Automated PC Hardware Network Inventory Software

NIS - Network Computer Hardware Inventory Software is fully automated, completely OS-Less. NIS consists of server computer, network switch, ZPL Label Printers, 2d Barcode scanner & PXE enabled workstations attached to LAN. As soon as workstations are powered on, a small OS is delivered to the workstations over LAN using PXE, NIS automatically inspects the workstation's hardware, prints barcode labels and stores inventory data into a central database.

A web based graphical user interface can be accessed using a console management system, to manage inventory, print reports, export data into various formats, such as CSV , Excel, TXT, Json, PDF, PNG & etc,.

Comprehensive detailed reporting based on various computer hardware components such as processors, ram, hdd and etc are available. PIE, BAR & Line charts can also be accessed using GUI.

NIS supports 6 different sizes, styles of automatic self adhesive barcode labels.

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Features

  • Automatic PXE Network based Computer Hardware Inventory Software
  • Friendly Web GUI User Interface, IOS, Android
  • Comprehensive Data Reporting for each Inventory Computer
  • Automatic Barcode Label Creation and Printing
  • 2D barcode label scanning and printing
  • Automatic Zero touch computer hardware Inventory solution
  • Unlimited number of workstations are supported
  • True OS less free LAN Server based Automated hardware Inventory
  • Pre Inventory Grading of Inventory Computers based on quality
  • PIE, BAR and Line Graphs Charts
  • ZPL Printing support for Thermal self adhesive labels
  • Highly customizable and flexible system, API & third party integration
  • upto 50 Inventory Computers / Laptops are included in free version
  • Paid version available upon request
  • Database driven architecture
  • zero touch configuration, no human intervention required
  • Fully network based PXE computer inventory infrastructure
  • Audit Inventory Items - with detailed hardware information
  • Easy to manage and use Network Computer Inventory Software
  • Designed specially for Large businesses such as warehouses, corporates and enterprises
  • Data Exportable to several formats, XLS, PNG, CSV, PDF, Doc, XML & etc
  • Automatic Barcode Label printing and on-demand Label Printing support using GUI
  • Super efficient and quick support provided by the author
  • Continuous Development Cycle
  • Software customization requests are entertained, no matter how how complex
  • Access the PXE Inventory GUI on Handheld devices Android, Windows & iPhones

 

What is NIS - "Automated" Network Computer Hardware Inventory - Software

NIS Network Computer Hardware Inventory software is a complete solution that automatically creates inventory of computer hardware machines (desktops / Laptops / servers machines) without installing any software, automatically prints barcode self adhesive thermal labels and generates comprehensive detailed reports.

Why NIS differs from other Inventory Software available in the market.

NIS is a true OS less automatic inventory solution. NIS performs automatic inventory regardless of OS whether installed in the inventory item (laptop / desktop / server) or not. Also NIS performs inventory regardless of hard disk drives whether installed in the inventory item (server / laptop / desktop) or not.

NIS is a server / network solution, server is the intelligent brain that does all the inventory tasks automatically over the network.

NIS is unqiue and differs amongst all inventory software. Almost all the other inventory software available in the market requires an operating system installed on the inventory item (laptop / desktop / server) and some also requires a probe software to be installed on the inventory item that collects data and reports back to the server. Some software utilizes SNMP or WMI interface to gather hardware component information from the workstations. But NIS is a unique computer inventory solution that works out of the box, no software installation is required at all. NIS does not utilize any probes and does not utilize SNMP or WMI protocols. NIS also works out of the box and does not even require the Hard Drive to be present in the workstation. Also works without any storage devices attached to the workstations.

Best of the all NIS - "Network Computer Hardware Inventory Software" collects all the information from inventory items, stores it in a database and automatically prints a self adhesive thermal label for each inventory item. NIS is a multi tasking system. It allows you to connect multiple inventory items (desktops / servers / laptops) to the network to be processed concurrently.

For example if you have connected 100 inventory items (laptops / desktops / servers) to the NIS network and booted all into PXE, NIS will collect hardware information from all 100 inventory items (laptops / servers / desktops) concurrently and will also print self adhesive labels concurrently for all 100 at the same time.

