Network Infrastructure Solutions

GEM Cable Solutions is proud to present our established clients and new customers with a comprehensive portfolio of telecommunications products from selected vendors RAD Data Communications and TC Communications.

RAD Data Communications is internationally recognised as a leading manufacturer of network access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. RAD solutions reduce infrastructure and operational costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability of both mature circuit-based networks and next generation Ethernet/IP/MPLS access topologies.

GEM has chosen to offer the RAD product range as it provides a versatile range of solutions for voice services, data interfaces, dependable networks and flexible topologies, from carrier Ethernet to multi-service access to last-mile.

We are also an authorised distributor of TC Communications, who design and manufacture Ethernet, Voice and Data communications equipment for fiber optic networks, with over 60 different products in its portfolio. Together, these products combine to provide reliable, efficient solutions to fiber optic communication networks and connectivity applications including integrated Ethernet, Data and Voice solutions.

The products will suit solution requirements of customers ranging from top-tier service providers, power utilities, transportation companies, to regional and national government organisations.

Click here for RAD or TC Communications and get a brief descriptions of key example products from the broad portfolios, however please contact us to discuss any specific requirements you may have.

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RADview Network Management & Orchestration 

RADview is a modular network management suite for RAD’s Service Assured Access and Service Assured Networking solutions. It enables configuration, provisioning, monitoring, and management of networks and services.

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For deployment on a range of operating systems and supporting various APIs, RADview is based on distributed client-server architecture featuring an embedded Oracle database and open standard interfaces. The Java-based suite of software comprises four modules: EMS graphical user interface, Service Manager for service creation and activation, Performance Monitoring for SLA assurance, D-NFV Orchestrator for virtual function applications.

RADview can serve as a mediation layer between the various Network Elements (NEs) and, via standard northbound interfaces, higher-level OSS and umbrella systems, communicating essential network information to service, operations and business management functions.

RADview management and orchestration suite features an intuitive UI/UX to simplify configuration and enable zero-touch service provisioning end-to-end, minimising integration costs associated with NE additions. The system is scalable, providing solutions for small installations to growing networks.

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  • Monitors device health, optimizes network operations and minimizes mean time to repair (MTTR)
  • Client/server architecture with multi-user support and seamless handover of user privileges
  • Zero-touch and auto-discovery capabilities
  • Wide range of northbound application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Secure communication channels to support performance monitoring services over the internet
  • Template-based configuration tool
  • Interoperable with third-party NMS and leading OSS/umbrella systems
  • Multi-platform Java-based solution supporting Windows and Linux
  • IBM Tivoli’s Netcool®/OMNIbus™ plug-in
  • High availability and disaster recovery solutions

 

RADview is a modular network management suite for RAD’s Service Assured Access and Service Assured Networking solutions. It enables configuration, provisioning, monitoring, and management of networks and services, and includes the following management tools:

  • Network element manager
  • Performance monitoring portal for ongoing monitoring of Ethernet and IP services
  • D-NFV orchestrator for virtual machines and application services at the customer edge
  • End-to-end service manager for planning and activation of Carrier Ethernet services
  • Service center for managing TDM services

RADview is fully compliant with the ITU-T Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) standards, and features advanced fault, configuration, administration, performance, security (FCAPS) capabilities. Using an SNMP southbound interface, it also includes third-party device monitoring capabilities. RADview’s northbound interface enables integration into a third-party umbrella system (OSS).

RADview Performance Monitoring

The RADview Performance Monitoring module enables ongoing monitoring of Ethernet and IP service performance by collecting KPI (key performance indicators data from RAD devices. Part of RAD’s Service Assured solutions, it allows service providers and network operators to easily monitor and manage actual network and service performance over time and compare it to service requirements and SLA (service level agreement) guarantees.

The RADview Performance Monitoring module enables immediate detection of service degradation, so that remedial actions are taken to quickly restore guaranteed performance levels. The system retrieves data lost due to connection failures and exports standard CSV ASCII files to OSS or third-party management systems.

