Use LAT1 to manage your device, Out-Of-Band, via a terminal server to a serial console.

Connect to your device and execute shell commands on the device, via a network connected terminal server to the serial console port on the device.

Typical device that you would use LAT for are Systems that support serial consoles, such as:

  • Bridges
  • Routers
  • Managed Switches
  • Embedded Operating Systems (Telephones, Kiosk systems etc.)
  • Serial console ports on mini computers

1 LAT is a proprietary protocol developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). For more information regarding LAT, see this Wikipedia article