Carrier Ethernet Delivery Platform
MetroCONNECT MC12000 presents a centralised platform for Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery, offering sophisticated management, high port density and enabling the efficient use of core network infrastructure.
Managed Ethernet Service Delivery over a wide variety of access services
- Modular central system fans out to multiple standalone devices
- Up to 48 LAN extension and 24 media conversion services can be supported
- Mixture of modules can be used together in the same compact 4U 19” rack
- 10/100/1000BaseT RJ45 copper and 100BaseFX/1000BaseX SFP ports on all modules
- Copper, fibre and resilient service delivery supported over last mile
- Link Loss forwarding
- Ethernet Jumbo frame support (10kbytes max frame size)
- OAM support including IEEE 802.3ah
- Hot-Swap for all I/O modules & power supplies
- SNMP remote management
- Redundant load sharing AC or DC PSUs for increased resilience
The MetroCONNECT MC12000 offers a high density flexible Ethernet Service Delivery solution with fibre or copper distribution from the core network to customer sites. Various I/O modules can be used to deliver Ethernet services over a wide variety of last mile services to matching standalone devices performing managed LAN extension or managed media conversion functions. Support for 10M, 100M and Gigabit Ethernet applications as well as Jumbo frames comes as standard across this product range. Comprehensive end-to-end management is supported using 802.3ah or IP, offering visibility right up to the customer demarcation point.
The MC12000 is a 4U, 19 inch rack based chassis unit supporting up to 2 power supply modules (PSUs) and 12 I/O modules supporting up to 48 services. Spare I/O modules can be resident in the chassis ready for the immediate deployment of additional capacity or to provide “in situ” spares. The “hot swap” capability of I/O modules and power supplies eases the provisioning of new services and the maintenance of existing services. With multiple access links deployed, resilience can be supported using G.7042 LCAS and/or RSTP.
A wide variety of last mile service delivery types can be supported including:
- Ethernet over copper or fibre via FCC9000 I/O modules linked to FCM9003 Ethernet Access Device (layer 2/layer 3) or FCM9005 Ethernet Demarcation Device (layer 2/layer 3) remote site units
- Fractional E1/ T1 services via WCC1400 or WCC1800 I/O modules linked to WCM1100, WCM1101, WCM1400, WCM1800 or WCM1820 remote site units
- Framed E3/DS3 services via the WCC3200 I/O modules linked to WCM3100, WCM3200 or WCM3400 remote site units
- STM-1 services via WCC5200 I/O modules linked to WCM5100 remote site units
- Serial services via WCC-Serial I/O module and WCM-Serial remote site units
- The FCC9000 I/O module is used with the standalone FCM9003 deployed at the customer site to deliver a 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet service over a fibre WAN connection, with up to 24 individual Ethernet services being delivered via a single MC12000 chassis, alternatively
- Each WCC1400 I/O module can support 4 standalone WCM1100 or WCM1101 units deployed at different customer sites to deliver 4 separate 10/100/1000BaseT or fibre Ethernet services over fractional E1 or T1 circuits, with up to 48 individual Ethernet services being delivered via a single MC12000 chassis.
The MC12000 only requires a single PSU to support a full compliment of I/O modules, but for increased resiliency redundant PSUs can be used. The PSUs are load sharing when used in the optional 1+1 redundant configuration. For maximum MTBF (mean time between failures) the -48V DC PSU modules may be used.Typical operating power consumption is less than 75 watts.
The MC12000 system management module manages each of the I/O modules and has the ability to extend management to remote demarcation devices and beyond, via IP or OAM messages with separation using VLANs. The I/O modules optionally generate and terminate OAM frames according to IEEE 802.3ah. Each I/O module supports standalone operation with defaults configured using simple bit switches for ease of installation, which can then be overridden by the management software.
Management of the MC12000 is either via the console port, or the management Ethernet port using SNMP, Telnet or a Web browser. SNMP traps are generated based on I/O module alarms which can be individually enabled. TFTP download of software and configuration is also supported. To further future proof the MC12000 system, remote hardware upgrade of CPLD firmware is possible. Management access has password protection whether via the console, Telnet or browser interface. Performance statistics are available for all ports with data collection in 15 minute segments for a 24 hour period. For security, the MC12000 supports SSH and TACACS+ for access control.
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.
This application shows how a MetroCONNECT MC12000 chassis with a variety of I/O modules fitted can deliver Ethernet services over a wide range of last mile services. The MetroCONNECT solution offers interface conversion or LAN extension as well as Ethernet service demarcation, with comprehensive remote management of the standalone Ethernet Demarcation Devices (or EDD's, otherwise known as Network Interface Devices or NID's) on the customer site using 802.3ah OAM or IP management. Support for 10M, 100M and Gigabit Ethernet applications as well as Jumbo frames comes as standard across this product range.
The following specifications relate to the MC12000 Chassis without any interface modules fitted. Each individual module also has its own specifications, check each module for further information.
