Dataprobe has expanded its T-APS product family to provide automatic protection switching for sites with multiple circuits. The system ensures protection for up to 15 T-1 or E-1 circuits by providing automatic fail-over switching in the event of line or equipment failure. In addition to the automatic capabilities, the system is manageable over SNMP, Telnet, or serial interface. The switches can be used in several configurations to protect both equipment redundancy and line redundancy applications.
The system consists of the T-APS-R-15 chassis and T-APS-R cards. Each card operates independently, monitoring the T-1 or E-1 circuits and determining the best path, based on user supplied parameters. The chassis is adaptable to -48 V dc or worldwide ac power.
The T-APS-R provides automatic protection switching for users with T-1/E-1 lines by connecting up to 15 phone or data systems to alternate links. The switches then automatically toggle to the redundant link when the quality of the line begins to fail. Through the local and remote configuration, users are able to manually select the quality level at which the line will activate the switches, based on their specific needs.
The T-APS-R-15 rack-mountable chassis is available with control card for $1175 and T-APS-R rack-mounted cards start at $895. More information is available at www.dataprobe.com.