MetroCONNECT WCM1100: Ethernet Converter to E1 or T1

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The WCM1100 Ethernet Converter is a low cost Carrier Ethernet Service delivery unit, offering end to end management using 802.3ah OAM, and customer site Ethernet extension from twisted pair 10Mb/100Mb/1Gb and 100Base/1000Base-X fibre over Clear-Channel or Fractional E1 or T1 leased line services.

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Gigabit Ethernet Converter to Fractional E1 or T1 services

WCM1100: the "plug and play" way to connect LANs together over an E1 circuit
WCM1100: Managed Ethernet connectivity over 'Clear Channel' or Fractional E1/T1 circuits
  • LAN extension over Clear-Channel or Fractional (Nx64kbps) E1 or T1 services
  • Two RJ45 plus one SFP flexible media port, offering local Switched Ethernet connections up to 1Gbps
  • Ethernet Jumbo Frame Support (2048 byte)
  • Fully manageable via Serial Terminal (user-friendly, context-sensitive menu system), Telnet/SSH, SNMP and Web Browser. TACACS+ for secure Management authentication
  • Carrier Ethernet OAM protocol support, for Connectivity Management
  • Integrated ‘Bit Error Rate Testing’ (BERT) for WAN link verification and troubleshooting
  • 802.1q VLAN support with prioritisation based on 802.1p and/or DSCP markers
  • Bandwidth control per Priority queue, for differentiated traffic QoS across the WAN
  • RSTP Support
  • Integral auto-sensing AC (110V-250V) or -48VDC PSU options
  • 'Zero-touch' installation with remote proxy management option for ease-of-use
  • Link Loss Forwarding
  • Easy to install & maintain
  • Optional rack-mounting kit available
  • 4-port, 8-port and 16-port E1 or T1 versions also available
MC12000 supporting Multiple Carrier Ethernet Demarcation / LAN Extension Devices

MetroConnect Solution for Ethernet Service Demarcation

This application shows an MC12000 MetroCONNECT chassis with WCC1100 modules, supporting multiple WCM1100 Ethernet Converters to Fractional E1 or T1 devices. The MetroCONNECT and WCM1100 together offer Ethernet Extension and Ethernet demarcation, with remote management via 802.3ah OAM. Various service delivery options are available including fibre, copper, and fibre plus copper to a Fractional E1 or T1 circuit. Comprehensive remote network management access is available via the MetroCONNECT including end to end remote management using 802.3ah OAM. 10M, 100M and Gigabit Ethernet applications can all be supported, as can Mini Jumbo frames.

WCM1100 delivering Ethernet services from an MPLS core network

WCM1100 delivering Ethernet services from an MPLS core network

This application shows an WCM1100 unit being used as the Ethernet demarcation device to deliver a Carrier Ethernet service from an MPLS core network. A wide choice of Ethernet connectivity is available for the user via the 10Mb/100Mb/1Gb Ethernet and SFP fibre ports. OAM support means that the WCM1100 can be remotely managed by the central network management system using standards based OAM packets. GFP is supported allowing single ended use with aggregation platforms in the core network.

WCM1100 units performing Ethernet service demarcation and media conversion

WCM1100 units performing Ethernet service demarcation and media conversion

This application shows how a pair of WCM1100 units can be used to offer Ethernet service demarcation and Ethernet Extension functionality either over a Fractional E1 or T1 circuit.

The WCM1100 is a member of the MetroCONNECT family, offering Managed LAN extension over either Clear-Channel or Fractional E1 or T1 Wide Area Networks.The WCM1100 supports two RJ45 LAN interfaces.A further LAN interface is provided via an SFP port, offering the flexibility of an RJ45 or a wide variety of fibre interface options. Over-sized Ethernet frames, of up to 2048 bytes, are supported.

