MetroCONNECT WCM1800: Ethernet Converter over 8x bonded E1 / T1

MetroCONNECT WCM1800: Ethernet Converter over 8x bonded E1 / T1

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WCM1800 Ethernet Converter provides a low cost Ethernet extension & Carrier Ethernet Service delivery, offering end to end management using 802.3ah OAM, and customer site LAN extension from twisted pair 10/100/1000BaseT and 100Base/1000Base-X fibre over multiple E1 or T1 leased line services.

WCM1800 FrontWCM1800 BNC RearWCM1800 RJ45 Rear

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Gigabit Ethernet Converter over up to 8x E1 or T1 services

WCM1800: the "plug and play" way to connect LANs together over up to E1 circuits
WCM1800: Managed Ethernet connectivity for up to 8x Fractional or 'Clear Channel' E1/T1 circuits
  • Ethernet Converter of 10Mb/100Mb/Gigabit Ethernet over up to 8x Clear Channel or Fractional E1 or T1 services
  • Use either for individual Point-to-Point links, offering seamless Ethernet bandwidth over up to 8 'bonded' WAN circuits between two locations, or as a small Central Site Aggregator, serving combinations of single and/or bonded E1 or T1 links to between one and four separate locations
  • Four RJ45 plus single SFP flexible media port, offering local Switched Ethernet connections up to 1Gbps
  • Mini Jumbo Frame Support (up to 2048bytes)
  • Fully manageable via Serial Terminal (user-friendly context-sensitive menu system), Telnet/SSH, SNMP and Web Browser
  • TACACS+ for secure authentication
  • 802.3ah 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 Ethernet Port and Priority queue (also for Broadcast traffic), enabling differentiated traffic QoS
  • Flexible Ethernet encapsulation schemes, including support for GFP standard for inter-operability
  • Link Loss Forwarding
  • RSTP support
  • LED status indicators
  • Alarm Extension Relay
  • Robust metal casing, made in the UK to high quality standards
  • Integral auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -48V DC versions)
  • 12V & 24V DC PSU variants also available on request
  • Easy to install & maintain
  • 1-port E1/T1, 4-port bonded E1/T1,8-port bonded E1/T1 and 16-port bonded E1/T1 versions also available
  • BNC Version 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 WCC1800 modules, supporting multiple WCM1800 Ethernet Converters over up to 8 Fractional E1 or T1 LAN Extender Demarcation Devices. The MetroCONNECT and WCM1800 together offer LAN Extension and Ethernet demarcation, with remote management via 802.3ah OAM. Various service delivery options are available including fibre, copper, and fibre plus copper over up to 8 Fractional E1 or T1 circuits. 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.

WCM1800 delivering LAN Extender services from an MPLS core network

WCM1800 delivering Ethernet services from an MPLS core network

This application shows an WCM1800 unit being used as the Ethernet Extender 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 10/100/1000baseT and SFP fibre ports. OAM support means that the WCM1800 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.

WCM1800 units performing Ethernet Extension and media conversion

WCM1800 units performing Ethernet service demarcation and media conversion

This application shows how a pair of WCM1800 units can be used to offer Ethernet service demarcation and LAN Extender functionality either over up to 8 Fractional E1/T1 circuits.

WCM1800 units performing aggregation of services on multiple sites

This application shows how VLANs can also be used to select which site to forward user data to, e.g. when using a WCM1800 unit supporting eight E1 ports at a central site supporting up to four sites with WCM1100, WCM1400 or WCM1800 units each supporting up to eight E1 ports.

The WCM1800 is a member of the MetroCONNECT family, offering Managed LAN extension over either Clear-Channel or Fractional E1 or T1 Wide Area Networks.The WCM1800 supports four locally switched RJ45 LAN interfaces, three of which are for 10/100Mbps connections and the fourth supporting 1Gbps.A further LAN interface is provided via an SFP port, offering the flexibility of a wide variety of fibre interface options. Over-sized Ethernet frames 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 different services. Management is offered via each of Serial Terminal connection,Telnet, SNMP or Web Browser application. Management security is offered via SSH andTACACS+ authentication. Support is also offered for ‘Carrier Ethernet’ Link OAM Management (IEEE 802.3ah), enabling status information to be shared with connected equipment if required.

In line with all other members of the MetroCONNECT Ethernet Service Delivery family,theWCM1800 supports Metrodata’s ‘zero-touch’ installation process, eliminating the need for skilled resources for remote-site installations.

The WCM1800 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 WCM1800, 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 Point- to-Point links, using two WCM1800 products joined via multiply ‘bonded’ terrestrial or wireless (e.g. microwave) WAN services, to provide seamless Ethernet bandwidth of up to ~16Mbps between two locations.Alternatively, the product can be used in conjunction with other members of the MetroCONNECT product family, including the WCM1100,WCM1400, WCM1820 and MC12000 Ethernet Service Delivery Chassis.As a small ‘Central Site’ aggregator, the WCM1800 may serve combinations of single and/or bonded WAN links to between one and four separate locations.

The WCM1800 is available in a choice of 100-250 VAC or -48 VDC integrated power supplies.

The WCM1800 can easily be rack mounted.

The WCM1800 is part of a wide range of LAN Extender products from Metrodata.

WAN Port Specs
Port 8-port Fractional E1/T1 conforming to G.703
Interface 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 +/- 50 ppm
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 0dBm
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 -3dBm
Rx sensitivity -19 to -3dBm
Optical loss budget 9.5dB (10km)

10/100/1000BaseT Electrical Interface
Port 4x 10/100/1000BaseT with auto-negotiation and Jumbo frame support
Interface RJ45 (Auto Crossover MDI/MDIX)
Operating mode Auto Negotiate, 10M, 100M, 1000M, 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 -36 to -72V DC, 125 - 65 mA
AC Mains 100 - 250V AC, 50 - 60Hz, 60 - 25mA
Power Consumption 6 watts approx when operating

Type 1U 19 inch rack mount
Dimensions 435 x 213 x 43 mm (W x D x H)
Order Code
Product AC Mains: 100 - 250 VAC DC Power: -48 VDC
WCM180080-70-8542 80-71-8542

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 1300nm80-30-021 Multimode interface
fibre optic loss budget 8.5dB
100Mbps Singlemode 10km 1300nm80-30-031 Singlemode interface
fibre optic loss budget 13dB
100Mbps Singlemode 40km 1300nm80-30-033 Singlemode interface
fibre optic loss budget 20dB
100Mbps Singlemode 80km 1550nm80-30-042 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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