The ML640 Ethernet Access Device (EAD) from Actelis Networks® is the most intelligent Ethernet service delivery on the market. Using the existing copper network, the ML640 can deliver up to 100 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet traffic at fiber quality over existing voice-grade copper. The ML640 comes in two models capable of supporting either 4 or 8 copper pairs, and has 2 optional SFP interfaces supporting 100/1000Base-FX optical connections. The ML640 EAD can be deployed back-to-back in a Point-to-Point topology or in Multi-Point topologies with Actelis’ Ethernet aggregation switches. With its superior performance, extensive functionality and low cost, the ML640 EAD offers rapid service delivery and allows for complete utilization of the existing network infrastructure.
The ML640 EAD is interoperable with any standard Ethernet switch, router or hub. Compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specifications, ML640 EADs seamlessly integrate into carrier Ethernet networks. Equipped with four 10/100Base-T Ethernet interfaces and 2 optional 100/1000Base-FX Small Form Factor (SFP) ports, the ML640 EAD allows assignment of a service or a customer per port. DS3/E3 uplinks can be used to connect to legacy networks instead of the 100/1000Base-FX SFPs.
The ML640 EAD models let service providers create an intelligent Ethernet access edge with advanced bandwidth control and traffic management features, fully compliant with the MEF 9 and 14 specifications. The ML640 enables flexible service provisioning using Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs) with flexible mapping and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that maximize the efficiency of access bandwidth. The ML640 enforces Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each subscriber and Class of Service based on the MEF 10 traffic management model, allowing service providers to safely aggregate multiple services or multiple subscribers on the same Ethernet access uplink. All ML640 EAD models provide 802.1q VLAN-aware wire-speed bridging, double tagging (VLAN stacking) for end-user VLAN transparency, L2, L3 and L4 classification with eight traffic classes, RSTP/STP, bandwidth monitoring, Multicast/Broadcast limiting, as well as IGMP snooping for video distribution applications.
The ML640 EADs provide proactive and dynamic tools for enhanced trouble shooting and monitoring capabilities. Advanced Carrier-class EFM OAM, including 802.3ah, CFM (802.1ag) and Y.1731 (ITU), are incorporated, offering both physical link as well as service level end-to-end advanced troubleshooting mechanisms. The ML640 EADs can be managed In- and Out-of-Band by the MetaASSIST™ View graphical craft application and via the multi-platform Element Management System, MetaASSIST™ EMS. The management protocols include standard command line interface and SNMP using standard MIBs for seamless integration with third-party Network Management Systems (NMS).