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Remote Site Management Systems

Davicom is recognized in the industry as being very responsive to customer needs and suggestions. Feature requests are often incorporated into the next firmware release, usually within 6 to 12 months.

To continue growing and adding the many features requested by our extensive user-base, it has become necessary to redefine a hardware platform that will enable our evolution well into the future.

We are therefore very excited to present the first member of Davicom’s new Cortex product family:

The Cortex360


In order to satisfy demanding customer requirements and evolving industry standards, the Cortex 360 is built upon the latest hardware processor (Dual ARM) running an embedded Linux kernel.


Instantly see site status thanks to the built-in OLED system display. Easily view detailed system status and alarm conditions.

Save power thanks to the unit’s small (300 mA) current draw at 12VDC. Stay in control of your site for longer periods on battery backup power when power fails, or operate from solar powered installations. Provisions are in place for further decreases in power draw in the future.

Take full advantage of the power and flexibility of SNMP site management. Use the Cortex360’s SNMP-Manager war machine with up to 1024 GET, SET and TRAP commands to manage external devices.

Save on having a computer at the site with the built-in video output and keyboard/mouse inputs. Get full on-site management without an external computer.

Manage your site over very low bandwidth communications channels down to 2400 baud (if regular dial-up or IP channels are not available). Regular high-speed Ethernet, dial-up modem and DTMF/voice-response connectivity are also included for free.

Count on stress-free firmware upgrades thanks to the Cortex360’s dual firmware memory spaces that ensure fail-over and roll-back operation. Upgrades become virtually unbrickable, even if you pull the plug during an upgrade.

Measure practically any type of analog sensor through the unit’s fully differential metering inputs. Input ranges between ±0.5V and ±80V with a common mode of up to ±80V ensure full flexibility.

Automatically detect channel silence with the built-in RMS signal detectors.

Monitor the status of various pieces of site equipment by virtue of the Cortex360’s status inputs with fully independent ground returns.

Future-proof your network installation thanks to the Cortex360’s IPV6 compatibility.

Save on site gadgets thanks to the Cortex360’s built-in 4-port Ethernet switch and 4-port USB hub.

Easily navigate through Davicom’s new simplified and streamlined HTML 5 user-configurable web-based GUI. If you are already an experienced Davicom user, build on your familiarity and use the Advanced mode or Davicom’s DavLink software to take full advantage of the unit’s power.

Operate with confidence in freezing cold or burning hot environments. The Cortex360’s industrial temperature range (-40 to +70°C, -40 to +158°F) will keep it going in extreme conditions, should your site’s HVAC fail or if your site simply does not have a controlled environment.

No worries knowing the units are FCC, IC, CE and RoHS compliant.


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A final note: Davicom’s DV-200 series has been on the market since 2006 (for over a decade) and it has served well. We will continue to build, sell and support the DV-Micro, DV-Mini and DV-208/216 for many years, just as we are still able to support products that we built and sold in the 1990’s.


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