A network monitoring tool based on the Raspberry Pi

Technology company Krika recently unveiled a remote network monitoring tool based on the do-it-youself compact computer the Raspberry Pi.

Introduced at the Integrated Systems Europe 2015 event last week, the Krika device is a standalone box priced at around US$253 and aimed at network professionals and systems integrators connecting devices to a network. The price includes a one-year license for monitoring up to five networked devices and transmission of up to 100 SMS messages. Annual licneses start at $27. Additonal devices and SMS messages can be bought in increments.

The device is base on the near credit card-sized Raspberry Pi which retail for around $35.

Once the monitoring tool is registered to Krika’s cloud-based service, the device can automatically enrol IP audio, video, security and other systems to the network for access through the cloud.

The Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi

“Krika will automatically map all connected devices and let you set them into a supervision slot so that you can be notified within five minutes by email or SMS if something wrong happens or if a device disappears from the network,” according to the company’s web site. “…Accessible from any Web browser, Krika’s dashboard tells you what occurs when you’re not present.”

The device displays information including: exact model names, status of connected devices, firmaware, serial numbers and even tests LAN/WAN performance.

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