Under the hood, the DDS-XM200 is performing a complex task. However on the front interface everything is easy. A large, bright and user friendly touchscreen display provides status information and allows settings to be changed directly on the unit. There is no need to connect a laptop, or walk to a connected PC to access the unit, all user settings can be changed locally.
Full control, right on the unit
With DDS, there is no need to connect a laptop with a cable, walk to another computer or navigate through masses of complex menus. Everything you need to configure the DDS XM200 is available on the front panel mounted, large, bright, user friendly touchscreen. Just touch the 'Emulation' option and you can select between SCSI and Pertec, change the device ID, turn on termination and other common operations. You will be amazed how easy it is.
Of course remote configuration is available (subject to security features / login over a private network). You can even see an exact replica of the DDS display on your remote PC. Using this you can easily configure the DDS using the same visual approach you would if you were in front of the unit.
See what is happening at a glance
While a backup, restore or data mediation operation is in progress, the DDS provides information about transfer rate, expected end time and the type of the operation. Using information gained from the transfer, the DDS is able to accurately estimate the time left for a restore operation, and make estimates in the case of backups. Due to the slow transfer speed of legacy equipment, some operations will continue for an hour or more. In the case of a large Ericsson AXE10 switch, a full backup and verify can take 4 hours. The ability to see when the operation will complete is a reassuring feature.