Artel’s Quarra range of IP PTP switches is designed for Carrier Class applications where accurate timing and control is required. These switches are aimed at the professional markets of Audio/Video Broadcast, Defense & Security, Finance, Utilities, Telecom, and Enterprise IT. The Quarra 1G compact switch is a half-width 1RU unit with a single power supply. The switch is available in a 1 Gigabit interface supporting a best-in-class layer 2 IEEE 1588v2 algorithm. A 1pps external reference input from GPS is included as standard, and options include an internal layer 1 Synchronous Ethernet module. Quarra switches also support IGMP v2/3, QoS, protection switching, VLAN, MEF service delivery and network OAM.

Quarra switches support SMPTE Standards-based Timing ST 2110-10 and ST 2059-2 SMPTE and are RAVENNA AES67 approved.

Ideal for:

  • Live video/audio broadcast/production over IP utilizing IEEE1588 timing, QoS and Multicast filtering.
  • Broadcast DTT/DTV IP distribution, utilizing IEEE1588 and SyncE timing to replace or backup GPS timing at base stations.
  • Telecom networks, providing high level of network timing.
  • Financial/trading networks, utilizing our IEEE1588 precise nanosecond time synchronization.

Related products:  Standard 1RU rackmount units with dual power supplies are available in configurations of 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit interfaces,

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Quarra 1 Gbps PTP Switch
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  • Industry’s most Accurate IEEE 1588 Timing & Synchronization for nanosecond accurate timing.
  • Synchronous (L1) Ethernet, Master and Slave. Precision clock timing using DSPLL® technology.
  • 1pps reference. Network wide synchronization using IEEE1588 or SyncE. Internal GPS model available to host GPS timed grand master.
  • SMPTE Standards-based Timing
    • ST 2110-10 System Timing and Definition
    • ST 2059-2 SMPTE Profile for Use of IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol in Professional Broadcast Applications
  • Ravenna AES67 approved. Lawo and Dante tested.
  • IEEE802.1 AVB.
  • Full management from Web GUI or command line interface. No training required-units can be quickly and easily configured.

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