iConverter
®
iConverter GX/TM
10/100/1000BASE-T UTP to 1000BASE-X Media Converter and Network Interface Device
The iConverter GX/TM conforms to the Ethernet in the First
Mile (EFM) standards to support Fiber-to-the-X Metropolitan
and Enterprise LAN networks. The GX/TM provides intelligent,
securely managed service demarcation at the customer
premises, offering Quality of Service capabilities. The GX/TM
features built-in Operations, Administration and Maintenance
(OAM) management with comprehensive monitoring, fault
detection and provisioning.
The GX/TM is available as a compact standalone unit or as
a chassis plug-in module. The hot-swappable GX/TM plug-in
module can be mounted in a 19 or 5-Module chassis with any
combination of redundant AC and DC power supplies. It can
also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or DC powered chassis, or
in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.
The plug-in module can manage other modules in the same
chassis and operate as a managed 10/100/1000 media
converter. It features two Ethernet backplane ports for
connectivity to adjacent modules in a chassis for multi-port
and multi-service configurations.
The standalone GX/TM is available as a tabletop or wall-mount
unit. The tabletop model can be DIN-rail mounted using an
optional DIN-rail mounting kit. Both the tabletop and the wallmount models are DC powered and are available with an
external AC/DC power adapter or a terminal connector for DC
power. The GX/TM standalone unit combines management
capability with a compact chassis for deployment at the
demarcation point.
iConverter GX/TM modules are not supported in future
software releases and are not recommended for new
designs or deployments.
Key Features
■■ Carrier-Grade optical Ethernet Network Interface
Device
■■ Integrated SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3 and IP-less
802.3ah management
■■ 802.3ah Link OAM for performance monitoring, early
fault detection and dying-gasp
■■ 802.1Q VLAN for E-Line and E-LAN services
■■ Quality of Service for Voice/Data/Video over Ethernet
■■ Port MIB statistics and optical performance statistics to
support Service Level Agreements
■■ Port Access Control for enhanced security
■■ Configurable Link Fault Propagation modes
■■ Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers with Optical
Statistics for standard or CWDM applications
The iConverter Multi-Service Platform consists of Network
Interface Devices, T1/E1 multiplexers, CWDM multiplexers
and managed media converters that combine to deliver
Carrier Ethernet and TDM services over fiber or CWDM
wavelengths. This flexible architecture supports a wide variety
of configurations for scalable and reliable fiber connectivity in
Service Provider and Enterprise networks.
■■ Fixed-fiber connectors available for multimode and
single-mode dual fiber and single-mode single-fiber
■■ UTP auto-crossover and auto-negotiation of data
rate, duplex modes and pause capabilities
■■ Commercial (0 to 50OC), wide (-40O to 60OC) and
extended (-40O to 75OC) temperature ranges
■■ NEBS Compliant
■■ Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support
Advanced features
Fiber Port Options
GX/TM models with fixed-fiber connectors are available with
multimode dual fiber, single-mode dual fiber and singlemode single-fiber options. They support ST, SC, LC and
MT-RJ connectors with distances up to 550m over MM fiber,
140km over SM fiber and 40km over SF. The GX/TM Small
Form Pluggable (SFP) model supports a wide variety of SFP
transceivers available in 20nm increments from 1270nm to
1610nm to support FTTX and CWDM applications.
Link Modes
The GX/TM features multiple, user-selectable link fault
detection modes, including Link Fault Propagation, Remote
Fault Detection and Symmetrical Fault Detection. These Link
Modes provide rapid fault detection and isolation by monitoring
the state of the cabling hardware, and operate independently
of the network management.
Tag VLAN, Port VLAN and QoS
The iConverter GX/TM supports the IEEE 802.1Q Virtual Local
Area Network (VLAN) packet tagging and untagging and the
802.1p Quality of Service priority standards.
GX/TM VLAN tunneling technology enables service providers to
offer their customers E-Line and E-LAN services via Ethernet
Virtual Channel (EVC), which connect business locations across
town and make their networks appear to be on the same local
network. VLAN technology transparently transports customer
network traffic across the service provider network, and isolates it
from other customer traffic and the service provider management
traffic.
IEEE 802.3ah Operations, Administration, and Maintenance
The GX/TM supports the IEEE 802.3ah OAM standard,
including Fault Detection, Performance Monitoring and Remote
Loopback.
Fault Detection
The GX/TM detects and indicates link failures, dying gasp and
other critical events.
Performance Monitoring
802.3ah Performance Monitoring tools are used for the detection
and notification of link performance (quality) faults. Ethernet
data performance can deteriorate slowly before disrupting
service, and the GX/TM allows the setting of error-per-second
thresholds. Once the pre-set error threshold is exceeded, an
event notification is generated that provides early indication of
a problem that may be resolved prior to loss of service.
