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VCL-SafeComm-N, Ethernet Network Protection Switch - Application Diagram

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Product Overview

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 or 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-F, Ethernet Failover Switch - Application Diagram

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.

VCL-SafeComm-N, Ethernet Network Protection Switch - Application Diagram

Ethernet Link Protection Switch

Ethernet Link Protection Switch - Data Sheet

Ethernet Link Protection Switch - Presentation

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-┬Čto-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 Diagram

VCL-SafeComm-N providing 1+1 Network Protection (Ordering Part#: VCL-2478-SafeComm-Eth-N)

  • Provides 1+1 Network Protection
  • Fast automatic network switching upon network failure. Eliminates Network Downtime.
  • Completely eliminates re-routing of Ethernet cables. Ethernet cables are automatically moved to the available network port.
  • Essential for Offices, Banks, ATMs, Industrial Installations requiring minimum service interruption due to network outage.
  • Disaster Recovery.
  • Automatic Network Protection / Switching Solution

    VCL-SafeComm-N providing 1+1 Network Protection




    To provide 1+1 Network Protection : Explained

    Application #1 (a)

    Ethernet Link is connected to Network A

    Ethernet Link is connected to Network A



    Application #1 (b)

    Network A Fails. Ethernet Link automatically switches to Network B

    Network A Fails. Ethernet Link automatically switches to Network B



    Application #1 (c)

    Network A recovers - Ethernet Link automatically switches and reconnected to Network A

    Network A recovers - Ethernet Link automatically switches and reconnected to Network A