iConverter® XM5 SFPs not included
iConverter® XM5

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified 10 Gigabit NID

The iConverter® XM5 is a 10G Network Interface Device (NID) that provides service demarcation and aggregation for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. The XM5 provides comprehensive support of the latest carrier-class Ethernet Service OAM, testing and protection standards.


10G Demarcation and Mini-Aggregation NID

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified 10 Gigabit and 1000Mbps Carrier Ethernet NID
  • Smallest full-function 10G NIDs available with the lowest power consumption
  • Service Assurance with comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Connectivity Fault Management 
  • Rapid service deployments with Zero-Touch Provisioning and Ethernet Service Activation Testing 
  • Ethernet Protection Switching with sub-50ms failover
  • SNMP management with NetOutlook® Management Software
  • Available with redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC power inputs
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C), wide (-40° to 60°C) and extended (-40° to 75°C) temperature ranges


The iConverter® XM5 is a 10G Network Interface Device (NID) that provides service demarcation and aggregation for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. The XM5 provides comprehensive support of the latest carrier-class Ethernet Service OAM, testing and protection standards. These advanced capabilities enable rapid service deployments, Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurances, comprehensive fault management and service protection to reduce operating costs and improve customer satisfaction.

The XM5 features three 10G SFP+ or XFP ports and four SFP or RJ-45 gigabit ports for UNI or NNI deployments to deliver wholesale Ethernet, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, business and cloud services. The XM5 can be deployed as a node on a 10G ring with ports for Gigabit and 10G spoke links, or as a demarcation NID on a 10G access link with aggregation UNI ports for multiple tenants or cell towers.

The XM5 can be deployed to deliver a variety of 10G and gigabit services, and simplifies operations by reducing the need to inventory multiple NID models. Gigabit SFPs can be installed in the 10G ports to provide a seamless upgrade path to future 10G services.


Application Examples

In this application example, an iConverter XM5 NID is deployed as a mini-aggregation node on a 10G Metro Ethernet ring that provides connectivity to the ring and three fiber access links to customer locations. iConverter GM4 NIDs terminate the gigabit fiber links and provide service demarcation at each customer premise.

The other XM5 NID terminates the 10G fiber access link and provides demarcation at a multiple tenant building with four SFP UNIs for fiber connectivity to different subscribers.


NID XM5 Application example


In this application example, iConverter XM5 NIDs are deployed as nodes on a 10G wireless backhaul ring. The XM5 on the left is connected to the Wireless Backhaul Network, and provides NNI demarcation between the Wireless Carrier network and the Access Provider network ring. All XM5 NIDs on the ring support G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching for service protection with sub-50ms failover.

The XM5 NIDs on the right provide ring connectivity with gigabit and 10G access links (spokes) to cell towers with 1588v2 Packet Timing Protocol.


NID XM5 MB Application example

Advanced Features

Interface Configurations

  • 3x 10 Gigabit Ports: 10GBASE-R fiber XFP or SFP+, and 10G Ports also support Gigabit SFPs
  • 4x 1 Gigabit Ports: 1000BASE-X/100BASE-X fiber SFP or 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper
  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP transceivers for standard, CWDM or DWDM wavelengths
  • Alarm Relay Contacts
  • Port Mirroring

Traffic Management

  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 802.1ad Q-in-Q VLAN stacking
  • Service Multiplexing of over 256 EVCs
  • User-configurable Ethertype for NNI port
  • Ingress and Egress traffic management
  • CIR/EIR Color Aware “two rates, three colors” bandwidth profiles for ingress rate limiting
  • Hierarchical Rate Limiting with two level color aware policing
  • Advanced Flow and CoS classification per Port, VLAN ID, PCP or IPv4/IPv6 (TOS/DiffServe) Priority
  • IGMP snooping per RFC 4541
  • DHCP Relay Option 82
  • Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT) to encapsulate STP, VTP, PVST and CDP protocols (subscriber CISCO protocols)
  • All ports configurable as UNI or NNI
  • 10,056 byte frames

Network Management

  • Remote management via TELNET, SSH, SNMPv1/v2c/v3
  • SNMP management of up to 100,000 NIDs with NetOutlook® Element Management System
  • SNMP management via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® Network Management software
  • LLDP – Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • MEF 30 and 31 Service OAM Fault Management MIBs