  • Collects, stores, analyzes and presents KPIs from RAD devices
  • In-service bandwidth utilization measurements
  • Actual performance metrics based on ITU-T Y.1731:
    • Frame delay (latency)
    • Frame delay variation (jitter)
    • Packet delivery ratio
    • Availability
  • TWAMP-based L3 performance monitoring for IP services
  • SLA threshold policy management
  • Performance dashboard with aggregated and drill-down views
  • Monthly and real-time SLA statistics reporting

RADview D-NFV Orchestrator

The RADview D-NFV Orchastrator uses the OpenStack framework to manage the physical and virtual resources required for effectively running Distributed NFV and for delivering service agility at the customer edge. It installs, configures and manages virtual machines on the x86 D-NFV module residing within RAD’s customer-edge devices. In addition, it manages the repository of RAD-certified VF (virtual function) applications and is used to download the applications to the device.

Featuring a web client with state-of-the-art user interface (UI), the RADview D-NFV Orchastrator enables fast and easy service creation of value-added applications and provides status and utilization reports of the x86 D-NFV modules.

  • Configuration and monitoring using OpenStack control node
  • Manages application repository with data on vendor, usage and system requirements for each VF
  • Downloading and provisioning multiple VFs by the D-NFV module
  • x86 inventory management and utilization reporting
  • DNFV-OS deployment; ongoing OS and application software updates
  • Web client with intuitive UI

RADview Service Manager

The RADview Service Manager module is part of the RADview management suite and provides end-to-end management of MEF-based Carrier Ethernet services for Service Assured Access. An intuitive GUI, “point-and-click” functionality and easy-to-follow wizards facilitate planning, provisioning, monitoring, diagnostics, and SLA assurance, so that network operators can add new service offerings, as well as minimize overall operating costs, reduce provisioning times and maximize the efficiency of the entire network.

  • Offline resource optimization and capacity planning simplifies predeployment stages
  • “Point-and-click” end-to-end service provisioning and OAM settings
  • Automatic correlation of network faults with impacted services and customers
  • Security management supporting user access profiles and allowing network partitioning
  • Graphic representation of network clouds, links, nodes, end-to-end services, and network status indication
  • Standard northbound interfaces to third-party OSS systems
  • GUI designed for management of very large networks

RADview Service Center

The RADview Service Center path management system enables end-to-end management of RAD’s TDM access products, while easy-to-follow wizards facilitate provisioning and monitoring over SDH/SONET and PDH networks. Supported capabilities include automatic path routing, automatic re-routing of protected paths, physical and logical representation of the network links, and more. The system allows network operators to add new service offerings while minimizing overall operating costs, reducing provisioning times and maximizing the efficiency of the entire network.

  • “Point-and-click” provisioning from a central workstation for networks of RAD products
  • Automatic periodic self-healing of faulty services
  • Service security management, supporting user network access profiles and allowing network partitioning
  • Service availability report
  • Dynamic filter displays service and network link-related alarms
  • Windows-based client and Linux-based server

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ETX-2/ETX-2i IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation with D-NFY

ETX-2 family of next-generation IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU demarcation devices provide, with ETX-5, Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions over multiple access technologies including fibre, SHDSL, PDH, and SDH.

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ETX-2i offers carrier-grade virtual CPE platform with Distributed Network Functions Virtualisation capability.

Featuring 1Gbps wire-speed router with Virtual Routing Instances, service providers can deploy Layer-2 and Layer-3 VPNs. Offering fast failure protection, diverse network topologies are supported, such as linear, daisy chain, hub-and-spoke and self-healing rings, working opposite ETX-5 devices.

ETX-2 transports Ethernet over TDM infrastructure using NG-PDH technologies, improving network availability, reducing latency and optimising line utilisation and throughput. Smart (MiRICi) SFPs provide TDM connectivity over PDH / SDH legacy networks. Smart (MiTOP) SFPs provide TDM over Ethernet PseudoWire functionality and synchronisation.

ETX-2 is ideal for carriers, service providers, wholesale providers, and mobile operators seeking to offer unified SLA-based Ethernet business services for enterprise and carrier-to-carrier applications as well as mobile backhauling applications.