Remote Loopback
Remote Loopback is used for fault localization and link
performance testing. When a GX/TM port is in loopback mode,
all received service traffic is looped back and transmitted back
unaltered. The statistics from the GX/TM port and the remote
link partner can be compared for consistency.
Metro Ethernet Access
GX/TM Port VLAN enables the ability to specify and restrict
traffic flow between the fiber, UTP, backplane and management
ports.
The 802.1p prioritization standard enables delivery of Quality
of Service (QoS) to high-priority, real-time applications such as
voice and video over Ethernet.
Port Access Control
The GX/TM features Port Access Control which blocks user
service while maintaining the network link. Port Access Control
enables the service provider to control user access while
maintaining port configuration for easy disabling or enabling
of customer service. Port Access Control provides enterprise
administrators the capability to improve network security by
controlling port access when the port is not in use.
Port Statistics and Optical Performance Statistics
The GX/TM supports reporting of utilization, port and optical
performance statistics. Port statistics are available for 38
different variables for the UTP and fiber ports. Additionally,
full optical performance statistics are available on SFP fiber
transceivers with a digital diagnostic bus.
Port and optical performance statistics reporting provides
the ability to monitor customer bandwidth utilization, network
performance and the link signal quality for each individual port.
iConverter GX/TM
At the Central Office, the GX/TM plug-in module is installed
in a managed iConverter 19-Module chassis for high-density
fiber distribution from UTP switch equipment. At Customer
Premises 1, the GX/TM plug-in module is installed in a
2-Module chassis with an iConverter 4TxVT four-port switch
module. The two modules share data via the Ethernet
Backplane. This configuration functions as a remotely
managed demarcation switch with a fiber uplink port to the
network core and five copper ports that drop off Ethernet
service. At Customer Premises 2, the GX/TM standalone NID
provides a fiber uplink to a single copper port for intelligent
demarcation of Ethernet services.
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Management System
The GX/TM has integrated management, eliminating the
cost and space required for external management hardware.
The iConverter management system provides comprehensive
remote configuration and performance monitoring. iConverter
management reduces operational expenditures by keeping
truck rolls to a minimum through remote provisioning, trap
notification and loopback capabilities.
iConverter management is available out-of-band via IP-Less
protocol using the 802.3ah OAM channel or Omnitron’s Secure
OAM channel, or in-band using SNMP or Telnet.
Management is accessed via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® SNMP
Network Management Software with an intuitive Graphical
User Interface, or third party SNMP software. Telnet and CLI
management interfaces are also supported, and utilize an easy
to use, menu-driven interface. The CLI interface is accessed
via a Serial Console Port, that provides local configuration
and allows for firmware updates. Additionally, the port can be
connected to a serial modem to provide an alternative remote
management path.
IP-Based Management
The GX/TM can be managed through IP protocols, SNMPv1,
SNMPv2c, SNMPv3 and Telnet. The IP address of the GX/
TM can be user-defined or resolved through the DHCP host
on the network. The IP protocols for management access can
be enabled or disabled individually or as a group. Access to
the management is protected by password authentication.
SMNPv3 strengthens secure access to devices by a
combination of authenticating and encrypting packets over the
network. Management VLAN can also be defined to separate
management traffic from customer traffic.
802.3ah and Secure OAM Management Channels
A management processor on the GX/TM in the 19-Module
Chassis isolates the encrypted management data from the
customer data and communicates with the NMM via a separate
management backplane bus. Management traffic on the user
data lines is IP-less and carried on a securely encrypted data
channel to protect the management from unauthorized access.
The chassis at the Central Office requires only a single IP
address to manage itself and all of the connected remote
chassis managed by the Remote OAM channel. This is the ideal
configuration for networks that separate secure management
traffic from the service (customer) traffic on different networks,
or when management IP addresses are at a premium.
Specifications
Description
Protocols
UTP Cable
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Category 5 and higher
Multimode: 50/125, 62.5/125, 100/140µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
Serial Cable
RS-232, 22 to 24 AWG, 12 to 50 pF/ft.
UTP Connector
Fiber Connectors
SFP:
Dual Fiber:
Single-Fiber:
Serial Connector
Controls
DC Power
RJ-45
LC
SC, ST, LC, MT-RJ
SC
Mini DIN-6 female,
mini DIN-6 male to DB-9 female adapter included
DIP-Switches and LEDs
Plug-In Module: 1.0A @ 3.3VDC
Standalone: 8-15VDC,
0.6A @ 9VDC
Plug-In: Power supplied by backplane
Standalone: 2.5mm Barrel Connector or
Field-wireable Terminal Connector
AC Power Adapter
[US]
Plug-In Module: N/A
Standalone: 100-120VAC/60Hz
0.07A @ 120VAC
AC Power Adapter
[Universal]
Plug-In Module: N/A
Standalone: 100-240VAC/50-60Hz
0.07A @ 120VAC
Dimensions
Plug-In Module: W:0.85" x D:4.5" x H:2.8"
Standalone: W:3.1" x D:4.8" x H:1.0"
Wallmount: W:3.8" x D:4.8" x H:1.0"
Weight
without power adapter
Plug-In Module: 8oz.
