VCL-Safecomm-E, 1+1 Automatic Ethernet Link Protection / Ethernet Failover Switch

Description

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.

1+1 Automatic Ethernet Link Protection

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.

Features and Highlights

  • 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

Applications

  • 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.

Application 1: Application to provide 1+1 Network Protection / Failover
(Ordering Part#: VCL-2478-SafeComm-Eth-N)


Application 2: Automatic Ethernet Equipment Failover Switch
(Ordering Part#: VCL-2478-SafeComm-Eth-F)

Technical Specifications

Specifications:

Number of Ethernet 3
Interfaces One Ethernet Interface: Network A
One Ethernet Interface: Network B
One Ethernet Interface User
Maximum Data Throughput 100Mbps
Interface Type 10/100BaseT
Conformity IEEE-802.3

Management and Control Ports

  • Serial Management Port - RS232 COM Port and USB Port
  • 10/100 BaseT for remote management

AC Power Supply Specifications:

Range of input AC 100V~240V AC, 50Hz / 60Hz. Voltage

48VDC Power Supply Specifications:

Input DC voltage - Dual Input - 48V DC (nominal)
Range of input voltage -18V to -72V DC
Input voltage reversal Protection Provided in the Card
Short circuit protection Provided

110VDC~220VDC Power Supply Specifications:

Input DC voltage - Dual Input 110VDC or 220VDC (nominal)
Range of input voltage 85VDC to 290VDC
Input voltage reversal Protection Provided in the Card
Short circuit protection Provided

Power Supply Options:

  • AC or DC
  • Dual Redundant
    • 1+1 AC power (100 to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz)
    • 1+1 DC 24V
    • 1+1 DC -48V
    • 1+1 DC 110~220V

Power Consumption:

  • < 10W at ambient (steady state 24°C)

Security and Protection:

  • Password Protection with password strength monitor
  • SSH

Environmental (Equipment):

Operational: -10C to +65C (Typical: +25C)
Cold start 0C to +50C
Storage -20C to +70C
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Cooling Convention Cooled. No cooling fans are required.

MTBF:

  • Per MIL-HDBK-217F: ≥ 37 years @ 24C
  • Per Telcordia SSR 332, Issue 1: ≥ 42 years @ 24C

Compliance:

  • EMC FCC Part 15 Class 2
  • Operation ETS 300 019 Class 3.2
  • Storage ETS 300 019 Class 1.2
  • Transportation ETS 300 019 Class

Data Sheet

Data Sheet (PDF)