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ULSB -MARK III

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION 'Appendix A'


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Appendix 'A'
OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FEATURES
(UNIT LEVEL SWITCH BOARD (ULSB) MK III)
PART I : DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT
Proposed Service Employment
1 The ULSB MkIII would be utilised as a switch to provide switching capabilities for local as well as trunk
ports which could be in analog or digital format. The switch must have the following capabilities.
(a) Functioning as a Local/Transit Switch.
(b) Function from a built-up environment or vehicle mounted and be carried as man pack equipment.
(c) Access switch for PCM based Communication Network.
(d) Compatible with the existing field switches.
(e) Control card will be provided in 1+1 Hot standby configuration.
(f) In-built redundancy will be provided for power supply unit card.
Configuration. Exchange should support 124 port expandable to 184 ports. The exchange will support
2 the following:
(a) Subscriber Stations.
(i) Analog Phones (DTMF). - 24
(ii) Magneto Phone Junctions. - 08
(iii) Digital Subscribers (BRI) - 08
(b) Analog Trunk Ports.
(I) 2W Central Office (CO). - 08
(ii) E&M (2W/4W). - 08
(iii) LD. - 08
(c) Digital Trunk Ports.
(I) E1 (Software configurable for CAS - 02 (expandable to 04)
MFR 2, PRI and Q Sig )
3 ULSB MkIII to be developed against this RFP will have to be compatible with the following in service
Exchanges
(a) Field Exchanges ULSB Mk II.Details are at Annexure II to this Appendix.
(b) Field Magneto Exchanges .
(c) Field Exchanges TIDEX Type A/B/C.Details provided at Annexure I to this Appendix.
(d) EPABXs.

PART II - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS


4 Weight and Dimensions. The equipment should be as light and compact as possible for easy carriage
during day and night. Weight of equipment less accessories (for 124 port configuration) should not exceed
20 Kgs. Complete equipment less battery should be man portable. Batteries should be provided with
carrying handles. Harness for FCBC and batteries will
be provided.

5 Terrain and Climatic Conditions, ULSB Mk III must be capable of operating in all types of terrains and
climatic conditions existing in the country,
6 Transportability. The equipment should be placed in a suitable case so that it can be transported over
long distances by air, sea and Para dropped and short distances in harness.
7 Environmental Specifications. The ULSB MK III will meet all environmental specifications as per L2B
table of the JSS 55555 less temperature range.
(a) Operating Temperatue. : - 20° to +45°C.
(b) Humidity : Not less than 95% at + 40°C + 2°C
8 Camouflage. ULSB MkIII must be coloured in the camouflage colours of the army to ensure proper
camouflage and concealment.
9 Earthing. The exchange will be able to work on field type of earthing. Earthing spike alongwith other
accessories will be provided to enable earthing of the equipment.
10 Ruggedisation. The equipment will be suitably customised for the tactical environment by ensuring the
following:-
(a) Storage device must be suitably ruggedised.
(b) Electrical connectors will be leak proof.
(c) Equipment must sustain cross-country movers. The switch may be carried in vehicle / Man pack / Animal
transport over rough terrain.
(d) All connectors and MDF will be sufficiently hardened so as to sustain rough handling under field
conditions.
(e) Efficient thermal management.
(f) Function in poor light conditions/darkness.
(g) The modules and cards of the exchange should be secured to the slots so that there is no dislocation of
the cards during move/transportation.
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PART III - OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS
11 The ULSB Mk III will incorporate the following Features:-
(a) Modular design. Must be totally modular in design. Modules will be stackable to meet any expansion
reqirements.
(b) Non Blocking. The switch should be a totally non-blocking, even when the switch is loaded to its
maximum capacity.
(c) Switching. Must be capable of carrying out local as well as transit switching of all trunk circuits.
(d) Networking. Must provide support for networking on features of the Q-SIG protocol over the network.
(e) It shall be possible to use the exchange as a stand alone exchange or it should be possible to network
these exchanges.
(f) Power Management. Must be capable of working on AC mains with a input range of 150 V to 300 V AC as
well as DC (12/24/48 V, 75 AH ) with automatic changeover. The DC connectivity to the switch shall be on
float charge.
(g) BITE. Must have a capability of conducting card level system Diagnostics through MMI (Power on Self
Test, On-Line and Off-Line Diagnostics).
(h) Universal Slots, All insertion slots for subscriber ports should be universal type.
(j) Optical Interface . Direct optical fibre termination will be provided on ULSB Mk-III for E1 terminations. It
should support a distance of at least 20 km on monomode OFC.
(k) Data Card. ULSB Mk-111 will provide a data card with following facilities:-

(i) The data card should have four ports with Ethernet terminations.

(ii) It should be possible to bifurcate each E1 stream coming into ULSB Mk-III into two blocks of (n and 30-
n)x64 kbps. One block would cater for n voice channels of 64 kbps while (30-n)x64 kbps would be mapped
to one of the four ports of data card.

Features of ULSB Mk III


12 Subscriber/Operator Features
(a) The following features will be supported:-
(i) Caller ID.
(ii) Call Transfer.
(iii) Automatic Call Back,
(iv) Call Pick up.
(v) Three Way Conference.
(vi) Call Hold.
13 Operator Console. The inbuilt operator console shall facilitate working in dark/under poor light conditions.
It will be possible for the operator to establish new calls, monitor/interupt ongoing calls and supervise a call
on any trunk line. Audio/visual alarm indicating arrival of calls/status message from the system will be
provided. Military type of Attendant Handset and Headset will be provided.Suitable hanger will be provided
for hanging the headset and handset on the exchange.

