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VCL-E1o P (4E1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP / TDM over Packet / TDM over MPLS

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VCL-E1oP (4 E1 Port FE Version)
TDM to IP / TDM to Packet
Product Overview

VCL-E1oP (4 E1 Port FE Version)

Orion Telecom Networks Inc. offers VCL-E1oP' E1 over Packet (4 E1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP equipment supports transmission of up to 4 x E1 links over IP / Ethernet, MEF or MPLS Pseudo-wire networks.

The 'VCL-E1oP' E1 over Packet (4 E1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP equipment, equipped with a powerful ARM-Cortex Processor which provides a highly reliable clock recovery mechanism for low jitter and wander control, even under variable network conditions.

The 'VCL-E1oP' E1 over Packet (4 E1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP equipment also optimizes on the network usage, such that the bandwidth used by the E1oP equipment on the packet network is limited to the corresponding to the number of E1 ports and the time-slots that are being transported over the Ethernet / packet network.

4 x E1 Port E1oP (E1 over Packet) TDM over IP equipment is available with various Electrical (10/100BaseT) and Optical (100BaseFX) Ethernet port options which allow the users to implement 1+1 add-drop (Drop-Insert), Ethernet link redundancy (using Port Trunking / Port Bonding) and 802.1p based QoS mechanisms for network optimization.

Technical Specifications

Data Sheet (PDF)

Comparison Chart (PDF)

Purpose of TDM over Packet technology

Telecom companies and enterprise users can save significant network and equipment cost and generate additional revenue by offering different types of services over a single packet-switched infrastructure by the use of E1oP equipment. The E1oP equipment is also suitable for connecting to Ethernet / packet wireless equipment to achieve fast deployment of E1 services over wireless Ethernet networks. One particular application is to build E1 links with low cost Wireless LAN bridges, replacing expensive TDM / E1 microwave radios.

The 4 x E1 over Ethernet (VCL-E1oP) multiplexer may be used to provide legacy TDM services over Ethernet optical fiber, or wireless Ethernet/IP networks.

How the TDM over Packet (4 E1 Port FE Version) equipment works

The E1 data streams received on the E1 interfaces are converted by the E1oP engine of the E1oP equipment to Ethernet data packets (of a fixed size) and transported over the Ethernet network with UDP / IP, MEF or MPLS headers. At the receiving end the E1oP reconstructs the original data streams by removing the IP, MEF or MPLS headers and converts the Ethernet data packets back to E1 frames using highly reliable and accurate clock recovery mechanism. The 'VCL-E1oP' (4 E1 Port FE Version) offers the user a choice of standard, E1 to packet and packet to E1 conversion mechanisms that include SAToP and CESoPSN technologies.

Key Features - E1 and E1oP Interface

  • Supports 4 independent E1 interfaces.
  • Circuit emulation platform that migrates existing TDM based legacy services to a next-generation network.
  • Supported standard TDM over IP RFCs:
    • RFC 5086 - Structure-Aware Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network (CESoPSN) (12/2007)
    • RFC 5087 - Time Division Multiplexing over IP (TDMoIP) (12/2007)
    • RFC 4553 - Structure-Agnostic Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) over Packet (SAToP) (06/2006)
  • Clock Options: Internal, External, Adaptive, Recovered clock and Asymmetrical (One-Clock and Two Clock) options for the E1 TDM port synchronization. Automatic clock priority selection with fall back.
  • Supports CESoPSN payload mechanism to support the fractional E1 with data rate of 64Kbps to 2.048Mbps (DS0 timeslot level). User configurable data rate from 64kbps to 2048kbps, in steps of 64kbps.
  • CESoPSN payload mechanism feature allows the user to optimize the packet switched network by limiting its usage to the corresponding number of time slots carried by an E1 channel.
  • Supports SAToP payload mechanism to transport full E1 (transparent to the structure of the TDM frame useful for transporting framed / unframed E1 channels).
  • Supports IETF-PWE3 (pseudo-wire) transport mechanism.
  • Supports IP, MPLS and MEF8 (Metro-Ethernet) tagging.
  • Supports three E1 framing modes - Framed, Unframed and Multi-framed with CAS signaling.
  • Supports network latency / packet delay variation / jitter buffer of up to 512ms.
  • Absolute and Differential timestamps.
  • Jitter and Wander conforms to G.823 / G.824 and G.8261 and TDM specifications.
  • 120 ohms balanced E1 interfaces. Optional 75 Ohms BNC interface (120 Ohms to 75 Ohms cables provided).
  • E1 local and remote loop-back (RLOOP) facility for testing and diagnostics.

