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FCM9003

The FCM9003 Ethernet Demarcation Device / EDD is powerful & versatile offering cost-effective copper & fibre demarcation for Carrier Ethernet Service Providers.

 

  • Managed Ethernet Demarcation Device / EDD for Ethernet Services
  • Up to 1Gbps with both Copper & Fibre LAN and Network Ports
  • 802.3ah & 802.1ag OAM service integrity checking (EFM, CFM)
  • 'MetroSAM' hardware for wire-speed SLA measurement & verification
  • Y.1731 and 'TWAMP-lite' support for in-service Layer-2 (Ethernet) and Layer-3 (IP) traffic Latency and Jitter performance monitoring & alarming
  • Integrated RFC2544 and Y.1564 test traffic generation, loopback and reporting, for both Layer-2 (Ethernet MAC) and Layer-3 (IP) traffic
  • Service delay and delay variation measurements performed both during commissioning and in-service
  • Support for Performance-Assured Ethernet (PAE) Services
  • Customer VLAN and Q-in-Q support for service differentiation
  • Supports automated OTDR based fault detection
  • Link Loss Forwarding, L2CP tunnelling & Jumbo Frame Support (10kb)
  • Compact unit with robust metal housing and integral power supply
  • Auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -40V DC versions), 12-24V DC on request
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

The FCM9003 offers a sophisticated but cost effective demarcation solution for Ethernet Service Providers, with flexible interface options. Measurement of the key parameters: delay and delay variation, is performed to ensure that the service is suitable for real time applications such as VoIP. These measurements can also be performed in-service against programmable thresholds to prove that the service continues to operate effectively over the longer term. This proactive fault detection assists in the rapid isolation of potential service problems resulting in high service levels whilst reducing operational costs (OPEX) .

The FCM9003 supports Metrodata's zero-touch-commissioning (ZTC) process, minimising both on-site installation time and the Engineering skills required. This auto-provisioning process reduces on-site installation to a plug and play exercise, simple enough for the end user to perform themselves, i.e. simply checking that the Ethernet LEDs indicate correct physical connectivity. The EDD auto-discovers its management connection, IP address and TFTP server, then downloads its individual service definition parameters and management system contact details. The EDD then measures the delay of the service to micro-second resolution to prove that the service has been provisioned appropriately for real time applications. The EDD then auto-provisions itself and sends a service availability certificate to the NOC for inclusion into the Service Provider's provisioning documentation. Subsequent in-service delay verification measurements then continue to check that service levels are being maintained and notify of any drop in performance below a set of programmable thresholds.

Should the EDD suffer a loss of power then a Dying Gasp 802.3ah message and Trap are sent to provide immediate notification of the reason for service loss. This functionality along with the commissioning process followed up with in-service continuity checking and delay monitoring combine to minimise the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Ethernet Service Provision.

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