GARRETTCOM INTRODUCES MANAGED HARDENED ETHERNET SWITCHES.The Magnum mP62 Managed Ethernet Hardened Switch from GarrettCom, Inc., has addressed the growing need for network management in LAN switches controlling applications such as data collection at power utility substations, traffic data collection and control, and other implementations in harsh and temperature uncontrolled environments.
Network management is increasingly important as remote, hostile-environment network applications become mission critical. Unmanned power utility substations and other data gathering and management outposts require remote management functionality to control costs and maintain operations with a minimum of service calls. Remote traffic control systems are expected to run 24x7, so early detection and correction of network glitches is vital.
For high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. network topologies with redundant fiber connections, the Magnum mP62 Switches have a new "Link-Loss-Learn" feature. Fault recovery typically means moving the network traffic from the operating up-link fiber port to a back-up port, and this requires the switch to reset and redirect Ethernet packets. When a Link-Loss (indicating a fault occurrence) is detected by the mP62, it immediately resets its switching address table, providing fast fault recovery through immediate restoration of service on the other fiber port.
The managed mP62 product, is a companion product to the company's popular Magnum P62F Ethernet Hardened Switch. The Magnum P62F is being deployed in applications as diverse as rock quarries in Texas, power utility substations in the Northeast, copper mines in Chile, and traffic control systems in Florida.
"The Magnum P62F is highly effective in extending Ethernet capabilities into our substations. The extreme temperature ratings and sealed units give us the reliability and performance we need, and single-mode fiber See singlemode fiber. supports the distances between substations. The new managed mP62s will give us even better visibility. When we suspect trouble in a remote spot we will be able to get management information about devices attached to the network at that location without a site visit," said Kirk Blair, telecom engineer, Northeast Utilities Northeast Utilities (NU) is a publicly-traded, Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut, with several regulated subsidiaries offering retail electricity and natural gas service to more than 2 million customers in New England. , Berlin, Conn.
The managed mP62 Hardened Switch supports all industry-standard managed edge switch functions. These include SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. , QoS, CLI (1) (Call Level Interface) A database programming interface from the SQL Access Group (SAG), an SQL membership organization. SAG's CLI is an attempt to standardize the SQL language for database access. , Telnet, password security, port settings control, Spanning Tree Protocol Based on an algorithm invented by Radia Perlman while working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Spanning Tree Protocol Is an OSI layer-2 protocol which ensures a loop free topology for any bridged LAN. , VLANs, BootP/DHCP, and GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. network management packages. These software modules allow the mP62 to perform the same LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. management functions as enterprise LAN switches widely used in office workplaces. Access to these packages ensures mP62 customers that the mP62 Switch will be fully compatible with other managed Ethernet products in their network, implementation will be rapid and operation will be dependable.
The rugged Magnum mP62 comes with six 10/100 switched RJ-45 ports and two 100 Mb fiber ports. It is temperature rated for -40 degrees C to +75 degrees C ambient and uses patent-pending thermal technology from GarrettCom to extend temperature range while improving operating lifetime and reliability. With no moving parts Moving parts are the components of a device that undergo continuous or frequent motion, most commonly rotation. "Parts" only include the mechanical components which does not include fuel, or any other gas or liquid. (convection cooling eliminates the need for a fan), the unit is highly reliable with an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) The average time a component works without failure. It is the number of failures divided by the hours under observation.
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures of more than 10 years. Its sealed case eliminates penetration by such hazards as in sects, particulate matter particulate matter
n. Abbr. PM
Material suspended in the air in the form of minute solid particles or liquid droplets, especially when considered as an atmospheric pollutant.
Noun 1. , or smoke. The new Magnum mP62s are UL2043 fire-tested and plenum-rated, and they comply with power industry specifications such as IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. P1613 (Draft) Environmental Standard for Electric Power Substations (C37.90).
Measuring only 1.7 x 5.75 x 8.8 inches, and weighing only 3.5 pounds, the mP62 is easily mounted in small outdoor enclosures or huts, and in plenums or ceilings in commercial or industrial buildings. Fiber ports operate at 100Mbps, and may be multi-mode for buildings or campuses, or single-mode to support the distances necessary for distributed industrial facilities such as power utility substations, mining facilities and telecommunications metropolitan area networks.
The mP62 Switch is available with a variety of power sources to support installation power availability. Power sources include AC worldwide power, 125 VDC VDC Volts Direct Current
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Pricing and Delivery
GarrettCom products are marketed through a network of resellers, system integrators, and international distributors. List price for an AC-powered multi-mode Magnum mP62 Ethernet Managed Hardened Switch is $1,300, or $1,900 with single-mode fiber. All products are available to OEMs for private labeling. The products are available for delivery two weeks ARO.
GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., designs, manufactures, and markets Ethernet LAN products for industrial, traffic control, and telecommunications applications. For more information on GarrettCom and its Magnum line of Ethernet products, visit http://www.garrettcom.com/, GarrettCom is located at 213 Hammond Ave., Fremont, CA 94539
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For more information, call 510/-580-2767.