The new Lighthouse CMS product line from Opengear is an out-of-band management solution with both virtual and hardware platforms that is optimized for critical IT infrastructure and distributed networks. The vendor-neutral Opengear Lighthouse solution includes new hardware offerings and updates the previous CMS software to version 4.0. Opengear says that both software and hardware appliances may operate in standalone or in redundant configurations, a feature that allows customers to deploy the solution that best fits their environment. Another new feature is the upgraded centralized dial functionality that provides network engineers and administrators quick and easy connection to remote locations. This builds on Opengear's cellular Call Home technology to converge central management of remote sites whether they are connected in-band or out-of-band over the cellular network or legacy PSTN.