Irvine, CA – September 30, 2013 – Omnitron Systems today announced the launch of GM4-PoE, the first Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 Network Interface Device that integrates up to 60W Power over Ethernet (PoE) to directly power small cell equipment and reduce service providers’ Total Cost of Ownership.

Integrating CE 2.0 demarcation and PoE functions into a compact device simplifies small cell deployments by eliminating need for power wiring to the cell or alternatively, the usage of mid-span power equipment, and therefore reduces the overall space, power and cost required for outdoor and indoor small cell deployments.

“Complexity, power requirements and high backhaul equipment cost, have been critical factors slowing down small cell deployments,” said Rammy Bahalul, Omnitron Vice President of Marketing. “The compact yet highly-integrated GM4-PoE now enables Service Providers to reduce installation complexity, simplify power delivery to the small cell and achieve the target cost structure required to accelerate small cell deployments.”

GM4-PoE NIDs are available in two PoE basic models; GM4-PoE+ and GM4-HPoE. Both models support the 802.3af PoE (15.4W) and 802.3at PoE+ (25.5W) standards per port, while the GM4-HPoE models also provide up to 60W of power per port. The GM4-PoE NIDs are available with full PoE power on up to four RJ-45 ports, and feature up to two SFP fibre ports that support G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching to enable resilient ring configurations.

Both the GM4-PoE+ and GM4-HPoE models can be managed using Omnitron’s NetOutlook® EMS (Element Management System). With NetOutlook EMS, Service Providers can streamline the provisioning and management of thousands of small cell backhaul links with performance monitoring and fault management.

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