Active switch systems for harsh environments
(Cable Diagnostic Function)
Nexans has developed a comprehensive line of active Ethernet based switch systems designed for harsh environments and special applications. Based on more than 20 years of experience in the field of high-performance optical fiber and copper networks, Nexans offers state-of-the-art active network solutions.
The implemented manageable Power over Ethernet (PoE) feature makes it possible to power connected IP cameras, WLAN access points, VoIP phones or multifunctional terminals directly via the twisted-pair data cable.
The iSwitch series allows an easy and fast localization of possible faults on the copper twisted-pair cable links. Short circuits, interruptions, impedance mismatches or reversals, can be localized to the meter via the management feature.
By using special Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) modules with Digital Diagnostic Monitoring Function in our Nexans iSwitch systems you are now able to monitor the optical parameters and to recognize upcoming problems with the fiber optic link at an early stage! The Nexans switch management allows to define “Threshold Values” for Laser Bias Current, Output Power and Input Power for each individual SFP interface!
All Nexans iSwitch Systems can be equipped with a MMC Memory Card. Once installed this memory card always stores the latest configuration of the switch. In the event of a system exchange it significantly simplifies the reconfiguration, saves time and maintenance costs! A system exchange can even be done by an untrained worker!
The Multifunctional Input can be configured as normally open contact (NOC) or normally closed contact (NCC). The switch management allows an optional transmission of appropriate alarm messages once the Multifunctional Input is activated. In combination with a simple door contact the Multifunctional Input can be used e. g. for access control applications.