C to +500C
Relative humidity 10-90% without humidity
CE2200 Certification / RoHS Compliant
Automatic time and date synchronisation
Operating temperature -100C to +500C
Relative Humidity 10-90%, without condensation
GSM Band 900/1800Mhz & 850/1900MHz (Quad Band)
Online management portal ‘EstateView’ available on request

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