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ETX-2

IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation with D-NFV


The ETX-2 line of next-generation IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTUs offers advanced demarcation for SLA-based business services, wholesale services and mobile backhaul.

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ETX-2 Ordering Options
  • New Whitebox+: server-based vCPE with license-upgradeable PNFs (routing, service demarcation, performance monitoring, etc.)
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, E-Access services, as well as L3 VPNs and TDM pseudowire over packet networks
  • Integrated wire-speed switch/ router
  • Fits any access infrastructure, including FE/GbE/10-GbE, PDH and VDSL2/SHDSL, as well as GPON support using an ONT SFP
  • Pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions
  • SDN-ready with dynamic forwarding
  • Flexible classification (MEF-10.3), H-QoS traffic management and scheduling per EVC/EVC.CoS
  • Accurate and scalable Ethernet OAM with one-way and two-way measurements, performance monitoring, built-in RFC-2544/Y.1564 tester capabilities, TWAMP support, and L2/L3 diagnostic loopbacks
  • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching; G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching; Link Aggregation (LAG) per 802.3ad; dual homing (1:1) redundancy
  • Timing over Packet synchronization with Sync-E and IEEE-1588v2
  • RADview management with CLI configuration; supported by RADview Performance Monitoring portal, RADview Service Manager and RADview D-NFV Orchestrator

The ETX-2 line of next-generation IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTUs offers advanced demarcation for SLA-based business services, wholesale services and mobile backhaul. Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solution, it is available in various ordering options, including field-pluggable x86 NFV modules for hosting virtual network functions (VNFs) which were specially designed as virtualized CPE (vCPE) platforms. Featuring a high-scale, built-in router and modular network interfaces for any access infrastructure, the ETX-2 support up to 48 Gbps, with high capacity service provisioning, performance monitoring, and application awareness capabilities. Moreover, its future-proof design and innovative architecture allow dynamic forwarding to enable service chaining flexibility for embedded and virtual functions, as well as fit software defined networks (SDN).

Ordering Options with IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation:

ETX-2i: IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device with D-NFV

Available as a modular demarcation device, the ETX-2i enables operators to deliver the most advanced Carrier Ethernet services and IP VPNs over any network connection. It features a high capacity switch/router and a powerful x86 server for hosting virtual functions.

In addition, the ETX-2i incorporates distributed Grandmaster functionalities, installed as a cell-site aggregator or at cellular towers and controller sites to guarantee differentiated SLAs for LTE/LTE-A mobile operators, while cutting down provider costs by minimizing equipment needed for timing and demarcation.

  • Up to eight GbE combo ports
  • Integrated wire-speed switch/router
  • Modular network interfaces: FE/GbE (combo), E1/T1, T3, VDSL2, or SHDSL
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX-2i-B: IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device with D-NFV for SMBs

ETX-2i-B is an entry-level demarcation device for remote branches and SMBs delivering advanced SLA-based Ethernet and IP business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It is ideal for carriers, service providers, and wholesale operators requiring advanced Ethernet L2/L3 functionality at customer premises and multi-tenant units (MTUs).

  • Up to six GbE ports in various combinations
  • Integrated 6-Gbps switch
  • Integrated 1-Gbps router
  • Pluggable x86 ATOM D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions

ETX-2i-10G: 10G Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Aggregation Device

The ETX-2i-10G combines intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities to deliver high bandwidth, SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services for enterprise customers and mobile backhaul operators. As a demarcation solution, the ETX-2i-10G is used for managing the service hand-off at an enterprise headquarters handling a large volume of traffic. Alternatively, it can be used as an aggregation solution at the concentration point, where a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • Up to four 10-GbE ports and up to eight 1-GbE ports in various combinations
  • Integrated 46-Gbps switch
  • Integrated 8-Gbps router
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX Distributed NFV Applications

The ETX-2i features an x86-based D-NFV module for hosting virtual functions (VFs) and applications. The D-NFV module runs on DNFV-OS, which includes standard KVM hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support third-party applications. RADview D-NFV Orchestrator enables easy VF download. Supported applications include:

Router
Virtual router for hosted public clouds and branch CPE deployments

Cryptography
Standard AES 256-bit cipher encryption/decryption of L2-L4 traffic

Firewall
Unified threat management for provider-managed SMB services

PMC
Central generation of always-on performance monitoring over Layer 3 networks

Session Border Controller (SBC)
Manages VoIP signaling and media flows

Packet Analyzer
Troubleshooting on demand from the customer edge using a packet sniffer VF

WAN Optimization
Eliminates content duplication, handles compression and optimizes latency

Contact your local RAD distributor for additional/new application information.

Ordering Options with Carrier Ethernet Demarcation:

ETX-203AM: Universal Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

Available as a modular demarcation device, the ETX-203AM enables operators to deliver Carrier Ethernet services and IP VPNs over any network connection. This reduces carrier TCO and simplifies purchasing, homologation, training, service production, and management integration.

  • Four FE/Gigabit Ethernet user ports
  • Modular network interfaces: FE/GbE (combo), E1/T1, T3, VDSL, or SHDSL
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX-203AX: Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

ETX-203AX delivers SLA-based Ethernet business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It handles up to 5 Gbps of user traffic at wire-speed and is ideal for carriers, service providers, and wholesale operators requiring advanced Ethernet functionality at customer premises and multi-tenant units (MTUs).

  • Six FE/GbE ports (two network, four user); flexible selection of SFP and copper interfaces
  • Wide range of AC/DC power supply options
  • Hardened and NEBS-compliant enclosure options

ETX-205A: Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Mobile Demarcation Device

The ETX-205A provides advanced Carrier Ethernet demarcation and offers combo interfaces and power supply redundancy. As a demarcation device for mobile backhaul, the ETX-205A incorporates distributed Grandmaster functionalities, and is installed at cellular tower and controller sites to guarantee differentiated SLAs for LTE/LTE-A mobile operators, while cutting down provider costs by minimizing equipment needed for timing and demarcation.

  • L2 VPN service demarcation with superior traffic management and monitoring capabilities
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Distributed GMTM architecture integrating built-in GPS receiver with IEEE 1588v2 Grandmaster functionality for cost-optimized LTE deployments
  • E1/T1 pseudowire services per MEF-8, UDP/IP, MPLS static labeling in SAToP and CESoP modes and with CAS
  • Optional environmentally hardened enclosure

ETX-220A: 10G Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Aggregation Device

Optimized for high speed access applications, the ETX-220A combines intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities to deliver SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services for enterprise and carrier-to-carrier E-Access applications. As a demarcation solution, the ETX-220A is used for managing the service hand-off at an enterprise headquarters handling a large volume of traffic, at carrier inter-connects, or between provider networks. Alternatively, it can be used as an aggregation solution at the concentration point, where a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • Up to four x 10-GbE ports and up to 20 x 1-GbE ports in various combinations
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Distributed GM architecture integrating built-in GPS receiver with IEEE 1588v2 Grandmaster functionality for cost-optimized LTE deployments
  • Optional environmentally hardened enclosure
 
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