Key Features - Ethernet / IP Network Interface

  • Optical SFP based (100Base-FX), Electrical (10/100Base-T) and PoE Electrical (10/100Base-T) Ethernet port options.
    • 4 x 10/100BaseT Copper Ports.
    • 2 x 10/100BaseT Copper Ports, 2 x 10/100BaseT Ports with PoE.
    • 2 x 100BaseFX Optical Fiber Ports, 2 x 10/100BaseT Copper Ports.
    • 2 x 100BaseFX Optical Fiber Ports, 2 x 10/100BaseT Ports with PoE. (may use any one combination of above mentioned Ethernet Ports)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) (available options as above). Meets and exceeds the Telcordia GR-1089-CORE Lighting and Power Contact Protection requirements.
  • Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications based on IP addressing.
  • Supports drop and insert applications.
  • 1+1 Ethernet Link Redundancy / Redundant Link Protection.
  • Supports QoS, 802.1q and 802.1p based packet priority.
  • Q-in-Q Tagging.
  • Flow Control in an Ethernet Packet Networks: (Regulating Traffic)
  • Port / Customer based bandwidth allocation (Port Rate Limiting – Ingress and Egress)
  • DSCP and 802.1Q / 802.1p based packet tagging and prioritization
  • MPLS, MEF and UDP tagging for Ethernet traffic.
  • Separate IP Address for TDM traffic and equipment management
  • VLAN tagging for TDM traffic and equipment access / management
  • User configurable MTU (E1oP payload) packet size up to 1500 Bytes.
  • 802.1Q Tag based VLANs Supports 1-4095 VLAN Ids.
  • Supports Packet priority assignment (IP Diffserv / DSCP).

Few Key Features Explained

VLAN Based Priority (Classifying Services) - VLAN based Priority feature allows the user to assign priorities to different VLANs carrying various types of services / traffic according based on user categories and preferences. The user may assign highest priority to TDM (E1/E3) traffic and Ethernet services on a lower priority. User may also configure which TDM link should be given preference over the other TDM links when the uplink bandwidth falls below a particular threshold.

Flow Control in an Ethernet Packet Networks: (Regulating Traffic) - Flow Control feature allows the user to regulate Ethernet traffic flow to minimize packet loss due to data bursts.

Port / Customer based bandwidth allocation (Port Rate Limiting) - Port based Ingress Ethernet Rate Limiting allows the user to assign the bandwidth as per port / service requirements, in addition to provisioning traffic by using 802.1Q and 802.1p VLANs and packet priority.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Hardware Highlights

Hardware Highlights

  • 19-Inch rack mountable
  • 1U form factor (44mm high)
  • 1+1 Redundant Power Supplies, AC and DC, or AC plus DC.
  • Redundant power supply inputs.
  • Extended Temperature Range: (-20°C to +60°C)
  • EMI / EMC Complaint
  • Real Time battery backed clock with life in excess of 10 Years
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) - Optional

E1 Clock recovery and synchronization techniques

  • Adaptive Clock Recovery (ACLK)
  • Recovered Clock (RCLK) / Loop-Timed Clock
  • Asymmetrical (One-Clock and Two-Clock) Clock
  • Synchronization to an External Clock (ECLK)
  • Synchronization to an Internal Clock
  • Automatic clock priority selection with fall back
  • Plesiochronous Clocking.

System Management, Monitoring and Alarm Interfaces

  • External Alarm - Dry contact relay alarms are also available at rear of the system to connect the system to an external alarm.
  • NMS (Network Management System) to monitor multiple units from single Central Location.
  • Supports system temperature monitoring with High Temperature threshold and Low Temperature threshold alarms and SNMP Traps.
  • Supports SNMP V2 Monitoring and Traps.
  • Self-test for checking system errors upon system boot-up.
  • Event Logging.
  • Clock Performance Alarms.
  • Network Performance Alarms.
  • Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics.
  • Online / remote upgrade of firmware.

OAM: Operation and Management Ports

  • RS232 (DB9) Serial Port.
  • 10/100BaseT Ethernet Management for In-band remote access.

System Access, Control and Management Options

  • Telnet.
  • CLI Control Interface (HyperTerminal or VT100).
  • SNMP V2 Traps (MIB File provided).
  • Windows based GUI (Graphical User Interface) for easy configuration, management and access. Ability to monitor multiple units from a single NMS. Password Protection.

Application Diagram

Application Diagrams