RSS2-ASI Digital ASI/SDI Automatic Redundancy Switch
The RSS2-ASI station incorporates (2) Automatic A/B switches to monitor independently digital Video feeds in DVB-ASI or SDI format, with automatic switchover to their respective backup feeds. The threshold level at which the unit switches to the backup feed can be separately adjusted for each input and automatic switch module in the chassis.
The RSS-2ASI monitors independently the main & backup ASI input feeds of each switch module for automatic switching and alarming, and is designed to prevent automatic switching to the backup input while it is in alarm condition. The RSS-2ASI offers high isolation environment between the ASI input feeds with a minimal insertion loss. It is designed with fail-safe to prevent service interruption. It will pass the main input on power loss to the unit.
A TCP/IP port is available at the back of the chassis for remote monitoring, alarm & control over the Network. While the SNMP protocol is used for alarming to and remote monitor/control by NOC “Network Operation Center”, an embedded Web-Server allows regional & local technical personal to remotely access the switch (password protected) for status monitoring, switch override/control and to change some internal settings from a Web-page using any standard Web browser.
Remote control functions over the IP-Network include settings of switching Hysteresis & delays, and commands to disable automatic-return that would allow technical staff to resolve an ASI feed intermittent problem before returning to normal automatic switch operation. Monitoring the backup input feed can also be set remotely set to alarm only, thus preventing it from affecting the automatic switch operation.
The Hysteresis & delays between switchover to the backup input and switching back to the main input are designed for reliable automatic switching, and are remotely modifiable to allow the operator to set them to suit their particular system condition.
Local indication of the two input feeds and switch status are also available at the front panel, with a locking toggle for emergency switch override & control, with the capability for remote access via SNMP & Web-page to override the toggle switch.
Tekron Communication manufactures a complete line of automatic switching RSS products for the Redundancy & Monitoring of CATV RF-Broadband & LNB/L-Band feeds, analog Video & audio/4.5 or RF channels in disaster recovery applications. Some models are suitable and also in use for community (PEG) channel automation/sharing or redundancy applications..
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