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16.04.2019

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Sigfox, LoRA, MIOTY und NB IoT (LTE-M) im Vergleich

Eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für das IoT ist die optimale Verbindung der „Dinge“ mit dem Internet. Dazu stehen auf dem Markt unter­schied­liche Technologien zur Verfügung; von Kabelverbindungen über Bluetooth und WLAN bis hin zu Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). Die Differen...

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15.04.2019

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Being On-Call with PRTG and iLert

Every organization that relies on their services being always available needs to respond to incidents fast. How fast really depends on the desired availability level. Response times are constrained by the desired availability targets. An availability target of, for instance, 99.9...

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10.04.2019

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Why Fine Dust Pollution Is so Difficult to Measure. And Why It Must Be Done Anyway. #2

Fine dust is like passive smoking: no one’s comfortable with it, but the exact effects are arguable. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the results of recent medical studies. For Part 2, we’ll be looking at guidelines the cities of tomorrow should consider. And we’ll be posti...

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08.04.2019

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How to Monitor CCTV Equipment with PRTG

Is your company equipped with a video surveillance solution? In recent times, CCTV solutions are used in more and more areas.  Today I want to introduce you to some value added use cases of video surveillance solutions, and show you how to integrate your CCTV system into you...

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05.04.2019

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Create Notification Triggers With PrtgAPI

In the past few months, we released two blogs about PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library that can be used to manage PRTG: one covered how to add multiple devices or groups programmatically to PRTG, and the other focused on several other examples of use cases. In this final blog post ...

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03.04.2019

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Why Fine Dust Pollution Is so Difficult to Measure. And Why It Must Be Done Anyway. #1

Fine dust is like passive smoking: no one’s comfortable with it, but the exact effects are arguable. New studies, however, show a very clear picture. In the coming weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the subject of fine dust. Part 2 of this article will be published next week...

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01.04.2019

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Microsoft Teams Monday Reloaded – How to Get Notified When Wiki Has Been Edited

It's been some time since we introduced the benefits of Microsoft Teams in a multi-part blog series. In one part of the series we dealt with the wiki function of the Microsoft Teams client. You you can add a Wiki tab to a channel. We use the Wiki tab in our department to store ba...

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29.03.2019

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More Uses for PrtgAPI: Create Multiple Sensors, Clean Up Deprecated Sensors, and Configure Sensor Factories

In a previous article, we covered one use case for PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library for managing PRTG: Adding multiple devices. But PrtgAPI has a lot more uses than just that, and it's one of the reasons why we at Paessler are such fans of it. It's one thing to have smart, innova...

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27.03.2019

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Seven Devices between €69 and €500 for Monitoring Environmental Parameters with PRTG

As the founder of “The network monitoring company”, Paessler AG, it was quite natural for me to not only monitor our home network, but also various environmental metrics in our family home. We moved into our new home a year and a half ago, and having temperature data series has b...

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25.03.2019

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Why IoT Devices Are the Trojan Horses of Our Time. And Why Nobody Talks About It.

Let's say the most honest salesman in the world would like to sell IoT solutions to a medium-sized company. Maybe something in the field of Smart Maintenance, or maybe isolated IIoT devices. Whatever it is, the price is king and of course the CEO of the company will be happy if t...

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21.03.2019

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Nobody Likes a Boring Newsletter

For many years we have been sending out a newsletter with our latest blog posts. That's changing in a way now. Instead of a mere overview of our blog posts, in the future you can expect editorial opinions and cross-references on topics that interest a tech audience.

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20.03.2019

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PRTG Desktop App Released as Stable Version

You probably already know about our PRTG Desktop app. If not, we published two articles in September 2018 about it here on our blog:

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15.03.2019

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PRTG On the Road Winners, in Pictures

In November last year, we held a competition where PRTG users could win a PRTG bag or neck warmer. We also had a follow-up: the winners could then win one of five Playstation 4 Pro consoles if they posted a picture of themselves with their prize and used #PRTGontheroad as a hasht...

