Auto detects link status of 10/100BaseT,switches up to GigE Ethernet
Front A/B connections – rear C connection
Compact chassis design – 1U high x 19” W
Latching relay technology
LEDs on front RJ-45 connectors indicate A/B switching status and Ethernet link pulse
Power failure alarms reported via control system
Rear plate offers two DB-9 connectors – one for power failure alarm and the other for craft port control
Dual redundant external power supply supports two units
Multiple support methods: SNMP, Telnet,Craft port, Web browser with intuitive GUI interface
Compact 1U packaging saves precious rack space
Automation of a dark-site – eliminates the need for a full-time on-site technician
Fully redundant power supply ensures uptime even on a part-failure
Latching relays maintain connectivity even during a complete power failure
Auto-detection of Ethernet speed eliminates the need for operator deﬁ nition
No matter how reliable a piece of network equipment there is always a chance that something will fail. When continuous network equipment uptime is an absolute necessity, Cornet Technology’s Router Protection Switch (RPS-24) provides you with that extra bit of security. The RPS-24 is an intelligent protection switch targeted at backing up routers in dark or dim sites where continuous up-time is critical and rack space is at a premium. The 24-port design closely matches the number of inputs on a standard router.
These reliable switches use proven latching relay technology to ensure that connectivity is maintained even in the event of a complete power failure. The RPS-24 supports up to GigE Ethernet and is designed to automatically detect Ethernet link status.
Router Back-up Automation
The key function of the RPS-24 is to provide one-to-one backup for routers using automatic A to B, B to A switching. The intelligent RPS-24 monitors the link status of all active IP circuits from the Router. When a problem is detected, it automatically switches the problem circuit to the back-up Router and issues an SNMP trap indicating the need for engineer intervention. The RPS-24 can detect that both main and backup routers are down. In this admittedly very rare event, a port failure trap is issued indicating the critical need for engineer on site attendance.
The RPS-24 offers multiple means of unit control: through SNMP,a craft port, Telnet, and via a Web browser with highly intuitive GUI interfaces.
Use of ash memory makes software upgrading an easy on-site operation without any downtime.