RSS Series Multi-Circuit Protection Switching

Ensure dependability of your critical applications with the Redundancy Switching System (RSS). A customizable physical layer switching system, the RSS provides you with reliable switchover of communications circuits for line protections and equipment redundancy applications.

The RSS is the optimal solution for disaster recovery, air traffic control, network operations, computer telephony, data centers, E911 safety and trunking redundancy.

RSS – Line Redundancy System

RSS – Equipment Redundancy System

Reliable Network Switching

Dataprobe relay-based switches are designed for fail-soft operation, so they always maintain connectivity. With the RSS, you can rely on communications even when power is removed or control connections are down.

Failover to redundant lines or equipment can be performed manually, automatically or remotely via a web browser, so you can ensure maximum uptime of your critical communication circuits.​

Automatic Protection Switches

Serial Fallback Switches

Computer Telephony Redundancy

High Availability Networks

IP Controlled Switching

Fail-Soft Operation​

Remote Controlled A/B Switches

Hot Standby Configurations

Redundant Circuit Switching

Web Browser Controlled

SNMP Managed

Layer 1 Protection Switches

Switching Options for Every User

With the RSS, you can create fault-tolerant systems with simultaneous (gang) switching or independent control of each A/B switch. A/B switch cards are available in standard communication interfaces, and support all the leads in their respective interfaces, making them ideal for a wide variety of circuit arrangements. Scalable 1U and 4U rackmount systems provide an unlimited number of switching possibilities.

Control Options

We offer a variety of control options to facilitate design of reliable redundancy solutions. Each control card can be installed in either the RSS-16 or RSS-3 to provide either individual or gang control.

IPC-16 Individual Control Card with IP and Serial Interfaces

IPC-1 Gang Control Card with IP Interface

IOC-16 Individual Control Card with GPIO (Contact Closure) Interface

IOC-3 Gang and 3x Individual Control Card with GPIO Interface

IPC-16 Network and Serial Control Card

Individual Control

Web, Telnet, SNMP, Serial, UDP Messaging

IPC-16 Simple Web Interface

The IPC-16 allows control resolution down to the A/B switch level. Each A/B switch can be individually managed, or gang switched as required.

Both serial and network interfaces provide communication with user-friendly menus or web browser interfaces. Each A/B card in the system can be named for easy identification. Cards can be grouped and switched together or independently. For system developers, the RSS series offers direct command control, both via the serial port and via UDP network messaging. This allows direct program control by Network Management Systems, customized user interfaces, or easily integrated into OEM systems and software. RSS-16 Chassis offers Dual Redundant IPC-16 controllers for the most reliable configuration.

IPC-1 Gang Network Control Card

Gang Control

Web, SNMP, TCP Messaging, AutoPing

For gang applications in either the RSS-3 or RSS-16 chassis, the IPC-1 provides web control, setup and management. Point your browser to the IP address assigned to the switch, enter a security code and click on the button to operate the switch. Fallback switching for your critical communication circuits is just a click away with these web enabled A/B Switches.

Switch one Common circuit to either circuits A or B from anywhere in the world. Just point your browser to the IP address of the switch, enter a username and password and click on either A or B button to reroute traffic. These switches can also be operated automatically, by pinging a device and switching automatically when the ping fails, or from an SNMP Manager Direct TCP messages.

IPC-16 Simple Web Interface

IOC-16 I/O Control Card

Individual Control

External Contact Closure, Relay Status Feedback

The IPC-16 allows control resolution down to the A/B switch level. Each A/B switch can be individually managed, or gang switched as required.

Both serial and network interfaces provide communication with user-friendly menus or web browser interfaces. Each A/B card in the system can be named for easy identification. Cards can be grouped and switched together or independently. For system developers, the RSS series offers direct command control, both via the serial port and via UDP network messaging. This allows direct program control by Network Management Systems, customized user interfaces, or easily integrated into OEM systems and software. RSS-16 Chassis offers Dual Redundant IPC-16 controllers for the most reliable configuration.

The IPC-16 allows control resolution down to the A/B switch level. Each A/B switch can be individually managed, or gang switched as required.

Both serial and network interfaces provide communication with user-friendly menus or web browser interfaces. Each A/B card in the system can be named for easy identification. Cards can be grouped and switched together or independently. For system developers, the RSS series offers direct command control, both via the serial port and via UDP network messaging. This allows direct program control by Network Management Systems, customized user interfaces, or easily integrated into OEM systems and software. RSS-16 Chassis offers Dual Redundant IPC-16 controllers for the most reliable configuration.

