The PVMax Scanner™ monitors ports on the patch panels. The panels are connected to the Scanner by Scanner Attachment Cords.
In addition to the core scanning functionality, the PVMax Scanner acts as the mediator between the PVMax Control Pad™, used to activate the system processes, and the PVMax Master. The PVMax Control Pad can be connected to any PVMax Scanner within the site / patching area.
PVMax Scanners are mounted in the communication room racks at various sites, for example, different floors of a building or in other nearby buildings. They report on-site SMART patch panel connectivity information to the PVMax Master, which contains the SNMP agent.
There are two kinds of Scanners:
PVMax Scanner – includes 12 connectors and can support up to 24 panels (576 ports)
PVMax Mini Scanner – includes 6 connectors and can support up to 12 panels (288 ports)