SM-2501CA/CAG Advanced Copper Link Protectors®
Model #s: SM-2501CA/CA-M (10/100)
Model #: SM-2501CAG-M (10/100/1000)
The SM-2501CA series Advanced Copper Link Protector®s provide programmable automatic link backup capabilities to "mission-critical" copper Ethernet links. The devices protect vital connections to servers, routers, and other key devices that require fail-safe operation. The SM-2501CA series operates by monitoring "primary" and "backup" links and, in the event of a failure, automatically switching to the operational link. The units share many advanced features of the higher end SM-2701C and SM-2701FE Copper cards 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 devices also have advanced traffic-failure switching triggers that allow them to respond to a broad range of "absence of packets" failure conditions. The SM-2501CA-M and SM-2501CAG-M versions include SNMP(V3), SSH(V2), and Syslog management capabilities.