Core to Edge Networks
The FCM8000 can be deployed wherever managed service demarcation is required at the customer site. The FCM8000 supports standards compliant OAM functions and offers management visibility right up to the customer site demarcation point. Both copper and fibre (SFP) network connections are offered.
Site to Site & Meshed Networks
The FCM8000 can be used for the service demarcation of a wide variety of Carrier Ethernet services, including E-Line, E-Tree and E-LAN. Service separation can be achieved using VLANs, with prioritisation used to ensure that mixed traffic flows are handled appropriately. Continuous monitoring of service continuity and transmission delays underpin service integrity with the pro-active reporting of any significant service variations.
Wholesale Infrastructure & Multi-Carrier Deployments
The majority of Ethernet Service Providers today are in fact Aggregators, offering end-to-end connections supplied on a wholesale basis, potentially sourced from a number of different Infrastructure Carriers. It is important for the Aggregator to ensure that their end-to-end service, right into the customer premises, has an acceptable delay profile for real time applications. In these deployments the FCM8000 can perform the necessary measurements whilst monitoring for any changes in performance levels below pre-defined thresholds.
The FCM8000 has sophisticated and flexible Layer 2 Control Protocol policy management supporting either the filtering or pass-through of a wide variety of packet types including vendor proprietary L2CP frames. The FCM8000 supports auto MDI/MDIX cross-over switching on the copper interfaces, auto- negotiation and the transmission of 10k byte Jumbo frames. To ensure quick fault detection, the FCM8000 supports Link Loss Forwarding, whereby a network fault can automatically force a link down on the user ports to indicate to the attached devices that there is a link problem.
The FCM8000 offers a sophisticated but cost effective demarcation solution for Ethernet Service Providers, with flexible interface options. Measurement of the key parameters: delay and delay variation, is performed to ensure that the service is suitable for real time applications such as VoIP. These measurements can also be performed in-service against programmable thresholds to prove that the service continues to operate effectively over the longer term. This proactive fault detection assists in the rapid isolation of potential service problems resulting in high service levels whilst reducing operational costs (OPEX).
The FCM8000 supports Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), minimising both on-site installation time and the Engineering skills required. This auto-provisioning process reduces on-site installation to a plug and play exercise, simple enough for the end user to perform themselves, i.e. simply checking that the Ethernet LEDs indicate correct physical connectivity. The EDD auto-discovers its management connection, IP address and TFTP server, then downloads its individual service definition parameters and management system contact details. The EDD then measures the delay of the service to milli-second resolution to prove that the service has been provisioned appropriately for real time applications. The EDD then auto-provisions itself and sends a service availability certificate to the NOC for inclusion into the Service Providers provisioning documentation. Subsequent in-service delay verification measurements then continue to check that service levels are being maintained and notify of any drop in performance below a set of programmable thresholds.
The sophisticated commissioning process followed up with in-service continuity checking and delay monitoring combine to minimize the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Ethernet Service Provision.
The FCM8000 is available in a choice of 100-250 VAC or -48 VDC integrated power supplies, although a 12V-24V DC version is also available on request.
The FCM8000 can easily be rack mounted in either a 1U two unit rack mount kit, a 6U eighteen unit rack mount kit.
Please contact Metrodata for price and availability of SFP modules including standard 1310nm singlemode as well as long haul, 1550nm, bi-directional and CWDM.
| || Order Code |
| Product || AC Mains: 100 - 250 VAC || DC Power: -48 VDC |
| FCM8000 (with no SFP fitted) || 80-70-936|| 80-71-936|
| 2 unit rack mount kit|| 80-05-256|| 80-05-256|
| 18 unit rack mount kit|| 80-05-250|| 80-05-255|
Product variants with 12V to 24V DC operation are also available on request.
If you require further information on the FCM8000 please contact our sales team with your requirements.
| Commonly used SFP transceivers|| Order Code || Description|
| 1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet || 80-31-001 || Copper Interface |
| 1Gbps Multimode 550m 850nm || 80-31-011 || Multimode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 7.5dB
| 1Gbps Singlemode 10km 1300nm || 80-31-031 || Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 9.5dB
| 1Gbps Singlemode 40km 1300nm || 80-31-033 || Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 18dB
| 1Gbps Singlemode 80km 1550nm || 80-31-042|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 20dB
| 100Mbps Multimode 2km 1300nm|| 80-30-021 || Multimode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 8.5dB
| 100Mbps Singlemode 10km 1300nm|| 80-30-031|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 13dB
| 100Mbps Singlemode 40km 1300nm|| 80-30-033 || Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 20dB
| 100Mbps Singlemode 80km 1550nm|| 80-30-042|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 29dB
Other SFPs are available on request including long haul, 1550nm, CWDM and bi-directional.
Whilst the MetroCONNECT product range uses industry standard user exchangeable SFPs, it is recommended that these are purchased from Metrodata to guarantee their specification and compatibility with each other.
If you require another SFP please contact our sales team with your requirements.