Specifications

RSS-16 4U 20 Slot Card Nest

Physical

19″ W x 7.00″ H x 7″ D
Weight: 11.5 Lbs (w/o cards)

Capacity

A/B Switch Card Slots: 16
Control Card Slots: 2
Power Supply Slots: 2

RSS-3 1U 5 Slot Card Nest

Physical

19″ W x 1.75″ H x 7″ D
Weight: 5.5 Lbs (w/o cards)

Capacity

A/B Switch Card Slots: 3
Control Card Slots: 1
Power Supply Slots: 1

System Environmental

Temperature

Operating: 0 to 65 C
Storage: -10 to 85 C

Relative Humidity

0 to 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply PS-RSS-WRI

Input Power

Nominal : 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Range : 100 – 240 VAC
Capacity: 50 Watts
Fusing: 2 A

AC Input

IEC 320C14
Linecord for North America Included

Physical

Internal Power Module. Inserts into RSS-16 or RSS-3

Power Supply PS-RSS-48

Input Power

Nominal : 48VDC
Range : 42 – 60 VDC
Watts: 75
Fusing: 2.5 A

DC Input

Screw Terminals

Physical

Internal Power Module.
Inserts into RSS-16 or RSS-3

Power Supply PS-WRI-4

Input Power

Nominal : 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Range : 100 – 240 VAC
Capacity: Watts: 50
Fusing: 2 A

AC Input

IEC 320 C14
Linecord for North America Included

Physical

External Power Supply
1.5″H x 2.4″W x 5.0″D
Cable to RSS-3 Control Card

IPC-16 Network & Serial Control Card

Physical

Width: One Control Slot in RSS-3 or
RSS-16
Height: 7″
Depth: 6″
Weight: .5 lbs.

Capacity

10/100 Network.
Supports: HTTP, Telnet, SNMP,
UDP Messaging Protocol. RS-232 Serial. D9 Male

Additional Features

Power connector for external 24VDC
redundant supply
Dual Redundant Control Card option

IPC-1 Network Gang Control Card

Physical

Width: Two Control Slots in RSS-3 or
RSS-16 Height: 7″
Depth: 6″
Weight: .5 lbs.

Capacity

10/100 Network.
Supports: HTTP, Telnet, SNMP,
UDP Messaging Protocol.

Additional Features

Power connector for external 24VDC
redundant supplyPower connector for
AutoPing for Automatic Failover
Dual Redundant Control Card option

IPC-16 Network & Serial Control Card

Physical

Width: One Control Slot in RSS-3 or
RSS-16
Height: 7″
Depth: 6″
Weight: .5 lbs.

Connectors

Switch Control: Screw Terminal Blocks
Gang In: 6 Wire Modular Jack
Gang Out: 6 Wire Modular Jack
Power In: 24VDC from PS-WRI-4

IOC-15 I/O Control Card

Physical

Width: One Control Slot in RSS-3 or
RSS-16
Height: 7″
Depth: 6″
Weight: .5 lbs.

Connectors

Control: 50 Pin Telco (Female)
Status Out: 50 Pin Telco (Female)

IOC-15 I/O Control Card

Physical

Width: One Control Slot in RSS-3 or
RSS-16
Height: 7″
Depth: 6″
Weight: .5 lbs.

Additional Features

2 LED indicators for switch position
Manual Override Switch
Latching Relays. Switch maintains
position in power or control failure.

AB-D9-R

9 Pin D’Subminiature, Female connectors. All 9 Pins switched.

AB-D15-R

15 Pin D’Subminiature, Female connectors. All 15 Pins switched.

AB-D25-R

25 Pin D’Subminiature, Female. All 25 pins switched. Jumper options for frame and signal ground, switched or unswitched.

AB-2RJ8-R

Dual 8 Wire Modular Jack. Dual A/B switch card for all applications that use 8 Wire Modular Jack. Ethernet switching 10/100/1000. Both switches on this card switch simultaneously.

AB-2BNC-R

Dual BNC, Female connectors.
Up to 45Mhz for E-1, DS-3 Applications.
Both switches on this card switch simultaneously.

AB-T50-R

50 Pin Telco (Amphenol). A/B connectors, Female. Common, Male. Requires two card slots.

AB-M34-R 34

34 Pin M Connectors for V.35 Applications.
Requires two A/B Card slots.
19 Leads Supported: A B C D E F H J K L P R S T U V W X Y AA BB

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