The ML684 Ethernet Access Device (EAD) from Actelis Networks® is a copper Add-  Drop EAD that enables delivery of high- speed Carrier Ethernet services over existing copper and fiber infrastructure  with  speeds up to 60 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet traffic over copper. As a 4 copper pair model, the ML684 takes in the copper pairs and allows them to be split into two directions, thereby allowing  multiple  nodes  to  be  connected   to each other over copper in a linear chain   or ring configuration. Each node has full switching  capabilities  and  can  drop  and add Ethernet traffic at each location while transferring the rest of the traffic through.  The ML684 EAD can also be deployed as a mini-CO supporting EADs. With its superior performance, extensive functionality and low cost, the ML684 EAD offers rapid service delivery and allows for complete utilization of the existing network  infrastructure.

The ML684 EAD is interoperable with any standard Ethernet switch, router or hub. Compliant with  Metro  Ethernet  Forum  (MEF) specifications, ML684 EAD systems seamlessly integrate into carrier Ethernet networks.  Equipped  with   4   10/100Base-  T Ethernet interfaces and an optional 100/1000Base-FX Small Form Factor (SFP) port, the ML684 EAD allows assignment of     a service or a customer per port. The ML684 EAD model lets service providers, enterprises and municipalities create an intelligent Ethernet access edge with bandwidth limiting per ingress port and traffic shaping on the Ethernet Access uplink (HSL).

Powered by Actelis Networks’ award- winning, patented  EFMplus™  technology, the rate, reach and reliability are increased significantly using advanced Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) techniques. This technology provides the best rate/reach performance  and  most  resilient  fiber-quality transmission, ensuring carrier-class reliability.

The ML684 EAD provides 802.1q VLAN-aware wire-speed bridging, double  tagging  (VLAN  stacking)  for  end-user  VLAN   transparency, L2 (Ethernet priority), L3 (ToS/ Diff-Serv) classification with four traffic classes, RSTP/STP, Link Aggregation, bandwidth monitoring, Multicast/Broadcast   limiting, as well as IGMP snooping for video distribution applications.

The ML684  EAD  provides proactive and dynamic tools for enhanced trouble shooting and monitoring capabilities. Advanced Carrier-class EFM OAM, including 802.3ah, CFM (802.1ag) and Y.1731 (ITU), are incorporated, offering both physical link as well as service level end-to-end advanced troubleshooting mechanisms.

The ML684 EADs can be managed In- and Out-of-Band by the MetaASSIST™ View graphical craft application and via the multi-platform Element Management System, MetaASSIST EMS. The management protocols include standard TL1 command line interface and SNMP using standard MIBs for seamless integration with third-party Network Management Systems (NMS).

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