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TECH BRIEF

Radar and Sensor Data Transport Solutions

Military/Aerospace/Government Systems

www.pt.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Software and Middleware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Managed WAN Gateways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 IPnexus EMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 About PT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 - NexusWare Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Figure 2 - API Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Figure 3 - MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Figure 4 - MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Figure 5 - MPR2000 System Overview Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Figure 6 - Create Recording Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Figure 7 - MPR2000 Playback Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Figure 8 - MPR2000 Slot View Parameters Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Figure 9 - MPR2000 Edit Link Parameters Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Figure 10 - Managed WAN Gateway Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Figure 11 - IPnexus EMS Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Figure 12 - Sample Air Traffic Control Radar/Sensor Network Configuration . . . . 22 Figure 13 - Sample AN/TPS075 Military Radar Network Configuration . . . . . . . . 22

NOTE: To request a product evaluation on these or other PT hardware or software products, please contact sales@pt.com or call 585.256.0200.

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Overview

PT, the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, is a leading provider of communication servers, middleware and software solutions, as well as radar and sensor data distribution, recording, and playback systems. Our high performance, long lasting radar/sensor distribution systems are operational at over 3500 locations in 30 countries. Our wide-ranging servers, platforms, blades, and software provide incredible flexibility to meet design criteria and demanding durability in todays fast-changing, net-centric environments. This TECH BRIEF is intended to be a short summary of the technical specifications for PTs wide range of net-centric radar and sensor data distribution and recording solutions that can be utilized in a multitude of applications in Military, Aerospace, and Government networks such as: Air Traffic Control and Surveillance Ground Radar Legacy to IP Communications Long Range Radar Sensor Data Weather Alert PTs field-proven, sensor and radar data hardware and software offer a variety of options that can be combined to provide a powerful, IP-based and/or serial communication solution that quickens your end-products time-to-market or can be utilized to seamlessly upgrade existing programs now in place. These solutions include: Extensive Software and Middleware including over 20 widely used radar and sensor protocols. The MPS1000 line of flexible, radar and sensor data distribution servers with wide-ranging protocol support. The MPR2000, a high performance radar and sensor data distribution and recording platform with wide-ranging protocol support. Configurable higher capacity systems (Managed WAN Gateways). IPnexus EMS remote management system for monitoring PTs IPnexus radar or sensor servers as well as any third-party SNMP managed elements.

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Software and Middleware

In todays increasingly competitive industry, application developers of net-centric systems are tasked with providing products with cutting-edge features and added functionality. A significant part of designing these systems is to provide not just a robust application on high-performance computing hardware, but equally important is finely-tuned software and middleware that can be quickly and easily integrated into leading platforms and blades that enable faster time-to-market and lower development costs. PTs' robust software and middleware solutions for radar and sensor systems are pre-qualified with our family of powerful server, recorder, and gateway products. All the extensive work of developing, testing, and pre-integration between OS, middleware and hardware is complete. This allows system architects to focus their efforts on successful product launches with shorter development cycles instead of spending valuable time integrating hardware and software. Our offerings provide reliability, come standard with embedded drivers, and provide complete APIs for a comprehensive development solution that enables successful deployment of net-centric Military, Aerospace, and Government applications. Our software and middleware offerings are based around our NexusWare software suite that offers a CGL 4.0 registered and POSIXcompliant Linux OS and development tools that are ideally suited for use in creating flexible and efficient radar gateways, radar recorders, protocol convertors, serial gateways, and frontend I/O elements. At the very center of our NexusWare suite of software is NexusWare Core which provides a comprehensive, highly Figure 1: NexusWare Core integrated, Linux distribution with development, integration, and management tools. It is intended for system engineers using PTs server and software products to build packet-based systems including the critical function of gatewaying legacy serial interfaces to contemporary IP networks.
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Software and Middleware

