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Multi-Protocol, Multi-Rate, 10G Multiplexer with DynaFEC


Pluggable 10G muxponder with eight multiprotocol client ports. Dual pluggable line side ports with DynaFEC. Used for long haul transport up to 6,000Km.

The EKINOPS PM C1008MP family of modules are amongst the industries most flexible multi-protocol DWDM add drop multiplexers. These modules have the ability to multiplex any mix of 1 GbE, 1G Fibre Channel, 2G Fibre Channel, 4G Fibre Channel, OC-12/STM-4, and OC-48/STM-16 up to a total bandwidth of 10 gigabits per second. These modules have eight client ports which can beused as inputs for these different service types. All client ports are software programmable and can be reprogrammed to a different client service in the field, on the fly, without any effect on traffic being carried by other ports on the cards.

The EKINOPS PM C1008MPHC is designed for use in long haul applications. Utilizing Ekinops’ DynaFEC technology allows the PM C1008MPHC to reach very long distances in an economical fashion. Ekinops’ DynaFEC is an industry leading FEC technology that provides 10 dB gain and12 dB OSNR tolerance which is far better performing than most FEC capabilities available in the industry today.

The flexibility in these line cards provides the end user with a number of advantages. First, enterprises and service providers can utilize these line cards without any need to understand or forecast the mix of different traffic types that will need to be supported in the future. Client port scan be programmed to the appropriate service type at the time the need for providing that service type arises. The flexibility of these modules provides the ultimate economy in wavelength utilization for complex applications that involve multiple service types. These modules aggregatemany different service types onto a single 10G wavelength. Traditional DWDM multiplexers would require as many as 1 wavelength per service type.

wide variety applications protocols
Figure 1: EKINOPS PM C1008MPHC being utilized for a wide variety of applications and protocols


The EKINOPS PM C1008MPHC module can be managed through SNMP or via the EKINOPS standard element level management interfaces, which include a Command Line Interface (CLI) and an EKINOPS java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). The CLI is accessible via Secure Socket Shell (SSH) and Telnet remotely or via a local serial port locally on the management board.

Complete performance monitoring and management are provided, including laser shutoff and local and remote loopback, useful for maintenance and fault isolation.

Digital Diagnostics Management (DDM) is supported for SFP and XFP interfaces. This includes link status, transmit (TX) and receive (RX) signal power monitoring, and operational temperature, as well as manufacturer and transceiver model information essential for inventory management. A 10 Mbps in-band Data Communications Channel (DCC) is embedded in the line side for remote management.

The PM C1008MPHC offers SONET/SDH Performance counters for TDM services and RMON statistics for Ethernet services.

The EKINOPS PM C1008MPHC module is also supported by Celestis NMS, the EKINOPS advanced Network Management System.

  • Single module for aggregation of most common service types
  • Efficient multiplexing that supports aggregation of multiple service types onto a single wavelength
  • Support for a wide variety of applications with a single module simplifying inventory and sparing
  • Redundant line port for 50ms network redundancy

Because of the flexibility of the PM C1008MP family of modules, they can be used for a multitude of applications. The PM C1008MPHC is particularly useful in applications where multiple service types are necessary although of course, it can be used for single service type applications as well. Examples of applications requiring multiple converged service types include wireless backhaul, broadband aggregation, and business services.

For broadband backhaul, a mix of IP DSLAMs/DLCs and traditional TDM based DLCs/DSLAMs require a mix of TDM and Ethernet services.

Finally, for business services, one could encounter a mix of multiple service types including video, Ethernet, TDM, and Fibre Channel. With all of these applications, flexibility in traffic mix is critical. The ability of the PM C1008MP family of modules to support different service types in any mix on a single wavelength allows for service providers and enterprises to deploy these applications utilizing minimal network resources (wavelengths) without the need to anticipate what the mix of the different service types will be.

  • Business Services (TDM, Ethernet, Fibre Channel)
  • Data Center Interconnect/Disaster Recovery
  • Triple or Quadruple Play
  • Wireless Back Haul
  • IP DLC/DSLAM Back Haul
  • Transport Infrastructure


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