NovelSat has announced a new series of hot standby redundancy switches that can add further reliability to any NovelSat satellite transmission solution—the new series includes the NovelSat NSR9100 (1U) switch and the NovelSat NSR9800 (3U) switch.
The NovelSat N+1 Redundancy Switch solution enables hot standby redundancy for up to 8 NovelSat modulators, demodulators or modems. The N+1 switch supports RF switching as well as terrestrial interfaces switching. It continuously monitors the ‘health’ of the protected units. In case of an alarm, the switch copies the configuration from the unit reporting the alarm to the redundant unit and automatically replaces the faulty unit’s functions with the spare (+1) unit.
The NovelSat NSR9100 redundancy switch supports configurations starting at 1+1 and a single NSR9800 switch can support up to 8+1 configuration. The two units can be cascaded to expand support for additional (more than 8) components—Modulators, Demodulators, and Modems. Both the NovelSat NSR9100 and NSR9800 redundancy switch are designed for flexibility, enabling various configurations depending on which ports (interfaces) require coverage (L band TX, L band RX, IF band, ASI, GbE, TSoIP).
NovelSat will be showing the new N+1 redundancy switches along with a number of other new satellite transmission innovations at CommunicAsia 2016, May 31st through June 3rd, in Booth 1U3-11 on Level 1 of the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center in Singapore.