PTs' suite of NexusWare WAN protocols provides all the critical pieces required for timely application development. The suite provides a wide range of WAN protocols and radar formats that are supported on PTs' line of high-performance servers, recorders, gateways, and blades. This powerful combination of software and hardware allows OEMs and System Integrators to quickly create flexible and efficient radar data distribution and recording platforms. NexusWare WAN software products are offered both as installable software packages for NexusWare Core (a comprehensive, highly integrated, Linux distribution and tools) and as turn-key packages for those developers interested in the protocol package by itself. Whether the installable or the turn-key solution is chosen, developers will be provided with a welldocumented and powerful API to assist the development process. The easy-to-use NexusWare API runs on all of PT's servers, blades, and platforms. The API provides a standard interface to the protocol stacks and radar formats. This makes application programs easily portable among PT's broad range of products. The API and the depth and flexibility of the protocols offered by PT for our radar/sensor hardware products enable development engineers to proceed directly to integration and application development. The following routines are included:
MPSopen MPSclose MPSputmsg MPSgetmsg MPSwrite Open Connection Close Connection Send a message on a connection Get a message from a connection Send data on a connection MPSread MPSioctl MPSpoll MPSerror Get data from a connection Send a control message on a connection Monitor connections Display system error message

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Software and Middleware

The following is an architectural overview of the PT NexusWare API:

Figure 2: API Overview The primary protocol formats supported by the NexusWare software suite include: Radar Receiver - ASTERIX - CD-2 - General 18-Bit - Marconi 10-Bit - Modified Eurocontrol - NEC Radar Extractor - Raduga-2 - Thomson-CSF - Thomson-TVT2 - Toshiba - TPS-43 - TPS-75
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Software and Middleware

TADIL-B - ATDL (Army Tactical Data Link) - Link1 - Link-11B - TADIL-B (Tactical Digital Information Link) - WEC/Jordan (Westinghouse Electric Corporation) - UDL (Unclassified Data Link) HDLC - ABM/LAPB - LAPD - NRM - SDLC Asynchronous Data Transfer

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MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server

Product Description The MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server attaches to a local-area network to provide wide-area connectivity. A single MPS communication server can support a number of WAN protocols, each of which can be accessed simultaneously by multiple clients.

Figure 3: MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server

The MPS1000 is a robust WAN-over-IP communications server that is ideal for bringing WAN gateway connectivity to IP networks. It provides two 10/100 Mb Ethernet ports and four, eight, or 16 high-speed WAN serial ports, making it ideal as an intelligent WAN/LAN bridge, WAN/LAN gateway device, or a remote radar/sensor connectivity server. Using SNMP management, any computer and/or workstation equipped with TCP/IP on the LAN can access information from the MPS server. The MPS1000 is designed to preserve the user's software investment; all of PTs WAN communications products enable applications developed on one to be moved to any of the other WAN products. Its modular design supports a wide array of radar and sensor data. Extensive Software Support The MPS1000 is enabled with the Linux-based NexusWare Core development environment. With the wide acceptance and extensive number of publicly available applications and protocols available for Linux, system developers can bring sophisticated systems to market in a much shorter time. PTs suite of WAN communications protocols provides complete WAN connectivity for the MPS1000. Operating system support for the MPS1000 includes Solaris/UNIX, Windows XP, and Linux.

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MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server

Feature Rich Hardware The MPS1000 is designed as a fully programmable communications system capable of sustaining high data rates for a variety of protocols used in synchronous communications. The MPS1000 utilizes single or dual Freescale MPC8255 PowerQUICC II communications microprocessors. In a dual configuration, one of the processors is configured as the Master and the other is configured as the Slave. The default mode of operation uses the Slave processor with its CPU core disabled, leaving the CPM active for serial communication. Two external Ethernet PHYs are offered to provide Ethernet redundancy. The MPS1000 will automatically switch over to the secondary Ethernet PHY if link is lost on the primary PHY. The MPS1000 supports eight or sixteen individually programmable, synchronous serial I/O ports. The ports are capable of electrically interfacing to V.35, RS442 (EIA530 or RS449), and RS232 equipment. Each port is brought out in groups of four to an 80-pin connector that supports PTs quad connection hydra line of serial I/O cables. A four-port version of the MPS1000 is capable of interfacing to EIA530 and RS232 equipment. Each port is brought out to a DB25 male connector on the rear of the unit. No hydra cables are required. With rack-mountable or freestanding configurations, the MPS1000 provides the power to handle full load network traffic, and communicates via TCP/IP with clients on the LAN. Multi-Networking Protocol Capabilities With the multi-protocol architecture of the MPS, standard and custom protocols supplied by PT can coexist on the same server with protocols you develop yourself. A single MPS server provides the unique combination of WAN and LAN protocols you need, giving you an integrated networking solution. System Features and Capabilities Each MPS1000 is a 1U-high WAN-LAN data communications server that attaches to your local-area network to provide wide-area connectivity. The MPS1000 contains one or two CPC358s, octal synchronous octal synchronous serial communication processors, which can be preloaded with one or more protocols.

