Omnitron iConverter XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device

iConverter XM5 Aggregation Demarcation DeviceThe iConverter® XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device provides aggregation and demarcation for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. The XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device supports the latest carrier-class Ethernet Service OAM, testing and protection standards. These advanced capabilities enable rapid service deployments, Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurances, comprehensive fault management and service protection to reduce operating costs and improve customer satisfaction.

The XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device features two 10G SFP+ or XFP ports, twelve Gigabit SFP ports, and two 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports for aggregation of wholesale Ethernet, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, business and cloud services. The XM5 can be deployed as a node on a 10G ring with Gigabit aggregation ports, or as a demarcation NID on a 10G access link with aggregation UNI ports for multiple tenants or cell towers. Gigabit SFPs can be installed in the 10G ports, and 100Mbps SFPs can be installed in the Gigabit SFP aggregation ports to provide a seamless upgrade path to future high-speed services.

Featuring high port density in a compact 1U rack mount chassis, the XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device can be deployed indoors or outdoors in an all-weather enclosure. All data ports, timing I/O, and power inputs are front-loading for easy access.

Benefits Include

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Compliant 10 Gigabit and 1000Mbps Carrier Ethernet Aggregation NID
  • Service Assurance with comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Connectivity Fault Management
  • Comprehensive standards compliance for interoperability with other Carrier Ethernet equipment
  • Rapid service deployments with Zero-Touch Provisioning and Ethernet Service Activation Testing
  • Ethernet Protection Switching with sub-50ms failover
  • SNMP management with NetOutlook® Management Software
  • Available with redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC power inputs
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC), wide (-40º to 60ºC) and extended (-40º to 75ºC) temperature ranges

Interface Configurations

  • 2x 10 Gigabit Ports: 10GBASE-R fibre XFP or SFP+, and 10G ports also support Gigabit SFPs
  • 12x 1 Gigabit Ports: 1000BASE-X/100BASE-FX fibre SFP
  • 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper ports
  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP transceivers for standard, CWDM or DWDM wavelengths
  • Port Mirroring

Traffic Management

  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 802.1ad Q-in-Q VLAN stacking
  • Service Multiplexing of 256 EVCs
  • User-configurable Ethertype for NNI port
  • Ingress and Egress traffic management
  • CIR/EIR Colour Aware “two rates, three colours” bandwidth profiles for ingress rate limiting
  • Hierarchical Rate Limiting with two level colour aware policing
  • Advanced Flow and CoS classification per Port, VLAN ID, PCP or IPv4/IPv6 (TOS/DiffServe) Priority
  • Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT) to encapsulate STP, VTP, PVST and CDP protocols (subscriber CISCO protocols)
  • All ports configurable as UNI or NNI
  • 10,056 byte frames

Network Management

  • Remote management via TELNET, SSH, SNMPv1/v2c/v3
  • SNMP management of up to 100,000 NIDs with NetOutlook® Element Management System*
  • SNMP management via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® Network Management software
  • LLDP – Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • MEF 30 and 31 Service OAM Fault Management MIBs


  • Front-loading AC power, DC power or redundant DC power supplies
  • Hot swappable AC or DC power supplies*

Service OAM and Testing

  • IEEE 802.1ag End-to-End Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) – with 8 Maintenance Domain levels and 256 Maintenance Associations
  • Supports IEEE 802.1ag Maintenance Intermediate Points (MIPs) for fault isolation
  • Hardware-based Delay and Loopback measurement with nanosecond resolution
  • ITU-T Y.1731 End-to-End Performance Monitoring
  • ITU-T Y.1731 threshold monitoring and threshold crossing alerts
  • Advanced classification and filtering of Layer 1, 2, 3 or 4 subscriber traffic as an EVC or CoS flow*
  • IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet Link OAM with dying gasp
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning
  • RFC 2544 with wire-speed, per flow testing of throughput, latency, jitter and loss
  • ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation testing with multi-flow testing of information rate, latency, jitter and frame loss*
  • RFC 2544 and ITU-T Y.1564* test head support generation/reception of in-service and out-of-service L2, L3 and L4 frames
  • Per-port and per-flow Loopback with MAC swap
  • Compatible with third party in-band loopback testing
  • Built-in UTP cable tester for troubleshooting through to the Customer Equipment

Synchronization and Timing

  • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet*
  • IEEE 1588v2 Boundary Clock, Slave Clock and Transparent Clock*
  • 10 Mhz, 1 PPS Clock I/O*
  • NTP – Network Time Protocol

Protection and Resiliency

  • ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching
  • ITU-T G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching with multi-ring protection and sub-ring support
  • Sub-50ms failover for G.8031 and G.8032v2
  • Link Failover 50ms protection switching
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

*Future release

Application Example

In this application example, an iConverter XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device is deployed as a Carrier Ethernet aggregation node on a 10G fibre ring. The XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device supports G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching for service protection with sub-50ms failover.

The XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device provides twelve fibre access links (and two 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports) for multiple Small Cell, 4G/LTE and business services.

iConverter GM4 PoE NIDs and GM4 NIDs are deployed at the end of the access links for CE 2.0 demarcation.

The XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Devices provide comprehensive support of Carrier Ethernet performance monitoring, fault management, timing and protection standards to enable rapid service deployments and service assurance.

iConverter XM5 Aggregation Demarcation Device Application Example

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