Configuration & Management
|Type||Menu driven user interface|
|Access||Local console, Telnet, SNMP|
|Interface||V.24 terminal, 10baseT network port|
|Security||Access by two level password|
Dimensions & Capacity
|Dimensions||W x D x H (mm)|
|19" Rack mount overall||484 x 251 x 178 mm|
|Alarm Extension||9 way D-type on MC12000 rear panel|
|Interface cable entry||At MetroCONNECT front panel|
|Typical Configuration||2 PSU Modules, 1 Management module, 12 Interface Modules|
|Temp||0-50 deg C|
|Humidity||0-95% RH, non condensing|
Compliance & Approvals
Power supply Options
|-48 VDC Supply||-36 to -72 VDC, 2 Amps|
|AC Mains||85 - 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1 Amp, IEC connector|
|Power Consumption||Up to 75 watts when operating|
|MetroCONNECT Item||Part No.||Description|
|MC12000 Chassis with single AC PSU||80-16-021-1||19" Rack mounting chassis, single AC PSU, spare PSU slot, management module, and 12 user I/O module slots|
|MC12000 Chassis with dual AC PSU||80-16-022-1||19" Rack mounting chassis, dual AC PSUs, management module, and 12 user I/O module slots|
|MC12000 Chassis with single DC PSU||80-16-031-1||19" Rack mounting chassis, single DC PSU, spare PSU slot, management module, and 12 user I/O module slots|
|MC12000 Chassis with dual DC PSU||80-16-032-1||19" Rack mounting chassis, dual DC PSUs, management module, and 12 user I/O module slots|
|Power Supply Blanking Plate||80-16-105||Blanking plate for empty power supply slot in single PSU configuration|
|Interface Card Blanking Plate||80-16-107||Blanking plate for empty interface module slot in configuration|
|AC Power Supply Module||80-16-110-1||100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz, 160W|
|DC Power Supply Module||80-16-115||-48 VDC, 160W|
|Spare Management Module||80-16-120-1|
The applications currently available for use with the MetroCONNECT platform are shown below:
|Ethernet Media Conversion||Part No.||Description|
|FCC9000 MetroCONNECT module (no SFP)||80-16-933||MetroCONNECT module offering a twin managed 10/100/1000 Ethernet media converter supporting resilient fibre|
|LAN Extension||Part No.||Description|
|WCC1400 MetroCONNECT module||80-16-4542-1||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet over 4-port Fractional E1/T1 LAN Extension function|
|WCC1800 MetroCONNECT module||80-16-8542-1||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet over 8-port Fractional E1/T1 LAN LAN Extension function|
|WCC3200 MetroCONNECT module||80-16-2543-1||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet over 2-port Framed E3/DS3 LAN Extension function|
|WCC5200 MetroCONNECT module||80-16-2547||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre ethernet over STM-1 or OC-3 services|
|WCC-Serial MetroCONNECT module||80-16-545-1||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet over Serial LAN Extension function|
|Fibre Extension||Part No.||Description|
|FC1000||80-16-910||E1 2Mbps G.703 Electrical over Multimode Fibre Converter|
|FC1100||80-16-918||E1 2Mbps G.703 Electrical over Singlemode Short Haul Fibre Converter|
|FC1200||80-16-919||E1 2Mbps G.703 Electrical over Singlemode Long Haul Fibre Converter|
|FC3000||80-16-920||E3/DS3 34Mbps/45Mbps G.703 Electrical over Multimode Fibre Converter|
|FC3100||80-16-921||E3/DS3 34Mbps/45Mbps G.703 Electrical over Singlemode Short Haul Converter|
|FC3200||80-16-922||E3/DS3 34Mbps/45Mbps G.703 Electrical over Singlemode Long Haul Converter|
|FC4000||80-16-915||STM-1/OC-3 155Mbps G.703 Electrical to Multimode Fibre Converter|
|FC4100||80-16-916||STM-1/OC-3 155Mbps G.703 Electrical to Singlemode Short Haul Converter|
|FC4200||80-16-917||STM-1/OC-3 155Mbps G.703 Electrical to Singlemode Long Haul Converter|
|Router Interface||Part No.||Description|
|DC1X00||80-16-210||Unframed E1 2Mbps G.703 Electrical to X.21 / V.35 Converter|
|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.
Ethernet Media Conversion
|Model No.||Datasheet||Module Function|
|FCC9000||MetroCONNECT module offering a Dual Managed Media Converter or 6-port Mixed-media Switch|
|Model No.||Datasheet||Module Function|
|WCC1400||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000 Ethernet over 4-port Fractional E1/T1 converter|
|WCC1800||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000 Ethernet over 8-port Fractional E1/T1 converter|
|WCC3200||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000baseT or fibre Ethernet over 2-port Framed E3/DS3 LAN Extension function|
|WCC5200||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000 Ethernet over STM-1 converter|
|WCC-Serial||MetroCONNECT module offering a managed 10/100/1000 Ethernet over Serial converter|
If you require another SFP or user I/O module or one currently under development please contact our sales team with your requirements who will be happy to help.
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