It supports both SONET and SDH in a single platform, allowing this optical broadband access platform to satisfy the needs of service providers in both the domestic and international markets. Able to terminate multiple optical streams in a single unit, the platform also addresses the enterprise's requirement for multiple carrier access to a corporate facility.
Its self-configurable soft backplane makes it possible for the product to automatically update its configuration as interface modules are added. Because the matrix is software-driven, the six interface slots can accept any of a variety of interface modules, which will support T1/E1, T3/E3, OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 traffic with planned support for OC-48/STM-16. It delivers all services transparently, including IP-oriented services and legacy TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) services.
The device is easy to manage, with support for local access via an RS-232 connection and remote access via 10 Mbps Ethernet using telnet and/or SNMP. Additionally, the platform's low power consumption (less than 50 watts) and small footprint (3RU for a 19-inch rack) helps service providers and enterprises to meet their site installation budget requirements. The product provides a streamlined package optimized for flexible provisioning of optical bandwidth.
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