SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 -- IMC Networks says it has releasee its new IE-MultiWay product, a Gigabit/Fast Ethernet multi-function network device designed to perform several tasks for CPE/fiber operations.
The compact module is a standalone device that offers two dual-speed SFP ports and two copper 10/100/1000-Mbps twisted-pair ports that can serve as a:
- managed fiber termination
- fiber repeater
- mode converter
- multi-port switch
- dual independent media converter.
“With the versatility of the IE-MultiWay, network service providers can utilize the device’s differing modes of operations to meet a variety of functions to match their networking requirements. By purchasing a multi-function device, such as the IE-MultiWay, they can also reduce inventory requirements, resulting in a significant cost savings,” said David Zaveski, senior product sales engineer at IMC Networks.
The IE-MultiWay is engineered to support IEEE 802.3ah OAM (Operation, Administration and Management) and was designed with a simple upgrade path that is available through the company’s free software download site. In addition, the IE-MultiWay multiple powering options. It offers a 5 to 24 Volt DC barrel connector and a -48 Volt DC terminal for telco applications. There are two AC adapter options, the IE-Power/5V power supply, permitting an extended temperature range from -40º C to +85º C, while the other provides a more compact and economical option. An optional cable is available for purchase that permits the unit to run on the power provided by two USB ports.
The IE-MultiWay is scheduled to ship in October through IMC Networks' network of distributors. Two models are available with and without the AC to DC power adapter, including 854-11121 listed at $740 and 858-11121 listed at $760, respectfully.
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