• Non-Blocking Multicast Aggregation Switch
  • Provides line rate L2 & L3 Switching plus Hybrid Match & Forward
  • Supports up to 48x 10/25GbE connections with 6x 40/100 GbE uplinks
Front of MDX-48X6C
Rear of MDX-48X6C
Rear of MDX-48X6C

Features and Benefits:

  • 48x SFP28 (1G/10G/25G) + 6 x QSFP28 (100G)
  • Switching capacity 1.8 Tbps, forwarding rate 2.6 Bpps
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing redundant PSUs (AC/DC)
  • 5+1 redundant, hot-swappable, configurable fan modules
  • NEBS certified
  • Energy efficient: 310W (typical w/o optics), max 510W
  • 1RU, 43.84(W) x 47.3(D) x 4.35(H) cm
  • 9.43Kg (20.78lb) w/ two PSUs
  • 1x RJ45 serial console
  • 1x RJ45 1000BASE-T management
  • 1x USB Type-A storage
  • All ports on front; PSU and fans accessible from rear
  • LLDP with MD8000/MDX/MDP Product Families
  • Uni-directional operation for bi-directional two fiber optical

MDX-48X6C IP Media 100G Aggregation Switch

The Media Links MDX-48X6C is a high performance non-blocking multicast switch designed specifically for aggregating IP Media streams and operating in conjunction with Media Links’ MD8000 and MDP Series product portfolios. Contained in a compact 1RU form factor with NEBS certification, the MDX-48X6C provides line rate L2 and L3 switching, supporting up to 48x 10/25GbE and 6 x 40/100GbE connections.

Handling both compressed and uncompressed video/audio streams as well as bidirectional TCP-over-IP data traffic, the MDX-48X6C is designed with a non blocking architecture for multicast streams, and for no packet loss at full bandwidth via selection of various configurations. The switch also incorporates several safeguards such as Loop/Flood Protection, Over Subscription, and Per Flow Bandwidth Management to maximize performance while preventing/minimizing the propensity of service interruptions.

Low power consumption additionally separates this device from similar competitive offerings. The hardware provides High availability features including redundant, hot swappable AC, -48VDC or 12VDC power inputs, redundant fan modules and configurable airflows.
The MDX-48X6C is loaded with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) which supports the installation of compatible Network Operating System software for SDN/NFV capability.

Specifications of the MDX-48X6C IP Media 100G Aggregation Switch

  • Ports

Switch Ports:

48x 25G SFP28 plus 6 x 100G QSFP28 ports:

Each SFP28 supports 1x 10G or 25GbE

Each QSFP28 supports 1x 40/100GbE or 4 x 25GbE or 4 x 10GbE per port using splitter cables

Management ports on port side (1 each):

RJ45 serial, RJ45 100/1000BASE-T mgmt, USB Type A storage

  • Key Components

Switch Silicon: Broadcom BCM56967 Tomahawk 1.8 Tbps

CPU Modules:

Intel Atom® C2538 quad-core 2.4GHz x86 processor

  • Performance

Switching Capacity: 1.8 Tbps

Forwarding Rate: 2.6 Bpps

Jumbo frames support up to 9216 Bytes

Packet Buffer Size: 22 MB integrated packet buffer

MAC Addresses: 8K min./136K max.

  • Physical and Environmental

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43.84 x 47.3 x 4.35 cm (17.26 x 18.62 x 1.73 in)

Weight: 9.43 kg (20.78 lb), with two installed PSUs

Fans: 5+1 redundant, hot-swappable

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

  • Software


Hardware monitoring


  • LEDs

10G SFP+ Port LEDs: Link Speed, Link Status, Activity

25G SFP28 Port LEDs: Link Status, Activity for 25G status

100G QSFP28 Port LEDs: Link Status, Activity for 100G status

100G QSFP28 Breakout LEDs: show Link, Status, Activity

with 4 x 25G breakout

Ethernet Management Port LED: Link Status, Activity

System LEDs: Diagnostic, Locator, PSU and Fan Status

  • Power

PSUs: 2 redundant, load-sharing, hot-swappable AC or -48 VDC

Input Voltage: 90 to 240 VAC at 50-60 Hz. -36 to -72 VDC

PSU Efficiency: Up to 93% for AC PSUs

Power input option: 12 VDC

The total estimated power budget is around 511 W

  • Regulatory


CE Mark, EN55032 Class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,

EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A,




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