Omnitron in the News

Irvine, CA – Feb. 18, 2008Omnitron Systems Technology, ( a provider of fiber optic access systems for next-generation Carrier Ethernet networks, today announced the latest additions to its iConverter® Network Interface Device (NID) portfolio. The four new NIDs are carrier-grade, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified solutions designed for use in telco, cable and utility networks to support copper-to-fiber, fiber-to-fiber and copper-to-copper demarcation with fixed copper, fiber or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) ports.

The new iConverter NIDs are:

  • 10/100M2 for 10/100 UTP to 100Fx fiber applications
  • 2FXM2 for 100Fx fiber-to-fiber applications
  • GX/TM2 for 10/100/1000 UTP to UTP and UTP to Gigabit Fiber applications
  • 2GXM2 for Gigabit fiber-to-fiber applications

All four new models provide fiber access for Carrier Ethernet services with MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified compliant demarcation at the customer premises. The new NIDs support the IEEE 802.3ah specification for fault detection and Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities in the first mile, and Iometrix Systems cNode end-to-end fault detection and performance monitoring. They feature fixed ports or SFP transceivers that support standard 100BASE-Fx and 1000BASE-X wavelengths, or Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology. All the NID modules are available as standalone modules and as plug-in modules that can be installed in a variety of compact chassis with multi-port configurations for business complexes and multiple tenant buildings.

Key features include granular bandwidth controls for tiered service offerings, VLAN with Q-in-Q to provide E-Line and E-LAN services, quality of service (QoS), and extended temperature ranges from -40º to 75º C.

“Omnitron’s new iConverter NIDs enable the delivery of carrier-grade Ethernet services with advanced OAM features and MEF certification to lower capex and opex,” said Doug Baar, Omnitron’s vice president of Engineering. “The IEEE 802.3ah standard and Iometrix Systems cNode provide performance monitoring to support service level agreements and fault detection tools to reduce maintenance costs, while CWDM technology helps maximize existing fiber infrastructure to accommodate growing network bandwidth.”

The new iConverter NIDs have integrated SNMP management that can be accessed by Omnitron’s NetOutlook™ network management software, or third-party SNMP management software. NetOutlook provides comprehensive configuration, monitoring and fault notification tools at an aggressive price point that includes free software upgrades. Firmware upgrades are also available that can be remotely uploaded via FTP to NIDs in the field. All iConverter products are covered by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support with no service contract fees.

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About Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.
Omnitron Systems Technology provides fiber optic access systems for next-generation Ethernet networks, and enables the delivery of managed optical Ethernet services into the existing infrastructure of service provider access and enterprise networks. For product and reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Omnitron Systems is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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