iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexer

T1/E1 and Ethernet Managed Multiplexer System

The iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexer transports up to sixteen T1/E1 circuits and 10/100/1000 Ethernet over point-to-point fiber, CWDM channel or Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC). This flexible and scalable system is comprised of an iConverter Fiber Transport module, and one or more iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX modules installed in a 2, 5 or 19-module chassis.

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Modular system multiplexes up to sixteeen independent T1/E1 circuits and 10/100/1000 Ethernet over fiber or Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)

  • Multiple groups of mux modules can be installed in the same chassis
  • Remotely-managed configuration and testing enables rapid deployment
  • Manageable via SNMP with Omnitron’s NetOutlook® Management Software or third party software
  • CLI management interface via TELNET or serial port
  • Optional connectivity to adjacent Ethernet switch modules
  • Commercial (0 to 50º C ) and wide (-40 to 60º C) operating temperature ranges

iConverter Fiber Transport Modules

  • Fiber Transport modules are available for point-to-point Ethernet or Carrier Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)
  • Small Form Pluggable (SFP) or fixed fiber transceivers, in standard and CWDM wavelengths
  • Multimode, single-mode dual fiber and single-mode single-fiber options

iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX Modules

  • In band T1 loop-back
  • Out-of-band local loop-back on the copper and fiber ports, remote fiber loop-back and circuit test modes
  • Supports balanced T1/E1 or unbalanced E1
  • Configurable alarm relay contacts for audio/visual fault notification
  • 24 hour T1/E1 statistic logging
  • Optional external I/O clock port

The iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexer transports up to sixteen T1/E1 circuits and 10/100/1000 Ethernet over point-to-point fiber, CWDM channel or Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC). This flexible and scalable system is comprised of an iConverter Fiber Transport module, and one or more iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX modules installed in a 2, 5 or 19-module chassis.

Each iConverter Fiber Transport module and up to four contiguous iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX modules combine to form a MUX group. A MUX group can connect with another MUX group at the opposite end of a dedicated fiber link or EVC. A MUX group can also interoperate with a managed iConverter fixed-configuration T1/E1 Multiplexer.

Multiple MUX groups can be installed in a chassis, enabling high-density, star-topology deployments.

There are three Fiber Transport modules available: the iConverter TM3, the iConverter GM3 NID plug-in module and the iConverter GM4 NID plug-in module. The TM3 supports Ethernet Link OAM with IEEE 802.3ah. The GM3 and GM4 NID modules support Carrier Ethernet Service OAM with IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management and ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring. See the fiber transport module comparison table on page 2 for more information.

The Fiber Transport module is available with fixed-fiber or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, and feature two Ethernet backplane ports for additional Ethernet connectivity to adjacent modules. A common application of this feature is to combine a 4-Port switch module in the adjacent slot to provide a solution with four additional 10/100/1000 ports.

The iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX module supports four copper RJ-48 ports for balanced T1/E1 applications. Adapter cables are available to convert each RJ-48 interface to a BNC interface for unbalanced E1 transport applications.

The 4xT1/E1 MUX module features an optional external clock port that can be configured as a clock input or output. As an input, the port can be connected to an external clock source, such as a GPS receiver, to provide a common reference clock for the module. As an output, the port can provide the recovered T1/E1 clock from port 1 to other TDM equipment at the site.

The T1/E1 Multiplexer modules are part of the iConverter multiservice platform, and can be installed in a chassis equipped with iConverter Network Interface Devices, media converters, transponders and CWDM multiplexers. The multi-service platform is capable of delivering Ethernet, TDM, SONET and other services across a Wide Area Network. iConverter modules can be added to this scalable architecture to expand bandwidth capacity and add new services.

The iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexer system is designed for service provider, enterprise, government and energy/utility networks.

Enterprise and government applications include extension of multiple T1/E1 circuits from a service provider demarcation point, and building-to-building PBX connectivity.

Service provider and utility applications include mobile backhaul and business services that require delivery of multiple T1/E1s and/or Ethernet.

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Mobile Backhaul

In this application diagram, iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexers deliver Ethernet and T1 mobile backhaul.

At the Mobile Switching Center, two iConverter MUX groups are installed in a high-density 19-module chassis, and connect to TDM and IP networks. The iConverter MUX groups convert RJ-45 Ethernet and T1 interfaces to fiber, and transport the multiplexed data over the fiber links.

At the Cell Sites, MUX groups are installed in 2-module or 5-module chassis. The fiber link with multiplexed data is converted back to RJ-45 Ethernet and T1 interfaces where they connect to the tower’s radio equipment.

Using the GM3 or GM4 Transport modules enables a seamless migration from 2G (T1s), to 3G (T1s and Ethernet), to 4G/LTE (Carrier Ethernet).

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Ethernet and TDM Business Services

In this application diagram, iConverter Modular T1/E1 Multiplexers deliver Ethernet and T1s over an Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC). A two module chassis with a GM4 Fiber Transport Module and a T1/E1 MUX module are installed at each customer location.

The EVC transports the business Ethernet and four T1 circuits between the two customer locations across a Carrier Ethernet network. The Ethernet transports business data, and the T1s are used for telephony services (PBX to PBX connectivity).

The T1/E1 Multiplexer system features integrated management. Monitoring, configuration and remote testing functions can be accessed through the iConverter Fiber Transport module serial console port, IP-based SNMP or IP-less OAM channels. Alarm relays and SNMP traps provide fault notification for loss of power, LOS and AIS.

