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Long Branch NJ - Mar 17, 2021 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical network links, today announced a new Advanced Copper Gigabit Ethernet Link Protector® card supporting IEEE 802.at and 802.3af Power Over Ethernet (POE) endpoints.  The new SM-2701CP provides redundancy for 10/100/1000 powered devices such as Wireless Access Points and IP Cameras.  The Powered Device (PD) can utilize up to 25W of power allowing a multitude of applications. 

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Long Branch NJ - Mar 20, 2020 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical network links, today announced a new managed standalone Advanced Gigabit Ethernet Link Protector®.  The SM-2501CAG-M upgrades the previously existing SM-2501CA-M to 1G Ethernet capabilities on the data connection ports.  The entire unit is contained in a small modem-sized enclosure.  1U racks are available as an option.

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Long Branch NJ - Feb 20, 2018 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical network links, today announced a new managed version of the SM-2501CA Advanced Fast Ethernet Link Protector®.  The SM-2501CA-M adds IP management capabilities to the already extensive redundancy features of the SM-2501CA model.  The new model adds SNMP, Syslog, and SSHv2 to allow management of remote systems through customer provided monitoring resources.  The unit contains a 10/100Mb copper management interface to go with the 10/100Mb data interfaces.  The entire unit is contained in a small modem-sized enclosure.  1U racks are available as an option.

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Long Branch NJ - April 3, 2017 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical network links, today announced a new Asynchronous RS-232 card for the Network Protection Chassis System.  The SM-2701RS card provides advanced redundant switch capabilities to RS-232 signals up to 230,400bps.  The SM-2701RS supports switching on disconnected circuits as well as the lack of received characters on a monitored interface.  The new card has applications in redundancy requirements on power plants, substations, and process control through compatibility with the DNP3 protocol.  The card also can supervise and monitor control leads on the primary and backup interfaces allowing devices to report downstream failure conditions to the SM-2701RS and thereby initiate a switchover to a backup connection.

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Long Branch NJ - December 20, 2016 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced another new Gigabit Fiber-to-Copper Redundant Link Protector® card for the Network Protection System.  The new SM-2701FC card provides media conversion plus redundancy for a GigE Fiber protected interface to GigE copper primary and backup links.  The SM-2701FC can accommodate multiple varieties of fiber by installing different SFP modules on the protected interface.

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Long Branch NJ - September 13, 2015 - Shore Microsystems today announced a new Advanced Fast Ethernet Link Protector® for standalone applications.  The SM-2501CA incorporates many of the features of the Shore Microsystems Network Protection Chassis (NPC) system and its Advanced Link Protector cards but in a standalone single redundant port configuration.  The SM-2501CA provides a solution to users who require more advanced functionality than the SM-2501, SM-2501G, or SM-2501P Link Protectors.   Depending on user programmable thresholds and action event triggers, the device provides intelligent protection for copper Fast Ethernet links to servers and other critical network devices.  The unit is packaged in a small housing making it a good solution for applications where rack-mount equipment is not practical.

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Long Branch NJ - June 15, 2014 - Shore Microsystems today announced a new Advanced Fast Ethernet Link Protector® for the Network Protection System. The SM-2701FE port card incorporates many of the features of the SM-2701 Series Advanced Gigabit Ethernet cards but in a less expensive, lower speed design.   Depending on user programmable thresholds and action event triggers, the port card provides complete intelligent protection for Ethernet links to servers and other critical network devices.

The SM-2701FE is available with either 10/100 BaseT copper or 100BaseFX fiber.  The SM-2701FE3C version supports 3 10/100 BaseT interfaces and provides full connectivity even in the event of a power failure.  The SM-2701FEC2F and SM-2701FEF2C versions are redundant Link Protectors with  media conversion.  The SM-2701FE3F supports 100BaseFX fiber on all ports.

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Long Branch NJ - December 20, 2013 - Shore Microsystems today announced a new MPEG Monitoring and Inspection Card for the Network Protection System. The SM-2701CM port card, along with all the features of the SM-2701C, incorporates MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) packet inspection to monitor and control redundant link switching.  In the event a MPEG stream problem is detected on a Primary link, the unit automatically switches to a Backup link containing a healthy MPEG stream.  Depending on user programmable thresholds and action event triggers, the port card will provide the most healthy MPEG stream possible to the Protected interface.

