The iConverter 2GXM conforms to the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) standards to support Fiber-to-the-X Metropolitan and Enterprise LAN networks. The 2GXM provides intelligent, securely managed service demarcation at the customer premises, offering Quality of Service capabilities. The 2GXM features built-in Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) with comprehensive performance monitoring, fault detection and provisioning.
The 2GXM is available as a compact standalone unit or as a chassis plug-in module. The hot-swappable 2GXM plug-in module can be mounted in a 19 or 5-module chassis with any combination of redundant AC and DC power supplies. It can also be mounted in a 2-module AC or DC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.
The plug-in module can manage other modules in the same chassis and operate as a managed gigabit fiber-to-fiber media converter. It features two Ethernet backplane ports for connectivity to adjacent modules in a chassis for multi-port and multi-service configurations.
The 2GXM features multiple, user-selectable link fault detection modes, including link propagation, remote fault detection and symmetrical fault detection. These link modes provide rapid fault detection and isolation by monitoring the state of the cabling hardware, and operate independently of the network management.
Tag VLAN, Port VLAN and QoS
The iConverter 2GXM supports the IEEE 802.1Q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) packet tagging and untagging and the 802.1p Quality of Service priority standards. 2GXM VLAN tunneling technology enables service providers to offer their customers E-Line and E-LAN services, which connect different business locations and make their networks appear to be on the same local network. VLAN technology transparently transports customer network traffic across the service provider network, and isolates it from other customer traffic and the service provider management traffic.
Port access control
The 2GXM features port access control which blocks user service while maintaining the network link. Port access control enables the service provider to control user access while maintaining port configuration for easy disabling or enabling of customer service. Port access control provides enterprise administrators the capability to improve network security by controlling port access when the port is not in use.
Port statistics and optical performance statistics
The 2GXM supports reporting of utilization, port and optical performance statistics. Port statistics are available for 38 different variables for the fiber ports. Additionally, full optical performance statistics are available on SFP fiber transceivers with a digital diagnostic bus. Port and optical performance statistics reporting provides the ability to monitor customer bandwidth utilization, network performance and the link signal quality for each individual port.
IEEE 802.3ah operations, administration and maintenanceProduct Highlights
The 2GXM supports the IEEE 802.3ah OAM standard, including fault detection, performance monitoring and remote loopback.
- Carrier-grade optical Ethernet network interface device
- Integrated SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3 and IP-less 802.3ah management
- 802.3ah Link OAM for performance monitoring, early fault detection and dying-gasp
- 802.1Q VLAN for E-Line and E-LAN services
- Port MIB statistics and optical performance statistics to support service level agreements
- Port access control for enhanced security
- Configurable link fault propagation modes
- Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers with optical statistics for standard or CWDM applications
- Auto-negotiation of duplex modes and pause capabilities
- NEBS Level 3 compliant