The two Port OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module is ideal for connecting any of Media Links’ MD8000 devices to SONET/SDH networks at rates of 155Mbps. Using a non-blocking Layer 2 Switch Fabric, Ethernet frames from an OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module are sent to the dual Switch Controllers (SW-CNT modules) across the chassis backplane. For route diversity, this trunk module is equipped with dual SONET/SDH interfaces.

For efficient multiplexing and easy integration with carrier IP networks, the trunk card supports the ITU G.7041 Generic Framing Procedure (GFP). Various concatenation modes are also supported, including VC4 only within SDH STS/VC concatenation modes. For SONET, the logical path can be defined as 1 x STS-3 or 3 x STS-1, delivering optimal core network utilization and multi-service termination on a single trunk port.

The two Port OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module accepts small form factor pluggable (SFP) optics to support optical budgets of 10km, 40km, 80km and 120km. Newer SONET/SDH compatible wavelength division multiplexing technologies such as CWDM/DWDM are also fully supported.

Key Features of the Two Port OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module

  • Pluggable SFP Optics with CWDM / DWM supported
  • Dual Port OC-3 / STM-1 SONET / SDH Card

Key Functions of the Two Port OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module

  • GFP Support for IP Network Integration
  • STS / VC concatenation for efficient network utilization

Applications for the Two Port OC-3/STM-1 Trunk Module

  • Carrier Class Media Networks
  • High Performance Studio Interconnects
  • Flawless Contribution Video Transport
  • Reliable Content Delivery Systems
  • Integrated Live, Recorded and File-Based Communications