NetCrossing Gateway NX-2048 and NX-8192
Serial Over IP or Ethernet (V.35, RS530, RS232)
The Afar NetCrossing™ gateway breaks a continuous serial data stream into fixed size packets, adds the Ethernet or IP framing, and sends them over a packet switch network to a remote gateway. At the remote end, the gateway removes the Ethernet or IP framing and reconstructs the original data stream. The gateways regenerate the clocks and keep both ends synchronized with no bit slips.
The receiving NetCrossing™ gateway buffers a number of incoming packets in order to compensate for the packet delivery jitter introduced by the network. The size of this buffer is configurable to accommodate different amounts of expected jitter. The unit collects statistics of the network jitter, and can automatically optimize the buffer size for minimal link latency.
If the application is to cross a single Ethernet network, the gateways create packets using simple and very efficient SNAP encapsulation. Or you may configure the units to perform full IP/UDP encapsulation, which allows crossing multiple networks.
When crossing a single network the gateways can automatically scout for an unconnected peer and establish a point-to-point connection with minimal configuration required. Configuration and monitoring is performed using a terminal connected to a front panel console port or through the LAN port using Telnet, SNMP or the Afar Ethernet Console program.
In addition to the serial data stream, the gateways include a user LAN Ethernet port. This port implements a transparent learning bridge which only forwards to the remote peer the packets addressed to stations on the remote LAN. You can set a limit on the cumulative throughput offered to the network. In this case the gateway gives priority to the serial port and allocates to the user LAN the remaining bandwidth. This is useful if the network port has a throughput limitation imposed by, for example, a radio link.
For wireless applications the NetCrossing™ gateway is designed to work seamlessly with all the Afar PulsAR Wireless Ethernet Bridges. The gateway provides data, control and power to the radio through a single Cat5 cable. The radio is enclosed in a waterproof enclosure allowing outdoor deployment for improved system performance. In addition, if your application requires multiple wireless links emanating from the same location, the NetCrossing™ gateways can synchronize the transmissions of all the radios such that they do not cause self-interference . This is achieved by simply daisy chaining the SYNC ports of all of the NetCrossing™ gateways.
Serial over IP NetCrossing Gateway – Rear Panel view
Serial over IP NetCrossing Gateway NX-2048 / NX-8192