The Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converter is designed for telecommunications and services networks, as well as enterprise campus networks utilizing DS3, E3, or STS-1 coaxial circuits in high-speed data networking. The Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converter enables users to convert the coax media to single-mode fiber to extend the distance of data transmissions over MAN access networks up to 80 km. The Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converter is also used in premises network applications to convert the incoming circuit to multi-mode fiber for distribution into the structured cabling system.
Available with remote management via the fiber port, Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converter products enable network managers to conduct loopback testing, and monitor and manage units located up to 80 km away. Cisco management technology functions transparently to the frame format, so customers will not experience data overhead or loss of a data channel typically associated with remote management or SNMP polling. Customer traffic will always be full bit rate of 45 Mbps (DS3), 34 Mbps (E3) or 52 Mbps (STS-1).
Troubleshooting is easy with Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converter products that include a line integrity test feature, 2 modes of operation for loopback testing (fiber loopback, coax loopback), and the transmit data source diagnostic feature, which sends specific patterns of data (transmit all unframed ones; transmit a pattern of zeros, and ones and transmit a Pseudo Random Bit Sequence (PRBS) to determine problems with the cable. All test modes can be configured remotely via PrismaView SNMP software, or locally by manually setting DIP switches on the units. Additionally, Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 Media Converters include a mechanism for removing jitter from transmitted data, and a mechanism for testing line integrity. Prisma DS3/E3/STS-1 modular media converters install in any Prisma MediaCenter chassis or in an unmanaged MediaCPE chassis.Product Highlights
- Switch selectable protocol
- Conduct loopback tests, monitor and manage units via GUI-based PrismaView
- Remote unit supports secure, in-band management
- Full bit rate for customer traffic
- Single-strand fiber versions
- Supports very long fiber distances
- Loopback testing modes, plus SNMP management and LEDs, assist in diagnosing problems on fiber optic networks