Force Optical Broadcast Systems expands SNMP monitoring and control product line

CHRISTIANBURG, Va., Feb. 23, 2005 — Force Optical Broadcast Systems has expanded its state-of-the-art SNMP monitoring and control product line. Originally introduced for use with the 3000 Series Long Range L-Band and IF transport links, Force now offers the option to the complete L-Band and IF transport product line as well as the HDTVLinx Model 3753 Serial Digital Video Link.

Available in the 3000 Series 3RU rack chassis configuration, the Models 3000UB (110 Volts AC) and 3000UD (-48 Volts DC) SNMP-compatible Power Supplies allow the user to access real time data for such parameters as module serial number and part number, system uptime, firmware revision, and fault status over optical fiber or Cat5 cabling. Other monitoring capabilities such as RF level status, link-gain settings, optical status, optical input power, and optical output power are available depending on the transport link. Some system settings can be remotely controlled using the SNMP interface, giving the user the ability to detect system failures and correct operating parameters for optimum performance, all via an SNMP management tool.

Standardized connectivity works with most networks

The SNMP-compatible Power Supplies interface with a PC using a standard 9-Pin serial cable for local configuration of the IP address and the SNMP agent. Internet connections use an RJ-45 connector standard for most LAN connections. A simple configuration utility allows the user to determine the monitoring and reporting capabilities of the power supplies.

About Force [ www.forceinc.com ]

Force Optical Broadcast Systems specializes in the design and manufacturing of fiber optic transport equipment for a variety of private and public network applications. Force’s core competence focuses on optical transport of video, audio and data. Product solutions include Satellite L-Band and IF, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Digital Broadcast for Networks and Cable Service Providers and CATV video distribution for Private Networks and Educational Distance Learning applications. Force also offers optical transport for control instrumentation, security and surveillance. Force is continually developing new products and strives to incorporate the latest technology into its offering. Our goal is to provide our customers the best performance for the lowest possible cost.

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