SNMP-NV6 card is an interface between the UPS and the network. It can obtain the information from a UPS and issue commands to it. SNMP-NV6 card supports two kinds of protocols - SNMP and HTTP for user access. Through the SNMP NMS and Web Browser, the user can setup the SNMP-NV6 card obtain information from the UPS and issue commands to UPS.SNMP-NV6 card also provides shutdown software that operates with various Operating Systems that can link to the SNMP-NV6 card automatically through the network and communicate with it via SNMP protocol. The shutdown software retrieves the UPS information from SNMP-NV6 card and based on this information can start the shutdown process in order to prevent the abnormal shutdown of the host or server due to power events.