Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

SNMP Resources

Since the September 1998 presentation of Controlling and Monitoring Audio Systems with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (Preprint #4760) Cirrus Logic has publicly advocated the use of SNMP for control and monitoring of networked audio devices. We believe SNMP is well suited to this task for the following reasons.

  • Availability of management applications and platforms
  • Availability of off the shelf agent implementations
  • Availability of development tools
  • Dominance in data communications industry
  • Demonstrated interoperability
  • Demonstrated extensibility
  • Manageable implementation
  • Carried via ubiquitous Internet Protocol (IP) through many types of communications systems

To promote the use of SNMP, Cirrus Logic is able to do the following:

  • Provide an SNMP agent with every CobraNet interface
  • Make it easy for CobraNet licensees extend the standard CobraNet MIB to allow control and monitoring of product features outside the CobraNet interface
  • Conduct public demonstrations of SNMP in conjunction with CobraNet marketing efforts
  • Publish references and pointers on SNMP management and agent and MIB design issues to help audio manufacturers get SNMP capability into devices and systems that don’t have a CobraNet interface