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MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Data Distribution Server

Product Features The MPS1000 comes in three versions: four port, eight port, or sixteen port. The four-port version can be upgraded by the user to become an eight-port version. The eight-port version can be upgraded by the user to become a 16-port version. The highlights for each version are listed below. Four-Port and Eight-Port MPS1000 A four-port and eight-port MPS1000 models have the following attributes: 4 or 8 high-speed WAN ports - up to 2.0 Mpbs bi-directional, simultaneously Two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports One 233 MHz Freescale MPC8255 PowerQUICC II processor 128 MB shared DRAM 32 Mbyte application flash PROM 512 KBytes boot PROM SNMP (Basic MIB II) support allowing MIB Browser or SNMP management of the server Sixteen-Port MPS1000 A 16-port MPS1000 has the following attributes: 16 high-speed WAN ports - up to 2.0 Mpbs bi-directional, simultaneously Two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports Two 233 MHz Freescale MPC8255 PowerQUICC II processors Two x 128 MB shared DRAM Two x 32 Mbyte application flash PROM Two x 512 KBytes boot PROM SNMP (Basic MIB II) support allowing MIB Browser or SNMP management of the server

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MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

The MPR2000 Data Recording/Playback System is a critical part of the radar/sensor network by ensuring the data, regardless of its specific format, is properly received from remote radar and sensing sites for processing and viewing at other locations. Additionally, it is also highly desirable for equipment used in radar networks to provide such features as data record, playback, protocol conversion, and time stamping. The MPR2000 System provides users with a solution that offers all of these capabilities while also providing the ability to easily transport the radar or sensor data received on the serial ports over IP networks to one or more simultaneous end points at remote locations for further analysis. Additionally, the MPR2000 provides the ability to add application blades such that data analysis can be done within the MPR2000 itself.

Figure 4: MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

The Data Record feature provides the ability to store received data as raw (idles, sync, flags and CRC) or in payload form, time stamps can also be included in the captured data. The capture time window and length of time to keep the data can be easily specified by the user through the system configuration interface. The MPR2000 Data Playback feature allows the user to view the previously captured data as a source for analysis or transmission to other locations. Multiple playbacks can be simultaneously running with the playback data for each playback request being distributed to a specified link on the MPR2000 System and/or user application connection. The playback can also be configured to send the file data to all destinations in real time, slowed down, or sped up. Utilizing a web-based user interface the MPR2000 System simplifies set-up, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance for the user. These capabilities apply to the system as a whole, as well as the specific serial ports (links) which are controlled by the Radar/Sensor Protocol. A select sampling of MPR200 GUI screen shots are provided for reference below:

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MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

Figure 5: MPR2000 System Overview Page

Figure 6: Create Recording Page


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MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

Figure 7: MPR2000 Playback Page

Figure 8: MPR2000 Slot View Parameters Page


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MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

Figure 9: MPR2000 Edit Link Parameters Page

The MPR2000 is built on PTs leading-edge IPnexus MicroTCA architecture. The system is a 1U, 19-inch rack mount, MicroTCA carrier that provides a system for up to six mid-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) modules. All AMC slots support PCI Express and Ethernet switching. Storage is accommodated by direct SATA/SAS slot-to-slot connections between AMC slots. The basic MPR2000 (PT-MPR2000-12419) consists of the following hardware components: One 1U MicroTCA application ready system (AMP5070) with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor MPR2000 radar/sensor record and playback software Two 4-port RS422 serial controllers for a total of 8 serial ports 120 GB HDD storage device for data storage and retrieval

