Kentrox Announces Issuance of Patent

Kentrox Announces Issuance of Patent

Providing a management system for intelligent site management

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kentrox®, Inc., an innovator of intelligent site monitoring, management, and control solutions, announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,442,515 B2 to Kentrox by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is titled "Management system for monitoring and controlling remote sites and equipment." This invention leverages intelligence in a remote site device to monitor the conditions of the site and collect a comprehensive range of measurements and alarms. This data is then communicated to a management system that collects and stores the information to be used by upstream systems.

"The issuance of this patent to Kentrox reinforces our position as a leader in intelligent site management," said Ben Stump, Senior Vice President at Kentrox and co-inventor on the patent. "The invention is a central component of our intelligent monitoring, management, and control solutions. It facilitates management of remote sites by easily defining, collecting, storing, and managing valuable data from these sites. A site visit can often be avoided, and issues can be addressed proactively before a major problem or outage occurs. With it, we provide significant advantages to our customers in the telecommunications industry and beyond. Kentrox also has additional patent applications that are pending which further demonstrate our leadership in intelligent site management."

About Kentrox, Inc.

Kentrox, Inc. is a worldwide leader in intelligent site management solutions, providing comprehensive monitoring, management and control of any site. The machine-to-machine (M2M) communications Kentrox provides enable service providers, tower operators, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance. With more than one million products successfully deployed in tower, carrier, and enterprise environments, Kentrox is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. The company provides solutions to customers in North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Europe. It is based in Dublin, Ohio and operates as a division of Westell Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company. For more information, please visit

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