Ethernet VLANs are supported, either by pass-through of existing Tags or by the Push and Pop of Tags on ingress and egress at Ethernet ports. Pre-embedded prioritisation schemes can be honoured, or alternatively prioritisation can be over-written under Management control. Bandwidth limitation per port and per prioritisation can be implemented, providing a mechanism for differentiated QoS for multiple services. Management is offered via each of; Serial Terminal connection, Telnet, SNMP or Web Browser application. Management security is offered via SSH and TACACS+ authentication. Support is also offered for 'Carrier Ethernet' Link OAM Management (IEEE802.3ah), enabling status information to be shared with connected equipment if required.

In line with all other members of the MetroCONNECT Ethernet Service Delivery family, the WCM1100 supports Metrodata's 'zero-touch' installation process, eliminating the need for skilled resources for remote-site installations.

The WCM1100 supports integrated 'Bit Error Rate Testing' (BERT), an invaluable aid during both installation and subsequent troubleshooting. This facility enables integrity testing of the WAN link, prior to application of Ethernet traffic, eliminating doubt as to the location of connectivity problems.

Ethernet traffic is encapsulated by the WCM1100, for transmission over an E1 or T1 link, using a number of optional schema, including support for the ITU-T G.8040 standard 'Generic Framing Procedure' (GFP). The product can be used for both simple Point-to-Point networks, using two WCM1100 products linked via either terrestrial or wireless (e.g. microwave) WAN services, or as part of a Point-to-MultiPoint topology, using the MetroCONNECT WCM1400, 1800 or 1820 products, the MC12000 Ethernet Service Delivery Chassis, or third-party aggregation platforms.

The WCM1100 is available in a choice of 100-250 VAC or -48 VDC integrated power supplies.

The WCM1100 can easily be rack mounted in either a 1U two unit rack mount kit, a 6U eighteen unit rack mount kit.

The WCM1100 is part of a wide range of Ethernet extension products from Metrodata.

WAN Port Specs
Port Fractional E1/T1 conforming to G.703/G.704
Interface E1: BNC pair (75 ohm)
E1: RJ45 (120 ohm)
T1: RJ45 (100 ohm)
Framing E1: G.704 (with or without CRC4) or unframed
Line Coding E1: HDB3 T1: B8ZS
Bit Rate E1: 2.048Mbps +/- 50ppm
T1: 1.544Mbps +/- 50ppm

1000Base-X Fibre Interface
Port IEEE802.3z 1000BaseX
Interface Dual LC connectors

SFP 1000Base SX
Wavelength 850nm multimode
TX Power -9.5 to -3dBm
Max Rx input power
Rx sensitivity -17 to 0dBm
Optical loss budget 7.5dB (550m)

SFP 1000Base LX
Wavelength 1300nm singlemode
TX Power -9.5 to -3dBm
Max Rx input power 0dBm
Rx sensitivity -17 to 0dBm
Optical loss budget 9.5dB (10km)

10Mb/100Mb/1Gb Ethernet Interface
Port 2 x 10Mb/100Mb/1Gb with auto-negotiation and Jumbo frame support
Interface RJ45 (Auto Crossover MDI/MDIX)
Operating mode Auto Negotiate, 10M, 100M, 1Gb, Full Duplex, Half Duplex
LEDs Link, Activity, Speed

Compliance & Approvals
Safety EN60950
IEC60825-1 Class 1 Laser Eye Safety

Temperature 0 - 50 deg C
0 - 95% RH, non condensing
Storage Temp -40 to 100 deg C
Pressure 86 - 106 kPa

Power Supply Options
-48 VDC -40 to -72V DC, 125 - 65 mA
AC Mains 100 - 250V AC, 50 - 60Hz, 60 - 25mA
Power Consumption 6 watts approx when operating

Type Modem, 1U high without feet

Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
Rack mount 202 x 132 x 44 (without feet)
Tabletop 202 x 132 x 48 (with feet)
Order Code
Product AC Mains: 100 - 250 VAC DC Power: -48 VDC
80-70-542 80-71-542
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 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 contact our sales team with your requirements.

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