FRM220A-iMux4 Inverse Multiplexer
The FRM220A-iMux4 is an E1 inverse multiplexer capable of bundling up to 4 E1 lines for cost-effective connection of 10/100Base-TX or 100Base-FX LANs over multiple E1 transports. The FRM220A-iMux4 inverse multiplexer transmits up to a 9.92Mbps Ethernet bridge channel (GFP-F encapsulated) over 4 E1 links. The FRM220A-iMux4 bridges the gap between E1 and E3, allowing bridges to operate at faster rates. It also provides high speed access to SDH/SONET backbones where the only access services available are E1 lines. The FRM220A-iMux4 supports an E1 attenuation of up to 43 dB on twisted pair or coax cable. This provides an approximate operating range up to 2km (using 22AWG). The FRM220A-iMux4 fully meets E1 specifications including ITU-T G.703 and G.823. The FRM220A-iMux4 features diagnostic capabilities for performing remote loopback. The operator at either end of the line may test both the FRM220A-iMux4 and the line in the digital loopback mode. The Ethernet copper interface supports auto-negotiation and auto MDI/MDIX, allowing plug-and-play Ethernet connection without any additional configuration.