I have a product request, what I’m looking for is basically a RB760iGS (or similar) shrunk down to just a single RJ45 input connection and the mode button. Perhaps in parallel with the mode button it would be nice to have a plug-in screw terminal block so an alternative switch could be used at the discretion of the customer. I’m finding as time goes on a lot of products from all manufacturers are removing their old serial/contact inputs, other things are moving towards virtualized or off-site cloud, or the replacement ways of triggering it are less than reliable. In most of these cases they’re one-offs here and there at different buildings and I don’t see the value in going with a full automation solution.
I have come across a fair amount of use cases which I’ve used telnet client, ping, or similar within the RouterOS device to contact another to do things such as:
-Triggering a restart of another device
-Triggering WoL of another device
-Triggering a panic shutdown
-Signaling the start of a sequence (kind of like a recording)
-Toggling a remote device’s Wi-Fi (without logging in, etc)
-Restarting a failed service (i.e. telnet into a windows box and restart the service) without logging in
-Literally a doorbell to trigger the
-Be useful for running small diagnostic scripts/logging
-Logging a physical action (i.e. server rack doors were opened)
I wouldn’t expect the logic or control to be done by the Mikrotik device, just that it has the same telnet/ping/etc. scripting capabilities that the RB760iGS (or the earlier HEX) does. In a way it would also look similar to a doorbell and be powered via 48V PoE. To all in the community, do you think this product would have enough interest for Mikrotik to build this?