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MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System

The MPR2000 is easily extensible to support higher density radar/sensor links (on additional serial controllers), and to make use of additional application compute modules and storage devices. The addition of the application compute modules provides the ability to run custom applications natively on the MPR2000. The additional serial modules can be configured for RS422/RS232 or v.35. Key Features Cost-effective solution for monitoring and recording radar/sensor lines remotely Wide range of radar formats supported, providing flexibility in usage Easy to use Web UI Ability to remotely configure system including individual radar/sensor lines Scalable from 8 to 16 serial ports for radar/sensor connectivity Automatic start up configuration of system Individual port data recording ability Data playback ability to multiple ports and or connections (users) Ability to monitor the status of each radar/sensor line Provide protocol link statistics (total number of received and transmitted messages, total number of error counts) SNMP support to obtain system information, radar/sensor configuration and statics Support for addition of customer specific application blades to system Key Benefits Enables multiple radar/sensor data sources to be recorded simultaneously Enables recorded radar/sensor data to easily be viewed by multiple users simultaneously Enables users to easily configure, set-up, and monitor system remotely Wide range of radar formats supported, allowing single unit to be used in multiple applications Enables customer specific application blades to be added to system, eliminating need for second server Enables efficient and economical deployment, configuration, and monitoring of radar/sensor lines

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Managed WAN Gateways

PTs Managed WAN Gateways are higher density servers with remote management and high availability features. What used to require a full rack of equipment can now be accomplished by using a single Managed WAN Gateway (MWG) from PT. Based on industry-standard CompactPCI architecture and Linux software, the Managed WAN Gateway supports both module hot-swap and remote management of all major functions in a single chassis. Open Architecture The CompactPCI mechanical design and PICMG 2.16 interconnect allow the addition of third party CompactPCI hardware for specialized processing or interface requirements. Also available is a two position PMC/PTMC carrier module, which allows two PMC modules to be added in place of one of the communications modules. This increases operating efficiency while also reducing the number of unique spares required.

Figure 10: Managed WAN Gateway Solution Remote Management The MWG can be monitored and managed locally or remotely via Ethernet from any location by using PTs Intelligent Shelf Manager (ISM). A highly programmable device, the ISM automatically monitors power, thermal, and operational conditions in the chassis, and reports chassis status both locally and to any selected remote monitoring locations. Additionally, the ISM provides Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information, including serial number, hardware/software revision levels, and status for any module installed in the chassis. The ISM can powercycle any individual slot or the entire chassis. All management functions are controlled by a fully featured Graphical User Interphase (GUI) or via the Command Line Interface (CLI).

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Managed WAN Gateways

Communications Modules At the heart of the system is the eight-port intelligent communications processor. Each communications processor includes eight serial ports, two Ethernet ports, and multiple WAN protocol stacks running onboard. As a CompactPCI module, replacement is done as a card swap (hot-swap) with no cabling changes required. Hot-Swap Should a communications module or power supply fail, a red fail LED will appear on the module, and the ISM will notify the system manager of its condition. A local technician can remove the failed module and replace it without powering down or even interrupting the remainder of the chassis normal operation. The ISM will detect the replacement, initialize the new module, and place it back online automatically. In addition, the failed modules FRU information can be saved to aid in implementing repairs. Speed and Reliability of IP The Managed WAN Gateway acts as an IP server and allows data to be accessed from IP Ethernet clients by using PTs powerful set of APIs that are available for Linux, Windows, and Solaris operating systems. Through cost-effective and reliable transport over IP, client systems and workstations have remote access to this data. Users deploying PTs APIs can collect and process data, archive, overlay, formulate response, send back, and other data commands. Furthermore, the gateway includes tools for logging, alarming, diagnosing, and troubleshooting such items as the shelf environment, power, and individual boards. PT provides a GUI for displaying all collected data, which can be accomplished remotely via Ethernet to the gateway. This extended shelf management combined with the redundant cooling, power, and hot-swap capabilities saves on systems maintenance and improves reliability and uptime. Protocol Software The MWG is fully compatible with NexusWare WAN software. NexusWare WAN software products are offered as installable software packages for NexusWare Core (a comprehensive, highly integrated, Linux development, integration, and management environment) or as turnkey packages for developers interested in the protocol package by itself. Whether the installable or turn-key solution is chosen, developers will be provided with a well-documented and powerful API to assist in the development process. Communications processors can be

