I use the same admin tools multiple times on a daily basis to troubleshoot network and IT issues. I was looking for a way to to cut down on the amount of time it takes to perform routine tasks individually. If you feel my pain, I'm happy to let you know that we released a new desktop utility called the LaunchPAD that centralizes your admin tools to make the process of IT management easier.
The desktop utility comes pre-configured with links to the most commonly used network administrator tools including Perfmon, Trace Route, Telnet, Ping, Remote Desktop and others. The LaunchPAD can be set to load automatically when your computer boots-up, so you always have single click access to your management tools from the desktop. You can add new tools and links in seconds.
Give it a try, its free after all. To download LaunchPAD or any of Kratos’ other IT desktop utilities, visit: http://www.kratosnetworks.com/products/free_network_management_utilities/
Just got back from Tampa, Fl where this years LandWarNet event took place. I always have a great time attending this show because it’s the Army’s premier IT and networks event. I’m always interested in seeing what new technologies and innovations are being showcased.
One of the most intriguing technologies I found was an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that could be launched from small surface vessels or from land. From a video I learned that the UAV can be quickly deployed and recovered on land or in water for day or night special operations.
These UAVs transmit bandwidth intensive sensor data-including video, audio, telemetry, and Internet Protocol (IP) information for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) purposes. The interesting part is that there is a critical need to keep the data that is acquired and processed moving inside the network to the right destinations. It makes you realize how much bandwidth is required to operate these machines successfully and the need for technologies that manage the bandwidth and keep the data flowing.
It’s clear that managing the network is critical to operating these vehicles successfully and will become even more critical in the future. You can see why transforming the LandWarNet network into an enterprise architecture is a central part of the Army’s strategy moving forward.
Have you been impressed with any recent technologies at an event? If so, please share some of your insights with us.
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