One of the IP4000's most useful features---remotely rebooting two outlets by browser---is sometimes never even used by the companies that deploy them. If equipment lock-ups are not a problem, the IP4000 can provide a benefit by allowing connected equipment to be powered up and down on a daily cycle.
New ACP Series 2.0 | Out-of-Band Network Switch & Call Router | Enhanced feature set
Out-of-band remote access to serial console ports provides an efficient back door method for recovery. This can be through the use of a backup dial-up modem via the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).