Ethernet Access Device
The FCM9003 is a powerful & versatile Ethernet Access Device offering copper & fibre demarcation for Carrier Ethernet Service Providers.
- 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 Service Level Agreement (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 OTDR 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
The FCM9003 offers a sophisticated 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.
Zero Touch Provisioning
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.
Testing and Monitoring
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.
FCM9003 Power Configurations
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.
Please contact Metrodata for price and availability of SFP modules including standard 1310nm singlemode as well as long haul, 1550nm, bi-directional and CWDM.
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.
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.
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.
|IEEE 802.1Q customer-tagged|
|Stacked VLANs (Q-in-Q service provider-tagged)|
|IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (s-tag)|
|16 EVCs supported|
|Tag Management: 1-tag (push/pop) for c-tag & s-tag|
Traffic Management & Service Classification
|"Inherited" DSCP QOS|
|Per flow policing and colour marking against:|
|Committed Information Rate (CIR)|
|Constant Bit Rate (CBS)|
|Excess Information Rate (EIR)|
|Excess Burst Size (EBS)|
|IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM (EFM)|
|IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)|
Service Level Agreement Measurement and Verification
|TWAMP in-service monitoring|
|Sophisticated SLA test generator|
|Analyser accurate to micro-second resolution|
|RFC2544 commissioning testing|
|Port & service-level loop back with Layer-2 and Layer-3 address swapping|
|Link Loss Forwarding to signal network path failures|
Fault & Performance Monitoring
|Frame loss, delay & delay variation monitoring, via Y.1731 and TWAMP|
|Statistics gathered on a per-port & per-service basis|
|Support for MEF SOAM-FM and SOAM-PM MIB objects for to Performance Assured Ethernet|
|SFP DDM support for fibre optic monitoring including OTDR|
Automated Configuration & Provisioning
|Zero Touch Provisioning 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 EDD once tests complete|
|Automated configuration of in-service measurements against programmable thresholds|
|Local craft port (9-way D) which can be disabled|
|Local LAN port (RJ45) using CLI, SNMP & Web GUI interfaces|
|Maintains in-band VLAN & MAC-based management tunnels|
|Telnet, SSH (v2), TACACS+, SNMP, Web Browser|
|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)|
|Safety: EN60950, EMC EN55032, EN55024|
Physical & Environmental
|Dimensions (w x d x h)||202 x 132 x 44mm|
|Operating temperature||0 to +50°C|
|Storage temperature||-40 to +70°C|
|Humidity||Up to 95% non-condensing|
|Maximum power consumption||10 Watts|
|Product||AC Mains||DC Power|
|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|
|10Gbps Multimode 550m 300nm||80-38-011|| Multimode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 5.1dB
|10Gbps Singlemode 10km 1300nm||80-38-031|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 6.3dB
|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 12dB
|1Gbps Singlemode 80km 1550nm||80-31-042|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 24dB
|100Mbps Multimode 2km 1300nm||80-30-021|| Multimode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 12dB
|100Mbps Singlemode 10km 1300nm||80-30-031|| Singlemode interface |
fibre optic loss budget 17dB
Many other transceivers are available on request including long haul, 1550nm, CWDM, DWDM and bi-directional.
Whilst the MetroCONNECT product range uses industry standard user exchangeable SFP and SFP+ transceivers, it is recommended that these are purchased from Metrodata to guarantee their specification and compatibility with each other.
If you require another transceiver please contact our sales team with your requirements.
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