The ViaLite Horizons SNMP Controller (HRC-3) can be used to fully monitor and control ViaLiteHD RF over fibre systems. Allowing for inter-facility control Horizons can be multiplexed using CWDM, or used over extreme distances with DWDM. It can also be used with optical fibre to extend existing Ethernet networks from point-to-point (for example from a control room to the antenna in a satellite earth station) and optionally from point-to-multipoint.
ViaLite‘s Horizons SNMP Software can be used with existing ViaLite SNMP cards and the new Embedded Site Controller is also available for monitoring and control of outdoor enclosures.
ViaLite Horizons GUI
Horizons is standalone software that operates on legacy SNMP product and comes built into the new SNMP Controller card.
The GUI offers a representation of ViaLiteHD modules in a connected rack chassis (3U or 1U) or the Satcom6 enclosure. It displays the operational status of the modules and power supplies, along with the voltage and temperature of the SNMP card. The built-in interface can be accessed from any standard web browser using the IP address of the SNMP network monitoring card.
Simple to Install
The SNMP card means any user can quickly set up local and remote ViaLiteHD equipment by accessing the front panel LAN port on the card. This enables fast and easy installation or reconfiguration of a fibre link network. Under normal operational conditions, the card can be permanently connected to the user’s network and the health of the ViaLiteHD system can be monitored at any time.
Management Information Base (MIB) Tables
The open architecture of the SNMP card’s MIB allows management of the alarm information using any SNMP-compatible third party network management system (NMS), when connected via the local area network (LAN).
Summary Alarm Monitoring Cards for in-rack Alarms
In addition to the SNMP card which can be used for alarm monitoring via a GUI, ViaLite‘s Summary Alarm Monitoring cards can be used within rack chassis to monitor the rest of the fitted equipment. These cards are able to report alarms by front panel visual indicators, audio alarms and by the status of the card’s on-board relays – which can be used to trigger the customer’s alarm monitoring equipment.
On start-up, the Summary Alarm Monitoring card analyses the active, populated slots within the chassis to allow for the empty slots to be ignored.
The cards monitor all chassis alarm outputs, or DIP switches are available for manual alarm screening if preferred.
The Chronos difference
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Full remote management with integrated web GUI or SNMP MIB
MIB can be integrated with all major satcom NMS systems
10/100/1000 Mbps switch, 3 ports including 2 optional optical or Ethernet ports
Support for dual optical Ethernet configurations allowing daisy chaining or star network configurations
Micro-USB control port
Not Java dependent
Maintenance mode allowing modifications to be carried out offline
Real time monitoring of card performance & redundancy switching