RipEX Hot Standby

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Highlights

  • Two booted-up standard RipEX units inside
  • Two independent power supplies
  • Automatic switch-over (< 2 s)
  • 4x HW alarm output
  • Internal fans
  • Back-up battery pack
  • 19″ rack 3U
RipEX-HS is designed to be used at critical sites, where high HW reliability is required – typically master or repeater stations.
RipEX-HS is hot standby, 1+1 redundant, fully monitored, hot swappable equipment.
RipEX-HS is assembled with 2 standard RipEX units, each powered by its independent power supply. A controller takes care of automatic changeover in case of failure. Changeover conditions are widely configurable. Since both units are hot-stand-by and use identical MAC addresses, exceptional switch-over time of less than 2s is achieved.
LED panels, Mode buttons, HW alarm outputs, SNMP traps and standard RipEX units inside makes RipEX-HS configuration and control quite easy and maintenance can be done by anyone familiar with RipEX.

There are 2 standard RipEX units with identical configurations inside of RipEX-HS. Both units are booted, however only one is active. The interfaces (COM1, COM2, Ethernet, Radio) of second unit are disconnected.

When the active unit HW alarm output changes to “On” (when a controlled value exceeds the respective threshold), the controller automatically switches all interfaces (COM1, COM2, ETH, ANT – if applicable) to the second unit and it takes over all functions. Since both units are using the same MAC addresses (MAC cloning), there is a minimal drop-out while switching, less than 2s.

Possible controlled values are:
RSS, DQ, TXLost[%] – lost packets on Radio channel, Ucc – power voltage, Temp – inside temperature, PWR – RF power, VSWR – reflected RF power, ETH[Rx/Tx], COM1[Rx/Tx], COM2[Rx/Tx] – No of received/transmitted packets on respective interfaces
SNMP trap with each switch-over can be sent (depending on configuration) to central SNMP management.

Block diagram

  • Auto – primary active is RipEX „A“, when it fails, controller automatically switches-over to RipEX „B“
  • Auto toggle – the same as Auto mode, in adition after set time controller automatically switches-over to RipEX „B“, even if “A” doesn’t have any alarm and uses “B” for set period in order to confirm, that RipEX „B“ is fully ready-to-operate
  • A – only RipEX “A” is active and controller will never switch to RipEX „B“
  • B – only RipEX “B” is active and controller will never switch to RipEX „A“
  • Every single unit tested in a climatic chamber as well as in real traffic
  • Heavy-duty industrial components
  • Industrial rugged case
  • -10 to +60 °C (14 to 140 °F)
  • Internal fans (automatically start-up when temperature exceeds 50 °C)
  • 3 years warranty
  • Front panel:
    – 4 buttons for Operating mode settings
    – Ethernet
    – USB for non-intrusive management
    Individually for each unit:
    – Standard RipEX LED panels
    – Next LED’s (Active, Power supply, Battery, Alarm)
  • All the other connectors are on the rear
  • A faulty RipEX unit can be replaced anytime without traffic disruption
  • All SW settings are available via standard RipEX web
  • Both RipEX units can be accessed and managed remotely
  • 2 power supplies, independently for “A” and “B” units
  • Independent power connectors, switches and fuses on rear panel
  • 3 different HW models:
    • 100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz
    • 36–60 VDC, positive grounding possible
    • 11 – 30 VDC
  • Possibility to use different input power phases in order to increase reliability of AC power model
  • “RipEX-HSB – Battery pack” available for AC power model
  • Separate batteries for RipEX “A” and “B”
  • Batteries are charged-up from RipEX-HS
  • Individual 19″ rack 3U box
  • Space for 4x 12 V / 7,2 Ah, FASTON.250 (6,3 mm), e.g. Panasonic LC-R127R2P
  • Approx. 10 hours of RipEX-HS operation
  • 4 HW alarm outputs available on the screw terminal connector on the rear panel
  • Standard RipEX HW alarms of units “A” and “B”
  • Switch HW alarm informs of active unit failure and controller switch-over to the back-up unit
  • Power alarm informs of controller board power drop-out
  • Different HW models
  • By default single antenna connector connected to the active unit
  • Available model with separate “A” and “B” antenna connectors whenredundant antennas are used
  • When RipEXes with separated Rx and Tx antenna connectors are used, the RipEX-HS provides Rx and Tx antenna connectors always connected to the active unit
  • Model offerings
  • RipEX-HS is supposed to be delivered from factory with RipEX units (on separate order) assembled
RipEX-HS

Trade name – trade and marketing name of the product. This name is used for all products within the same product family.

Possible values: RipEX

Var – designation of product variant

Possible values:
HS – Hot Standby

Pwr – power input

Possible values:
A – 100 – 240 VAC, 50–60 Hz
D – 36 – 60 VDC, positive grounding possible
E – 11 – 30 VDC, for output power 10 W it is recommended to use input power above 11.5 VDC
C – 100 – 240 VAC, 50–60 Hz for A unit, 36–60 VDC for B unit

Ant – antenna connectors

Possible values:
O – 1× N-female, antenna switched for A and B unit
R – 2× N-female, separate antennas for A and B units (no switching, redundant antennas)
S – 2× N-female, separate antennas for Tx and Rx (switched for A and B units, RipEX-D model used)
F – 4× N-female, separate antennas for Tx and Rx for A and B units (no switching, redundant antennas, RipEX-D model used)
M – 2× N-female, Migration, 1x Output switched for A and B unit, 1x Input for legacy base station antenna output.  Automatic Antenna Switch (on separate order) is mounted inside of RipEX-HS.

