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Intelligent Layer 1 A/B switching

Data rate and protocol independent

Intelligent Layer 1 A/B switching
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Pro Switching System

The Pro Switching System is an intelligent Layer 1 A/B gang switching, chassis-based solution that does not look at data, only at physical connections, like an “intelligent patch panel.”


Advantages of Layer 1 vs. Layer 2/3 switches

  • Less complex, more reliable. Easier to install.
  • No misconfigured network protocols.
  • No firmware or software upgrades to manage.
  • Independent of data rates, formats, and protocols, so they're future-proof investments.
  • Air-gap isolation means inherently secure network connections, especially important in military, government, and other high-security applications.
  • System continues to pass data even when powered off, making it a “green” solution.
  • Highest performance: CAT6 supports 10GbE, or use fibre at the speed of light.

What makes Pro Switching different?

The Pro Switching System uses proprietary micro-mirrors and relays to provide electrical/optical continuity through the connected path and true air-gap isolation in the disconnected path.

It's transparent to data rates, formats, and protocols.

It continues to pass data even without power.

Possible configurations

A/B Gang
A/B Gang

A/B/C Gang
A/B/C Gang

Cascaded Gang
Cascaded Gang

Possible applications

Network disaster recovery

Network disaster recovery

Air traffic control

Air traffic control

Backup of network

Backup of network

Remote control switching

Remote control switching



Featured Solutions
Gang A/B Network Switches

Pro Switching System, 2U

  • Blade-based 2U 19" rackmount chassis, 18 slots, supports multiple power supplies.
  • Up to 16 switch cards per chassis.
  • Daisychain multiple chassis together for up to 255 switch ports.
  • Control via front panel toggle, eternal dry contact closure, RS-232 serial control, or IP-Ethernet port (telnet, SNMP, Web browser or included JAVA-based GUI).

Pro Switching System, 4U

  • 4U 19" chassis; controller card supports redundant power option.
  • Up to 16 switch cards per chassis.
  • Daisychain multiple chassis together for up to 4080 switch ports.
Gang A/B, A/B/C, and A/B/C/D Switch A/B Gang Switching Systems

MultiPro Switching System

  • 4U 19" chassis; controller card supports redundant power option.

Network Backup Switches

  • Multiport switching prevents lost productivity and costly network downtime.
  • Provides A/B switching between fiber SC multimode terminated circuits.
  • Latches the A/B position to keep signals moving even if power is lost.
  • Switch manually, electronically via a local RS-232 console, or remotely over a TCP/IP network.
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