SNMP management via NetOutlook provides a graphical user interface for real-time port and module information, local and remote configuration, and trap notification.

iConverter Fiber Transport Modules
Feature TM3 GM3 GM4
TELNET, SNMP v1, v2c, v3
SSH Secure Management    
Zero-Touch Provisioning  
ITU-T Y.1564 Service Testing    
RFC 2544 Throughput Testing    
IEEE 802.3ah
IEEE 802.1ag  
ITU-T Y.1731  
Tag VLAN (Q-in-Q)  
Service Multiplexing (EVPL)  
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol  
G.8031 Linear Protection    
G.8032 Ring Protection    
Y.1588 Clocking    
Rate Limiting  
MIB Statistics (RMON)
Fault Propagation Link Modes
L2CP Policy Manager  
L2PT  
Model Type iConverter TM3 Transport Module
Protocols 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T,
100BASE-FX, 1000BASE-X Ethernet
Compliance UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS 3 Compliant
IP-Based Management Telnet, SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
Frame Size Up to 10,240 byte frames
Copper Connectors Ethernet: RJ-45
Fiber Connectors SFP Model:
Dual Fiber Model:
Single-Fiber Model:
Any MSA standard SFP
SC, ST
SC
Serial Connector Mini DIN-6 female
Mini DIN-6 male to DB-9 female adapter included
Dimensions W: 0.85” x D: 4.5” X H: 2.8”
Weight 8oz.
Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -100m to 4000m
Power Typical input power requirements:
1.6A @ 3.3VDC
Connector: Power supplied by backplane
Temperature Standard Operating:
Wide Operating:
Storage:
0 to 50º C
-40 to 60º C
-40 to 80º C
MTBF (hrs) 340,000 hrs
Model Type iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX Module
Protocols ANSI: T1.403, T1.102
AT&T: T62411, ITU: G.703, G.704, G.706,
G.736, G.775, G.823, G.824, G.8261
ETSI: ETS 300 166
Compliance UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS 3 Compliant
Connectors T1/E1: RJ-48, Optional BNC, SMB (8484-4)
Clock I/O Port (8486-4 only) Input:    10 MHz, 1.544 MHz, or 2.048 MHz
Output: Recovered clock from Port 1 SMB
Dimensions W: 0.85” x D: 4.5” X H: 2.8”
Weight 8oz.
Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -100m to 4000m
Power Typical input power requirements:
1.6A @ 3.3VDC
Connector: Power supplied by backplane
Temperature Standard Operating:
Wide Operating:
Storage:
0 to 50º C
-40 to 60º C
-40 to 80º C
MTBF (hrs) 410,000 hrs
Port ConfigurationFiber TypeDistanceWavelengthP1 Connector TypeTx Lambda (nm)Rx Lambda (nm)Min. Tx Power (dBm)Max. Tx Power (dBm)Min. Rx Sensitivity (dBm)Max. Rx Power (dBm)Min AttLink Budget (dB)
P1P2  (nm)STSCSFP        
FF UTP MM-DF 220/550m 850 2420-0-T 2422-0-T - 850 850 -10 -4 -17 -3 - 7
FF UTP SM-DF 12km 1310 2421-1-T 2423-1-T - 1310 1310 -9.5 -3 -19.5 -3 - 10
FF UTP SM-DF 34km 1310 2421-2-T 2423-2-T - 1310 1310 -5 0 -23 -3 3 18
FF UTP SM-DF 80km 1550 - 2423-3-T - 1550 1550 -5 0 -23 -3 3 18
FF UTP SM-DF 110km 1550 - 2423-4-T - 1550 1550 0 5 -24 -3 8 24
FF UTP SM-DF 140km 1550 - 2423-5-T - 1550 1550 2 5 -28 -8 13 30
FF UTP SM-SF 20km 1310/1550 - 2430-1-T* - 1310 1550 -9.5 -3 -20 -3 - 10.5
FF UTP SM-SF 20km 1550/1310 - 2431-1-T* - 1550 1310 -9.5 -3 -20 -3 - 10.5
FF UTP SM-SF 40km 1310/1550 - 2430-2-T* - 1310 1550 -3 0 -20 -3 3 17
FF UTP SM-SF 40km 1550/1310 - 2431-2-T* - 1550 1310 -3 0 -20 -3 3 17
SFP UTP - - - - - 2439-0-T** Order the appropriate SFPs separately.
Visit the Optical Transceivers web page.
SFP SFP - - - - - 2499-0-T** Order the appropriate SFPs separately.
Visit the Optical Transceivers web page.

FF - Fixed Fiber, UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair, SFP - Small Form Pluggable Transceiver
*When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
**Order fiber or copper SFPs separately
To order a wide temperature (-40 to 60°C) TM3 module, add a “W” to the end of the model number.

iConverter 4xT1/E1 MUX Module
  4 T1/E1 4 T1/E1 with Clock I/O
Model Number 8485-4 8486-4

To order a wide temperature (-40 to 60°C) 4xT1/E1 MUX module, add a “W” to the end of the model number.

Accessories
9140-3 RJ-48 to dual BNC plug cable, 3m
9142-1 RJ-48 Alarm Breakout Cable
9144-6 50 OHM mini-coax plug to BNC plug adapter cable, 6”