14 Loop Resistance. The subscriber cards must support a loop resistance of at least 1800 Ohms.
Network Management
15 Network management port will be provided for local and remote management of the exchange. Network
Management terminal / MMI based on a ruggedised note book computer will be provided. The ruggedised
note book computer should work in Indian field conditions and should comply to MIL STD 810F, IP54 and
MIL STD 461D. It will facilitate fault detection, trouble shooting, configuration and provisioning etc. User
friendly GUI will be provided.Ruggedised Notebook should be offered with following configuration.

(a) Processor Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or better.


(b) RAM 1 GB SDRAM (DDR2) or better.
(c) Hard Disk 80 GB or better.
(d) CD ROM, 2 X USB Ports, RS 232 Port, Ethernet Port and Printer Ports to be provided.
16 EMI/EMC The equipment should conform to EMI/EMC specifications as per MIL STD 461 D and should be
operable in envisaged Indian Military environment.
17 System and Traffic Statistics. The switch must generate for viewing/printing traffic statistics pertaining to
the usage of trunk and local ports and as and when desired. The system should have the ability of
retaining data for past 24 hours. Daily archiving the data onto a storage media must be possible. The data
could include the following and must be portable onto commonly used database software like Microsoft
Excel or Access.
(a) Trunk calls / trunk circuit access details with time and duration.
(b) Per port occupation details separately for local & trunk.
(c) Statistics on Faulty Cards.
18 Reliability. The ULSB MK III will be capable of continuous working on 24 hour basis without overheating
problems or breakdown. MTBF must be better than 5000 working hours with MTTR will be better than 30
minutes.
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19 Main Distribution Frame. The Main Distribution Frame (MDF) must be Military LTB type, which can be
mounted on external body of a vehicle/frame. It must be provided with a safety cover that can be closed
evenafter all the lines are terminated on it. Suitable ruggedised connectors must be provided to connect
the MDF to the exchange. The MDF must incorporate integrated protection modules for protection against
lightning / electrical surges / standing voltages on each port.
20 Safety Features. The equipment must have protection against the following:-
(a) DC Reverse voltage.
(b) Over voltage.
(c) Current and voltage surges.
(d) Fuses and all built in safety devices to prevent any danger to the operating and repairing personnel or
equipment.
(e) Visual/aural alarm displaying/buzzing to indicate any critical failure must be provided.
(f) Short/Open circuit.

PART IV - OPERATION AND MAIN


21 Maintenance and Repair Philosophy. The following requirements will be met: -
(a) It should be modular in construction so as to facilitate repairs in-situ by replacement of faulty modules

(b) The repair philosophy envisages field afld Base level repairs by EME.

22 Literature. The following publications conforming to JSS 0251-01 will be made available:
(a) User Hand Book.
(b) Technical manual along with circuit diagram.
(c) Complete Equipment Schedule.
(d) List of components.
(e) Detailed drawing with all information for cataloguing and documentation.
(f) Complete station list.
(g) Dos and Don'ts for the operator.
(h) CBT(Computer Based Training) package for training.
USER PROFILE
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Personnel of all Arms and Services will man the ULSB Mk III
24 Adjustments/Calibration. Adjustments/Calibrations of any type should not be required.

Annexure I
(Ref para 3 of Appex A)
CHARACTERISTICS : TIDEX
1 Dual microprocessor controlled TDM exchange.
2 Provides automatic switching for subscribers, Grid Trunks and Universal Junction.
Capacity
3 Can be configured to initial capacity of 40 subscriber, 6 Grid trunks and 6 Universal junctions. This can be
expanded in similar steps upto 160 subscribers, 24 Grid Trunks and 24 Universal Junction.

4 Provides a full availability switching


Speech Path
5 Works on principle of Time Division switching.
6 Line Interface. Three types of line interface corresponding to three types of lines. The subscriber lines
interface with Field Telephone with dial attachment. The Grid trunks have both way interface suitable for
loop calling and dialling. .Universal junction provides the following type of signalling :-
(a) Loop Calling/dialling.
(b) AC Ringing
(c) E&M Signalling
7 Switching Techniques:-
(a) Adaptive Delta Modulation at 32 KB/S for speech digitisation
(b) Single stage memory multiplexer. Time Division switch providing full-availability, Non blocking Switching.

(c) Digital service tones generation.

Annexure II
( Ref para 3 of Appex A )
CHARACTERISTICS : ULSB MK III
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION 'Appendix A'
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1 Role: Design to provide termination of local telephone subscribers and junctions/trunk line at unit/sub unit
level.

2 Configuration. 15 Magneto/auto subscriber with facility to expanded capacity to 30.


3 Switching. Analogue, Non blocking Switch
4 Processor. Intel 8088 micro processor.
5 Line Interface.
Ser Type Type of In coming Out coming
No Speech Signalling Signalling

(a) Magneto Two wire AC Rjnging AC Ringing


(b) Auto -do- Loop Calling/ -do-
Dialling
(c) Ringing -do- AC Ringing Loop Calling/
Junction Dialling

(d) Loop -do- Loop Calling/ -do-


junction Dialling

6 Signalling on each line is field selectable by means of DIP switching and through software program.

Appendix B
( Refers to para 25 (b) of RFP )
TECHNICAL COMPLIANCE CHART FOR : UNIT LEVEL SWITCH BOARD (ULSB) MK III Noted & Complied