What do you use to control remotely the electricity for your equipment?
If some ePMP/PMP/Other crashes and requires a physical reboot, how do you achieve that without going to the site?
Almost any Mikrotik PoE enabled router would allow you to monitor voltage/consumption per port as well as turn on/off/power-cycle devices.
Netonix switches also do the trick. They can force power-cycles on the PoE ports based on ping watchdogs. You can even define a power-off schedule in order of priorize waht devices must keep on going when your batteries are running out, turning off the rest.
I have used to great avail Teracom devices; basically an embedded controller with an Ethernet or GSM port that can help you testing the voltage of your batteries and throw a couple of relays. Cheap and easy to get in Europe, no idea ROW.
I didn’t have good experience with PoE switches due to high cost or low power with lower cost. I would like to have something like remote controlled electrical ports which I can control and monitor singularly.
Any idea about some solution that doesn’t cost too much?
Teracom looks good but I would like something more ready to use.
So, they plug into your network / switch with an ethernet cable, and they have an IP address, and you can log into them remoted to turn ports on/off, plus they can be set to reboot (cycle) the power to each outlet depending on script conditions.... so that's typically a ping/reboot condition. So, if an AP isn't pingable, then power cycle that outlet.
That’s exactly what I’m searching for, but are they US only? I’m in EU.
The AC model is US 110-120v standard, the other depends on DC input and controls the DC outputs so is more or less universal. (I've used a couple of their single-toggle AC 4-outlet relay devices at home, nice solid construction and responsive company)
For our ePMP APs, we use about 50% Cambium CMMs and 50% PacketFlux SyncInjectors, with their SiteMonitor devices in control so we can toggle ports, reset protection circuits, etc over the network. (the remaining handful are outliers with a single AP powered by its included POE brick) The latest released Sync Injector supports dual voltages, and configurable pinouts (Canopy, ePMP, PMP320, UBNT, etc) per port, but only passive - not 802.3af. They also provide sync (assuming a GPS SyncPipe is attached) and current draw monitoring per-port.
HP 2600-8-PWR switch