Installation Guides

These guides provide instructions on how to install your ReadyLinks devices, including mounting instructions and limited troubleshooting procedures. For more information regarding device provisioning check out our provisioning guide here.

Pre-install Preparation
  1. Login to https://readyview.io. If this is your first time, create a new account.
  2. Find the network to which you plan to add your switches or create a new network.
  3. Claim your switches and add them to the network. You will need your ReadyLinks device MAC address, which looks like 0013baxxxx, and is found on the back or side of the unit.
  4. Go to the device map view on the device details page and place each switch on the map by clicking and dragging it to the location where you plan to mount it.



GL-x Series

The GL-x series delivers enterprise grade performance in the network’s distribution and access operations. The switch’s premier speed and reliability in a flexible scale-out design enables a small deployment to add capacity as needs grow and deliver mission critical application services with complete confidence. The GL-x series provides unparalleled Ethernet performance over any existing cabling infrastructure in a 1RU chassis form factor.

Checklist

Here's a list of the things you'll need to install your device:

A ReadyLinks dashboard account at readyview.io
MAC addresses of your ReadyLinks device
Hardware accessory kit included in the box
An uplink to the internet for your devices with valid firewall rules configured so they can talk to the ReadyLinks cloud

Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10G SFP+
2 x 10M/100M/1G RJ45 Ethernet
2 x 12 port capacity line card slots
24 x 2Gbps 802.3at PoE+ (30W) ITU-T Ghn
4/24 x 2Gbps ITU-T Ghn ports capable of IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PSE
Power Stacking 4 x stackable for 2,160W of dynamic PoE+, PoE++ budget
1 x 54VDC In/Out
Dimensions 12”(L) x 19”(W) x 1.75”(H)
Operating Temp 32 ~ 104 °F
Cooling Variable speed fans
GLx-P600D Power 2 x 300W 90-240VAC (50-60Hz)
1 x 54VDC In/Out
GLx-240D Power 2 x 150W 90-240VAC (50-60Hz)
1 x 54VDC In/Out
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and over 90W PoE++ over 2-6 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

Rack Mount

  1. Fix the brackets on the side of the device using 8 * M3 flat head screws.
  2. Install the GL-x switch in a 19" rack with M6 screws and nuts.

Note: When installing multiple GL-x switches in the same physical stack, be sure to connect the BNC timing sync cable provided in the GL-x hardware accessory kit. Cascade the In/Out sync ports on each device in the stack.

GL-xH Series

The ReadyLinks GL-xH series delivers carrier-grade performance and realiably and is suitable for any installation environment. The ruggedized design allows the device to survive in harsh environments indoors or outside. Native reverse power feed functionality allows you to install in locations without the requirement of a local power source.

Checklist

Here's a list of the things you'll need to install your device:

A ReadyLinks dashboard account at readyview.io
MAC addresses of your ReadyLinks device
Hardware accessory kit included in the box
An uplink to the internet for your devices with valid firewall rules configured so they can talk to the ReadyLinks cloud

Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10G SFP+
1 x 10M/100M/1G IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PD RJ45 Ethernet
Up to 8 x 2Gbps 802.3at Reverse PoE+ (30W) ITU-T Ghn
1/8 x 2Gbps ITU-T Ghn ports capable of IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PSE Power Relay
Power VAC 90-264/1.2A max via external power feed, 50/60Hz or VDC100-240, PoX-Reverse Power Feed
Casing IPX6 Waterproof
Dimensions 4”(L) x 11”(W) x 13”(H)
Operating Temp -4 ~ 140 °F
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and over 90W PoE++ over 2-8 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

Wall Mount

  1. Fix one side of the mounting plate on the wall.
  2. Fix the other plate to the back of the device.
  3. Slide the device over the mounting plate and install the security screw.

Pedestal

  1. Install the metal wings face down pointing toward the back of the device.
  2. Hang the unit on the internal crossbar of the pedestal.

Aerial

  1. Push the wire into the gap and hang the device on the wire.
  2. Tighten the two mounting nuts to secure the unit to the wire.

Reverse Power

The GL-xH series features a variety of powering options that support both local and remote power sources. Sometimes it is more convenient to locate the switch in a location that lacks available power. The GL-xH Reverse Power Feed (RPF) functionality allows you to remotely power the switch from the ReadyLinks IPC client devices. For more information on RPF cabling instructions, click here.

Only a single pair and one IPC is required to power the switch.

As more IPC devices are connected, the load is shared between the individual units.

IP Clients

IPC-1 Series

Backbox Installation: Position the IPC-1 in the existing backbox and connect the Ethernet out port to the faceplate panel.

