The EKINOPS PM C1008MP family of modules are amongst the industries most flexible multi-protocol DWDM add drop multiplexers. These modules have the ability to multiplex any mix of 1 GbE, 1 Gig Fibre Channel, 2 Gig Fibre Channel, 4 Gig Fibre Channel, OC-12/STM-4, and OC-48/STM-16 up to to a total bandwidth of 10 gigabits per second. These modules have eight client ports which can be used as inputs for these different service types. All client ports are software programmable and can be reprogrammed to a different client service in the field, on the fly, without any effect on traffic being carried by other ports on the cards.
The PM C1008MP comes in two variants, the PM C1008MPLH which also supports add-drop multiplexing (ADM) and the PM C1008MPHC which does not have ADM capability. The flexibility in these line cards provides the end user with a number of advantages. First, enterprises and service providers can utilize these line cards without any need to understand or forecast the mix of different traffic types that will need to be supported in the future. Client ports can be programmed to the appropriate service type at the time the need for providing that service type arises. The flexibility of these modules provides the ultimate economy in wavelength utilization for complex applications that involve multiple service types. These modules aggregate many different service types onto a single 10G wavelength.
Traditional DWDM multiplexers would require as many as 1 wavelength per service type. The PM C1008MPHC is designed for use in long haul applications. Utilizing Ekinops’ DynaFEC® technology allows the PM C1008MPHC to reach very long distances in an economical fashion. Ekinops’ DynaFEC® is an industry leading FEC technology that provides 10 dB gain and 12 dB OSNR tolerance which is far better performing than most FEC capabilities available in the industry today. The PM C1008MPHC module provides a second redundant line port for 50ms line side redundancy. Protection using the redundant line port is based on loss of single as well as signal degradation. The PM C1008MPHC can be used in conjunction with the PM 124 in order to efficiently aggregate lower rate traffic. The PM 124 allows the aggregation of 10/100 Ethernet, OC-3/STM-1, and OC-4/STM-12 into a single client port on the PM C1008MPHC.
Because of the flexibility of the PM C1008MP family of modules, they can be used for a multitude of applications. The PM C1008MPHC is particularly useful in applications where multiple service types are necessary although of course, it can be used for single service type applications as well. Examples of applications requiring multiple converged service types include wireless backhaul, broadband aggregation, and business services.
For wireless backhaul applications, as the industry moves from 2G to 3G and 4G, there will be a need to mix Ethernet and TDM services. For broadband backhaul, a mix of IP DSLAMs/DLCs and traditional TDM based DLCs/DSLAMs require a mix of TDM and Ethernet services.
Finally, for business services, one could encounter a mix of multiple service types including video, Ethernet, TDM, and Fibre Channel. With all of these applications, flexibility in traffic mix is critical. The ability of the PM C1008MP family of modules to support different service types in any mix on a single wavelength allows for service providers and enterprises to deploy these applications utilizing minimal network resources (wavelengths) without the need to anticipate what the mix of the different service types will be.
At the element level, the PM C1008MPHC can be managed through SNMP or via the EKINOPS standard element level management interfaces, which includes a CLI (Command Line Interface) and an EKINOPS java-based GUI (Graphical User Interface). The CLI is accessible via SSH and Telnet remotely or via a serial port locally. Complete performance monitoring and management is provided, including laser shut off and local and remote loopback which is useful for maintenance and fault isolation. Digital Diagnostics Management (DDM) is supported for SFP, XFP, and OTX interfaces.
This includes link status, transmit (TX) and receive (RX) signal power monitoring, and operational temperature, as well as manufacturer and transceiver model. A 10 Mb in-band Data Communications Channel (DCC) is embedded in the line side for remote management. The PM C1008MPHC offers SONET/SDH Performance counters for TDM services and RMON statistics for Ethernet services. Of course, the PM C1008MP modules are supported by the EKINOPS Java Craft Interface and the EKINOPS Multi-Protocol Service and Network Manager.
- Single module for aggregation of most common service types
- Efficient multiplexing that supports aggregation of multiple service types onto a single wavelength
- Support for a wide variety of applications with a single module simplifying inventory and sparing
- Redundant line port for 50ms network redundancy
- Business Services (TDM, Ethernet, Fibre Channel)
- Data Center Interconnect/Disaster Recovery
- Triple or Quadruple Play
- Wireless Back Haul
- IP DLC/DSLAM Back Haul
- Transport Infrastructure