SNMP-Manageable Optical Ethernet Demarcation Unit
10/100 Mbps Ethernet
A Powerful Optical
Demarcation Device
Combining Media
Conversion with Carrier
Grade Delivery of
Transparent LAN Services.
Secure and Flexible Solution
Optical Access
Available for a full range of cable types
(copper, fiber), fiber wavelengths and
connectors (SC, ST or single/dual SFP)
All management traffic remains isolated
from the remote LAN
Remote SNMP Management
Avoids unnecessary service calls
Allows replacement of expensive optical
switches with inexpensive copper switches
Key Features
VLAN Tag Aware (802.1Q-compliant
including Q-in-Q “extra-tagging” and
selectable EtherType)
Provides differential priority
(802.1p tcompliant)
Offers bi-directional bandwidth settings
Features powerful LinkLoss, FiberAlert
and loopback troubleshooting
Transparency feature allows VLAN and
non-VLAN traffic on same port
Supports 802.3ah OAM (Operation,
Administration & Management)
The iMcV-FiberLinX-II connects a host/remote Ethernet
network over a fiber optic or twisted pair copper
It combines media conversion with
an advanced feature set for network management
and troubleshooting functions, including VLAN ExtraTagging and selectable EtherType functionality.
The iMcV-FiberLinX-II allows for remote configuration
and alerts administrators to any potential problems
on the data connection, providing vital information
on link condition, and reporting data traffic statistics.
Depending on the version, it can also function
as a copper to fiber media converter, integrating
inexpensively with low cost copper switches, or it can
function as a remote management port. Optional
single or dual SFP ports are also available for complete
network flexibility.
With the iMcV-FiberLinX-II, administrators can observe
the end-points, and the fiber link between them,
as single management entities and not as separate
elements. Host management traffic is not visible to
the remote or customer network, nor is access to the
customer network required, guaranteeing end-to-end
data integrity.
Application Example - Dual iMcV-FiberLinX-II Solution
When used in pairs, an iMcV-FiberLinX-II configured as a Host resides at the
head-end while another iMcV-FiberLinX-II, configured as a Remote, installs at
the customer location, typically on the network edge where a customer network
meets the service provider infrastructure. The iMcV-FiberLinX-II monitors the
entire link, via SNMP, and ensures data integrity while remaining isolated and
completely transparent to the customer LAN.
RoHS Compliant
VLAN Functionality on the iMcV-FiberLinX-II
Service providers routinely use IEEE 802.1Q Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) tagging to secure, separate and differentiate
customer traffic. The iMcV-FiberLinX-II enables service providers to support multiple VLAN-based applications.
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN compatible
Valid VLAN IDs are 1 to 4,094
Port-based VLAN tagging
Transparency Mode passes all data and respects the VLAN tag or lack thereof, i.e. allows a mixture of VLAN Tagged
and Untagged traffic
• Configure to support VLAN trunking; FiberLinX-II can filter up to 32 VLAN IDs for data, plus an additional ID for SNMP
(Transparency Mode disabled)
• IEEE 802.1p provides a 2-tier queue for differential prioritization of inbound and outbound traffic. For example, VoIP
applications can be assigned a higher priority than data traffic
VLAN Tagging and Extra-Tagging
Support for IEEE 802.1Q Extra Tagging, also known as Q-in-Q, allows the iMcV-FiberLinX-II to more effectively route network
VLAN traffic. Extra tagging simplifies management and configuration efforts for service providers who have customers using
a range of VLAN IDs for different applications. Routing guidelines and other traffic rules can be programmed based on the
extra tag, rather than being programmed for all of the potentially hundreds of individual VLAN IDs. Also, since a service
provider’s customers control their own internal VLAN settings, the extra tag is needed to make sure there is no overlap
of VLAN IDs among customers, and to prevent traffic from different customers from becoming mixed. The extra tag is
removed once the traffic is routed to its correct destination, a process that is transparent to customers.
Application Example - Media Conversion with Isolated Management
The diagram below illustrates an iMcV-FiberLinX-II deployment with an IE-MiniFiberLinX-II acting as the CPE at the
customer demarcation point. The devices are configured so that management data is isolated from customer data,
and does not pass through to the customer LAN, while common media conversion functionality is performed without
SNMP Management Made Easy
The iMcV-FiberLinX-II features an SNMP management agent for monitoring the status and activity on copper and fiber ports
at the remote end. Perform initial setup of the unit and modifications in the field via: iView² SNMP application, Telnet/TFTP,
or local serial connection.
Enable features and change configuration settings from central office
Remote upgrades via Telnet/TFTP, serial port or iView²
Monitor both units and the fiber in between
Receive real-time monitoring and statistics
Change bandwidth “on-the-fly” up to 100 Mbps in 32 kb increments
Create a secure management domain to isolate management domain
broadcasts from TX Data ports on both units
• User-definable unit/port descriptions and information
Full-Featured iMcV-FiberLinX-II
From a central location, network operators are able to receive real-time device and traffic statistics on the remote CPE or
other devices connected to the remote management port, allocate bandwidth, turn services on or off, initiate loopback
testing, change customer VLAN settings and adjust QoS policies assigned to different traffic types.
EtherType Control
The iMcV-FiberLinX-II allows for the ability of setting a
different EtherType on the extra tag in order to uniquely
identify extra-tagged traffic. The available EtherType codes
are 8100, 9100, and 9200.
Dedicated Management Port
The EXT MGMT port on the iMcV-FiberLinX-II provides the
ability to physically isolate the management domain from
the data domain, allowing users to manage edge devices
and beyond while protecting the management domain from
unwanted access.