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13.03.2019

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Work with Our PRTG How-to Guides

If you use PRTG Network Monitor regularly, you will sooner or later come across one of our numerous support resources. We offer many ways to learn more about PRTG:

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11.03.2019

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What IoT Devices from the Trash Reveal about Their Former Owners

Smart, networked devices such as app-controlled surveillance cameras and light bulbs can be easily hacked. Especially with cheap IoT gadgets, the password is often fixed in the firmware and cannot be changed. Here follows a short anecdote about the sheer insanity of IoT uncertain...

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08.03.2019

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Don’t Miss News About PRTG Release 19.1.48

Welcome to the first PRTG Release News on the blog in 2019. I hope you had a fantastic start to the new year and have bravely stuck to your good intentions so far. Our developers are already working hard on the PRTG release 19.1.49. Ideally you are running our latest stable versi...

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06.03.2019

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How IoT Worlds Are Networked from Orbit

Initially, this article would have started with the words "One small step for..." but in every trustworthy team of writers this is a reason for termination. Still, what Sigfox announced in the middle of last year is a giant leap. Sigfox will send satellites into space, and c...

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04.03.2019

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PRTG + Sonoff = Smart Meter

If you’ve been following our Maker Monday YouTube channel, (you HAVE subscribed, haven’t you?) you’ll have seen us describe how to integrate the Sonoff S20 smart socket with Home Assistant software. Here, we describe how you can use the procedure described in the video, to build ...

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01.03.2019

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SLA Reporting Made Easy – with the PRTG SLA Plugin

Continuous monitoring of IT infrastructure is a basic requirement for reliable business processes. Especially when it comes to fulfilling SLAs (Service Level Agreements), it is of crucial importance that the monitoring data is available as granularly as possible – ideally in RAW ...

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28.02.2019

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7 Punkte, die IT-Monitoring für den Handel können muss

Der Retail- bzw. Einzelhandel ist eine der wohl vielfältigsten Branchen. Die Spannweite reicht von der Supermarktkette über Bekleidungs­häuser bis hin zu Online-Computerhändlern. Allen Retailern gemein ist die Abhängigkeit von einer funktionierenden Infrastruktur und der daraus r...

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27.02.2019

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How We Have Implemented Environmental Monitoring in Our Headquarters

Since we moved all to our new headquarters in Nuremberg more than two years ago, we have wanted to implement a facility-wide temperature and humidity monitoring system. In practice, as so often happens, other things took priority, so this topic was not on our agenda until th...

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25.02.2019

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The History of Chess AI

Garry Kasparov is a lot of things. But a modest person is not one of them. In the 1980s, at the height of his career, he claimed that there would never be a chess program capable of defeating him. And indeed, in 1989, he played two games against IBM's computer Deep Thought, both ...

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22.02.2019

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Here's How You Can Monitor Azure Resources with PRTG

The reality of modern IT is that you probably operate with at least a part of your infrastructure running in a cloud somewhere. This leads to an awkward hybrid architecture that's not only complex to manage, but difficult to monitor. In this post we're going to take a look at a p...

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20.02.2019

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Paessler Toolbox Goes Public Beta

We at Paessler always have IT pros at the forefront of what we do. We are always trying to give our customers the best things in PRTG Network Monitor but we thought, is there something more that we can give our customers outside of our software? One of the many answers to this qu...

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18.02.2019

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Big Data City - Urban Life in the 21st Century

It will be tight in the cities of Europe and North America. More and more people are moving into urban areas, and not just since yesterday. The administrations of the affected cities need more and more information to be able to work efficiently, people have to get used to ev...

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15.02.2019

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Monitoring a Production Line With PRTG

Think PRTG is only good for monitoring networks? Think again! This article will show you how a Biological Scientist with an IT background and an IT Network Administrator built an inexpensive, yet powerful production monitoring system with PRTG and simple sensors connected to a Ra...

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13.02.2019

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Send Us Your PRTG Feature Requests!