Security Authentication

  • RADIUS, TACACS+ and 802.1x
  • Access Control Lists

Service OAM and Testing

  • IEEE 802.1ag End-to-End Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) – with 8 Maintenance Domain levels and 256 Maintenance Associations
  • Supports IEEE 802.1ag Maintenance Intermediate Points (MIPs) for fault isolation
  • Hardware-based Delay and Loopback measurement with nanosecond resolution
  • ITU-T Y.1731 End-to-End Performance Monitoring with threshold monitoring and crossing alerts
  • Advanced classification and filtering of Layer 1, 2, 3 or 4 subscriber traffic as an EVC or CoS flow
  • IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet Link OAM with dying gasp
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning
  • RFC 2544 with wire-speed, per flow testing of throughput, latency, jitter and loss
  • ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation testing with multi-flow testing of information rate, latency, jitter and frame loss
  • RFC 2544 and ITU-T Y.1564 10G/1G test head support generation/reception of in-service and out-of-service L2, L3 and L4 frames
  • RFC 5357 TWAMP responder
  • Per-port and per-flow Loopback with MAC swap
  • Compatible with third party in-band loopback testing
  • Syslog
  • Built-in UTP cable tester for troubleshooting through to the Customer Equipment

Synchronization and Timing

  • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet
  • IEEE 1588v2 Boundary Clock, Slave Clock and Transparent Clock
  • 10 Mhz, 1 PPS Clock I/O
  • NTP – Network Time Protocol

Protection and Resiliency

  • ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching
  • ITU-T G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching with multi-ring protection and sub-ring support
  • Sub-50ms failover for G.8031 and G.8032v2
  • IEEE 802.1ax/802.3ad Link Aggregation Group (LAG) with Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP); 1+1, 1:1
  • Link Failover 50ms protection switching
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

Rack Mount Shelf

  • 1U high (1.75”) Rack Mount Shelf accommodates up to two XM5 NIDs
  • Multiple grounding points and convenient locations for cable ties to organize and secure cabling

Rack Mount Shelf accomodates up to two XM5 NIDs

Learn more about iConverter NID Features and Benefits


  iConverter XM5
 10G Network Interface Device
Standard Compliances
 IEEE 802.1Q, 802.1ad, 802.1p, 802.3, 802.3ah, 802.1ag, 1588v2

 RFC 2819 (RMON), 2863 (IF-MIB), 2131 (DHCP), 2544

 ITU-T G.8031, G.8032, G.8262, Y.1731, Y.1564
 MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified
 MEF 6.2, 9, 10.2, 14, 21, 26.1 30, 31, 33
 Telnet, SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, SSH, Serial Console
Regulatory Compliances
 UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS Level 3, RoHS2 (6/6), WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
 Up to 10,056 bytes
Port Types
 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
 1000BASE-X (Gigabit and 100Mbps SFPs)
 10GBASE-R (SFP+, XFP, and SFP for Gigabit)
 RS-232 (RJ-45)
 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Cable Types
 EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 5 and higher
 Multimode: 50/125um, 62.5/125um
 Single-mode: 9/125um
 EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 3 and higher
 EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 5 and higher
    0 to 50° C
 -40 to 60° C
 -40 to 75° C
 -40 to 80° C
AC Power Requirements
AC Power Adapter:  
100-240VAC~ 50-60Hz 0.6A @ 110VAC
DC Power Requirements
2.5mm Barrel Connector:
3-Pin Terminal:
Maximum power consumption 48W
 20VDC to 60VDC
 Maximum power consumption 48W
 W: 7.29” x D: 9.15” x H: 1.63”
 L: 185.17mm x B: 232.41mm x H: 41.4mm
 3.24 lbs (1.47 kg)
 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
 -100m to 4,000m (operational)
 3 year warranty


Model #10G Port Type (x3)IEEE 1588 Boundary and Slave ClockIEEE 1588 Clock I/O ConnectorITU-T G.8262 SyncEAlarm Relay Contact
9600 SFP+ - - - -
9601 XFP - - - -
9604 SFP+ x - - -
9605 XFP x - - -
9606 SFP+ x - - x
9607 XFP x - - x
9610 SFP+ x x - x
9611 XFP x x - x
9612 SFP+ x - x -
9613 XFP x - x -
9614 SFP+ x - x x
9615 XFP x - x x
9618 SFP+ x x x x
9619 XFP x x x x
 All models support IEEE 1588 Transparent clock mode.
 See Omnitron's SFP web page for SFP ordering information.
 Please consult Omnitron for other configurations and RoHS (5/6) compliant models.
Model Number
1U 19” Rack Mount Shelf for XM5 NIDs
1U 23” Rack Mount Shelf for XM5 NIDs


pdf iConverter XM5 NID (Data Sheet) (1.21 MB)

pdf iConverter XM5 NID (Quick Start Guide) (1.16 MB)

iConverter XM5 NID (User Manual) (3.98 MB)

pdf iConverter XM5 NID Rack Mount Shelf (User Manual) (464 KB)