Surface Mount Installation: Fix the double-sided nano adhesive tape to the back of the IPC-1 then fix the IPC-1 to a flat surface.

IPC-4S Series

Rotate the brackets 180° and fix them to the base of the IPC-4S.

Screw the IPC-4S into the wall using self tapping screws and plastic bushings.

IPC-2TCP-RPF

Surface Mount Installation: Rotate the brackets 180° and fix them to the back of the device.

Screw the IPC-2TCP into the wall using self tapping screws and plastic bushings.

DIN Rail Installation: Fix the DIN35 rail buckle using 2 * M3 countersunk head screws to the back of the device.

Fit the device and rail buckle over the DIN rail.

GL-2xMTv2

  1. Fix the brackets on the side of the device using 8 * M3 flat head screws.
  2. Install the GL-2x switch in a 19" rack with M6 screws and nuts.

Cabling Instructions

Twisted Pair

ReadyLinks twisted pair technology can deliver Gigabit Ethernet over a single pair of copper wire. Leverage two pairs to extend your reach over 1,000ft of cable.

By default, ReadyLinks ports come in SISO mode, meaning we only require 1 pair to bring up the ReadyLinks connection (RJ45 pins 4 & 5).

ReadyLinks ports natively include MIMO functionality in each port, meaning we can achieve higher performance at greater distances by using 2 pairs, or 4 conductors, on that port (RJ45 pins 3, 4, 5, 6). Below is the MIMO pin-out diagram. ReadyLinks recommends leveraging 2 pairs of copper, if available.

Coax cabling instructions

ReadyLinks coax technology can deliver Gigabit Ethernet over existing coax infrastructure and support up to 15 IPC client devices per port in coax networks with existing splitters and taps. A single GL-x chassis can deliver Gigabit Ethernet to over 360 end points through the existing coax plant.

ReadyLinks connections operate in the 4-200Mhz frequency range. If existing services such as cable TV channels are operating in this range, leverage the built-in frequency notching functionality on the ReadyLinks switch to co-exist with the services.

Follow the guidelines below when installing your ReadyLinks network over your coax infrastructure.

  • Be aware of existing services operating the 4-200Mhz spectrum
  • Limit point-to-multipoint connections to 15 ReadyLinks clients per port
  • Ensure there is <40db of loss on the existing coax plant

Reverse Power Feed (RPF) cabling instructions

ReadyLinks RPF technology allows you to install switching equipment in locations that lack a local power source. Provide power and high-speed data over a single copper pair. Utilize a RPF enabled ReadyLinks IPC client device to backfeed power from the remote location to the switch.

By default, ReadyLinks ports come in SISO mode, meaning only 1 pair is required for both the data and reverse power feed. You may adjust the default configuration to MIMO to leverage 2 copper pairs for higher performance at great distances.

Power Relay

Certain models of ReadyLinks RPF enabled devices support a power relay functionality that allows you to power multiple ReadyLinks switches over a single PoX++/PoE++ power source. These ports are marked as PS (Power Sourcing) and PD (Powered Device) to indicate their ability to receive PoX++/PoE++ (PD) or their ability to retransmit the PoX++ (PS). All four pairs are required to transmit the full 95 Watts.

These ports can still be used as standard RPF ports and connect to ReadyLinks RPF enabled IPC devices on a single pair for both data and power.

Troubleshooting

Be sure to match the center pair (pins 4 & 5) of the IPC with the correct corresponding pair on the RPF enabled switch. A mismatch in the connection may still enable the reverse power feed but the data link will remain down.

Also, ensure there are no disconnects on the center pair. A stable link on the outer pair, but a disconnect on the center pair will cause the data link to flucuate or disconnect while the RPF links stays up.

Optical bypass module cabling instructions

In a daisy-chain network topology where power cannot always be guaranteed for each device, or in networks that require an added layer of redundancy, use an optical bypass module to maintain your fiber data link even when devices in the chain are powered off.

Without an optical bypass module, any devices downstream from a powered off switch will lose their uplink connection.

With an optical bypass module, any devices downstream from a powered off switch will maintain their uplink connection.

Installation instructions

  1. Install the optical bypass module (OBM) inside the chassis
  2. Plug the OBM power cable into the OBM port on the chassis
  3. Insert the external facing fiber cables into the OUT interfaces
  4. Insert the internal facing fiber cable into the IN interfaces

While the device is powered on the IN interfaces are routed to the OUT interfaces. When the device is powered off, the OUT interfaces are routed together to bypass the powered off device.

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