Building on the popularity of its AutoRouter, Optocore has announced the OptoSplitter.

AutoRouterThe appeal of the AutoRouter to sound system designers was that it functioned as an intelligent patchbay, creating a redundant ‘star’ out of the ring topology. It is therefore suited to applications where mixed ring/star or star topology is more desirable due to a star based fibre cable layout.

AutoRouter automatically discovers the presence of mobile devices and adds them to the Optocore loop. When such a device is later disconnected, or powered down, AutoRouter automatically closes the loop with the remaining devices. Redundancy is established automatically, without any user action necessary.

OptoSplitter, when paired with AutoRouter, will achieve redundancy. Using two identical AutoRouters – a main and backup device – all connections from any external equipment will now connect, not directly to the AutoRouter as previously, but to the OptoSplitter. This duplicates the fibre signal and distributes it to both the main and backup AutoRouter. Both routers communicate leaving only one active at a time and automatically switching to the backup router when the active one is absent. ‘This allows the system to work flawlessly even when one AutoRouter fails or is powered off,’ says Optocore Technical Sales Manager, Maciek Janiszewski. ‘Despite a bullet-proof design, without a single hardware failure since its launch, some customers have requested hardware redundancy.

‘Each connection splits within the independent optical splitter – the redundancy switchover takes place automatically and independently,’ he adds.

While OptoSplitter is available as a complete solution, customers already owning an AutoRouter or BroaMan Route66 can add redundancy to their existing system.

The new product is available and available for immediate shipping.


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