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SM-2501CA Advanced Copper Link Protector®/Failover Switch                                                                 

Model #: SM-2501CA/CAM                                                                            


 Shore Microsystems SM-2501CA Link Protector<sup>®</sup> SM-2501CA 


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The SM-2501CA series Advanced Copper Link Protector® provides a programmable automatic link backup capability to "mission-critical" 100BaseTX or 10BaseT Ethernet links. The device protects vital connections to servers, routers, and other key devices that require fail-safe operation. The SM-2501CA operates by monitoring "primary" and "backup" links and, in the event of a failure, automatically switching to the operational link.  The unit shares many advanced features of the high end SM-2701FE Copper card for the NPC-2/12 systems including maintaining all links in the "UP" state for much faster switching to the Backup port.  The SM-2501CA also has advanced traffic-failure switching triggers that allow it to respond to a broad range of "absence of packets" failure conditions.  The SM-2501CA can also be purchased with an optional 4-port appliance backup capability.  The SM-2501CAM version includes SNMP(V3), SSH(V2), and Syslog management capabilities.

Key Benefits

  • Automatic Switching Capability Between Primary and Backup Links or to Isolate a failed Network Appliance
  • Non-Intrusive Monitoring of Primary and Backup Network Connections
  • Automatic Switching in the Event of Link Failure including traffic-based failures
  • Optional Copper 100BaseTX Port for 4 Port Appliance Backup Applications
  • Redundant External Power
  • Straight Through Wire® during complete power failure