The RSS-3T automatic switch station incorporates three (3) Automatic A/B broadband switches. It was designed for the redundancy of multiple RF Broadband feeds to save on rack space in the main Headend, when redundancy needs to be added to a large number of Broadband amplifiers at the site.
It offers a high isolation environment between feeds with minimal insertion loss to 1GHz. Each switch module monitors independently both main and backup Broadband feeds for automatic switchover to the backup feed upon detection of failure of the main input with automatic return. The reason for monitoring backup input feeds is to prevent switching to a faulty input, and to send alarm immediately to “Network Operation Center” via SNMP traps and alert them of the backup input failure condition.
The Threshold level against which the input level is compared has a built-in Hysterisis and is front panel adjustable, separately for the main & backup inputs of each automatic switching module in the chassis.
Front panel status LED are available to indicate RF level presence and switch position, with a toggle switch for local switch override and control. The RSS-3T also incorporates a Test-point on the front panel for each switch and input.
For remote monitoring, alarm and switch control, integrated Ethernet-IP and a serial RS-232 ports are available at the back panel. The Ethernet/IP port allows the setting of alarms, remote monitoring and switch control with SNMP protocol for integration to “Network Operation Center”, and allows remote monitoring and control from any Web Browser over the Network, with password protection for local/regional access by the technical staff.
- 1U-high rack-mount chassis
- Incorporates (3) independent automatic A/B switches
- Monitors independently each switch main & backup inputs
- Broadband switching 5 – 1000 MHz
- Front panel independent Thresholds adjustment
- Front panel test point for each input feed
- Remote monitoring, alarm & control capabilities