Modem as a service?

Hal Ponton hal at
Mon Dec 7 01:18:37 UTC 2015

There are already devices that are doing this like PowerTxT, it may be based off another company I may add but we are using them for OOB monitoring of power for remote sites.

They have just enough power in the capacitors to send a text message to a master number or gateway for an NMS.

Have a look at


Hal Ponton

Senior Network Engineer

Buzcom / FibreWiFi

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> On 7 Dec 2015, at 01:07, b <b-nanog at> wrote:
> What about a $20 android phone, when it detects a power loss (stops charging), send an sms.
>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 12:03:48PM +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2015-12-06 at 18:13 -0600, Josh Reynolds wrote:
>>> You could always just use UPS equipment that can send out alerts on power
>>> outages and low bat voltage. Or, use equipment that supports dying gasp.
>> The equipment you have needs to be able to send the alert, which means
>> SMS or email-capable equipment needs to stay powered up long enough to
>> do that.
>> There might be a product idea here, if no-one's done it already:
>> Something like a RaspBerry Pi, running off a lithium battery, with a
>> recharge circuit and something to detect a power outage. Add a 3G/4G
>> card to send an SMS alert, put it all in a box, plug it into power. Only
>> configuration needed is setting the SMS target(s)... If you made it
>> network addressable (on 3G/4G) it could send emails as well.
>> Regards, K.
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