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Plixus NEXT

Plixus NEXT is the next generation of Plixus network extenders which have the same functionality and connectivity, but additionally offer the option to configure (via DIP switches) a delayed power up of the conference extension ports (see DIP switch table below).

  1. Two Plixus network conference ports (uplink).
    1. Gives Plixus network signal to conference extension ports of the central engine or other network extender.
    2. Allows connection in branch / loop.
  2. LAN ports are not used.
  3. 48 V power supply: powers the four conference ports.
  4. Four Plixus network conference ports (downlink).
  5. DIP switches enable / disable power of conference ports and allow sequential startup.

DIP switch table

DIP switch settings

Ports powered at startup

Startup delay of first port(s)

Port interval(s)

Remark

1 1 1 1 All ports 0 0 Standard settings
0 0 0 0 None NA NA

No power, only data.

Switches activated after startup, will power corresponding ports

1 0 0 0 Port 1 0 NA 1 port powered
0 1 0 0 Port 1 + 2 0 0.5 2 ports powered
1 1 0 0 Port 1 + 2 + 3 0 0.5 3 ports powered
0 0 1 0 All ports 0 0.5 delay 0 to 1.5
1 0 1 1 All ports 2 0.5 delay 2 to 3.5

0

1

1

0

All ports

4

0.5

delay 4 to 5.5

1

1

1

0

All ports

6

0.5

delay 6 to 7.5

0

0

0

1

All ports

8

0.5

delay 8 to 9.5

1

0

0

1

All ports

10

0.5

delay 10 to 11.5

0

1

0

1

All ports

12

0.5

delay 12 to 13.5

1

1

0

1

All ports

14

0.5

delay 14 to 15.5

0

0

1

1

All ports

16

0.5

delay 16 to 17.5

1

0

1

1

All ports

18

0.5

delay 18 to 19.5

0 1 1 1 None NA 0 Remote control*

*planned for future releases

General Network Extender Guidelines

  • The maximum distance between the central unit and the first Plixus network extender or delegate unit in the branch is 100 m.
  • The maximum distance between two Plixus network extenders is 100 m.
  • The Plixus network extender must be powered externally (through power supply of Plixus MME or Plixus power supply).
  • One branch or loop cannot consist out of more than 8 Plixus network extenders (for optimized packet propagation)
  • One branch or loop may consist of no more than 20 Plixus devices (less if power is limiting factor).
  • Restrict a downlink port branch to 1 network speed: 100 Mbit or 1 Gbit!

Figure 1-11 Example network extender configuration

Redundancy

In Plixus it is possible to insert a type of fail-safe mechanism by creating redundancy. You can get redundancy by inserting loops in your network. When there is a loop, Plixus can still access the device using a different route when a cable or a device in one side of the loop breaks.

Figure 1-12 How to create redundancy using a netwotk extender.

Creation date: 23/09/2019 11:31 (b.maertens@televic.com)      Updated: 16/10/2019 13:28 (j.callant@televic.com)