The FCD-IPD™ Dual E1 Router provides cost-effective
central management of ADMs and other SDH equipment, such as switches and
multiplexers, in large, multi-node, multi-vendor SDH networks. It also
provides a shared LAN connection in corporate and utility environments
Cost-Effective Management of Large
The FCD-IPD router manages the SDH network by creating an IP ring on top of
the network and uses full E1 (2 Mbps) bandwidth as a shared IP trunk. This
enables the FCD-IPD to manage up to 100 nodes, as compared to 30 nodes that
can be managed by other out-of-band solutions that drop-and-insert one 64
kbps timeslot at each node. It also eliminates the need to deploy an
expensive channelized router at the central site for assigning the
appropriate timeslot to each node.
By statistically and dynamically allocating a full 2 Mbps to each node, the
FCD-IPD router provides very fast downloads of configuration files. It can
download a 2 MB file in eight seconds, as opposed to a DCC solution, which
requires 86 seconds, and assigning a dedicated timeslot to each node, which
requires 256 seconds.
Reliable Multi-Vendor Support
The FCD-IPD can manage and configure any third-party equipment at each node,
including ADMs, multiplexers and switches, whereas in-band DCC management is
limited to single-vendor networks. The device also assures uninterrupted
management. If an E1 link fails, the IP ring is protected at both the SDH
and Layer 3 (IP) levels.