The above picture shows rows of Line Switch Modules (LSM's) neatly lined up awaiting their fate. This scene reminds me of what it looked like when we were installing the AXE switches. Sadly, this once busy switch is now being dismantled with its subscribers and their traffic already having been migrated to a Next Generation (Voice over IP) based node. The above AXE10 was a fantastic switch and carried traffic in service for over 20 years without any outages.
BYB501 ROJ 204 08/1 R4C RPG2 Regional Processor.The RPG is a Regional Processor (RP) with a Group Switch (GSS) interface.
It was introduced in BYB501 for applications that require high processing capacity. Almost all applications that previously ran on the Regional Processor device (RPD – Motorola 68020) have been transferred to the RPG, which has at least four times as much processing capacity as the RPD.
The RPG is a single-board processor based on the general-purpose Motorola 68060 running at 50 MHz. On the same board is a communications processor (a Motorola 68360) for handling the switch interface and a 10 Mbit/s Ethernet interface.
Although it may be used for any application that requires high processing power, the RPG will initially be used with the following applications