Transition Networks has announced its ION 10 Gigabit Ethernet remotely managed media and rate converter network interface device (NID) (C4221-4848), the first 10Gbps Ethernet fiber-to-fiber extender on the market that provides bandwidth rate limiting from 1Gbps to 10Gbps and in-band management of both the local card and a remotely located card.
By using the C4221-4848 in an ION chassis at a customer’s site, the service provider is able to establish a demarcation point between their network and the customer’s network, to easily manage that link from the same card in a Central Office and provide the customer with a reliable service and consistent up-time.
The device has two 10GBase-x (SFP+) ports and a 10/100/1000Base-T copper port, which can be used to integrate legacy 10/100/1000 Ethernet devices to a 10Gig Ethernet link. The C4221 supports 100FX, 1000X, SGMII, and 10Gig SFP modules, which provides flexibility when connecting legacy devices to 10Gig Ethernet backbones. Remote management is possible when two C4221 are linked together over fiber and one card is installed in a managed chassis while the other is installed in an unmanaged chassis.
The C4221 supports bandwidth allocation, allowing service providers to deliver the amount of bandwidth that is contracted with the customer. Service providers are able to deliver tiered Ethernet bandwidth services from 1Gbps to 10Gbps to their business customers with end-to-end visibility of the link status, and complete management control of the devices’ configuration.