ION219A - A Third Generation Chassis

ION Chassis

The ION219-A is an all new intelligent, high-density, multi-protocol system supporting a variety of network interface devices. Designed for both carrier class and enterprise network applications where multiple points of fibre integration and secure network management of the fibre interface devices is essential. An end-to-end fibre integration solution can be achieved by pairing the modules in a high density ION chassis with the modules in another ION chassis, an ION stand-alone, or a Transition Networks’ Point System™ stand-alone device. To take full advantage of all the features and functions available with the ION Chassis, an ION Management Module is required. The ION Management Module connects to the chassis backplane and communicates with the individual cards in the ION Chassis. Each slide-in-module for the ION Chassis has specific features and functions that are controlled via the ION Management Module. A network administrator can configure, monitor and troubleshoot ION slide-in-modules remotely via the ION Management Module.

Key Management Features:

  • Variety of management access methods including; telnet, web, SNMP
  • Single slot design allows for more slide-in-modules to be inserted in the ION Chassis
  • Management VLAN
  • Based on Public MIBs
  • 2 10/100 Ethernet interfaces
  • USB console port
  • TFTP upgrade/backup of slide-in-modules
  • Import/Export configuration files in human readable/editable format
  • Multiple community strings

Security Features:

When the optional management module is used, the following security features are available, allowing you to control access to the ION Chassis via the ION Management Module. Ensuring that only authorized personnel are able to view and change the settings to the slide-in-modules.

  • Management VLAN
  • SSL
  • SSH
  • 802.1x
  • SNMPv1 & V2c, +V3 (v3 via future firmware upgrade)

Access Methods:

  • Web-browser: Access the ION Management Module using a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Command Line Interface (CLI): CLI access can be done via telnet remotely or via the local console port on the ION Management Module.
  • SNMP: Since the ION platform is based on public MIBs you can easily manage the ION with a standard network management system (NMS) such as SNMPc, HPOV or any other standard SNMP platform.


Slots: 19 Slots in front for ION slide-in-modules and 2 Slots in rear for power supply modules
Unit LEDs: Power On LED for each installed power supply module
Dimensions: Width: 17.0” [430 mm], Depth: 15.8” [401 mm], Height: 3.5” [89 mm]
Power: Two open bays for ION power supply modules, supporting Universal Input 100 – 240 VAC, or -48 VDC rated at 200 watts max output Note: Power supply module supplies +12 VDC maximum to each slot in the chassis. Only one power supply module is required to power the chassis and the installed modules, the optional second power supply module provides redundancy for instant fail-over.
Environment: 0~ 50°C operating, 5% - 95% humidity (non-condensing), 0 to 10,000 ft. altitude
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs. [8.6 kg]
Compliance: UL listed, EN55022, EN55024, CE Mark, FCC Class A, CISPR Class A
Warranty: Lifetime