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  • New Whitebox+: server-based vCPE with license-upgradeable PNFs (routing, service demarcation, performance monitoring, etc.)
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, E-Access services, as well as L3 VPNs and TDM pseudowire over packet networks
  • Integrated wire-speed switch/ router
  • Fits any access infrastructure, including FE/GbE/10-GbE, PDH and VDSL2/SHDSL, as well as GPON support using an ONT SFP
  • Pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions
  • SDN-ready with dynamic forwarding
  • Flexible classification (MEF-10.3), H-QoS traffic management and scheduling per EVC/EVC.CoS
  • Accurate and scalable Ethernet OAM with one-way and two-way measurements, performance monitoring, built-in RFC-2544/Y.1564 tester capabilities, TWAMP support, and L2/L3 diagnostic loopbacks
  • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching; G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching; Link Aggregation (LAG) per 802.3ad; dual homing (1:1) redundancy
  • Timing over Packet synchronization with Sync-E and IEEE-1588v2
  • RADview management with CLI configuration; supported by RADview Performance Monitoring portal, RADview Service Manager and RADview D-NFV Orchestrator

 

The ETX-2 line of next-generation IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTUs offers advanced demarcation for SLA-based business services, wholesale services and mobile backhaul. Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solution, it is available in various ordering options, including field-pluggable x86 NFV modules for hosting virtual network functions (VNFs) which were specially designed as virtualized CPE (vCPE) platforms. Featuring a high-scale, built-in router and modular network interfaces for any access infrastructure, the ETX-2 support up to 48 Gbps, with high capacity service provisioning, performance monitoring, and application awareness capabilities. Moreover, its future-proof design and innovative architecture allow dynamic forwarding to enable service chaining flexibility for embedded and virtual functions, as well as fit software defined networks (SDN).

Ordering Options with IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation:

ETX-2i: IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device with D-NFV

Available as a modular demarcation device, the ETX-2i enables operators to deliver the most advanced Carrier Ethernet services and IP VPNs over any network connection. It features a high capacity switch/router and a powerful x86 server for hosting virtual functions.

In addition, the ETX-2i incorporates distributed Grandmaster functionalities, installed as a cell-site aggregator or at cellular towers and controller sites to guarantee differentiated SLAs for LTE/LTE-A mobile operators, while cutting down provider costs by minimizing equipment needed for timing and demarcation.

  • Up to eight GbE combo ports
  • Integrated wire-speed switch/router
  • Modular network interfaces: FE/GbE (combo), E1/T1, T3, VDSL2, or SHDSL
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX-2i-B: IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device with D-NFV for SMBs

ETX-2i-B is an entry-level demarcation device for remote branches and SMBs delivering advanced SLA-based Ethernet and IP business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It is ideal for carriers, service providers, and wholesale operators requiring advanced Ethernet L2/L3 functionality at customer premises and multi-tenant units (MTUs).

  • Up to six GbE ports in various combinations
  • Integrated 6-Gbps switch
  • Integrated 1-Gbps router
  • Pluggable x86 ATOM D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions

ETX-2i-10G: 10G Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Aggregation Device

The ETX-2i-10G combines intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities to deliver high bandwidth, SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services for enterprise customers and mobile backhaul operators. As a demarcation solution, the ETX-2i-10G is used for managing the service hand-off at an enterprise headquarters handling a large volume of traffic. Alternatively, it can be used as an aggregation solution at the concentration point, where a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • Up to four 10-GbE ports and up to eight 1-GbE ports in various combinations
  • Integrated 46-Gbps switch
  • Integrated 8-Gbps router
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX Distributed NFV Applications

The ETX-2i features an x86-based D-NFV module for hosting virtual functions (VFs) and applications. The D-NFV module runs on DNFV-OS, which includes standard KVM hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support third-party applications. RADview D-NFV Orchestrator enables easy VF download. Supported applications include:

Router
Virtual router for hosted public clouds and branch CPE deployments

Cryptography
Standard AES 256-bit cipher encryption/decryption of L2-L4 traffic

Firewall
Unified threat management for provider-managed SMB services

PMC
Central generation of always-on performance monitoring over Layer 3 networks

Session Border Controller (SBC)
Manages VoIP signaling and media flows

Packet Analyzer
Troubleshooting on demand from the customer edge using a packet sniffer VF

WAN Optimization
Eliminates content duplication, handles compression and optimizes latency

Contact your local RAD distributor for additional/new application information.