Troubleshooting Features
FiberAlert, LinkLoss and 802.3ah OAM (Operations,
Administration and Maintenance) assist in diagnosing
potential problems on fiber optic networks. Additionally,
RMON and IFSTAT statistics are available.
Last Gasp Trap
The Last Gasp Trap is an SNMP feature that allows the
module to notify the network when the module has lost
Loopback Testing
Loops back all frames arriving on the fiber port (except
for the device’s management traffic). When in Loopback
mode, FiberLinX-II drops the link on the twisted pair port.
Supports the Unified Management Agent (UMA)
The Unified Management Agent (UMA) allows users to
manage all FiberLinX-II modules installed in an IMC
Networks iMediaChassis (and any connected remote
modules) with a single IP address from a central location,
conserving precious IP addresses. Additionally, UMA allows
users to centrally manage and administer firmware upgrades
over multiple devices, saving time.
Offering unparalleled flexibility, the iMcV-FiberLinX-II supports multiple fiber types including multi-mode and single-mode as
well as single-strand fiber which can effectively double the capacity of installed fiber.
Every iMcV-FiberLinX-II includes the following ports:
• One 10/100 twisted pair (RJ45) data port
• One additional 10/100 twisted pair port (EXT MGMT) for management (can also function as a serial port), and
Available configurations include:
• One 100 Mbps Fiber data port, or
• One additional 10/100 twisted pair (RJ45) data port, or
• One SFP port (requires one SFP/155-ED Module), or
• Two SFP ports (requires two SFP/155-ED Modules)
The DATA port on the iMcV-iberLinX-II provides Auto Negotiation, automatic crossover detection, full or half duplex and
Selective Advertising. Ports also feature Flow Control in Full Duplex Mode (FDX) and Back Pressure Flow Control.
Technical Specifications
• Preserves complete end-to-end fiber
connection integrity
• Broadcast Storm Protection
• Supports Extra Tagging (Q-in-Q) and
selectable EtherTypes
• Bi-directional bandwidth control
• Supports 802.3ah OAM (Operation,
Administration & Management)
• Read/write IEEE 802.1Q VLAN-tags
• QoS: IEEE 802.1p-based packet
prioritization (2 queues [high/low] with
8 levels of priority)
• Layer 2 packet switching, store and
forward operation
• Forwarding rate: 14,881 pps for 10 Mbps;
148,810 pps for 100 Mbps;
• AutoCross for MDI/MDIX
• Features Auto Negotiation and Selective
• Supports Half and Full-Duplex operation
• MTU: Supports over-sized (Jumbo)
packets up to 1916 bytes per packet
Regulatory Approvals
• FCC Class A • UL/cUL • CE • CSA • CB
• Password Control
• Multiple Access Levels: User Assigned
Accounts & Access Levels
• SNMP V1 and V2c compatible
• Includes GUI-based iView² software for
remote management and upgrades
• Monitors far-end (remote) status
without a physical presence or separate
• IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
• Includes DHCP and TFTP clients
• Supports Telnet
• Includes loopback test modes
(MAC swap)
• Includes LinkLoss and FiberAlert
• Supports the Unified Management
Agent (UMA)
• Includes status LEDs
Ethernet Types Supported
• IEEE 802.3i 10Base-T twisted pair
• IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX twisted pair
• IEEE 802.3u 100Base-FX or SX fiber
Fiber Types Supported
• 1300 nm multi-mode ST or SC
• 1310 nm single-mode/PLUS ST or SC
• 1310 nm single-mode/LONG ST or SC
• 1550 nm single-mode/LONG SC
• 1550 nm single-mode/XLONG SC
• Also available in single-strand fiber
Connectors: RJ-45 and ST or SC
Shipping Weight: 4 oz.
Dimensions: Standard single-slot chassis module
• Humidity:
5% - 95% (non-condensing)
• Operating Temperature:
+32° to +122° F (0° to +50° C)
• Storage Temperature:
0° to +160° F (-20° to +70° C)
Power Consumption: 850mA at 3.3V
Ordering Information
For each product listed below in the Ordering Information section, the DISTANCE represents an approximate fiber distance based on industry-standard
fiber specifications and worst-case (connector loss, aged fiber, splices, etc.) installations. Substantially longer distances can typically be achieved. Actual
distances may vary for each installation. For complete power budgets and information on calculating specific distances, visit
Support/fpblookup.cfm or contact IMC Networks Fiber Consulting Services at 949-465-3000.
Part Number Description
iMcV-FiberLinX-II TX/SFP and TX/TX
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SFP (requires one SFP/155-ED Module)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SFP (requires two SFP/155-ED Modules)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/TX
iMcV-FiberLinX-II 10/100 Mbps
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-MM1300-ST
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-MM1300-SC
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1310/PLUS-ST
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1310/PLUS-SC
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1310/LONG-ST
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1310/LONG-SC
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1550/LONG-SC
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/FX-SM1550/XLONG-SC
iMcV-FiberLinX-II Single-Strand Fiber Module *
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1310-SC (1550 rcv)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1550-SC (1310 rcv)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1310/PLUS-SC (1550 rcv)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1550/PLUS-SC (1310 rcv)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1310/LONG-SC (1550 rcv)
iMcV-FiberLinX-II, TX/SSFX-SM1550/LONG-SC (1310 rcv)
100 m
5 km
5 km
40 km
40 km
80 km
80 km
80 km
100 km
20 km
20 km
40 km
40 km
60 km
60 km
* These products have single-strand fiber technology.
Deploy in pairs, or connect to another compatible IMC Networks single-strand fiber product.
For more information go to:
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IMC Networks
Fiber Consulting Services
For information call:
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