Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has launched the iConverter XM5 10G network interface device (NID). The XM5 is an MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant NID that provides 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet service demarcation and aggregation for wholesale Ethernet, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, small cell, business, and cloud services.
The XM5 is the smallest, full-function 10G NID available and has the lowest power consumption, the vendor claims. The device features three 10G SFP+ or XFP ports and up to four SFP or 10/100/1000 RJ-45 1G ports, and functions as a UNI or NNI. The XM5 can be deployed as a 10G ring node with aggregation ports for 1G and 10G spoke links or as a demarcation NID on a 10G access link with 1G and 10G customer-facing ports for multiple tenants.
By providing Carrier Ethernet 2.0 demarcation for a variety of 1G and 10G services, the XM5 simplifies operations and reduces the need to hold multiple NID models in the inventory. Omnitron notes that 1G SFPs can be installed in the 10G ports to provide a seamless upgrade path to future 10G services.
The iConverter XM5 provides support of the latest carrier-class service activation testing, performance monitoring, connectivity fault management, and protection standards to enable rapid service deployments, and service level agreements for performance assurance and availability. These advanced capabilities maximize service provider revenues, increase operational efficiency, reduce operating costs, and improve customer satisfaction, Omnitron asserts.
The device is available with redundant AC or DC power inputs, and supports extended temperature ranges from -40° to 75°C.
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