Omnitron integrates PoE into small cell NIDs

Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has launched the GM4-PoE, a Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 network interface device (NID) with integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) that can directly power small cell equipment to reduce service providers' total cost of ownership.

Oct 3rd, 2013

Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has launched the GM4-PoE, a Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 network interface device (NID) with integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) that can directly power small cell equipment to reduce service providers' total cost of ownership.

Integrating CE 2.0 demarcation and PoE functions into a compact device simplifies small cell deployments by eliminating the need for power wiring to the cell or midspan power equipment, which reduces the overall space, power and cost required for outdoor and indoor small cell deployments, the vendor says.

"Complexity, power requirements, and high backhaul equipment cost, have been critical factors slowing down small cell deployments," said Rammy Bahalul, Omnitron’s vice president of marketing. "The compact yet highly integrated GM4-PoE now enables service providers to reduce installation complexity, simplify power delivery to the small cell, and achieve the target cost structure required to accelerate small cell deployments."

GM4-PoE NIDs are available in two basic models: GM4-PoE+ and GM4-HPoE. Both models support the 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoE+ standards, delivering 15.4 W and 25.5 W per port, respectively, while the GM4-HPoE model also provides up to 60 W of power per port. The GM4-PoE NIDs are available with PoE power on up to four RJ-45 ports, and feature up to two SFP fiber ports that support G.8032 Ethernet ring protection switching to enable resilient ring configurations.

Both the GM4-PoE+ and GM4-HPoE models can be managed using Omnitron's NetOutlook element management system (EMS). With NetOutlook EMS, service providers can streamline the provisioning and management of thousands of small cell backhaul links with performance monitoring and fault management.

The GM4-PoE NIDs also feature zero-touch provisioning and ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC 2544 service activation testing to simplify and automate large-scale small cell deployments. Comprehensive support for ITU-T Y.1731 performance monitoring and hardware-based measurement with nanosecond resolution enable granular service level agreement (SLA) assurances, Omnitron adds. IEEE 802.1ag connectivity fault management and protection switching enable the delivery of reliable services with uptime guarantees. This compact device with integrated PoE and advanced CE 2.0 capabilities reduces operating costs, provides faster return on investment (ROI) and improves customer satisfaction, the company asserts.

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