Ordering Options with Carrier Ethernet Demarcation:

ETX-203AM: Universal Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

Available as a modular demarcation device, the ETX-203AM enables operators to deliver Carrier Ethernet services and IP VPNs over any network connection. This reduces carrier TCO and simplifies purchasing, homologation, training, service production, and management integration.

  • Four FE/Gigabit Ethernet user ports
  • Modular network interfaces: FE/GbE (combo), E1/T1, T3, VDSL, or SHDSL
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX-203AX: Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

ETX-203AX delivers SLA-based Ethernet business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It handles up to 5 Gbps of user traffic at wire-speed and is ideal for carriers, service providers, and wholesale operators requiring advanced Ethernet functionality at customer premises and multi-tenant units (MTUs).

  • Six FE/GbE ports (two network, four user); flexible selection of SFP and copper interfaces
  • Wide range of AC/DC power supply options
  • Hardened and NEBS-compliant enclosure options

ETX-205A: Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Mobile Demarcation Device

The ETX-205A provides advanced Carrier Ethernet demarcation and offers combo interfaces and power supply redundancy. As a demarcation device for mobile backhaul, the ETX-205A incorporates distributed Grandmaster functionalities, and is installed at cellular tower and controller sites to guarantee differentiated SLAs for LTE/LTE-A mobile operators, while cutting down provider costs by minimizing equipment needed for timing and demarcation.

  • L2 VPN service demarcation with superior traffic management and monitoring capabilities
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Distributed GMTM architecture integrating built-in GPS receiver with IEEE 1588v2 Grandmaster functionality for cost-optimized LTE deployments
  • E1/T1 pseudowire services per MEF-8, UDP/IP, MPLS static labeling in SAToP and CESoP modes and with CAS
  • Optional environmentally hardened enclosure

ETX-220A: 10G Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Aggregation Device

Optimized for high speed access applications, the ETX-220A combines intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities to deliver SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services for enterprise and carrier-to-carrier E-Access applications. As a demarcation solution, the ETX-220A is used for managing the service hand-off at an enterprise headquarters handling a large volume of traffic, at carrier inter-connects, or between provider networks. Alternatively, it can be used as an aggregation solution at the concentration point, where a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • Up to four x 10-GbE ports and up to 20 x 1-GbE ports in various combinations
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Distributed GM architecture integrating built-in GPS receiver with IEEE 1588v2 Grandmaster functionality for cost-optimized LTE deployments
  • Optional environmentally hardened enclosure

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ETX-5 Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform
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ETX-5 is a powerful access aggregation platform successfully deployed worldwide in many large networks that offers, with ETX-2 and MiNID, Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions for building optimised access networks.

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ETX-5 provides first level aggregation at the POP, E-NNI inter-carrier demarcation and delivers TDM pseudowire traffic from the access network to the provider edge over Ethernet links.

This 3U modular system features high port density for space-restricted facilities. The fault-tolerant hardware design with fully redundant timing, management and power sub-systems, prevents service downtime. ETX-5 features non-blocking architecture, allowing wire-speed forwarding of all packet sizes. It is designed for high availability and “Always-On” service.

ETX-5 is Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified and can be utilised for carrier-to-carrier connectivity applications complying with MEF 26, as well as for high capacity grooming of Ethernet OAM and performance monitoring sessions. It is ideal for service providers and critical infrastructure to deliver SLA-based business services, legacy TDM service emulation and mobile backhaul, over Ethernet.

