TDM to IP converter with built-in ethernet switch

Engage Communication released the latest version of T1/E1 to Ethernet/IP interface products. The Engage UNO is 1/3 the size of traditional standalone IP interface products and designed in an enclosure that measures less than 4″ X 6″ and can provide up to 4 Ethernet ports per unit. It is one of the lowest power products meeting industry standards for network interconnection and IP backhaul.

The unit can provide interfaces for many legacy TDM installations including PBXs, cellular base stations, telecom switching equipment, satellite or radio interfaces. The UNO supports all signaling options including PRI ISDN, SS7, ESF, SLC-96, CCIS, out of band and robbed bit signaling. It’s remotely manageable either via secure Telnet or SNMP. Secure Socket Shell (SSH) delivers encrypted communications between SSH clients and the UNO Management interface.

The 4 port Ethernet switch is an option available on the UNO that can provide Ethernet QOS with up to 4 priority queues. The Ethernet switch functionality is a major plus to mobile operators as they move to upgrade their existing circuits to 3G and 4G services. A rate limiting capability built into the switch means that available bandwidth can be allocated to T1 or E1 circuits for voice backhaul or can be reserved as 3G and 4G data usage increases. The Ethernet switch provides such advanced features as 802.1p/IPv4/IPv6 traffic classification, full IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, RMON, Port Monitoring and Level 2 Firewall. The switch option permits the user to configure the UNO to provide traffic sharing, load balancing or a fully redundant, alternative path for interconnection of the IP encapsulated T1/E1 data. The UNO can be used as a virtual DACS to map DSOs from the TDM circuit to as many as 24/30 remote locations via the IP/Ethernet interfaces.

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