The SM-2701CM is designed specifically for advanced video/audio/data streams found in the broadcast and studio television production market. The unit allows redundant video/audio/data multiplexers to be utilized with intelligent 24x7 monitoring of key TR 101-290 parameters.  Key priority one and two metrics are programmable action indicators for determining healthy TS (transport stream) links.  The port card relies on a more powerful FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) logic device to implement the deep packet inspection capabilities at up to the full line rate of 1 Gbps.

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Long Branch NJ - November 19, 2013 - Shore Microsystems today announced two new 10G Fiber Cards with Optical Bypass for the Network Protection System.  The SM-2701F10G protects mission-critical 10G Redundant connections while the SM-2801F10G protects 10G Bypass Appliance connections.  Each SM-2701F10G fiber port card provides three LC style duplex connectors intended for connection to a primary, backup and a protected 10GBase-SR Ethernet port.  Single mode versions are available by special order.  An power fail-safe optical bypass is incorporated between the Primary and Protected ports to maximize link availability.  The SM-2701F10G detects link activity and an alarm is generated if any link fails. If the primary link is lost, the NPS will automatically switch the ports to the backup link. By default, the switch is completed within 100 milliseconds after a link failure is detected.  Once the primary link is restored, the protected port will revert to the primary link automatically.  The link may also be forced to switch to the backup port manually.

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Long Branch NJ - November 12, 2013 - Shore Microsystems today announced a new programmable Bypass switch for 10G Ethernet Bypass connections.  The SM-2400F10G Programmable Bypass Switch provides the ability to automatically bypass a malfunctioning network appliance.  The unit operates as an intelligent watchdog that expects periodic interaction with a properly-functioning network appliance via a serial communication link.  In the event of a failure, the unit removes the failing device from the Ethernet link.  After bypassing (removing) the failing device, the SM-2400F10G directly connects the two external Ethernet 10G ports to reestablish end-to-end communications.

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Long Branch NJ - April 11, 2013 - Shore Microsystems today announced a new RF (0-18GHz) Coaxial Switching Card for the Network Protection System Each SM-2701RF port card provides three SMA coaxial connectors intended for connection to primary and backup ports and one protected port. The SM-2701RF supports switching via manual override, control as a member of a group, or controlled by the SM-2701IO Contact Closure Card.

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Long Branch NJ, - April 10, 2012 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced a new (IO) Contact Closure Card for the Network Protection System. The SM-2701IO card provides digital input and output capabilities to the Network Protection Chassis. The card allows up to 6 externally generated contact closure inputs that, in turn, can be used to drive other NPC port cards or port card groups. The SM-2701IO card also supports up to 6 contact closure alarm outputs to drive external alarm panels or other equipment. Output relays have a maximum 200V contact open circuit voltage, a maximum current carrying capability of 1.2amps, and a maximum overall power switching capacity of 10 watts.

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Long Branch NJ, - March 15, 2012 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced the capability of T1 Switching on the SM-2701 Copper Standard Card (SM-2701CS) for the Network Protection System. Please contact a Shore Sales Representative for further information.

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Long Branch NJ, - February 8, 2012 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced a new Synchronous Serial (RS-530) Switching Card for the Network Protection System. Each SM-2701S port card provides three RS-530 synchronous serial ports intended for connection to primary and backup ports and one protected port. The SM-2701S detects clock activity and an alarm is generated if any link fails. If the primary clock is lost, the NPS will automatically switch to the backup link. By default, the switch is completed within 100 milliseconds after a link problem is detected. Once the primary clock is restored, the server port will revert to the primary link automatically. The link may also be forced to switch to the backup port manually. The connector is a 68 pin VHDCI-type connector that utilizes a specially designed cable providing 3 DB-25 RS-530 connectors for attachment to network equipment.

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Long Branch NJ, - July 25, 2011Congratulations to the City of San Luis Obispo on being awarded the 2011 Horizon Award presented by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. The City of San Luis Obispo is one of two centers in the United States to receive this annual award. Shore Microsystems NPC-12 and NPC-2 are both utilized by the city to provide the required availability of their 911 networks. Shore Microsystems worked directly with the Information Technology staff to provide the best solution to meet the requirements of the new Communications Center.

To view APCO Press Release Click Here...

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Long Branch NJ, - March 31, 2011View our Product Review on 100 microsecond failover in The Availability Digest's March 2011 Issue. Click Here...

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Long Branch NJ, - February 3, 2011 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced a new “hitless” feature for the Network Protection System.  When system software is installed, a reboot of the system is required. In prior software versions, the reboot causes a reinitialization of the links (links drop and are subsequently restarted), which caused an interruption (“hit”) in data transmission as well as a link flap event on the connected devices. This new feature eliminates the need to reinitialize operational links so that user data is unaffected by the reboot occurrence.

