VCL-Safecomm-E, 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Link Protection / Ethernet Failover Switch
VCL-SafeComm-E is a family of Ethernet Link Protection Switches that provide 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover Protection between an "active” and "standby" equipment for IP networks. VCL-SafeComm-E is available in 2 variants.
VCL-SafeComm-F, which provides 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover Protection between two (Main and Standby) RTUs, Servers, Routers, Switches. The VCL-SafeComm-F can be used to provide equipment redundancy for applications which require 99.99% up-time. The VCL-SafeComm-F automatic fail-over protection automatically switches to the “standby” equipment in the event of failure of the “primary” equipment to ensure that the 99.99% up-time requirements are always being met. In the event of failure of the “primary / working” equipment, the VCL-SafeComm-F, Ethernet Failover Switch shall automatically switch and reroute all Cables to "secondary”/“standby" equipment. This ensures that downtime that would have otherwise occurred upon the failure of the “primary” equipment without automatic Ethernet failover capability, never occurs.
VCL-SafeComm-N, which provides 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Failover Protection between 2, IP Networks. The VCL-SafeComm-N can be used to provide link protection between IP networks across diverse domains such as fiber-radio; or fiber-satellite; or fiber-PSDN (Public Switched Data Network) to provide automatic fail-over protection to the “standby” network in the event of failure of the “primary” network.
VCL-SafeComm-N, Ethernet Network Protection Switch shall automatically switch and reroute all Ethernet traffic to "secondary”/“standby" IP network in the event of the failure of the “active” / “primary” network. This ensures minimum network downtime, which otherwise would have occurred upon the failure of the “primary” network.
Fail-Safe. Never becomes a point of failure. Automatically reverts to and reconnects the “primary link” / “primary equipment” even in a power down condition.
User configurable link test parameters
User configurable switching parameters
Built-in real-time clock / real-time logging maintains a history of all events
Serial Management Interface (USB) for local access
SNMP Management and Monitoring
Remote access over TCP-IP networks. Allows the user to access and carry out maintenance, or / and switch the links remotely, if required
Password Controlled Access. Maintains a complete log of all logins
Script Assisted Switching. Automatically initiates switching upon the receipt of the scripted message such as an SNMP Trap
Switching initiated through external triggers such as “Dry Contact Alarm Relays”
Manual Switching through front-panel buttons with front-panel button locking facility to prevent accidental switching
Disaster Recovery. To provide automatic failover protection in mission critical applications requiring minimum downtime
To switch between and automatically re-route IP traffic to the “standby” network / equipment upon the failure of the “primary” transmission network / equipment
VCL-SafeComm-N may be used to provide automatic fail-over protection and switching across diverse IP domains such as fiber-radio; or fiber-satellite; or fiber-PSDN (public switched data network)
Automatic Link Test Feature. Continuously Tests both “active” and “standby” IP links simultaneously for “end-¬to-end” network availability
Alerts the user upon the failure of any one of the two “active”/“primary”, or "secondary”/“standby" IP transmission network
Enhances availability and reliability
Eliminates network downtime by automatically / seamlessly switch to the "backup” / “standby" equipment / network in the event of the complete and total failure of the primary/ active equipment / IP network
May also be used in combination with VCL-Enigmatron Firewall to provide firewall redundancy, enhanced security and resilience to hostile such as “DoS” (Denial of Service) and “Hack” attacks.