Standalone: 1 lb.
Weight
with power adapter
Plug-In Module: N/A
Standalone: 1.5 lb.
Compliance
IP-Based Management
Temperature
UL, CE, FCC Class A, MEF 9
Telnet; SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
Standard Operating: 0 to 50º C
Wide Operating: -40 to 60º C
Storage: -40 to 80º C
Humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude
-100m to 4000m (Operational)
MTBF (Hours)
iConverter GX/TM
10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX
with 1536 bytes max. frame size
Fiber Cables
DC Power Connector
When utilizing a Remote OAM management channel (Secure
IP-less or 802.3ah), the NID at the Customer Premises is
securely managed by its fiber link partner located at the Central
Office or Point of Presence. The management network IP
address is not available to the customer network and is isolated
by the iConverter Network Management Module (NMM) in the
19- Module Chassis at the Central Office.
10/100BASE-T UTP to 100BASE-FX
Fiber Media Converter
and Network Interface Device
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Plug-In Module: 600,000
Standalone without Power Adapter: 600,000
Standalone With Power Adapter: 250,000
Ordering information
89xx -x-xx
22 Dual-Fiber SC Connector Multimode
23 Dual-Fiber SC Connector Single-Mode
<Blank> Standard Operating Temperature Range Model
24 Dual-Fiber MT-RJ Connector Multimode
0 For Dual-Fiber: 550m
25 Dual-Fiber MT-RJ Connector Single-Mode
For Single-Fiber: 20km
1
For Dual-Fiber: 12km
26 Dual-Fiber LC Connector Multimode
27 Dual-Fiber LC Connector Single-Mode
30 Single-Fiber SC Connector Tx1310 / Rx1550
For Single-Fiber: 40km
2
For Dual-Fiber: 34km
31 Single-Fiber SC Connector Tx1550 / Rx1310
3 For Dual-Fiber: 80km
32 Single-Fiber SC Connector Tx1310 / Rx1490
4 For Dual-Fiber: 110km
33 Single-Fiber SC Connector Tx1490 / Rx1310
5 For Dual-Fiber: 140km
Fiber Type /
Dual Fiber or Distance
Single-Fiber
Connector Types
SC
MT-RJ
LC
SFP
<Blank>
A
B
C
D
E
F
W
Wide Operating Temperature Range Model
Z
Extended Operating Temperature Range Model
Plug-In Module
Tabletop with External US AC Power Supply
Tabletop with External Universal AC Power Supply
Tabletop with DC Terminal Power
Wall-Mount with External US AC Power Supply
Wall-Mount with External Universal AC Power Supply
Wall-Mount with DC Terminal Power
Tx
Rx
Min. Tx Max. Tx Min. Rx Max. Rx
Link
Lambda Lambda Power Power Sense Power
Budget
[dBm] [dBm] [dBm]
[nm]
[nm]
[dBm]
SFP
-
-
-
-
8939-0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
MM/DF
220/550m
8922-0
8924-0
8926-0
-
850
850
-10
-4
-17
-3
7
SM/DF
12km
8923-1
8925-1
8927-1
-
1310
1310
-9.5
-3
-19.5
-3
10
SM/DF
34km
8923-2
-
8927-2
-
1310
1310
-5
0
-23
-3*
18
SM/DF
80km
8923-3
-
8927-3
-
1550
1550
-5
0
-23
-3*
18
SM/DF
110km
8923-4
-
8927-4
1550
1550
0
5
-24
-3**
24
SM/DF
140km
8923-5
-
8927-5
1550
1550
2
5
-28
-8***
30
SM/SF
20km
8930-1
-
-
-
1310
1550
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
10.5
SM/SF
40km
8930-2
-
-
-
1310
1550
-3
0
-20
-3*
17
SM/SF
20km
8931-1
-
-
-
1550
1310
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
10.5
SM/SF
40km
8931-2
-
-
-
1550
1310
-3
0
-20
-3*
17
SM/SF
20km
8932-1
-
1310
1490
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
10.5
SM/SF
20km
8933-1
-
1490
1310
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
10.5
When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
*A minimum of 3dB of attenuation is required for these models.
**A minimum of 8dB of attenuation is required for this model.
***A minimum of 13dB of attenuation is required for this model.
When ordering a Wide Temperature model, add a "W" to the end of the part number, and when ordering an Extended Temperature
model, add a "Z" to the end of the part number (see chart above).
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iConverter GX/TM
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