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  • Carrier Ethernet MEF-certified for MEF CE 2.0: E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree services, E-Access; MEF-8; MEF-22: mobile backhaul; MEF-26: E-NNI
  • Ethernet Ring Protection Switching: ITU-T G.8032v2; supports 40-GbE ring over LAG, virtual rings
  • Extensive TDM pseudowire support: CESoPSN, SAToP, CESoETH (MEF-8), UDP/IP encapsulation
  • Ethernet OAM termination and grooming; ITU-T Y.1564 generator/ responder
  • 16 x 10-GbE network/user ports; 80 x 1-GbE ports; 16 channelized STM-1/OC-3 user/network ports; four channelized STM-4/ OC-12 user/network ports with redundancy
  • Fully redundant, modular system designed for high availability
  • Supported by RADview Service Manager and RADview Performance Monitoring portal
  • AC or DC power feed redundancy; NEBS-compliant industrial-grade enclosure withstands extended temperature range

 

The ETX-5 is a leading CE 2.0 access aggregation switch, successfully deployed worldwide in many large networks. It delivers aggregated Ethernet and TDM pseudowire traffic from the access network to the PE (provider edge) over 10-GbE links. Part of RAD’s Service Assured solutions for service providers and critical infrastructure, the ETX-5 is ideal firstlevel aggregation at the POP, E-NNI inter-carrier demarcation and as a pseudowire gateway for seamless migration to packet networks.

For an enhanced user experience, the ETX-5 is supported by the new RADview management and orchestration system, featuring an intuitive UI/UX to simplify configuration and enable zero-touch service provisioning end-to-end. The ETX-5 is Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified and includes an extensive toolset to deliver and manage SLAbased services.

The ETX-5 is a leading CE 2.0 access aggregation switch, successfully deployed worldwide in many large networks.

  • Building an Ethernet Access Network
  • Carrier Ethernet and IP VPNs
  • LTE Timing – Sync-E and 1588 for High Performance LTE Backhaul
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Multi-Generation Mobile Backhaul with Timing Capabilities
  • Multiservice Operational Network
  • TDM Services over Packet Networks
  • Wholesale Networking

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Megaplex Next-Generation Multiservice Access Node
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Next-Generation Multiservice Access Node, RAD’s Megaplex is a carrier-class, high capacity multi-service access ‘concentrator’ for delivering legacy and next-generation services over PDH/SDH/IP transport networks.

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It is an STM-1 add/drop multiplexer that transports Ethernet and TDM traffic over SDH networks. It additionally offers an IP connection for packet-based Ethernet traffic links.

The ability to handle a broad range of data and voice services and various network technologies makes it a versatile, flexible, scalable and cost-effective next-generation multiservice compact managed access node.

Megaplex-4 can act as a central aggregation unit for TDM and Ethernet CPEs connected over various access links. The modular, distributed architecture enables redundancy with no single point of failure. A powerful internal matrix offers a non-blocking cross-connect for a high volume of traffic directly from and to any tributary channel.

Perfect for large enterprises, utilities and transportation companies requiring an efficient way to provide multiple legacy and next-generation services over high capacity pipes.

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  • Modular 4U or 2U 19-inch units housing multiple I/O modules
  • Hybrid Ethernet and TDM architecture supporting various services up to STM-4/OC-12 and 10G and multi-GbE
  • Carrier-class reliability with hardware, service and system redundancy
  • Seamless migration to nextgeneration communications with service provisioning and end-toend path management
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified with traffic management, performance monitoring and Ethernet OAM
  • 3-tier built-in cyber security, including 802.1x and MACsec
  • Non-blocking cross connect for a high volume of DS0 channels
  • Built-in support for distance and differential Teleprotection for power utility applications
  • Omnibus for teleconferencing
  • Integral xDSL modems and Optimux cards for subscriber and main link connections
  • Pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions and applications
  • Interoperability with old TDM equipment (Nokia, Newbridge)

 

RAD’s Megaplex-4 is a carrier-class, high capacity multiservice access concentrator for delivering legacy and next-generation services over PDH/SDH/SONET, or over packet switched transport networks (PSN). Its ability to handle a broad range of Ethernet, data and voice services, as well as a large variety of network technologies, in a single compact managed node, makes it an ideal core/edge solution for carriers and service providers.

The device also provides a perfect fit for large enterprises, utilities and transportation companies who require an efficient way to transport and provision multiple legacy and next-generation services over their high capacity pipes. Megaplex-4 can be used as a central aggregation unit for TDM and Ethernet CPEs that are connected over various access links. The Megaplex-4 is available with a cable management solution to reduce storage space and handling, and eliminate cable waste.

