FCD-155 - Next Generation STM-1, OC-3 Terminal Multiplexer
The FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer is a simple and cost effective device for providing E1, T1, E3, T3, STM-1 / OC-3, and Ethernet over SDH / SONET networks. Used as an add/drop multiplexer on the SDH / SONET ring (or as a terminal multiplexer at the remote site), the FCD-155E improves next generation Ethernet bandwidth efficiency via generic framing procedure, X.86 encapsulation with virtual concatenation, and also supports TDM mapping for termination at any point in the SDH / SONET network. Both service providers and end users benefit from the FDC-155 next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer’s managed Ethernet bandwidth utilization and delivery of E1, T1, E3, T3, STM-1 / OC-3 services in a compact next generation ADM.
Provides revenue-generating next generation Ethernet services while preserving investment in legacy SDH / SONET networks
Optimizes bandwidth utilization over existing SDH / SONET networks and/or STM-1 / OC-3 tributaries
Expands Ethernet service offerings of carriers and service providers
Multi-service functionality combining TDM and Ethernet in the same box
- Optional two 10/100BaseT ports
- Optional four 10/100BaseT or single GbE port
- Optional 4/8 E1/T1 or single E3/T3 or Sub STM-1 / OC-3 port
Supports generic framing procedure (GFP)
Supports X.86 encapsulation with virtual concatenation (VCAT) protocols
Available with standard APS protection on the main link
Compact size and low cost
Further Product Information
Ethernet over STM-1 / OC-3 Networks
The FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer delivers next generation Ethernet services as well as traditional TDM traffic over existing SDH / SONET or STM-1 / OC-3 networks. Installed at the at customer site or directly on STM-1 / OC-3 access rings, the FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer leverages both infrastructure for Internet access and LAN connectivity, while providing continued support for all traditional E1, T1, E3, T3 services.
Improves Ethernet bandwidth efficiency
The FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer connects LAN traffic over existing SDH / SONET or STM-1 / OC-3 networks. Support for generic framing procedure (GFP) or X.86 encapsulation with virtual concatenation (VCAT) enables configuring the bandwidth of the IP channel in increments of 2 Mbps (VC-12), 1.5 Mbps (VT 1.5) or 50 Mbps (VC-3 or STS-1), up to 100 Mbps wire-speed, for cost-effective adaptation of the SDH / SONET or STM-1 / OC-3 infrastructure for LAN connectivity. The FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer eliminates the rigid bandwidth restrictions usually imposed by SDH / SONET virtual containers, and allows for scalable and efficient next-generation Ethernet services delivery over voice-oriented networks.
In addition to transporting next generation IP services, the FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer continues to support all traditional E1, T1 or E3, T3 services via optional PDH interface modules. The TDM traffic is mapped into the SDH / SONET or STM-1 / OC-3 frame and can be terminated at any point on the network.
Reduces costs, increases revenues
The FCD-155E next generation SDH / SONET add/drop multiplexer brings Ethernet economics and packet-switching efficiency to existing STM-1/ OC-3 TDM infrastructures. It thereby enables carriers and service providers to reduce both operating and capital expenditures, as they use their optical bandwidth for revenue-generating Ethernet services. For a modest investment, STM-1/ OC-3 carriers can exploit new business opportunities by leveraging their existing equipment to support clear channel data streams and the latest high bandwidth services.
A service provider serving enterprise customers benefits from better bandwidth utilization on the network (for example, a user who needs 10 Mbps LAN will use five VC-12 or seven VT 1.5 links instead of a full 50 Mbps VC-3 or STS-1 connection), and gains the ability to offer service granularity similar to next-generation Ethernet networks. End users benefit from lower costs and a larger selection of services that can better meet their specific connectivity requirements.
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