The IE-MultiWay is a value-based, Carrier-class managed Gigabit Ethernet solution that is ideal for use as a CPE device at the customer's network edge as well as in a fiber infrastructure. The IE-MultiWay comes standard with two SFP uplink ports for the providers' network connection and two 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports.
There are four distinct DIP Switch selectable configurations that the IE-MultiWay supports. Among them are a 1+1 Uplink Protection Switch, a 4-Port Gigabit Switch, and a Dual Copper to Fiber SFP Media/Mode Converter (two gigabit fiber media converters in one). As a 4-port device, it can be deployed with fiber redundancy (with or without 1+1 uplink protection) and status monitoring with management on all ports via SNMP, which now offers OAM for mission-critical applications. It can also be installed as dual 10/100/1000 Mbps copper to fiber media converter and be utilized as two separate converters.
The IE-MultiWay supports 10/100/1000 Mbps and 1 Gbps copper and 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps optical SFP modules, to provide greater flexibility in the network environment. The hot-swappable nature of SFPs and the numerous fiber modes and types that are available allow for easy configuration and future upgrading as network demands evolve.
The IE-MultiWay is an ideal solution for service providers' fiber networks because it supports port based VLAN and VLAN trunks, IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) and a user definable EtherType. Information such as interface statistics, RMON statistics, and OAM status and control are a few of the many accessible features from the Serial CLI, Telnet CLI and SNMP Software
Redundant 1+1 protection (revertive or non-revertive) media converter
IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay converts an Internet Service Providers' network interface to match the various 10/100/1000 Mbps copper interfaces found on the Customer Premise Equipment. It provides 1+1 uplink protection and monitors the network status using IEEE 802.3ah OAM.
Fiber repeater fiber drops/daisy chain extensions
Today's Central Control Office (CCO), Toll Roads and Toll Booths control modern-day highway traffic flow. Using IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay media converter efficiently reduces the number of fiber cabling runs, thus saving cost. In this application, the IE-MultiWay is used to daisy-chain the Gigabit fiber line by dropping copper lines at each Toll Booth and inserting a single fiber line back to the CCO. Traps can be configured to report events at each unit. Extended temperatures make the IE-MultiWay ideal for this type of Industrial Ethernet application.
Dual media converter
Conversion of copper to fiber optic cabling for distance extension from the multi-tenant's dwelling to the ISP's central office is commonly used today. Data services are then distributed through fiber optic cabling via copper to Clients living in the building so Clients are able to gain access to the Internet at greater speeds. Using IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay dual media converter option, ISP's can support two independent fiber-to-copper lines using a single device, saving equipment cost while providing the Clients with independent higher speed data services.
Fiber extension and mode conversion supporting re-amplify, re-shape and re-time
A typical demarcation point for phone lines reside in the basement of a building while the data center can be located anywhere. IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay module supports the extension of data throughout the building using fiber. Two 10/100/1000BaseT ports are provided at the POP location to support additional services such as a VoIP server or Management Console.