Megaplex-4 Distributed NFV Applications

The Megaplex-4 offers an x86 D-NFV module for hosting virtual functions (VFs) andapplications. The D-NFV module runs on DNFV-OS, which includes standard KVM
hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support RAD VFs and third-partyapplications. RADview D-NFV Orchestrator enables easy VF download. Supported applications include:

  • Router
  • Virtual router for hosted public clouds and branch CPE deployments
  • Cryptography
  • Standard AES 256-bit cipher encryption/decryption of L2-L4 traffic
  • Firewall
  • Unified threat management for provider-managed SMB services
  • Session Border Controller (SBC)
  • Manages VoIP signaling and media flows
  • Packet Analyzer
  • Troubleshooting-on-demand from the customer edge using a packet sniffer VF
  • WAN Optimization
  • Eliminates content duplication, handles compression and optimizes latency

Ordering Options with IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation:

• Carrier-class multiservice platform: Ethernet services, high speed, low speed, analog voice, data, fiber multiplexing and pseudowire connectivity
• Central solution aggregating Ethernet and TDM services over fiber/copper from RAD CPEs towards SDH/SONET and/or PSN core networks
• MEF CE 2.0 certified, support of MEF applications: Ethernet Private Line (EPL/EVPL), Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN/EVP-LAN) and E-TREE, with flexible mapping of user traffic into Ethernet flows
• Distributed network functions virtualization (D-NFV) for rapid rollout of new services and network capabilities
• Certified for IEEE-1613

Central site solution, major building block of RAD’s portfolio for service providers, carriers and utilities, Megaplex-4 functions as a carrier-class, TDM and Ethernet aggregator, as well as a high capacity DS0 cross connect and next generation multiservice access node. It transports legacy and next-generation services over any infrastructure for seamless migration.

The Megaplex-4 family includes two devices: a larger 10-slot Megaplex-4100 and a compact 4-slot Megaplex-4104. When deployed as a carrier-class Ethernet aggregator, Megaplex-4 can terminate Ethernet traffic carried over E1/T1/SHDSL/SHDSL.bis/fiber links or native Ethernet copper and fiber, as well as through a VCG in the SDH/SONET circuits. This traffic can then be switched either to a different PDH/TDM trunk or to Ethernet ports.
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Various users can benefit from the Megaplex-4 solution:
• SDH/SONET customers who need to maximize bandwidth utilization of their network
• Subscribers with mixed Ethernet and TDM services
• Subscribers looking for a future-proof migration path to IP connectivity
• Dual network owners using SDH/SONET for voice, and packet for data.

Its ability to handle a broad range of Ethernet, data and voice services, as well as a large variety of network technologies in a single compact managed node, makes Megaplex-4 an ideal core/edge solution for carriers and service providers. It also provides a perfect fit for large enterprises, utilities and transportation companies that require an efficient way to transport and provision multiple legacy and next generation services over their high capacity pipes.

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ASMi SHDSL Modems
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ASMi family of products are SHDSL modem/multiplexers for data and voice, operating in full-duplex mode over 2-wire and 4-wire lines. Multiple data rates of between 64 to 4608 kbps are supported. The data rates depend on the line interface, DTE interface types, and operating clock modes.

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ASMi-52 SHDSL multiplexer and ASMi-52L SHDSL modem transmit E1, Ethernet or serial data streams on an SHDSL link at various data rates of up to 4.6 Mbps.

ASMi-53 SHDSL.bis CPE modem is a cost-effective device for extending V.35, E1 and mid-band Ethernet services over multi-pair bonded copper links.

ASMi-54 line includes the multi-port ASMi-54 advanced SHDSL.bis modem, the cost-effective ASMi-54L SHDSL.bis modem and the ASMi-54LRT managed SHDSL.bis modem with integrated router, as well as a card module (ASMi-54C) for the Megaplex-4 chassis.

ASMi products employ standard SHDSL TC-PAM technology to extend the transmission range thus enabling carriers to reach more customers at lower costs.

