The Groomer provides the “user” the facility to cross-connect
64Kbps time-slots through a completely “non-blocking” TSI switch,
through which the selected SS7 signaling time-slots on the INPUT
side E1 Ports can be connected to the OUTPUT side E1 Ports. The
equipment provides 16 E1 Ports on the OUTPUT side from where the
selected / cross-connected / aggregated SS7 time-slots may be
connected to the protocol analysers, test probes, etc.
VCL-MegaConnectTM, 64 Port Plus
- E1 Monitoring Groomer, (PDF 488 KB)
occupies only a 3U high rack-space, and is a compact 19-inch
stand-alone unit. The unit is powered by and operates on a dual (1+1
redundant) -48V DC power supply. An AC input adapter is also
optionally available for AC mains operation.
The equipment is provided with a
USB and an RS232 Serial Interface for COM Port connections as well
as a TCP/IP LAN Interface (10/100BaseT) for providing equipment
access through Telnet over a TCP/IP link. The user may select and
use either of these ports for executing HyperTerminal text commands
for configuration etc. The access for configuration and system
management is provided through CLI (Command Line Interface) text
commands which may be executed either from a serial (COM) Port of a
PC or through the 10/100BaseT LAN Interface. The 10/100BaseT LAN
Interface allows the equipment to be connected on a TCP/IP network
for remote access for configuration and monitoring over LAN and
TCP/IP link, remotely. The system is also supplied with an easy to
use (Windows XP, Windows 7) Graphical User Interface that provides
the user a complete control to prepare multiple configuration "maps"
and store them, as easy to read data files. Dry contact relay alarm
output is also available at rear of the system to connect the system
to external audio/visual alarm output through a dry relay contact.
The E1 Groomer is capable of
non-intrusively monitoring upto 32 "live" E1 links and grooming the
selected 64 Kbps time-slots to the 16 additional output E1 Ports
provided in the equipment. The 64, E1 receivers of the Groomer shall
connect to the 32, E1 "live traffic" links which are to be
monitored, non-Intrusively. 16 additional (Normal-Z) output E1 Ports
are also provided by the equipment which shall route the aggregated
data of the "monitored" time-slots to the user’s test equipment,
such as protocol analyzers, test probes, billing servers etc.
The E1 Groomer (E1 Monitoring
DACS) is capable of monitoring a -20dBsx signal (0.3 Volts) E1 signal
through a Hi-Z path, without in any way affecting or disturbing the
E1 traffic that is required to be monitored.
Alternately, the E1 Groomer (E1 Monitoring DACS) may be also ordered
in an “extreme” sensitivity version which is capable of monitoring a
-30dBsx signal (0.1 Volts) and a -40dBsx signal (0.03 Volts), through a Hi-Z patch-panel, without in
any way affecting or disturbing the
"live" E1 traffic that are being monitored.
The extreme sensitivity version of
the E1 Groomer provides the user with a signal equalizer and a
wave-shaper option to handle very low / attenuated E1 input signals.
The equipment offers the user with complete flexibility to select
time-slots from each of the 32 E1 links that are being monitored,
or restrictions, through the internal TSI non-blocking switch. Any
of the 64 Kbps
time-slots on any of the “input” (monitoring-MP) ports can be
aggregated to any “output” (test-TP) port.
The additional solutions are offered
and available for Hi-Z non-intrusive live traffic monitoring