The Promina Operator and Maintainer course covers the installation, maintenance, and integration of Promina 200, 400 and 800 multiplexers, media converters, GPS timing, and COMSEC into echelons above corps (EAC) networks. A breakout session covers differences between Data Package and ESB systems. The Promina is a focal point of network architecture, and a thorough understanding of this technology is crucial for effective network implementation, utilizing tactical communication assets such as the Joint Network Node and the Single Shelter Switch (SSSv3).
UNIT 1: NETWORKING BASICS
Introduction to EAC networks covering data and voice signal formats, timing theory, time division multiplexing, and network architecture
UNIT 2: INTRODUCTION TO PROMINA
Promina theory, hardware, and capabilities
Operator Interface, menu structure, and expert mode
UNIT 3: PROMINA MODULES
Promina 200, 400 (one & two shelf) and 800 common cards
Promina trunks including: SA-TRK, T3, CV2048E/8448, CTM-100C, and bulk encryption.
Data and voice cards in support of: NIPR/SIPR, VTC, tactical and commercial voice.
Interface with GPS, IGX, routers, Vantage, SMU/CDS, and VTC
UNIT 4: DOMAINS, MONITORING, & TROUBLESHOOTING
Working with domains
Monitoring and troubleshooting: alarms, event parameters, and loop-backs
UNIT 5: EXERCISES
Practical exercises: Use concepts learned and practiced to install a network from scratch
Validation exercise: given mission requirements students design a network, develop cut sheets, and install the network
UNIT 6: ADVANCED TOPICS
Support and test equipment: multimeters, Fireberds, Pairgains, and Canoga Perkins fiber optic modem
Advanced operations: partitions, routing, and hunt groups