The IE-MultiWay is a value-based, Carrier-class managed Gigabit Ethernet solution that is ideal for use as a CPE device at the customer’s network edge as well as in a fiber infrastructure. The IE-MultiWay comes standard with two SFP uplink ports for the providers’ network connection and two 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports.
There are four distinct DIP Switch selectable configurations that the IE-MultiWay supports. Among them are a 1+1 Uplink Protection Switch, a 4-port Gigabit Switch, and a Dual Copper to Fiber SFP Media/Mode Converter (two gigabit fiber media converters in one).
As a 4-port device, it can be deployed with fiber redundancy (with or without 1+1 uplink protection) and status monitoring with management on all ports via SNMP, which features OAM for mission-critical applications. It can also be installed as a dual 10/100/1000 Mbps copper to fiber media converter and be utilized as two separate converters.
The IE-MultiWay supports 10/100/1000 Mbps and 1 Gbps copper and 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps optical SFP modules, to provide greater flexibility in the network environment. The hot-swappable nature of SFPs and the numerous fiber modes and types that are available allow for easy configuration and future upgrading as network demands evolve.
The IE-MultiWay was designed with a simple upgrade path that is available through the company’s Free Software Download page. Easily view the GUI and a Configuration program for VLANs and other port configurations with IMC Networks’ iView2, IMC Networks’ standalone management software for Windows NT/XP/2000/Vista/7.
The IE-MultiWay is an ideal solution for service providers’ fiber networks because it supports port based VLAN and VLAN trunks, IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) and a user definable EtherType. Information such as interface statistics, RMON1 statistics, and OAM status and control are a few of the many accessible features from the Serial CLI, Telnet CLI and SNMP Management Software.
IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay converts an Internet Service Providers' network interface to match the various 10/100/1000 Mbps copper interfaces found on the Customer Premise Equipment. It provides 1+1 uplink protection and monitors the network status using IEEE 802.3ah OAM
* Power consumption is based on SFP types