Automated Computer PC hardware Inventory software PXE

How NIS Works?

 

Case Scenario 1.

 

A computer recycling company has received approximately 2,000 Dell, HP and Lenovo dekstop and laptop computers that needs to be recycled or resold in the market. But before they do anything to this lot, company requires a complete and comprehensive detailed information for each item such as serial number and hardware components installed. Also the company want to know the breakdown of information by components, such as how many workstations with 4GB DDR3 ram, and number of dekstops with 500GB HDDs, number of workstations that has i5 processor and etc., None of the desktops and laptops have any operating system installed. HDDs were wiped cleaned before the systems arrived at the recycling warehouse.

Network PC Computer Hardware Inventory automatic

Checking the system health and recording component information from each workstation manually would be an extremely difficult task and it may take several weeks if not months to complete.

 

NIS is specifically designed to address these issues. If using NIS - Network based Computer Hardware Inventory Software, you may be able to complete creating inventory for all 2,000 systems in just less than a day, including breakdown reports, collecting all serial numbers and components installed in each machine.

 

The question arises, how it is possible to a complete a task in just less than a day that normally takes several weeks to completely manually.

 

NIS - Network Computer Hardware Inventory Software does all the inventory work for you automatically. All you have to do is to connect the NIS server to an isolated network, connect the ZPL compatible thermal label printer to the NIS server machine, and you are all set to begin automatic network inventory.

 

See below an example of NIS - Automated Network Computer Hardware Inventory Software - network diagram.

Network Inventory Software PXE based

Before you begin with automated inventory, initiate the "auto inventory task" from the management console.
You can then connect your inventory items (servers, desktops, laptops) to the network and power-on, boot the workstations into PXE network. Your workstations will boot from the network automatically, will capture all the hardware information and will automatically print the barcode label. Printed barcode labels can then be attached to the inventory items (servers / desktop / laptop). All collected information is automatically stored in a central databases. Once inventory is auto-performed and labels printed, you can remove this workstation and process the next one. The whole process takes approximately 1 minute per machine.

If you attach 100 machines together to the network, all 100 machines boot from the network at the same time; NIS will take approximately 1 - 2 minutes to process all 100 machines concurrently. There is no hard limit, theortically you can attach upto 65,350 machines concurrently to the network and boot concurrently.

 

See below an example of the workstation booting up from NIS - PXE network and performing the auto-inventory.

Network Computer Hardware Components Inventory PXE boot

Also see below ZPL printing automatically printing the pre-selected self adhesive barcode label. NIS currently supports 6 different size of barcode labels, below 76x25mm label and 102x152mm labels can seen automatically printed.

Inventory Labels for Network computer hardware pxe inventory

 

102x152mm Label.

ZPL Printer thermal labels for Network inventory items pxe boot

 

Labels can then be attached to the desktop / laptop.

 

See below various examples of different size of labels.

Label size 50x25mm attached to the workstation

automated Network pc computer hardware inventory over network pxe

Label size 76x25mm attached to the workstation

computer pc hardware inventory over pxe network

Label size 76x50mm attached to the workstation

Computer PC hardware inventory software

Label size 76x50mm attached to the workstation

Network hardware pc computer inventory software pxe

Label size 102x50mm attached to the workstation

Network Automated PXE booted hardware PC computer inventory software

Label size 102x50mm attached to the workstation

Network PXE Inventory software

Label size 102x76mm attached to the workstation

NIS Network Inventory Software PXE boot PC Computer Hardware

Label size 102x152mm attached to the workstation

Network Inventory Hardware PXE boot software

Label size 102x152mm attached to the workstation

Network based Hardware PC Computer Server Laptop Inventory software Pxe

Label size 102x152mm attached to the workstation

Computer Hardware Inventory Software

Once inventory is completed, you can access the detailed reports from the management console.

Example Reports

PC Server Laptop Workstation Network Inventory Hardware Components Reports

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

Automated PC Computer Server Laptop Notebook Hardware Network Inventory Software PXE

 

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