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EMCO Releases a Free MAC Address Scanner Utility for Windows

(September 22, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-9-22--EMCO Software, a provider of software solutions for computer network management, announced availability of a new freeware utility for network administrators. The new tool from EMCO called MAC Address Scanner has been created for the Windows platform and designed to help administrators and IT staff to detect network card MAC addresses of computers available in a local network.

A MAC address is a unique identifier of the network card assigned to the device by its manufacturer. This address is used for some network operations to identify the target computer. For example, Wake-on-LAN tools generate a wake-up network packet using MAC addresses of the target PCs, so administrators have to specify the MAC address before initiating the operation. This address can be extracted locally, but there is a lack of solutions that can help to collect MAC addresses from network computers into a centralized database.

The free MAC Address Scanner utility is designed to help administrators to extract MAC addresses from remote PCs. It is created as a Windows utility with a graphic user interface that allows scanning available network computers and extracting MAC address information remotely. Collected information can be exported to a file and used by external tools such as Wake-on-LAN and other utilities that require MAC address input.

"MAC addresses detection for remote computers is one of frequent routine tasks for network administrators that usually take more time than expected. Usually, administrators have to write scripts to perform this task, but that approach can fail for some configurations. There is no single universal approach to extract the MAC address info that will work in 100% of cases, hence to get a result, administrators have to utilize multiple approaches, but it can take a lot of time", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, said. "Our MAC Address Scanner uses four different approaches of MAC addresses detection applied depending on the particular network configuration. If one approach fails, another one is used to extract the MAC address from every computer", he added.



Availability
EMCO MAC Address Scanner is available as a fully-functional freeware. It can run under Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2000 both x86 and x64 platforms.
Product page: http://emcosoftware.com/mac-address-scanner.
Product download: http://emcosoftware.com/mac-address-scanner/download.



About EMCO Software
EMCO Software is a provider of integrated software solutions that help organizations to reinvent approaches of their computer networks management. EMCO Software's award-winning products enable organizations to manage their IT environment remotely and automate network administration procedures, including network inventory, software deployment, power management, network and security control. Founded in 2001, EMCO Software is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations around the globe. Today, more than 20,000 organizations in 85 countries, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, trust EMCO Software products. For more information, visit http://emcosoftware.com.

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