The ML688 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 100 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet traffic. An 8 copper pair model, the ML688 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 ML688 EAD can also be deployed as a mini-CO supporting EADs. With its superior performance, extensive functionality and low cost, the ML688 EAD offers rapid service delivery and allows for complete utilization of the existing network infrastructure.

The ML688 EAD is interoperable with any standard Ethernet switch, router or hub. Compliant with  Metro  Ethernet  Forum  (MEF) specifications, ML688 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  ML688  EAD  allows  assignment   of a service or a customer per port. The ML688 EAD model lets service providers 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 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. Combined with Actelis industry-leading XR239 repeater, the reach can be extended even further.

The ML688 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 ML688  EADs  provide 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 ML688 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 command line interface and SNMP using standard MIBs for seamless integration with third-party Network Management Systems (NMS).


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