COM – serial ports

Possible values:
2 – two serial ports (COM1, COM2), standard configuration. SW key RipEX-SW-COM2 is needed for both RipEX units to allow communication on COM2
1 – one serial port (COM2), COM1 serial port is used in this configuration for allowing remote access into both RipEX units


Type – specific product type for which type approvals like CE, FCC etc. are issued

Possible values:
RipEX-HS

Order code – printed on Product label on the housing and used on Quotations, Invoices, Delivery notes etc.

RipEX2-HS

Trade name – trade and marketing name of the product. This name is used for all products within the same product family.

Possible values: RipEX

Gen – generation of the product of specific Trade name. The very first generation doesn’t have any number in this position.

Possible values: 2

Var – designation of product variant

Possible values:
HS – 19″ chassis, Hot Standby controller, 2x pow.supply, for 2x RipEX2 (excl.)
RD – 19″ chassis, without controller, 2x pow.supply, for 2x RipEX2 (excl.)
RS – 19″ chassis, without controller, 1x pow.supply, for 1x RipEX2 (excl.)

Pwr – power input

Possible values:
A – 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
D – 36-60 VDC, positive grounding possible
E – 10-30 VDC
F – 18-30 VDC, positive grounding possible

Ant – antenna connectors

Possible values:
A – Var. HS: 1× N-female (Tx/Rx) – antenna switched for A and B unit
B – Var. HS: 2× N-female (Tx/Rx, Rx) – antennas switched for A and B unit
D – Var. HS or RD: 4× N-female (Tx/Rx, Rx; Tx/Rx, Rx) – no antenna switch, separate antennas for A and B unit
E – Var. RS: 2× N-female (Tx/Rx, Rx)

Opt – designation of internal option, if it is used

Possible values:
none
D – 1x internal duplexer, frequency details should be specified, for Ant B,E
E – 2x internal duplexer, frequency details should be specified, for Ant D


Type – specific product type for which type approvals like CE, FCC etc. are issued

Possible values:
RipEX2-HS (RipEX2-RD, RipEX2-RS in Code)

Order code – printed on Product label on the housing and used on Quotations, Invoices, Delivery notes etc.

Radio parameters
The same as RipEX units used
Hot Standby
Switch-over time < 2 s
Electrical
Primary power HW models:
100 – 240 V AC 50 – 60 Hz
36 – 60 VDC, positive grounding possible
11 – 30 VDC
Individual power supply for each RipEX unit
RipEX-HSB Battery pack for AC power model
Output 2 x 24 V / 7,2 Ah
Interfaces
Ethernet 3× switched 10/100 Base-T Auto MDI/MDIX, RJ45
COM 1 RS232, DB9F, 300–115 200 bps
COM 2 RS232/RS485 SW configurable, DB9F, 300–115 200 bps
USB 2× USB 1.1 for each RipEX unit, Host A
Antenna 50 Ohms, N-female(s)
HW models (according to Antenna)
1× N-female – Rx/Tx, switched
2× N-female – Rx/Tx, separate for each RipEX unit
2× N-female – separate Rx and Tx, switched
4× N-female – separate Rx and Tx, separate for each RipEX unit
2× N-female – Migration, Rx/Tx output, Legacy base input
All antenna connectors are internally equipped with coaxial surge protection
Enviromental
IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP20
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 500.000 hours (> 50 years)
Operating temperature –10 to +60 °C (14 to 140 °F); (* –40 to +70 °C optionally)
Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
Storage −40 to +85 °C (−40 to +185 °F) / 5 to 95 % non-condensing
Mechanical
Dimensions 19″ rack 3U, 482 W × 401 D × 133 H mm (18,98 × 15.79 × 5,24 in)
Weight 7.1 kg (15.7 lbs), RipEX unit exl.
9.1 kg (20.1 lbs), RipEX unit incl.
Diagnostic and Management
Standard for individual RipEX units used
LED panels for each RipEX unit:
standard RipEX LED panel (7× tri-color LEDs: Power, ETH, COM1, COM2, Rx, Rx, Status)
+ 4× two-color LEDs: Active, Power supply, Battery, Alarm
HW Alarm outputs RipEX A, RipEX B, Switch, Power
Approvals
CE, FCC

  • Central sites
  • Repeaters
  • Important remote sites
RipEX Hot Standby
Datasheet RipEX Hot Standby RipEX-HS-A3-en.pdf870 kB2017/04/12
Datasheet battery LC-R127R2P LC-R127R2P.pdf26 kB2012/06/21
Press release press-ripex-hs.pdf103 kB2012/09/05
User manual ripex-hs-m-en.pdf3 028 kB2019/05/21
In czech language  
RipEX HS – Leták A3 RipEX-HS-A3-cz.pdf2 264 kB2015/06/22
Tisková zpráva press-ripex-hs-cz.pdf127 kB2012/09/05
Uživatelský manuál ripex-hs-m-cz.pdf2 785 kB2017/10/03