Critical applications such as in satellite broadcast or military require redundant (backup) systems. Our redundancy switchers provide an automated method of providing this function. Under program control, manual, or direct alarm input, this unit provides either 1:1 backup or 1:4 (one backup unit for every four).
Ultra-High reliability relay technology
No distortion or gain issues
Four channels of A/B redundancy
Signals pass without power
BNC signal connectors
Choice or 75 ohm (standard) or 50 ohm
Routes both digital (ASI) or analog signals to 800MHz
Cost saving dual mode 1:4 or 1:1 backup switching
Dual serial control ports, or one serial & one Ethernet
Field configurable serial ports (232C/422A/485)
Dry contact direct alarm input port (with indicators)
Programmable driver output port for external devices
Rear panel indicator status LEDs
Front panel LED back-lit keypad controls
High contrast vacuum-fluorescent display
Rugged 1RU high chassis (1.75”)
International AC power range (DC optional)
Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies
Integrated rack mount design (19 inch)
Certified CE EN61010 (LVD)
Our 10942B is provides automated redundancy switching of equipment with single-ended digital or analog signals to 800MHz.
Rather than using patch cords, distribution amplifiers and multi-couplers, the following installations may benefit from use of this product:
Four Channel DC-800MHz
RF, IF, P-Band and ASI Signals
The 10942B Redundancy (backup) Switching System provides backup selections for signals as high as 800MHz, digital ASI video signals, or both. This product delivers ultra-high signal performance coupled with advanced remote/manual control and monitoring. Dual serial ports, or Ethernet and a single serial port configurations are available.
Designed specifically for ENG trucks, and for the general satellite/communications industry, the 1RU high rack mount unit provides the user with normal through paths for four channels of IF signals (four in and four out). Under front panel, remote serial control, Ethernet or direct alarm input control, the unit can select a backup signal to replace a suspect input signal. This unit is considered the "gold standard" for redundancy switching with over 2000 units deployed in the field and 0.0015% failures to date.
Redundancy costs can be significantly reduced by utilizing the unit's 1:4 mode where a single backup unit can be switched in for any of the four channels. This redundancy method basically cuts your redundancy costs by 75%. User programmable "priority" setting specifies the order of backup priority for the single backup.
Besides the hot-swap power supplies at the front panel, it also includes a VF display, manual keys for local control and a host of status LEDs. The manual controls may be locked to prevent unintentional operation. Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies are standard with an independent and redundant design. The unit has an international AC power input designed for any international AC power source, and an optional wide-range DC power input is available.
The 10942B units are delivered complete, 100% tested, and ready for installation & integration. The following items are included:
Model 10942B 1RU unit
One 6'-foot power cord
Resource disc (#RD10942B)
Hardware accessory kit
Warranty registration card
Lifetime technical support
Free firmware updates
Care should be given to the Resource Disc as this contains all documentation and instructions. Electronic copies of the Operations Manual and Programmers Guide are included, as well as RouteWarePRO control and monitoring software with a 30-Day free trial.
Universal Switching Corporation is an internationally recognized leader in the signal routing industry that manufactures leading-edge switching and distribution equipment.
Since 1992, the USC commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and cutting-edge technology has combined to provide a unique blend of low cost yet high quality products. With a corporate culture that includes a modern facility, talented personnel, a comprehensive Quality Management System and ISO 9001:2008 certification, USC provides a standard 2-Year warranty for all equipment and offers an optional extended 5-Year warranty.