Ethernet Access Device: MetroCONNECT FCM9003

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The FCM9003 is a powerful & versatile Ethernet Access Device offering cost-effective copper & fibre demarcation for Carrier Ethernet Service Providers.

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FCM9003 Ethernet Access Device

FCM9003 Ethernet Access Device: End-to-End Management and Monitoring
FCM9003: Ethernet Access Device solution
  • Managed Ethernet Access Device for Ethernet Services
  • Up to 1Gbps with both Copper & Fibre LAN and Network Ports
  • Zero Touch Provisioning fully automated discovery, installation and testing process
  • 802.3ah & 802.1ag OAM service integrity checking (EFM, CFM)
  • Unique MetroSAM (Service Assurance Module) hardware for wirespeed SLA measurement & verification
  • Y.1731 and 'TWAMP' support for in-service Layer-2 (Ethernet) and Layer-3 (IP) traffic Latency and Jitter performance monitoring & alarming
  • Integrated RFC2544 and Y.1564 test traffic generation, loop back and reporting, for both Layer-2 (Ethernet MAC) and Layer-3 (IP) traffic
  • Service delay and delay variation measurements performed both during commissioning and in-service
  • Support for Performance-Assured Ethernet (PAE) Services
  • Customer VLAN and Q-in-Q support for service differentiation
  • Supports automated OTDER based fault detection
  • Link Loss Forwarding, L2CP tunnelling & Jumbo Frame Support (10kb)
  • Compact unit with robust metal housing and integral power supply
  • Auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -48V DC versions), 12-24V DC on request
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

Core to Edge Networks

Core to Edge Network

The FCM9003 can be deployed wherever managed service ethernet demarcation is required at the customer site. The FCM9003 supports standards compliant OAM (including: 802.1ag, Y.1731) functions and offers both management visibility and end-end service performance measurements right up to the customer site demarcation point. Both copper and fibre (SFP) network connections are offered.

Site to Site & Meshed Networks

Site to Site & Meshed Networks

The FCM9003 can be used for the service ethernet demarcation of a wide variety of Carrier Ethernet services, including E-Line, E-Tree and E-LAN. Multiple traffic types and flows can be supported with service separation achieved using VLANs and 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

Wholes Infrastructure & Multi-Carrier

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 FCM9003 can perform the necessary measurements whilst monitoring for any changes in performance levels below pre-defined thresholds.

The FCM9003 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 FCM9003 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 FCM9003 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 FCM9003 offers a sophisticated but cost effective ethernet 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) and being able to offer Service Level Agreements to customers.

The FCM9003 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 ethernet access device auto-discovers its management connection, IP address and TFTP server, then downloads its individual service definition parameters and management system contact details. The ethernet access device then measures the delay of the service to micro-second resolution to prove that the service has been provisioned appropriately for real time applications. The ethernet access device then auto-provisions itself and sends a service availability certificate to the NOC for inclusion into the Service Provider’s provisioning documentation. Subsequent in-service delay verification measurements then continue to check that service level agreements are being maintained and notify of any drop in performance below a set of programmable thresholds.

Should the ethernet access device suffer a loss of power then a Dying Gasp 802.3ah message and Trap are sent to provide immediate notification of the reason for service loss. This functionality along with the 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 FCM9003 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 FCM9003 can easily be rack mounted in either a 1U two unit rack mount kit, a 6U eighteen unit rackmount 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.

Customer Interfaces
  • 1 port 10/100/1000BaseT
Network Interface
  • 1 port 10/100/1000BaseT
  • 1 port 100BaseFX/1000BaseX (SFP)
VLAN Support
  • 4096 VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q customer-tagged) & stacked VLANs (Q-in-Q service provider-tagged)
  • 1-tag management (push/pop) for c-tag & s-tag
  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (s-tag)
  • 16 EVCs supported
Traffic Management
  • Service classification based on 802.1p or “inherited” DSCP QOS definitions
Ethernet OAM
  • IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM (EFM)
  • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
SLA Measurement and Verification
  • Embedded test packet generator and delay analyser accurate to micro-second resolution
  • Port & EVC level loop backs
  • Link Loss Forwarding to signal network path failures
FAULT & Performance Monitoring
  • Delay and delay variation monitoring via Y.1731 and TWAMP
  • Statistics gathered on a per-port & per-service basis
  • SFP DDM support for fibre optic monitoring including OTDR
Automated Configuration & Provisioning
  • Zero-Touch-Commissioning from centralized or remote infrastructure
  • Management connection and layer-3 discovery process
  • Ethernet Access Device downloads individually tailored service definitions
  • User defined test scripts control SLA verification
  • Birth certificate evidence sent to NOC automatically
  • Self-provisioning by Ethernet Access Device once tests complete
  • Automated configuration of in-service measurements against programmable thresholds
Local Management
  • Local craft port (9-way D) which can be disabled
  • Local LAN port (RJ45) using CLI, SNMP & Web GUI interfaces
Remote Management
  • Maintains in-band VLAN & MAC-based management tunnels
Management Protocols
  • Telnet, SSH (v2), TACACS+, SNMP
System Administration
  • Configuration database backup & restore
  • System software upgrade via TFTP
Layer 2 Control Protocol policy management
  • Per-flow filtering or tunnelling of L2CP and other protocols, e.g. RSTP
Alarms & Resilience
  • SNMP Trap notification of EDD status including service availability, LAN disconnect warning & user-defined SLA thresholds exceeded
  • Dying Gasp OAM message and SNMP Trap in response to power loss
Regulatory & Standards Compliance
  • IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.1p (Priority, 4 queues)
  • 802.3ah (EFM), 802.1ag (CFM)
  • Safety EN60950
  • EMC EN55022, EN55024
Environmental
  • Dimensions: 1U half width, 202 x 132 x 44mm
  • Operating temperature: 0 to +50°C
  • Storage temperature: -40 to +70°C
  • Humidity: Up to 95% non-condensing
  • AC PSU: 100-250V AC
  • DC PSU: -48DC (12-24V DC optional)
  • Maximum power consumption: 10 Watts
Order Code
Product AC Mains: 100 - 250 VAC DC Power: -48 VDC
80-70-94580-71-945
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 FCM9003 please contact our sales team with your requirements.

Commonly used SFP transceivers Order Code Description
1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet 80-31-001 Copper Interface
RJ45 connector
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.

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