ViaLite’s new HRC-5 rack chassis-based Monitoring and Control (M&C) module is designed to fully monitor and control ViaLiteHD RF over Fiber systems in a single chassis. The module provides similar features to the company’s top-of-the-range HRC-3, but without the optical fiber connections, making it an ideal cost-effective option for monitoring local systems.
Compatible with ViaLiteHD 1U and 3U rack chassis units and cards, it provides alarm monitoring and event logging. Connectivity includes a 10/100/1000 MB/s RJ45 connection and a micro-USB control port. “We developed the HRC-5 to maintain all the local functionality of our existing Monitoring and Control modules, but with an entry-level price. This will be great news for customers who only need single chassis access to their equipment,” said ViaLite Product Manager, Edward Levack.
The M&C module uses the company’s Horizons software with integrated web GUI and SNMP protocol, which provides standalone control without requiring Java, Windows drivers, or a separate web browser. A maintenance mode enables modifications to be carried out offline.