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Managed WAN Gateways

configured with a complete set of protocol software installed. This includes HDLC, SDLC, x.25, Asynchronous Data Transfer, and our complete set of radar receiver and sensor protocols for a wide variety of commercial systems and military radar systems. High Availability The 4U MWG includes three power supplies in an "N+1" configuration. Should any single power supply module fail, the third will take over the load, and the chassis will continue normal operation. The MWG also includes dual Ethernet uplinks with failover for redundant IP connections. In mission critical applications, the use of dual 4U MGW will ensure complete redundancy. Another high availability option is the 7U MWG which provides four redundant power supplies (N+N), dual Ethernet switches, and dual ISMs for "five-nines" (99.999%) chassis reliability.

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IPnexus EMS

PTs IPnexus EMS enables system designers and service providers to rapidly install, monitor, and manage hundreds of network elements from a single point of contact.

Figure 11: IPnexus EMS Solution IPnexus EMS supports a full set of management features and is specifically designed to monitor and manage PTs IPnexus MicroTCA and CompactPCI Advanced Managed Platforms. It is a standalone, turn-key device that includes all the hardware and software needed to provide a highly-available, centralized, and scalable management system for multiple platforms based on PTs hardware. IPnexus EMS is easily configured to manage any device that supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or Remote Management Control Protocol (RMCP). IPnexus EMS supports management functions through an intuitive, easy-to-use, browser-based graphical user interface (GUI). It can also integrate seamlessly into existing and next generation Operational Support Systems (OSS) through its SNMP-based northbound interface. All of the IPnexus EMS configuration parameters are available, as well as those of the managed nodes, through a built-in, context-based, SNMP Proxy engine. It also allows users to open a secure connection to managed nodes through the built-in HTTPS Proxy engine. Key Features High-availability architecture Six 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports Intuitive browser-based GUI SNMPv1/v2c/v3 interface to northbound OSS SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTPS, RMCP, SSH, TELNET interfaces to southbound elements Access to Network Elements is provided through SNMP and HTTP Proxy engines for added security Real-time accessibility to fault and performance status of hundreds of network elements Built-in map server to allow for monitoring elements based on geographical location

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IPnexus EMS

Visualization of element hardware including power supply, cooling unit, and blades Allows elements to be grouped into user-defined hierarchies to visualize the status of related elements at a glance Built-in SNMP MIB browser to facilitate diagnostic activities Provides NTP, SYSLOG, and FILE services to managed nodes Collects Traps, Sensor Events, and Syslog messages from elements All collected data is stored in highly-available, redundant SQL database Allows for user-defined actions to occur on specified events. Actions include: - Set NE Alarm State - Clear NE Alarm State - Send Email - Send Trap - Store Event - Execute user-provided script Allows operator management of alarm states, maintaining audit log of all activities Multiple user-configurable dashboards allows for simultaneous monitoring of multiple domains The CPU module included in the IPnexus EMS is based on an Intel Core 2 Duo chipset with 4 GB of DDR RAM. This module includes two external 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet ports on its front panel, as well as dual internal 1000 Mb Ethernet ports that connect to the chassis embedded Ethernet switch. The Ethernet switch provides four additional ports on the rear of the unit. IPnexus EMS includes a storage module equipped with a hard drive for persistent data storage. When IPnexus EMS is operated as a redundant pair, two drives provide high availability. IPnexus EMS Hardware Overview The IPnexus EMS platform is built on PTs leading-edge IPnexus MicroTCA architecture. The system is a 1U, 19-inch rack mount, MicroTCA chassis integrated with one AMC CPU module and one AMC storage module. The chassis supports direct SATA connections between the CPU and storage slots. An embedded gigabit Ethernet switch provides slot-toslot network interfaces as well as connectivity to external Ethernet ports. System power is provided by dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies in either AC or DC powered versions.

