FRM220-CH08 In-Band Managed Multi-Service Platform

FRM220-CH08 In-Band Managed Multi-Service Platform

The FRM220-CH08 is a 1U high 19" Rack, 8 slot modular media converter rack. It provides an economic solution for fibre converter installations in enterprises or central offices. All critical components, power, management module and interface cards are hot swappable, allowing online field replacement. The hot-swappable power modules can be chosen from AC100-240V, DC18-36. or DC 36-75V. The chassis also has alarm relays. Management is supported by installing an NMC card into slot#1 . A number of cards are available that support different protocols including Ethernet, Voice, Data, transponders, FOM and IMUX.

Eight Slot Chassis overview


  • 1U 19” 8-slot Chassis with AC/DC power redundancy
  • Chassis backplane consists of passive components
  • All modules and cards support hot-swapping
  • Two alarm relays

Overview of Slide-in Cards:

  • Ethernet over Fibre - Fast Ethernet; Gigabit Ethernet
  • Fibre Multiplexer
  • PDH over Fibre - E1/T1 Fibre Modem
  • Transponder/Repeater - 2.7G 3R; 10G 3R; 155Mbps
  • POTS over Fibre
  • Ethernet over PDH - 5E1, 8E1, 16E1 Inverse Multiplexers
  • Mux/Demux - 4ch & 8ch CWDM
  • V.35 Datacom/RS485 over Fibre - V.35/X.21/RS530; RS485/RS422/RS232 Fibre Modems
  • E1/T1 Cross Rate Converter

Power Redundancy: The two FRM220-CH08 chassis power supplies are hot swappable and modular. Installing two into a chassis provides redundancy should a single power supply fail. A fully loaded chassis can run continuously with only one power module fitted into the chassis.

Cooling Fan: To further increase system reliability, the FRM220-CH08 chassis is fitted with two fixed fans on each power unit. The fans rotate speed status can be shown through NMC management.

Network Management: The FRM220-CH08 chassis requires an NMC (Network Management Controller) card which must be installed into the first slot of chassis. The NMC card allows a network administrator the ability to configure and monitor the status of the blades. Management can be achieved locally over RS232, or over the network by Telnet, Web or SNMP If the blades support Ethernet in the First Mile (IEEE 802.3ah), then the management module can also configure and monitor the status of a remote CPE.

Protocol Support: The FRM220-CH08 chassis has been designed as a Multi-service platform. This allows network administrators to deploy the chassis in a wide range of networks. Technologies supported by the chassis included Fast/Gigabit Ethernet, E1/T1, V35/X21/RS530, Serial RS485/422, Voice FXO/FXS, Repeater, Fibre Multiplexer, E1 Inverse Multiplexer and 10G, 2.7G Transponders.



  • Console RS232(DB9)
  • LAN 10/100 Base TX RJ45

Physical Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 440mm x 310mm x 44mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 3.5kg w/o P/S

Power Characteristics:

  • AC : 100 ~ 240VAC ,150W
  • DC24 : 18 ~ 36VDC, DC48: 36 ~ 75VDC, 150W

Environmental Specifications:

  • Operating 0°C ~ 60°C
  • Storage -10°C ~ 70°C
  • Relative humidity 5% ~ 90% non-condensing
  • Predicted MTBF : 65,000 hrs

Certification: FCC class A, VCCI class A, CE, RoHS

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