T-Marc 280

Ethernet Service Demarcation Solution

T-Marc 280
The T-Marc® 280 is an intelligent, remotely-managed demarcation devices which has been purpose-built to integrate networking, testing and assurance capabilities.

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Like other members of the T-Marc family, the T-Marc 280 supports advanced Layer 2 networking using Telco Systems' AccessEthernet® technology to allow total flexibility in deployment, provisioning, and delivery of Carrier Ethernet services.

Two tri-speed customer access ports enable providers to support two separate customers on a single device. The second access port may also be used to create a DMZ (demilitarized zone or data management zone) to separate external (public) traffic from the customer’s internal network. Each access port supports a single EVC and UNI with four traffic classes. Dual network uplinks include an SFP-based fiber and a combo tri-speed/fiber port. The dual network ports provide a rich set of protection options, including link aggregation, resilient, link, and Spanning Tree protocols.

Standards-based Ethernet OAM features include IEEE 802.3ah link OAM, IEEE 802.1ag connectivity fault management, and ITU-T Y.1731 fault and performance monitoring for end-to-end Ethernet services. Physical and virtual networking capabilities provide automated address management and discovery, bandwidth profiles, advanced traffic classes, and complete control over how subscriber traffic is transported across a service provider’s network.
  • Managed demarcation for converged services
  • Flexible architecture supporting
    • 2 x 10/100/1000Base-T ports
    • 1 Combo 10/100/1000Base-T or 100Base-FX/1000Base-X port
    • 1 x 100Base-FX/1000Base-X uplink

  • Extensive Layer 2 functionality with non-blocking wire-speed switching capabilities
  • Comprehensive OAM and management functionality supported by BiNOSCenterNG
  • Flexible management options for remote alarms/provisioning
  • Control, monitoring, line testing and loopback capabilities for remote fault isolation
  • Redundant uplinks for protected services and link aggregation
  • Enhanced security and protection mechanisms
  • Granular rate limiting for ingress and egress
  • Compact 1RU design with desktop, rack and wall-mounting options
  • Purpose-built technology for optimized CAPEX and OPEX
Standards and Certifications
  • MEF 14: EPL
  • IEEE 802.1D; IEEE 802.1Q; IEEE 802.1P
  • IEEE 802.1p Priority Queuing; IEEE 802.1u-2001
  • IEEE 802.3x PAUSE: flow control and back pressure
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • IEEE 802.3; 802.3u; 802.3z Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ad; IEEE 802.1ag CFM
  • IEEE 802.3ah OAM, Link loss return, and link loss carry forward
  • Designed for NEBS Level 3 compliance
  • Flexible Ethernet combo-port interfaces
  • Dual-speed (100M and 1000M) fiber interfaces
  • Pluggable optics, including CWDM
  • Tri-speed (10/100/1000M) copper interfaces
  • Jumbo frames
  • ASCII/DB9 management port

Security Features
  • Secure management protocols: SNMPv3, SSHv2
  • Management VLAN
  • RADIUS, TACACS+ and IEEE 802.1X authentication
Layer 2 Features
  • Layer-2 performance: 2.9762 Mpps
  • IEEE 802.1D and IEEE 802.1Q Bridging
  • Transparent LAN Service (TLS): Q-in-Q-based
  • 4095 system-wide VLAN space
  • 8K MAC address forwarding table
  • Port-based VLANs and Super VLANs
  • Layer Two Control Protocol (L2CP)
  • Per-port, flexible MAC-based loopbacks (MAC swap)
  • Response Time Reporter (RTR)
MEF networking features
  • Ethernet Service Definition, Phase 1
  • E-Line (EPL and EVPL) and E-LAN (ELAN) services
  • CE traffic bundling option: all-to-one
  • Point-to-point topologies
  • 1 EVC per subscriber/access port
  • Per-UNI (per-port) single-rate ingress bandwidth profiles (policing) with programmable burst capability
  • UNI Type 1
Traffic Management Features
  • Four system-wide traffic classes with flexible hybrid scheduling. Classification by:
  • Ingress interface, or port
  • Source and/or destination MAC address
  • IEEE 802.1ad priority code points (PCP)
  • IPv4 TOS/DSCP field
Protection Features
  • General Line Protection
  • Spanning Tree: STP, RSTP, MSTP
Management and OAM Features
  • Element management systems
  • BiNOSCenter NG
  • Multiple management access protocols and tools
  • SNMPv1/v2c/v3; Telnet, SSHv2, TFTP, CLI
  • DHCP (client)
  • Syslog
  • Direct IP-based management mode
  • Connectivity fault management, performance and
  • services management: IEEE.1ag; MEF SOAM
  • RMON Group 1, 3, 4, and 10
Regulatory Compliance
  • North America and Canada
  • EMI - FCC Part 15 Class B
  • EMC - FCC 47CFR part15:2005, subpart B, Class B (US)
  • EMC - ICES-003: 2004 Issue4, Class B (Canada Safety - UL1950, cUL 60950 CSA 22.2 No. 950)
  • International
  • EMI - EN55022 Class B
  • Immunity - EN55024:1998+A1(01)+A2(03)
  • EMC - VCCI V-3/2006.04,Class B ( Japan)
  • EMC - AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2004, Class B (Australia/ NZ)
  • EN300386 V1.3.3 : 2005
  • Safety - EN 60950 plus IECEE-CB-105a ( Japan)
  • Safety - AS/NZS 60950.1 : 2003 (Australia/ NZ)

Data Sheets

T-Marc 280 Data sheet
Last Updated: 2013-04-15
T-Marc 280 Data sheet (Spanish)
Last Updated: 2012-03-22

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