Do you use PRTG Network Monitor and need a feature that would make your daily work incredibly easier? Would you like to monitor a device or service, but you can't find a suitable sensor, nor is there an acceptable workaround in our PRTG Knowledge Base? Do you miss a feature in PR...

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11.02.2019

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Here Are 6 Good Reasons to Date a Geek. Seriously.

Valentine's Day is threateningly close around the corner; only a few days left, and a nervous breakdown is as certain as Elon Musk's next emotional outburst.

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11.02.2019

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Here Are 6 Good Reasons to Date a Geek. Seriously.

Valentine's Day is threateningly close around the corner: only a few days left, and a nervous breakdown is as certain as Elon Musk's next public emotional meltdown.

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08.02.2019

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Getting Physical With PRTG - Part 2

Hate being stuck in traffic? Ever thought about how network monitoring software can be used to ease that congestion? In this article, I will show you how to implement live traffic cameras into PRTG. So again, let’s get physical with PRTG.

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07.02.2019

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IT-Management und -Monitoring vereint

Das Zusammenwirken des PRTG Network Monitors von Paessler und der Management Suite von Baramundi Software soll es Anwendern u.a. ermöglichen, Jobs, Endpoints und Services aus der Suite in PRTG zu überwachen. Dies würde die Arbeit von IT-Administratoren optimieren und Ausfallzeite...

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06.02.2019

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Automatically Communicate Outages with PRTG and statuspage.io

Unless you're a sysadmin, you don't know the feeling of having to divide yourself during a critical system failure. In this case the following article is probably less interesting for you—maybe you want to read Patrick's Beginner's Guide to LoRa instead.

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04.02.2019

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The Smartest Home in Town (Maker Monday Insight)

If you're an IT professional, chances are you've already taken steps towards making your home smart, or you've at least given it some thought. Maybe you have a smart power socket here and there, or maybe a temperature logger sending data to a home automation tool. Or maybe you ha...

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01.02.2019

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Sneak Peek: PRTG Developer Insights 2018

Last week you already got a look behind the scenes from us. In the article How We Use Lambda and Step Functions to Create PRTG Instances in AWS Greg explained the components that make up the infrastructure we require at Amazon, how the communication between the individu...

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30.01.2019

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Connecting Sports Fans: The Infrastructure Inside the Stadium of Super Bowl LIII

You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate the upcoming Super Bowl; if you're a tech geek, then Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of Super Bowl LIII, provides enough digital technology to take your breath away. We take a look at the network infrastructure in NFL's newes...

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28.01.2019

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The Quartet of LPWAN Players

The Internet of things is based on many interconnected devices, and although LPWAN is just one of several transmission technologies in the IoT field, it is becoming increasingly important. Naturally, IoT means more than just interconnected everyday objects like refrigerators. It ...

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25.01.2019

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PRTG User Spotlight: How to Add Hundreds of Devices or Groups to PRTG Programmatically

This is the PRTG User Spotlight, where we give the podium to our users to show us what they've done with PRTG, or let them share their guidance and knowledge. In the spotlight with this post: LordMilko, a PRTG user who developed PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library for mana...

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23.01.2019

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Behind the Scenes: How We Use Lambda and Step Functions to Create PRTG Instances in AWS

You probably know that we offer our PRTG Network Monitor software as a hosted solution in addition to the classic on-premises version. You don't need to install PRTG on your own hardware anymore. If you don't know about this: we call it PRTG Hosted by Paessler - click here t...

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21.01.2019

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What Is LoRa? A Beginner's Guide #2

IoT is the buzzword of recent years and we would like to introduce the terms and technologies behind it on our blog. This is part 2 of our blog series on LoRa - a technology that will undoubtedly be part of the future of the Internet of Things. 

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18.01.2019

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IoT Trends: Let's Visit a Fortune Teller

IoT is what the personal computer was in the 1980's: Everyone is talking about it, but who can say that they have completely understood the implications of it? Above all, the search for strategic IoT trends resembles looking into the crystal ball of a creepy old lady with dubious...

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