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Dataprobe’s iBootBar Powers up the United States Senate

Allendale, NJ, September 28, 2007 --( Dataprobe, a leading manufacturer of innovative technology solutions for networking systems management, announced today that Boulder, Colorado-based K2 Audio has deployed the iBootBar in the Senate Hearing Room Audio Network it designed for the United States Senate on Capitol Hill. The iBootBar reduces the need for in-room technical support in each of the Senate’s remote hearing rooms.

The K2 Audio solution centrally monitors the audio network devices in all of the Senate’s remote hearing rooms. In each hearing room, an audio system is installed with microphones wired to a ‘break-out box’ that houses eight additional microphones and the connectivity to the rest of the system. These boxes require routine maintenance that typically results in a power reboot, which involves maintenance personnel walking to a given hearing room and manually cycle power.

Rodrigo Ordonez, design consultant at K2 Audio, said, “Prior to the implementation of Dataprobe’s iBootBar, anytime one of the break-out boxes required a firmware upgrade or remote service, maintenance was called to the room in question to open up the rack and power cycle the device manually. With maintenance staff potentially located in a different building, and with six or seven break-out boxes per hearing room, the Senate decided this situation was no longer workable.”

Ordonez continued, “Thanks to the iBootBar, when a box needs to be reset, it can be done easily and efficiently—from the maintenance shop. Using remote control for this type of issue versus having to be in the physical location to power cycle equipment is a great benefit.”

David Weiss, president of Dataprobe said, “Dataprobe’s core competency is about maximizing uptime and our remote power management solutions achieve this goal across multiple industries and types of organizations. We’re pleased to be part of K2 Audio’s system for the U.S. Senate and are confident the improvements in equipment uptime and productivity will save the Senate valuable time, money and resources.”

The iBootBar is a multi-outlet, multi-user, remote reboot power strip designed to remotely monitor, manage and control corporate and personal computing devices and other electronic equipment. The switch allows remote equipment to be rebooted or power controlled over an IP network using an Internet browser or network management system.

Used by network architects, communications service providers, system integrators and consumers, Dataprobe’s remote site management products help organizations in multiple industries keep their operations running with maximum uptime.

About K2 Audio
K2 Audio provides complete turn-key designs that include building acoustics, audio systems, video systems, facility-wide control and, if applicable, the networks that carry these signals. With over 100 years of collective experience, the representative projects of K2 Audio's staff span theme parks, government facilities, recording studios, performing arts facilities, stadiums, houses of worship, concert halls and educational facilities. For more information, visit

About Dataprobe
Dataprobe is an innovator of disaster prevention, disaster recovery and remote site management technologies. Since 1969, Dataprobe has been designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that provide maximum uptime, minimize downtime and provide efficient management of remote systems and facilities. Network architects, communications managers and OEM developers rely on Dataprobe to provide cost-effective products, creative engineering solutions and high-reliability systems for their most critical networking challenges. Find out how to maximize uptime at

Media Contact:
Walter Ocner
Affect Strategies, Inc.
Tel: 212.398.9680

Company Contact:
David Weiss
Dataprobe, Inc.
Tel: 201.934.9944

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