Why be square?
How many real world routing applications require exactly the same number of inputs as outputs?
Vega is different…we describe it as ‘fully asymmetric’…every port can be independently set up as an input or an output! For monitoring or distribution applications in particular, this minimizes I/O port wastage, where a traditional router of twice the size might be needed to implement the same system solution. Vega offers real savings in cost and space!
- Every signal port can be configured as an input or an output
- Supports both copper and fiber, or a mixture of the two
Mission critical reliability
- Dual redundant crosspoints, frame controllers, power supplies and fans
- Algorithmic system monitoring
- Redundancy components are all hot pluggable
- 50% more signal ports than a conventional coax router of equivalent rack height
- Bridged coax / fiber boundaries without external media converters
Why be square?
Unique fully asymmetric routing
Vega can operate as a conventional router, but it’s revolutionary benefit is that any port can be an input or an output. This is particularly useful in solving I/O port wastage within monitoring or distribution applications, where a traditional router, double the size might be needed to implement the same system solution.
Real world savings in in terms of rack space and power, without a large price premium for the technology.
Copper or Fiber
With Vega all coaxial copper and fiber boundaries can be bridged without the need for external media converters. All signal inputs can be independently configured for coax or fiber using the appropriate SFP ‘plug-in’ modules. This means that a final decision on some or all of the physical media types can be deferred. Indeed unused ports can remain empty until required. Simply purchase the additional modules at a later date.
Mission Critical Reliability
Vega has been created around the fundamentals of system redundancy and reliability, critical attributes for 'On-Air' systems. Dual crosspoints, dual controllers, dual power supplies and dual fans, all of which are hot pluggable, allowing 'Live' serviceability, keeping you 'On Air' 24/7. Proprietary algorithms, proven over many years, continuously monitor every sub-assembly in order to help preempt potential issues and allow them to be resolved before they are able to affect system integrity.
Status at a glance
Every port has an individual multi-colored LED, used to indicate all aspects of its current state. These give the user immediate feedback when connecting new signals. These indicators can also be used for connector identification.
...from one extreme to the other
In the Signal Monitoring example application above, the Vega has been configured with 95 inputs and 1 output. Obvioulsy quite an extreme case, but possible none the less
At the other extreme, the above distibution application example, shows the Vega configured with 1 input and 95 outputs. Again, an extreme example unlikely to be used in practice, but it underlines the flexibility afforded by Vega.
This is where Vega really comes into its own - tailoring your router to your system environment. The above example shows a more practical configration with 60 inputs and 36 outputs. You even get to choose which of these inputs and outputs are fiber and which are copper. Complete routing flexibility - saving space, power and money.
Freedom to choose - Scope to evolve
You don't even have to decide on the complete configuration straight away. If you have a system that you know is going to get bigger, but you don't yet know the exact requirements regarding number of inputs and outputs, and copper or fiber requirements, you can leave ports unassigned and configure them at a later date.
For example, you could have a current system requirement of 24 inputs and 10 outputs. Vega would allow you to address your current requirement exactly, while giving you the scope of 62 further, as yet unassigned ports. These ports can be configured as system requirements become known - more inputs or outputs - copper or fiber - decide as you go.
As with all Snell products, Vega has been designed and engineered to the highest standards, with particular focus on ease of use.
Vega Presentation - An Introduction to Vega
Find out what makes Vega different
Full product details in our brochure
Vega Data Sheet
Technical data sheet and ordering information
Vega EXCEL Configurator
Spreadsheet allowing configuration of Vega components for specific requirements
Fiber ... Have You Seen the Light? - White Paper
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