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IPLink Model 2888 2/4-Port Bonded T1/E1 Multi-Megabit Inverse Multiplexer

Patton’s IPLink™ Model 2888 Multi-Megabit Inverse Multiplexer is a Layer 2 T1/E1 Bridge that carries large Ethernet frames and jumbo Ethernet frames over Bonded T1/E1s to bridge the bandwidth gap between a single T1/E1 and a T3/E3.

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Features
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  • 2/4-port Bonded T1/E1 Inverse Mux—Using ML-PPP bond from 2-4 T1/E1 ports to create a high bandwidth WAN link over TDM.
  • ML-PPP Expands Bandwidth—Bind any number of channels or T1/E1 ports to create up to an 8-Mbps resilient WAN link.
  • Bonded T1/E1 Ethernet Extension—Transparently extend large and jumbo Ethernet frames over the WAN, bonding T1/E1 circuits.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports—With dual 10/100/1000, auto-MDI ports easily connect to any LAN infrastructure.
  • End-to-end QoS—Inspect and preserve VLAN priority as well as ToS/Diffserv bits to maintain end-to-end QoS.
  • VLAN Trunk Extension—Tag untagged traffic, preserve VLAN QoS, or simply transparently forward VLAN traffic.
  • Layer 3 Traffic Filtering—Assign an ACL to the bridge or VLAN connection and filter on.
  • VLAN Tagging—VLAN tagging and processing is configurable on any T1/E1 channel or Ethernet port.
  • Easy Management—Easily manage the 2888 router via an HTTP/web interface, a CLI accessible via the VT100 console or through Telnet/SSH, or via SNMP.
Overview
The Model 2888 Four-Port T1/E1 Multi-Megabit Inverse Multiplexer provides point-to-point high-bandwidth Ethernet/IP connectivity over bonded T1/E1 circuits. Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports ensure easy connection to any LAN infrastructure.

In order to maximize the bandwidth utilization over the T1/E1 links, the Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux uses Multi-Link PPP to bond the individual circuits into one high bandwidth WAN link. Ethernet/IP traffic is transparently bridged over the link using PPP/BCP which adds minimal encapsulation overhead when compared to ATM.

Key features make the Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux an ideal solution for VLAN trunk extension. The Inverse Mux supports IEEE 802.1p/Q VLAN tagging and priority. VLAN tagged traffic that is received on any of the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces is transparently transported over the WAN to the matching Inverse Mux on the other side. The VLAN priority bits are inspected and the QoS of the individual Ethernet frames are preserved end-to-end. The Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux likewise supports VLAN tagging of Ethernet traffic.

ACLs allow Layer 3 filtering and Layer 3 based QoS of the VLAN and bridge connections. Filter by IP address, IP port or even protocol. Use the ACL to force an inspection of the ToS/DiffServ bits and preserve end-to-end QoS.

The 2888 Model Series boasts easy installation, offering CLI configuration via Console/VT-100 or Telnet/SSH, HTTP web based management, and SNMP. Patton's series of high-speed access routers offer the versatility and reliability demanded for business-class applications at the most affordable price.



Applications

The IpLink™ Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux comes standard with Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and is perfect for satisfying the need of bandwidth-hungry applications supporting Layer 2 bonding of T1/E1 WAN interfaces into high bandwidth logical ports.

IpDSLAM Backhaul

Rapid service deployment is the key to grabbing market share, the lifeblood of carrier business economics. To overcome the lack of supporting facilities, carriers with access to inexpensive T1/E1 circuits can reuse the already installed TDM network to bridge the bandwidth gap and continue deploying broadband services in areas where the infrastructure is still developing. For carriers needing to backhaul Ethernet traffic from remote terminals, the IpLink™ Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux transparently extends Ethernet over bonded T1/E1 circuits. With jumbo Ethernet frame support, the Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux transparently passes all VLAN and Q-in-Q encapsulated traffic to simplify configurations while applying still ACTIVE Layer 2 QoS traffic shaping and filtering.

2888 App Diagram 2

Point-to-Point Transparent Ethernet Extension over Bonded T1/E1

Enterprise IT Managers needing to bridge the bandwidth gap between a single T1/E1 and a T3/E3 will benefit from the IpLink™ Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux. The Inverse Mux transparently transports Ethernet over bonded T1/E1 circuits. Unlike other solutions which are difficult to configure, the Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux makes it easy to transparently Bridge Ethernet over the WAN while applying ACTIVE Layer 2/3 QoS, traffic shaping and filtering.

2888 App Diagram 4

 

3G Cell Site Backhaul

The growth of 3G data services is undeniable. However, when the fiber infrastructure is not in place, the cost of losing subscribers to competitors can amount to millions in lost revenue. For carriers needing to backhaul Ethernet traffic from 3G cell sites, the IpLink™ Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux transparently extends Ethernet over bonded T1/E1 circuits. With jumbo Ethernet frame support, the Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux transparently passes all Layer 2 Ethernet traffic to simplify configurations while applying ACTIVE Layer 2 QoS traffic shaping and filtering.

2888 App Diagram

Broadband Access over Bonded T1/E1 Circuits

When the infrastructure needed to support subscriber services is not in place or when subscribers prefer to avoid emerging broadband technologies, carriers with access to wholesale T1/E1 circuits can reuse the already installed TDM network to bridge customer Ethernet traffic, avoiding endless hours of complex IP routing configurations and providing their subscribers a right-sized service.

2888 App Diagram 3




Ordering
# Model # Description Availability
1 2888/2E/48 Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux (2 port T1/E1); 48VDC Power Contact us for Availability
2 2888/2E/48-2PK IP LINK INV MUX 2T1/E1, 2PK, 48V Contact us for Availability
3 2888/2E/UI Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux (2 port T1/E1); Universal AC Power Contact us for Availability
 
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4 2888/4E/48 Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux (4 port T1/E1); Internal -48VDC Power Contact us for Availability
5 2888/4E/48-2PK IP LINK INV MUX 4T1/E1, 2PK, 48V Contact us for Availability
6 2888/4E/UI Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux (4 port T1/E1); Universal AC Power Contact us for Availability
 
 Accessories
7 2888/4E/UI-2PK 2-Pack - Multi-Megabit Inverse Mux (4 port T1/E1); Universal AC Power Contact us for Availability

 

 

 
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