Multi-use switch in a slim 1U package
The SLICE is a small, self-contained switching system, designed to serve as an integrated communications platform, providing a flexible, portable and reliable Class 4/5 switch in a single, 1U platform. This compact switching system has the power, capability, and simplicity of REDCOM’s High Density Exchange (HDX) in a self-contained, rack-mountable package. Weighing less than 15 pounds, the SLICE is a REDCOM switch in a 1U (1.75 in./4.45 cm) platform that is easy to install in standard 19 inch (48 cm) equipment racks, and is ideal for small stand-alone or remote applications.
With the SLICE, you can service a full spectrum of switching system sizes. A single 1U unit provides 24 analog line circuits, 4 BRI-S line circuits, 2 digital spans (E1/T1), and integrated modular jacks (RJ-11, RJ-45). The SLICE is a completely integrated switching system that can be configured as a public end/tandem office or as a private network node element.
The SLICE has extensive capabilities for both public and private network settings including specialized tandem features ideal for Power Line Carrier applications. The SLICE provides both domestic and typical international gateway functions, including the capability to perform interface and protocol conversion between U.S. and international standards. Two rear-accessible positions for interface modules on the SLICE, allow either position to be equipped with one of several hot-swappable modules.
Multi use, wide adoption
The SLICE has been widely adopted by the central office market, private network developers, government and defense users, and emergency response agencies worldwide. Due to its compact size and low power consumption, the SLICE is particularly suited to distributed networks such as those employed by oil platforms, rail and utility networks, and shipboard communications. The SLICE has a full suite of business features including ISDN and extensive conferencing in order to meet the needs of the most demanding users. Multiple sites may be seamlessly interconnected with REDCOM’s advanced ClusterNet™ technology, which connects multiple SLICE units allowing them to function as one integrated system.
As a fully functional public exchange, the SLICE provides modern services and revenue-generating features in a small footprint. Replacing existing multiplexers with the SLICE yields enhanced services to subscribers, while retaining the ability to allocate limited bandwidth. SLICE switches can also be connected together for greater capacity. For instance, a 48-subscriber exchange comprised of two integrated SLICE switches can measure as little as 3.4 inches (8.8 cm) high. In addition, when used in conjunction with the REDCOM HDX, the SLICE provides a powerful host/remote combination.
The SLICE user interface is identical to other REDCOM products, such as the HDX, thereby reducing training costs for existing customers. Installation and updates are simple and spares inventory is minimal, as is routine maintenance. Because of its unique design, the SLICE allows for easy firmware upgrades and remote database administration. All modules are field-replaceable, making installation and service a snap.