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The Model 10948B redundancy switch is a dual purpose back-up switching unit for signals up to 18GHz (40GHz optional).

Critical applications such as in satellite broadcast or military require redundant (backup) systems. Our redundancy/transfer switchers provide an automated method of providing this function. Under program control, manual, or direct alarm input, this unit provides either 1:1 backup or transfer functions. Besides a 1:1 or transfer function, an external termination can be added for a self-terminating 2x1 function if desired.


  • Ultra-High reliability 6GHz relay technology
  • No distortion or gain issues
  • Four channels of A/B (transfer) 18GHz redundancy
  • Signals pass without power
  • SMA signal connectors
  • Standard 50 ohm
  • Routes signals up to 6GHz
  • Dual mode 1:1 or 1:4 backup (ganged) switching
  • Dual serial control ports, or one serial & one Ethernet
  • Field configurable serial ports (232C/422A/485)
  • Dry contact direct alarm input port (with indicators)
  • Programmable driver output port for external devices
  • Rear panel indicator status LEDs
  • Front panel LED back-lit keypad controls
  • High contrast vacuum-fluorescent display
  • Rugged 1RU high chassis (1.75”)
  • International AC power range (DC optional)
  • Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies
  • Integrated rack mount design (19 inch)
  • Certified CE EN61010 (LVD)
  • Applications

    Our 10948B is provides automated redundancy or "transfer"switching of equipment with single-ended digital or analog signals to 18GHz (40GHz optional).

    Rather than using patch cords, distribution amplifiers and multi-couplers, the following installations may benefit from use of this product:

  • L-Band or S-Band receivers
  • Broadcast centers
  • ENG vans and trucks
  • Tracking and test bases
  • Satcom ground stations
  • Telecom installations
  • Communication centers
  • Weapons testing centers
  • Satellite installations

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    Detailed Description

    The 10948B Redundancy (backup) Switching System provides backup selections for signals as high as 18GHz (optional 40GHz). This product delivers ultra-high signal performance coupled with very advanced remote/manual control and monitoring. Dual serial ports, or Ethernet and a single serial port configurations are available.

    Designed specifically for the satellite and communications industry, the 1RU high rack mount unit provides the user with four channels of A/B or transfer functions. Under front panel, remote serial control, Ethernet or direct alarm input control, the unit can select a backup signal to replace a suspect or failed input source.

    Besides the hot-swap power supplies at the front panel, it also includes a VF display, manual keys for local control and a host of status LEDs. The manual controls may be locked to prevent unintentional operation. Self-monitoring hot-swap plug-in power supplies are standard with an independent and redundant design. The unit has an international AC power input designed for any international AC power source, and an optional wide-range DC power input is available.

    What's Included

    The 10948B units are delivered complete, 100% tested, and ready for installation & integration. The following items are included:

  • Model 10948B 1RU unit
  • One 6'-foot power cord
  • Resource disc (#RD10948B)
  • Hardware accessory kit
  • Warranty registration card
  • Lifetime technical support
  • Free firmware updates

    Care should be given to the Resource Disc as this contains all documentation and instructions. Electronic copies of the Operations Manual and Programmers Guide are included, as well as RouteWarePRO control and monitoring software with a 30-Day free trial.

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