Jiri Hlavaty, Vice President of Engineering said, “several of our customers run extremely critical networks and have difficulty with any hits to their network traffic. This new software update feature makes it possible to easily perform system maintenance and upgrades”.

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Long Branch NJ, - January 17, 2011 –  Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced two new features for the Network Protection System (NPS) Link Protector®s.  The new features provide extremely fast response to failing mission critical links as well as incorporate new autonomous switching capabilities in the unlikely event of a system controller failure. The new "turbo" switching feature adds additional intelligence to individual port cards installed in a NPS-series Link Protector®.  The newly added intelligence allows individual port cards to independently monitor Primary links and, in the event of a failure, detect the failure and switch to the Backup port in under 100 microseconds.  Previous firmware versions required several milliseconds to detect and respond to a Primary link failure.  This feature is included in the latest release of the NPS firmware for systems running the Enterprise-level feature set. 

"We are excited about the turbo feature since it gives our customers the option to decrease response time to a failure event by 2.5 orders of magnitude." said Jiri Hlavaty, VP of Engineering. "Some applications need the quickest response possible to minimize lost packets and this feature builds on our intelligent port card capabilities to provide practically instant response to link problems."

The new "headless" feature adds the ability for individual port cards to continue to monitor links and switch to backup links if necessary in the unlikely event that a system controller is failing.  "This capability, even though it only activates in the extremely unlikely event of a system controller failure, gives our customers an extra degree of comfort that the NPS-series Link Protector®s will function even under failure scenarios of our own equipment." said Hlavaty. Link Protector®s are already designed (with the exception of media conversions) to pass data even in the event of a power failure using Shore Microsystems "Straight Through Wire" ™ technology.

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Long Branch NJ, - July 20, 2010Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, announced today a partnership with APconnections, Inc.  APconnections’ NetEqualizer appliances are bandwidth-shaping appliances available in a range of configurations from 2Mbps up to 5Gbps (full duplex), and are designed for voice and data networks. The flexible, scalable, and cost-effective bandwidth control products can be deployed in both corporate and service provider networks. NetEqualizer is plug-and-play, installing in minutes.

NetEqualizer's built-in rules-based, application-level traffic-shaping technology dynamically controls traffic based on current network usage. When the network is congested, the fairness algorithm favors business class applications, including VoIP, Web browsing, chat and email, at the expense of large file download. This approach allows network managers and operators to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction without having to purchase additional bandwidth, and without having to build and manage extensive policy libraries.

"We are excited to work with Shore Microsystems to provide our failover bypass switches.  For customers that do not want a fully-redundant NetEqualizer set-up, this enables us to provide them with a high-quality, low-cost failover solution." said Steve Wagor, founding partner & VP of Operations.

The SM-2800 Series of Universal Ethernet Bypass Switches provide automatic bypass capability up to twelve 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT or up to six 1000BaseSX inline Ethernet appliances. The system is based on Shore Microsystems’ technologies developed to sustain vital connections to/from inline appliances and integrates into Shore’s Network Protection Chassis System. The system operates independently from the inline appliance and does not require periodic interaction with a properly functioning network appliance. In the event of a failure, the unit removes the malfunctioning device from the Ethernet link and re-connects the two external Ethernet ports to transparently reestablish end-to-end communications. The system is available in several configurations with regard to media and port count requirements.

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Long Branch, NJ – October 26, 2009 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader for redundant and bypass Ethernet technology, has now added Span Port Replication to its portfolio. This product expansion exemplifies the company’s uncomprising commitment to providing well-proven and innovative products, services and support to round off its comprehensive range of redundant, bypass and now port-handling technology needs.

Using Shore’s recently enhanced port mirror capabilities, the issue of too few span ports can now be handled easily, reliably, and with reasonable expense. The Span Port Replication features are provided in multiple hardware choices based on media and the amount of replication required. When placed in span mode, data is received on the router port and copies it exactly to the Appliance 1, Appliance 2, and switch ports. This multiplies the Span port count by a factor of 3. By adding other daisy-chained port cards to the system, additional multiplication is achieved. 

“This feature simpifies span port capacity planning for network administrators for our customers with minimal rack space impact.  Features such as this are possible due to the flexibility of our Network Protection Chassis system.“ said Jiri Hlavaty VP of Engineering.