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IPnexus EMS

IPnexus EMS Hardware Architecture The IPnexus EMS system includes a CPU module that runs the IPnexus EMS application, a storage module, dual AC or DC power supplies, and field replaceable fan trays (one intake module accessible from the front and one exhaust module accessible from the rear). Four network interfaces are available on the CPU module. Two of these are accessible through the front panel of the CPU module and the other two are connected to an embedded 16-port Layer-2 Ethernet switch. Four other ports from the embedded switch are accessible at the rear of the chassis and are labelled: Uplink A through Uplink D. The CPU module also provides console port, used for initialization and recovery activities. A USB port on the CPU module front panel provides an interface to connect external storage for backup, restore, and software updates. The IPnexus EMS system includes a platform manager element that monitors the health of the chassis hardware including: power subsystem, fan rotation, temperature, and hardware hotswap activities. Network Interfaces Each IPnexus EMS system provides six Ethernet ports. Four IP network interfaces are available on the CPU module. Two of these are accessible through the front panel of the CPU module (eth0 and eth1) and the other two (eth2 and eth3) are connected to an embedded 16-port Layer-2 Ethernet switch. Four other ports from the embedded switch are accessible at the rear of the chassis and are labelled: Uplink A through Uplink D. The two front-panel ports and the four uplink ports are available to connect with external equipment. When operating IPnexus EMS as a redundant pair, one of the Ethernet ports is used to connect the peer systems together (eth1). The remaining ports are used to connect to the customer network(s). Each port may support multiple IP interfaces. The usage of these ports and interfaces is very flexible.

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Figure 12: Sample Air Traffic Control Radar/Sensor Network Configuration

Figure 13: Sample AN/TPS-75 Military Radar Network Configuration

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About PT

Company Overview PT is a global supplier of advanced network communications solutions to carrier, government, and OEM markets. The companys award-winning products include IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability, scalability, and long life cycle deployments. Over the years, PT has developed an impressive portfolio of communications offerings, through organic expansion as well as acquisitions. Fully Integrated Product Portfolios All products from PT reflect a significant body of real-world network experience and offer carriers, equipment manufacturers, and government integrators carefully architected solution sets for communications network deployments. The companys entire line of offerings is anchored by IPnexus, PTs own IP-native, highly integrated platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers, including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux development environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PTs NexusWare) of IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end product value proposition. SEGway Signaling Solutions, PTs premier suite of IP-centric STPs, gateways, edges, and network applications, permits service providers to cost-effectively deliver revenue generating features in next-generation networks. SEGway solutions have been deployed in numerous world-class carrier networks around the globe because of their high density and unparalleled price-to-performance ratio. This, together with SEGways flexibility in edge-to-core deployments, small footprint, and ease of use, has earned the portfolio its reputation as Simply Smarter Signaling. PTs Xpress, the companys newest line, combines a powerful, customizable software application with a robust, hardware platform that is specifically engineered to deliver SIPbased solutions such as calling card and pre-paid for next-generation commercial and DoD networks. Based on a pure IP implementation, new service offerings can be quickly developed and deployed network-wide on IMS-enabled, converged TDM/IP and VoIP networks. The Xpress family of NGN solutions provides dynamic opportunities to build-out next-generation network solutions and value-added services.

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About PT

Single Vendor Solution for Products and Services Customers around the globe are turning to PT as a single source provider of high value proposition network communications solutions coupled with world-class support and maintenance programs. Over 29 Years of Innovation and Industry Experience PT has proven success in defining new levels of performance and adapting its products and services to a constantly changing marketplace. This expertise has enabled the company to remain a leader in its industry markets. Today, backed by an innovative team of experts, PT offers a rich value proposition that enable its customers to meet their most pressing business and technology challenges, and thereby compete more successfully. PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the world. For more information contact PT at: Phone: +1.585.256.0200 Web: www.pt.com E-Mail: sales@pt.com

IPnexus, NexusWare, Point Code Emulation, PT, SEGway, Simply Smarter Signaling, and Xpress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Performance Technologies, Inc. The names of other companies, products, or services may be the trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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