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  • ASMi-52: two user ports supporting combinations of E1, V.35/X.21/RS-530, and 10/100BaseT
  • ASMi-52L: single user port of E1, V.35/X.21/RS-530 or 10/100BaseT, or four Fast Ethernet ports with an integrated switch
  • Data rates between 2.3 Mbps and 4.6 Mbps
  • Complies with ITU-T G.991.2 and ETSI 101524 standards for SHDSL
  • Operates opposite RAD’s LRS-102, DXC, and Megaplex modules as well as third-party equipment
  • Managed by SNMP, Telnet or ASCII terminal
  • Available as a 1U half-19” plastic or metal enclosure, or as an EN 50121-4 compliant rail mount

 

The ASMi-52 SHDSL multiplexer and ASMi-52L SHDSL modem transmit E1, Ethernet or serial data streams on an SHDSL link at various data rates of up to 4.6 Mbps. Incorporating TC-PAM technology for extending the transmission range, the SHDSL modems enable carriers to cost-effectively reach more users with copper lines at higher data rates over longer distances in the First Mile.

The devices address the data transmission and Ethernet extension needs of enterprise users. Typical users include municipalities, utilities, corporate connectivity, and cellular backhaul providers.

  • SHDSL modem for effective provisioning of TDM and Ethernet data services at rates of up to 4.6 Mbps
  • Ethernet and E1 or serial data services multiplexed over SHDSL
  • Operating range of up to 7.5 km (4.6 miles) on 26 AWG
  • Data rates between 64 kbps and 4608 kbps
  • Special rail-mount metal chassis for railways applications

 

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MiNID Miniature Programmable Network Interface Device
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MiNID is a field-programmable miniature L2/L3 Network Interface Device (NID), available as an SFP sleeve and in a standalone enclosure. Part of RAD’s Distributed Network Functions Virtualisation (D-NFV) portfolio and provides, with ETX-2 and ETX-5, RAD’s Service Assured Access (SAA) solution.

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MiNID provides a revolutionary platform for instant upgrade of legacy switches and routers by transparently enveloping SFPs, preserving existing investments by enabling reuse of equipment and seamless deployment over multiple access infrastructure types. MiNID delivers reliable bandwidth with end-to-end SLA assurance guarantees.

MiNID is a true plug-and-play solution. Its zero-touch provisioning capabilities enable easy installation by anyone. The NID sleeve is pluggable into standard SFP ports, and provides comprehensive OAM tools with remote management, enhancing demarcation, performance monitoring and fault diagnostics.

MiNID offers service providers, mobile operators and wholesale carriers the perfect solution for assurance in business services, allowing the introduction of new services quickly while increasing operational efficiency.

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The MiNID features a fully programmable, FPGA based firmware for maximum flexibility. It enables easy download of demarcation and networking applications using the RADview D-NFV Orchestrator or other 3rd party management systems.

Supported applications include:

Name

Description

Demarc

Service demarcation, PM and diagnostics for MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP services with SLA assurance.

AppAware

Application-aware demarcation with service monitoring providing up to L7 visibility and policy enforcement to improve Quality of Experience.

 

The ASMi-52 SHDSL multiplexer and ASMi-52L SHDSL modem transmit E1, Ethernet or serial data streams on an SHDSL link at various data rates of up to 4.6 Mbps. Incorporating TC-PAM technology for extending the transmission range, the SHDSL modems enable carriers to cost-effectively reach more users with copper lines at higher data rates over longer distances in the First Mile.

The devices address the data transmission and Ethernet extension needs of enterprise users. Typical users include municipalities, utilities, corporate connectivity, and cellular backhaul providers.

MiNID Sleeve

The MiNID SFP sleeve is easily pluggable into SFP ports of switches and routers and eliminates the need for standalone demarcation devices. It seamlessly hosts standard FE and GbE SFP modules, and delivers substantial OpEx savings by eliminating additional power, space and cabling expenses.

  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Compatible with standard fiber and copper SFPs in a variety of ranges
  • Fits small cells, macro cells, switches, routers, DSLAMs, and more

MiNID Standalone

The MiNID is also available in a miniature standalone enclosure, with a variety of user and network port options for maximum interface flexibility. Optional bypassrelay functionality ensures fail-safe operation and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support eliminates the need for an additional power supply.