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Long Branch, NJ – July 31, 2009 - Shore Microsystems today announced the addition of a new port card for its Network Protection Chassis (NPC) product line. The new card, dubbed the SM-2701CS, duplicates and extends the functions offered by Shore's SM-2512 and SM-2508 Ethernet Link Protector®s. This card allows customers to move their Link Protection applications into the modular chassis offered by the NPC series systems while retaining the cost-effective functionality offered by the previous generation SM-2512 and SM-2508 Link Protector®s. The SM-2701CS provides traditional Link Protection using high-reliability relay technology with the density and serviceability advantages of a chassis/blade design. This card fills a need for less sophisticated requirements at a lower cost than the more extensive features offered by other SM-27XX port cards. 

“The SM-2512 and SM-2508 Link Protector®s have been very popular products for over 10 years in both commercial and military applications. Our customers continue to ask for the level of functionality offered by these products. With the SM-2701CS card, we can now provide this functionality in our current NPC chassis/blade product line.” said Gary Steidl, Director of Sales/Marketing at Shore Microsystems. “Another advantage of this new card is that users can mix lower cost/lower sophistication SM-2701CS port cards with other more advanced SM-2700 cards based on the high-availibility requirements of individual applications.”

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Long Branch NJ, - November 7, 2008 - Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection for mission-critical Ethernet, today announced a partnership with Cabaran Ringkas Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.  Cabaran Ringkas is an information and communications technology company specialized in the area of voice over internet protocol, software development, data communication and networking.  This partnership provides Cabaran Ringkas’ customers with data protection for their high availability networks while expanding Shore’s market presence in Malaysia.

Cabaran Ringkas areas of specialization include product system development, network system integration and consultation, VOIP and telecommunication network integration, testing and consultation, internet protocol network management and maintenances, network security support system and wireless system application.  The Shore technologies add the level of high availability and resiliency that is required buy customers.

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Long Branch, NJ - August 30, 2007 - Shore Microsystems today announced the release of the SM-2701/2702 Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Link Protector®. The SM-2701/2702 Link Protector® with its 1U chassis design, can accommodate 1 to 2 port cards and has functions identical to the SM-2712 Link Protector® which is designed in a 2U chassis and can hold up to 12 port cards simultaneously. With the SM-2701/2702, network managers can now create redundant connections for their “mission critical” Gigabit (and subrate) connections to smaller and remote access areas using a one or two card configuration. By allowing simultaneous connections to both a primary and backup network port from servers, routers, and other key network equipment, the SM-2701/2702 operates by monitoring the primary link and, in the event of failure, automatically switching to the backup link. Switchover speeds are adjustable.

The SM-2701/2702 and SM-2712 Link Protector®s are Shore Microsystems next-generation link protection platforms offering the combined advantages of electronic switching technology and Patented Straight Through Wire® relay/optical switch technologies. The unit supports Gigabit, 100BaseT, and 10BaseT copper connections and 1000BaseF (available SX and special order LX).

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Long Branch,  NJ  -  February  20,  2007 - Shore Microsystems today announced the release of Gigabit Fiber capability for the SM-2712 Intelligent Ethernet Link Protector®. The new blade line allows network managers to create redundant connections for their "mission critical" Gigabit Fiber connections by allowing simultaneous connections to both a primary and backup network port from servers, routers, and other key network equipment. The optional new bypass feature provides for the passing of fiber traffic even upon loss of power to the Shore unit.

The SM-2712 operates by monitoring the primary link and, in the event of failure, automatically switching to the backup link. The SM-2712 Link Protector® is Shore Microsystems next-generation link protection platform offering the combined advantages of electronic switching technology and Patented Straight Through Wire® relay/optical switch technologies.  The unit supports Gigabit, 100BaseT, and 10BaseT copper connections and the newly released 1000BaseF (available SX and special order LX).  

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Long Branch, NJ - February 8, 2006 - Shore Microsystems today announced the release of the SM-2712 Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Link Protector. The new product allows network managers to create redundant connections for their "mission critical" Gigabit (and subrate) connections by allowing simultaneous connections to both a primary and backup network port from servers, routers, and other key network equipment. The SM-2712 operates by monitoring the primary link and, in the event of failure, automatically switching to the backup link. Switchover speeds are adjustable.

The SM-2712 Link Protector® is Shore Microsystems next-generation link protection platform offering the combined advantages of electronic switching technology and Patented Straight Through Wire® relay/optical switch technologies.  The unit initially supports Gigabit, 100BaseT, and 10BaseT copper connections.  Future plans include Gigabit fiber support.