Ethernet Access Devices
ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) from Actelis Networks® enable delivery of high-speed carrier Ethernet services over existing copper and fiber network infrastructures. The ML600s are compact, cost-effective Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) EADs that deliver up to 100 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet traffic at fiber quality over existing copper pairs. Incorporating Actelis’ unique EFMplus™ technology, the ML600 series provide superior rate, reach and reliability. Available in 2 to 8 copper pairs and fiber configurations, Actelis’ ML600 EADs can be deployed in a Point-to-Point configuration, Copper Add-Drop Chain, or as the CPE in a Point-to-Multi-Point configuration with any Actelis’ EFM Aggregation Platforms (ML2300, ML130, ML690). In addition, Actelis’ XR239 EFM Repeaters are fully interoperable with any ML600 EAD, enabling Ethernet services to be extended up to 15 miles beyond the central office (CO).
Actelis’ ML600 EADs are interoperable with any standard Ethernet switch, router or hub. Compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specifications, our ML600 EADs seamlessly integrate into Carrier Ethernet networks. Equipped with 4 10/100Base-T Ethernet interfaces, up to 2 100Base-FX or 1000Base-FX Small Form Factor (SFP) ports as well as 4 T1/E1s (specific models) and a DS3/E3 uplink can be used to connect to legacy networks (using a 100/1000Base-FX SFP port).
Multiple services and customers can be supported per ML600 EAD as well as 802.1q VLAN-aware wire-speed bridging, double tagging (VLAN stacking) for end-user VLAN transparency, L2 (Ethernet priority) and L3 (ToS/Diff-Serv) classification with four traffic classes, RSTP/STP, bandwidth monitoring and Multicast/Broadcast limiting.
The Actelis ML640 and ML650 EAD models allow service providers to create an intelligent Ethernet access edge with advanced bandwidth control and enhanced traffic management features, fully compliant with MEF 9 and 14 specifications. The ML640 and ML650 EADs enable flexible service provisioning using Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs) with flexible mapping and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that maximize the efficiency of access bandwidth. QoS strictly enforces Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each subscriber/service and Class of Service using VLAN or CoS-based rate limiting, allowing service providers to safely aggregate multiple services or multiple subscribers on the same access port or EAD.
The ML600 series of EADs can be managed In- and Out-of-Band by the MetaASSIST™ View graphical craft application and via the multiplatform Element Management System, MetaASSIST EMS. The management protocols include standard TL1 command line interface and SNMP using standard MIBs for seamless integration with third-party Network Management Systems (NMS).
ML650 EADs for DSLAM, Mobile and PBX Backhaul Applications
With up to 4 T1/E1s and with high-speed fiber quality symmetrical Ethernet traffic over existing copper pairs, the Actelis ML650 and ML650S EADs provide cost-effective solutions for various applications, including DSLAM, Mobile and PBX backhauling. Available in 8 copper pairs and fiber configurations, the ML650 EADs are MEF 8 CESoETH and MEF 9, 14 and 18 certified. With its superior performance and extensive functionality, the ML650 EADs offer rapid service delivery over a converged Ethernet facility, allowing for complete future-proof utilization of the existing network infrastructure.
The Actelis ML650 EADs also introduce a novel resilient clocking solution, with timing accuracy better than that provided by traditional T1/E1 circuits. This solution complies with wander and jitter requirements of ITU-T G.823/G.824 for synchronization interfaces. Actelis has developed this advanced clock transmission mechanism to eliminate all carrier concerns related to clock recovery over pseudo wire. This unique architecture ensures that the ML650 EADs provide Actelis customers with the best clock accuracy and reliability of any copper-based backhauling solution. The ML650S series supports clock synchronization through either Synchronous Ethernet, 2MHz clock interface, or the existing T1/E1 lines.
Copper Add-Drop EADs
The Actelis ML680 Copper Add-Drop EAD allows multiple nodes to be connected to each other over copper in a linear chain or ring configuration. Each node has the full switching capabilities of the ML600 EAD and can drop and add Ethernet traffic at each location while passing the rest of the traffic through. With up to 50 Mbps (over 4 pairs) aggregated traffic, this Copper Add-Drop EAD is a powerful tool for distribution of Ethernet traffic across linear/ring copper networks supporting various applications, such as a chain of DSLAMs/BLCs/MSAPs and Video Surveillance for IP-based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Optional Optical Interfaces for Growth Potential and Investment Protection
A choice of optical interfaces accommodates short and long distances, at speeds of 100 Mbps or 1,000 Mbps, with connections over the existing copper and fiber infrastructure. These optical interfaces provide an evergreen investment by allowing a smooth migration to higher service speeds over fiber without changing the EADs at the customer premises.
The ML600 EADs provide proactive and dynamic tools for enhanced troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities. Advanced carrier-class EFM OAM tools including 802.3ah, CFM (802.1ag) and Y.1731 (ITU) are incorporated offering both physical link as well as service level end-to-end complete troubleshooting mechanisms.
- IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) 2 Base-TL Solution
- Fiber Quality
- MEF 9 and MEF 14 compliant Carrier Ethernet Switching Features
- High Performance, Resilient Fiber-Like Experience
- Hard Quality of Service
- Rapid Service Deployment
- Superior Rate and Reach
- Carrier-class OAM (802.3ah, 802.1ag and Y.1731)
- Low Delay and Jitter for Voice and Video Transmission
- Worldwide Spectral Compliance - NEBS III, FCC, UL, CE
- Environmentally Hardened
- Metro Ethernet Extension
- Transparent LAN Service
- Fast Internet Access
- Private Campus Network Intra-Connection
- MDU/MTU Backhaul
- DSLAM Backhaul
- WiFi, WiMAX and Cellular Backhaul (Radio Access Network)
- Leased Lines Replacement