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The ML688 EAD allows multiple nodes to be connected to each other over copper, in a linear chain or ring configuration. Each node has full switching capabilities and can drop and add Ethernet traffic at each location, while transferring the rest of the traffic through.

The ML688 EAD can also be deployed as a mini-CO supporting EADs. With its superior performance, extensive functionality and low cost, the ML688 EAD platform offers rapid service delivery and allows for complete utilization of the existing network infrastructure.

The ML688 EAD platform is interoperable with any standard Ethernet switch, router, or hub. Compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specifications, ML688 EAD system seamlessly integrates into Carrier Ethernet Networks. Equipped with 4 10/100Base-T Ethernet interfaces and an optional 100Base-FX Small Form Factor (SFP) port, the ML688 EAD platform allows assignment of a service or a customer per port.

The ML688 EAD models let service providers create an intelligent Ethernet access edge with bandwidth limiting per ingress port and traffic shaping on the Ethernet Access uplink (HSL). The ML680 is fully compliant with the MEF 9 and 14 specifications.

  • Support for 2 High Speed Copper Links
  • IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) 2Base-TL Solution
  • MEF Certified Ethernet Capabilities
  • Rapid Service Deployment
  • Superior Rate and Reach
  • Low Delay and Jitter for Voice and Video Transmission
  • Worldwide Spectral Compliancy
  • Environmentally Hardened

Powered by Actelis Networks’ field-proven EFMplus™ technology, the rate and reach are increased sig­nificantly using advanced Dynam­ic Spectrum Management (DSM) techniques. This technology en­sures the best rate/reach per­formance and most resilient fi­ber-quality transmission, ensur­ing carrier- class reliability. The ML680 EAD provides 802.1q VLAN-aware wire-speed bridging, double tagging (VLAN stacking) for end-user VLAN transparency, L2 (Ethernet priority), L3 (ToS/Diff-Serv) classification with four traffic classes, RSTP/STP, Link Aggregation, band­width monitoring, Multicast/Broadcast limiting and advanced OAM.

The ML680 EAD platforms can be managed In- and Out-of-Band by the MetaASSIST™ View graphical craft application and via the multi-platform Element Management System, MetaASSIST EMS. The management protocols include standard TL1 command line interface and SNMP, using standard MIBs for seamless integration with 3rd party Network Management Systems (NMS).

The ML680 EADs provide full Carrier Ethernet over Copper access functionality, including basic traffic management and QoS application at the edge. One hundred percent compatible with Carrier Ethernet switching equipment in the CO, the ML680 provides basic bandwidth management and QoS in the at the edge, making the most efficient use of the bandwidth in the copper access network.


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