Cheapest remote power solution for cisco rack? Like Baytech, but cheaper?

I've got a Cisco rack in my room as my lab/test equipment.

Obviously its very loud for a bedroom and puts out wayyy too much hot air when in use, so normally I keep it off.

Sometimes when I'm out somewhere else I want to log in and configure or test stuff, but the stuff is off from when I last left it. I need a way to remotely control the power. I think Baytech is an awesome solution, but might be a little too pricey for me just for this one task.

Is there anything else I can do? Four outlets would be optimal, but I at least need one that I can plug power strips into and remotely control.
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Jody LemoineNetwork ArchitectCommented:
Most of the ones I've seen are two, eight, sixteen or twenty outlets.  I don't have much of an answer on four.  There's a company called PDUs Direct that has a two outlet unit for around $250 and an eight outlet unit for $350.  Everyone's got their own definition of cheap, so it's tough to say whether that fits the bill or not.
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MaestroDTAuthor Commented:
Oh really? The last two baytechs I installed were four outlet, can't remember the model number and have no idea about price because they were purchased by the company ahead of time.

My definition of cheap changes based on how much money I have lying around, but right now its lingering pretty low between $50-100...

Honestly, I don't care if it has four ports or not, ONE port would be better than nothing... I can just switch the whole power strip if I have to right now.

Also, if I have to, I'm willing to go through ebay. I just really need something cheap!
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avcontrolCommented:
Ebay and craiglist are best way for those kind if stuff, just search for it using diffrent names...........
http://cgi.ebay.com/Remote-Power-Management-Control-Switch-Reboot-PDU-New_W0QQitemZ230446073533QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a7a806bd

If you in no rush, I'm sure you can find below $50, otherwisebelow$100
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MaestroDTAuthor Commented:
Ah. That things looks kinda cool and I need to check it out some more, but I think I'd prefer something that I can console into.
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avcontrolCommented:
All the oldest gear wil have console managment, all newest should have IP/GUI............
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MaestroDTAuthor Commented:
Ah. Really? Does IP/GUI mean I can telnet into it or just that it has a web interface? I currently access all my devices through telnet so that's sort of necessary I think.
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avcontrolCommented:
not sure for this one, I just search quickly this one on ebay
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aleghartCommented:
Aten has a solution for remote console (so you can watch POST and get to BIOS) over IP that also talks to a power management device for power cycling equipment.

You can attach an Aten CN5000 to your existing KVM switch.  Gives you a console with their Windows client, or via a Java-based web client.
http://www.aten-usa.com/?product&cat=583&Item=CN5000

This can interface with a PN0108 (slave unit), which has 8 addressable outlets. http://www.aten-usa.com/?product&cat=776&Item=PN0108

You can also manage power over IP without the KVM unit: http://www.aten-usa.com/?product&cat=776&Item=PN9108U

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MaestroDTAuthor Commented:
*whistles* yeah those Aten products are very nice looking, but they're $600-1000! Way outa my price range!
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aleghartCommented:
I've got two KVM's in racks.  Haven't got the power units yet.  But, it's saved me about one trip per month on average.  Great when it's 2am and you're 30 miles away (or more when traveling).
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MaestroDTAuthor Commented:
will buy when i have money
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