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FCM9002: Ethernet Access Device

Ethernet Access Device / EAD

The FCM9002 Ethernet Access Device / EAD is powerful & versatile offering copper & fibre demarcation for Carrier Ethernet Service Providers.


The FCM9002 has been superceeded by our new Ethernet Demarcation Device range (also known as Network Interface Devices, or 'NIDs'): FCM9003 Ethernet Access Device, and the Advanced FCM9005 Ethernet Demarcation Device products, full details of which can be found under the Managed Carrier Ethernet Service Demarcation product menu.

Managed Ethernet Access Device / EAD for Ethernet Services

  • Up to 1Gbps with both Copper & Fibre LAN and Network Ports
  • 802.3ah & 802.1ag OAM service integrity checking (EFM, CFM)
  • Unique MetroSAM (Service Assurance Module) hardware for wirespeed SLA measurement & verification
  • Integrated RFC2544 and Y.1564 test traffic generation, loop back and reporting, for Layer-2 (Ethernet MAC) traffic
  • Zero Touch Provisioning fully automated discovery, installation, configuration and testing
  • 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 OTDR based fault detection
  • Link Loss Forwarding, L2CP tunnelling & Jumbo Frame Support (10kb)
  • Fail-safe operation via copper-copper pass-through relays should PSU failure occur (FCM9002R only)
  • 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
FCM9002: End-to-End Management and Monitoring
FCM9002: Ethernet Access Demarcation / EAD solution

The FCM9002 offers a sophisticated 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 FCM9002 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 micro-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 Provider’s 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.

Should the EDD 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, whilst copper-copper pass-through relays allow the datastream to bypass the EDD. 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 FCM9002 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 FCM9002 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

Core to Edge NetworkCore to Edge Networks

The FCM9002 can be deployed wherever managed service demarcation is required at the customer site. The FCM9002 supports standards compliant OAM 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 FCM9002 can be used for the service 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.

Wholes Infrastructure & Multi-Carrier
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 FCM9002 can perform the necessary measurements whilst monitoring for any changes in performance levels below pre-defined thresholds.

The FCM9002 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 FCM9002 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 FCM9002 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.

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
  • ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC2544 testing methodologies
  • 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
  • ITU-Y.1731 delay & delay variation measurements
  • 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
  • EDD downloads individually tailored service definitions
  • User defined test scripts control SLA verification
  • Birth certificate evidence sent to NOC automatically
  • Self-provisioning by EAD 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
  • Automatic data pass-through on power failure (FCM9002R only)
Regulatory & Standards Compliance
  • IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.1p (Priority, 4 queues)
  • 802.3ah (EFM), 802.1ag (CFM)
  • Safety EN60950
  • EMC EN55032, EN55024
  • 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


The FCM9002 has been superceeded by our new Ethernet Demarcation Device range (also known as Network Interface Devices, or 'NIDs'): FCM9003 Ethernet Access Device, and the Advanced FCM9005 Ethernet Demarcation Device products, full details of which can be found under the Managed Carrier Ethernet Service Demarcation product menu.

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