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VCL-T1oP (4T1 over IP/Ethernet FE Version), TDM over IP / TDM over Packet / TDM over Ethernet

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VCL-t1oP (4 t1 Port FE Version)
TDM to IP / TDM to Packet
Product Overview

VCL-T1oP (4 T1 Port FE Version)

Orion Telecom Networks Inc. offers 'VCL-T1oP' T1 over Packet (4 T1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP equipment supports transmission of up to 2 x T1 links over IP / Ethernet, MEF or MPLS Pseudo-wire networks.

The 'VCL-T1oP' T1 over Packet (4 T1 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.

4 x T1 Port T1oP (T1 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.

The 'VCL-T1oP' T1 over Packet (4 T1 Port FE Version) TDM over IP equipment also optimizes on the network usage, such that the bandwidth used by the T1oP equipment on the packet network is limited to the corresponding to the number of T1 ports and the time-slots that are being transported over the Ethernet / packet network.

Technical Specifications

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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 T1oP equipment. The T1oP equipment is also suitable for connecting to Ethernet / packet wireless equipment to achieve fast deployment of T1 services over wireless Ethernet networks. One particular application is to build T1 links with low cost Wireless LAN bridges, replacing expensive TDM / T1 microwave radios.

The 4 x T1 over Ethernet (4 T1 Port FE Version) multiplexer may be used to provide legacy TDM services over Ethernet optical fiber, or wireless Ethernet/IP networks.

How the TDM over Packet (4 T1 Port FE Version) equipment works

The T1 data streams received on the T1 interfaces are converted by the T1oP engine of the T1oP 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 T1oP reconstructs the original data streams by removing the IP, MEF or MPLS headers and converts the Ethernet data packets back to T1 frames using highly reliable and accurate clock recovery mechanism. The 'VCL-T1oP' (4 T1 Port FE Version) offers the user a choice of standard, T1 to packet and packet to T1 conversion mechanisms that include SAToP and CESoPSN technologies.

Key Features - T1 and T1oP Interface

  • Supports 4 independent T1 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 T1 TDM port synchronization. Automatic clock priority selection with fall back.
  • Absolute and Differential times tamps.
  • Jitter and Wander conforms to G.823 / G.824 and G.8261 and TDM specifications.
  • Supports two Line codes - AMI and B8ZS.
  • Supports three T1 framing modes - Framed ESF, Framed SF and Unframed.
  • Supports IETF-PWE3 (pseudo-wire), SAToP and CESoPSN transport mechanisms.
  • Supports CESoPSN payload mechanism to support the fractional T1 with data rate of 64Kbps to 1.544Mbps (DS0 timeslot level). User configurable data rate from 64kbps to 1544kbps, 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 timeslots carried by a T1 channel.
  • Supports SAToP payload mechanism to transport full T1 (transparent to the structure of the TDM frame useful for transporting framed / unframed T1 channels).
  • Supports network latency / packet delay variation / jitter buffer of up to 512ms.
  • Supports IP, MPLS and MEF8 (Metro Ethernet) addressing.
  • RJ45 - 100 ohms balanced T1 interfaces.
  • T1 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 (T1oP payload) packet size up to 1500 Bytes.
  • 802.1Q Tag based VLANs Supports 1-4095 VLAN IDs.
  • Supports Packet priority assignment (IP Diffserv / DSCP).
  • UDP-specific "Special" Ethernet type.
  • In band VCCV ARP.
  • Broadcast DA

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 highest priority to TDM 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 the Ethernet traffic flow to minimize packet loss due to data bursts.

Port / Customer based bandwidth allocation (Port Rate Limiting) - Port based Ingress and Egress Ethernet Rate Limiting allows the use 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)
  • 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

T1 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.
  • Port Trunking.
  • Supports system temperature monitoring with High Temperature and Low Temperature 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

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