  • Two ports with flexible user or network functionalities
  • Combo ports automatically select between fiber and copper/RJ-45
  • Internal bypass relay for copper interfaces offers service continuity in the event of power failure
  • Bypass PoE enables powering both the MiNID and the end device

MiNID Programmable Network Functions and Applications

The MiNID features a fully programmable, FPGA-based firmware for maximum flexibility. It enables easy download of demarcation and networking applications using the RADview D-NFV Orchestrator. Supported applications include:

Demarc
Service demarcation, PM and diagnostics for MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP services with SLA assurance

AppAware
Application-aware demarcation with service monitoring providing up to L7 visibility and policy enforcement to improve quality of experience

Tunnel
Service demarcation with tunneling of L2 services over L3 networks Contact your local RAD distributor for additional/new application information.

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TC Communications JumboSwitch® Range

Migrate your network to an IP world. Take your legacy device network with you. Designed for large and small networks, mission critical requirements, future growth and your network manager’s sanity. More than 25 interface cards and 6 chassis options.

Based on advanced Ethernet, TDM over IP and VoIP technology, JumboSwitch® supports all popular legacy termination devices including RTUs, AMRs, PLCs traffic controllers, telephones, modems, FAX machines, bank ATM machines, data modems, power protection relays, etc.

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Remote and real-time monitoring of vital network statistics including bandwidth usage, device temperature, power consumption, optical launch and receive power, and automatic alerts.

A Multi-User web-based SNMP Network Manager. It is based on the ITU-T Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) model with advanced FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Asset, Performance, & Security) capabilities.

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Based on advanced Ethernet, TDM over IP and VoIP technology, JumboSwitch supports all popular legacy termination devices including RTUs, AMRs, PLCs traffic controllers, telephones, modems, FAX machines, bank ATM machines, data modems, power protection relays, etc.

  • Standards & Compliance

    • IEC 61000-4-12
    • IEC 61000-4-16
    • IEC 61000-4-29
    • CE/FCC/CISPR22 class A
    • IEC 60255-5
    • IEC 61000-4-4
    • IEC 61000-4-5
    • IEC 61000-4-8
    • IEC 61000-4-10
    • IEC 61000-4-11
    • IEC 60068-2-30
    • IEC 60068-2-6
    • IEC 60068-2-27
    • IEC 61000-4-2
    • IEC 61000-4-3
    • NEMA TS-2
    • IEC 61850-3
    • IEEE 1613
    • IEC 60068-2-1
    • IEC 60068-2-2

 

The JumboSwitch’s TDM over Ethernet/IP capability simplifies communication network design. It enables legacy equipment (e.g. T1/E1, T3/E3, RS-232/RS-485) to co-exist harmoniously with more modern technologies on an Ethernet/IP platform. These technologies include Ethernet, GigE fiber ports, Turbo Serial for protective relay communication, and VoIP+, a virtual VoIP PBX without the need of additional Call Managers or SIP Servers

Edge Applications

JumboSwitch® can be used in edge applications providing support for legacy devices over existing user communications networks.

Backbone Applications

JumboSwitch® provides a highly effcient of deploying an Ethernet based communications backbone while maintaining support for previously established systems.

Modular Ethernet

All JumboSwitch® Interface cards are modular and can be used with all four chassis and cage options including 1U, 2S, 2U and 4U. This allows for pay-as-you-grow scalability. Future proof migration, including 10GigE, is guaranteed.

Hot-Swappable Cards

All JumboSwitch® interface cards are hot swappable; that is, they can be removed or replaced during operation without powering down a node or system.

Plug & Play

All key traffic engineering parameters on Ethernet cards (including VLANs, traffic prioritization, and port/card rate limiting) are downloaded automatically to the new interface card. This minimizes down-time and helps prevent configuration mistakes due to human error.

Interface Cards

Currently offering 6 different chassis types and 25 legacy interface cards including RS-232/RS-422, FXS/FXO, T1/E1, T3/E3, G.703, 600 Ω analog, and more.

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