Omnitron iConverter XM5


The iConverter® XM5 is a 10G Network Interface Device (NID) that provides service demarcation and aggregation for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. The XM5 provides comprehensive support of 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 features three 10G SFP+ or XFP ports and up to four SFP or RJ-45 gigabit ports for UNI or NNI deployments to deliver wholesale Ethernet, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, business and cloud services. The XM5 can be deployed as a node on a 10G ring with ports for Gigabit and 10G spoke links, or as a demarcation NID on a 10G access link with aggregation UNI ports for multiple tenants or cell towers.

The XM5 can be deployed to deliver a variety of 10G and gigabit services, and simplifies operations by reducing the need to inventory multiple NID models. Gigabit SFPs can be installed in the 10G ports to provide a seamless upgrade path to future 10G services.

Benefits include

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Compliant 10 Gigabit and 1000Mbps Carrier Ethernet NID
  • Smallest full-function 10G NIDs available with the lowest power consumption
  • Service Assurance with comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Connectivity Fault Management
  • 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 50°C), wide (-40° to 60°C) and extended (-40° to 75°C) temperature ranges

Interface Configurations

  • 3x 10 Gigabit Ports: 10GBASE-R fibre XFP or SFP+, and 10G Ports also support Gigabit SFPs
  • 4x 1 Gigabit Ports: 1000BASE-X/100BASE-FX fibre SFP or 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper (available with none, 2 or 4 gigabit 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 over 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

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
  • 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

Rack Mount Shelf

  • 1U high (1.75”) Rack Mount Shelf accommodates up to two XM5 NIDs
  • Multiple grounding points and convenient locations for cable ties to organize and secure cabling

Application Examples

In this application example, an iConverter XM5 NID is deployed as a mini-aggregation node on a 10G Metro Ethernet ring that provides connectivity to the ring and three fibre access links to customer locations. iConverter GM4 NIDs terminate the gigabit fibre links and provide service demarcation at each customer premise.

The other XM5 NID terminates the 10G fibre access link and provides demarcation at a multiple tenant building with four SFP UNIs for fibre connectivity to different subscribers.


XM5 Application Example 1

In this application example, iConverter XM5 NIDs are deployed as nodes on a 10G wireless backhaul ring. The XM5 on the left is connected to the Wireless Backhaul Network, and provides NNI demarcation between the Wireless Carrier network and the Access Provider network ring. All XM5 NIDs on the ring support G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching for service protection with sub-50ms failover.

The XM5 NIDs on the right provide ring connectivity with gigabit and 10G access links (spokes) to cell towers with 1588v2 Packet Timing Protocol.


XM5 Application Example 2
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