64 E1 Port Intelligent (Manageable) Electronic E1 to E1 Patch Panel

Description

The XC, 64 E1 port electronic intelligent (manageable) patch panel allows the user to cross-connect any E1 port to any to any E1 ports, electronically, without having to use any external patch-cords or loose hanging wires.

The XC 64 E1 port electronic patch panel also provides the user with the capability to uni-directionally broadcast E1 inputs to multiple E1 destinations.

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The XC 64 E1 port electronic patch panel also allows the user to re-route any E1 circuit to a secondary route (secondary E1 Port) in the event of the failure of the primary E1 route (primary E1 port), without any human intervention and may be used as an "N"+1protection switch. The feature to provide "N"+1 Protection capability is available as an optional software module any may be ordered additionally.

64 E1 Port Intelligent (Manageable) Electronic E1 to E1 Patch Panel

The patch-panel may be accessed remotely over a TCP/IP link using Telnet. This allows the user to create / patch new circuits remotely and make new E1 cross-connections on the fly. SNMP V2 access is also available over UDP link, which allows the user to monitor the patch-panel and all E1 circuits remotely for any alarms. An MIB file is provided with the patch-panel to allow easy integration with customer’s network management systems (NMS), or for easy integration with standard SNMP browsers.

Part Number Product Descriptions
XC-1467-E1-48. (with -48V DC Power, 3U / 133mm, 19 Inch Rack Mount, RJ45 connectors) 64 E1 Port Electronic Patch Panel
XC-1468-E1-48. (with - 48V DC Power, 2U / 90mm, 19 Inch Rack Mount, DB-37 connectors) 64 E1 Port Electronic Patch Panel

Application - Where is it used?

The XC 64 E1 electronic patch panel is designed to be used in Central Offices, Data Centers, Command and Control Centers, Remote Cell Sites, Utilities and Dealing Rooms seeking to eliminate the jungle of external patch-cords and loosely hanging wires which usually exists in locations where patch panels are installed.

Additional Advantages

Automatic circuit protection and re-routing option (available with optional software module).

The XC 64 Port E1 electronic patch panel provides the user (optional software module) to re-route any E1 circuit to a secondary route (secondary E1 Port) in the event of the failure of the primary route (primary E1 port).

This feature ensures that critical E1 routes can be automatically be protected on the cross-connect (in a “N”+1 protection scheme) and can be re-routed to secondary standby route(s) in the event of the failure of the primary route without any intervention of the maintenance staff. Such a feature is especially useful at unmanned locations or at remote locations where the maintenance staff may not be present at all times of the day to provide immediate critical servicing, if required.

Highlights

  • 64, E1 to E1 patch panel equipment
  • Intelligent electronic patch-panel allows the user to cross-connect between any E1 port to any E1 port, or to multiple E1 ports (broadcast mode only), electronically
  • Allows the user to re-route any E1 circuit to a secondary route (secondary E1 Port) in the event of the failure of the primary route (primary E1 port), without any human intervention.
  • Hitless (automatic) switching between Primary E1 and Standby E1 links
  • Eliminates the use of the messy, loose, hanging inter-connect wires
  • Host of alarms for trouble shooting and maintenance
  • SNMP - V2 Traps / Alarms
  • Telnet and GUI based remote management features
  • Dual power inputs (1+1) to connect the equipment to two separate - 48V DC power sources for power source redundancy.

Indications and Alarm Monitoring

  • Loss of incoming signal at any E1 Port
  • Configuration error alarm
  • 64 LED indicators to indicate the status of each E1 link
  • System's internal 3 Volts power supply present
  • External -48V DC input present
  • System Self Test Error.

Programmable Features

  • Enabling or disabling E1 channels (masking) of the E1 channels that are un-connected and not in use
  • Creating a cross connect between E1s using the Windows based, easy to use GUI
  • Telnet interface for remote programming by using text commands
  • SNMP - V2

Status Monitoring

  • Status of alarms
  • Enabled / Disabled status of E1 ports
  • Monitoring of the XC 64 Port E1 Electronic Patch Panel status and configuration
  • SNMP - V2 Traps / Alarms.

Configuration, Maintenance and Management Interfaces

  • Serial Management Port - RS232 interface (COM Port)
  • TCP/IP - 10/100BaseT for remote management over a LAN / TCP/IP network
  • SNMP V2 (MIB File provided with the equipment)
  • Telnet - CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Windows XP and Windows 7 compatible Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Network Management System (to monitor multiple units from a single central location)

Why it should be used?

Easier Management - The XC 64 E1 electronic patch panel allows easier management of the cross-connects since all cross-connects can be controlled and managed from a central location over TCP/IP or UDP Network using either CLI (text) commands, or a GUI or SNMP.

The XC 64 E1 electronic patch panel eliminates the use of patch cords and the maze of loosely hanging inter-connect wires.

Better Management - the XC 64 E1 electronic patch panel allows better and more efficient management since a log of all patches / cross-connects can be archived as an MS (Microsoft) Access database files and retrieved whenever required.

The XC 64 E1 electronic patch panel eliminates the need for labelling the patch-cords and inter-connected wires since all inter-connection records are automatically retained in the system's non-volatile memory. Additionally, the same can also be saved and archived as an MS (Microsoft) Access database file from the system's GUI.

An Intelligent Patch Panel

The XC 64 Port E1 electronic patch panel keeps the user informed of a potential problem by generating an alarm.

The XC 64 Port E1 electronic patch panel generates SNMP V2 alarms and is supplied with an MIB file which allows the user to easily integrate the XC 64 Port E1 Electronic Patch Panel into their NMS (Network Management Software) for faster trouble-shooting and fault rectification. This results in more efficient network control and fault management.

The XC 64 Port E1 electronic patch panel also maintains a log of the 200 most recent time-stamped events, as they occur in real-time, by storing them in the system memory. These events may be viewed at any time by a user. The system event log is maintained in addition to SNMP V2 traps, which the equipment sends out to a centralized NMS, when such events or alarms occur.

User friendly the equipment may be assessed remotely using Telnet, GUI (Graphical User Interface) or SNMP over an Ethernet link through the system's 10/100BaseT Ethernet Port. The equipment may be also accessed locally through either an RS232 (DB9) serial or a USB COM Port.

Additional Advantages

Automatic circuit protection and re-routing option (available with optional software module).

The XC 64 Port E1 electronic patch panel provides the user (optional software module) to re-route any E1 circuit to a secondary route (secondary E1 Port) in the event of the failure of the primary route (primary E1 port).

This feature ensures that critical E1 routes can be automatically be protected on the cross-connect (in a “N”+1 protection scheme) and can be re-routed to secondary standby route(s) in the event of the failure of the primary route without any intervention of the maintenance staff. Such a feature is especially useful at unmanned locations or at remote locations where the maintenance staff may not be present at all times of the day to provide immediate critical servicing, if required.

Data Sheet

Data Sheet (PDF)