What is POTTR?

POTTR is an analog telephone line (POTS) monitor, that is controlled and logged over an office network using standard SNMP network monitoring software. If POTTR finds any telephone line faults, like a disconnected or shorted phone line, it will report this failure through the regular office network, so that SNMP hardware monitoring software can take the appropriate action.

POTTR can detect if a phone line is in-use, working properly, account disconnected, or inoperable due to wiring faults. POTTR works with all standard SNMP network monitoring software which makes it fit perfectly into an existing office system network, where the IT department can monitor and take action on any telephone line activity.


Most businesses have moved to VOIP for regular telephone service. But, in case of emergencies, businesses still rely on analog POTS telephone lines for communications to their local 911 dispatch office, because these relay vital location information, automatically, for first responders.

Unfortunately, since these POTS lines are not in daily use, there is no knowledge when these lines go off-line due to line damage or simple account disconnects. POTTR is a simple way of verifying and logging the status of POTS lines. POTTR helps keep customers in compliance with many regulations, including elevator communications and 911 emergency location reporting regulations.

Who needs POTTR?

Any business that uses analog phone lines for services:

  • 911 emergency dialing with location reporting
  • Alarm status reporting
  • Educational Facilities (Schools & Universities)
  • Elevator operators
  • Medical dispatch
  • Warehouse and inventory storage
  • Vending services

Contact us for more information on how POTTR can specifically help address your organization. We are dedicated to providing the best service and product possible.

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