RAD MTMi-20 Sync Medium Range Modem
with Remote Control   

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RAD MTMi-20 Sync Medium Range Modem with Remote Control  


  • MTMi-20 is a synchronous short-range modem, operating in full duplex over 4-wire lines. Data rates are user-selectable between 32 kbps and 128 kbps.
  • The modem employs QAM technology to extend the transmission range (see Table 1) and provide efficient transmission, even over poor quality lines.
  • The modem uses an out-of-band management channel for controlling and monitoring the remote unit. Both data and management are transmitted over the same wires, simultaneously.
  • Menu-driven software, activated from the front panel, allows the user soft-select monitoring and adjusting of local and remote units.
    The following parameters can be monitored and controlled:
    - Baud rate (when set to Internal or Receive mode)
    - Clock source
    - Output transmit level
    - Loop activation
    - Internal BER tester activation
    - LED status of local and remote units
    - Setting both local and remote units to default settings
    - Real-time monitoring of link status
    - Real-time alerts of fault conditions
    - Real-time signal quality monitoring.
  • The transmit clock can be derived from three different selectable sources:
    - Internally, from a built-in oscillator
    - Recovered from the received signal
    - From the digital interface (for tail-end applications).
  • When set to external mode, MTMi-20 automatically detects the clock rate coming from the digital interface and sets the remote unit to the same rate. When the digital interface rate is changed, both local and remote units follow the new rate and synchronize accordingly.
  • MTMi-20 supports a wide range of digital interfaces: V.24/RS-232, V.35, X.21, RS-530, V.36/RS-449 and G.703 codirectional (64 kbps). In addition, an Ethernet/802.3 bridging option enables direct connection of an Ethernet LAN to both sides of the modems link.
  • The MTMi-20 system configuration is stored in non-volatile memory, minimizing the system downtime after power is down or when a faulty remote unit is being replaced.
  • The out-of-band management channel provides real-time alerts for:
    - Disconnection of the digital data transmission
    - Disconnection of the management channel
    - Remote modem failure
    - Loop activation.
  • Real-time indication of system status is provided on the front panel LCD for the local and remote modems.
  • MTMi-20 is available as a
    standalone unit in both
    MTMi-20/M "Master" and
    MTMi-20/S "Slave" versions. The master version has a front panel LCD and control switches. The slave unit has a blank panel, which prevents unauthorized changes of link parameters.
    MTMi-20 is also available as a card for central solutions:
    - MTMi-20/R - card for the ASM-MN-214 19" modem rack
    - MTMi-20C - card for the LRS-12 19" modem rack with central SNMP management.
  • Management of the local and remote modems for MTMi-20/S and MTMi-20/R versions is carried out via a standalone Portable Control Unit (PCU) through a special 20-pin connector on the modem front panel. The PCU is ordered separately (see Ordering).
  • The MTMi-20C card for the
    LRS-12 rack can be managed from an ASCII terminal or from an SNMP UNIX station connected to the rack. RADview, an SNMP application, is available for managing the MTMi-20C cards and other RAD products. RADview enables management of a large number of links, system infrastructure, and presentation of statistical information on link availability. It is a user-friendly system, utilizing a graphical presentation of all network elements.
  • Diagnostic features include activation of ITU V.54 loops and an internal BER tester. The loops available are:
    - Local analog loopback
    - Local digital loopback
    - Remote analog loopback.
    - Remote digital loopback
    The loops can be activated from the front panel, PCU (Portable Control Unit) or from the digital interfaces that support loop activation signals.





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