ETX‑2i‑10G 10G Ethernet Business & Cell-Site Gateway
FLEXIBLE SERVICE DELIVERY AND ASSURANCE AT 10G AND 1G
ETX-2i-10G, part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solution, provides service demarcation and aggregation at 10GbE and 1GbE data rates.
ETX-2i-10G enables operators to deliver service level guarantees, by supporting multilayer diagnostics, fine-grained SLA enforcement, and accurate performance monitoring. Built-in service activation testers support verification of end-to-end network performance.
ETX-2i-10G also offers best-in-class traffic management capabilities, includes an advanced classification engine, VLAN manipulation, and sophisticated service shaping, providing operators full flexibility and control over traffic flows.
MARKET SEGMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR RAD ETX-2i-10G
ETX-2i-10G is ideal for carriers, service providers, wholesale providers, and mobile operators seeking to offer unified SLA-based Ethernet business services, such as E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services.
CARRIER ETHERNET SERVICES
ETX-2i-10G incorporates a complete set of MEF 3.0 certified Ethernet service tools that allow the service provider to distinguish between high and low-priority traffic, and optimize TCP sessions.
ETX-2i-10G provides MEF 10.3 color aware and unaware Policers, delivering high-scale multi-CoS services with hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS).
It supports advanced scheduling, WRED per CoS, shaping per EVC and per port, with flexible classification rules and access lists.
ETX-2i-10G delivers E-Line (EVL, EVPL), E-LAN (EPLAN, EVPLAN), E-Tree (EP-TREE, EVP-TREE), Access E-Line, and Transit E-Line services compliant with MEF3.0 and CE2.0 certifications.
TIMING AND SYNCHRONIZATION
ETX-2i-10G family incorporates RAD’s advanced SyncTop synchronization and timing over packet feature set to support mobile heterogeneous network topology.
ETX-2i-10G combines Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) with IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol per ITU-T G.8265.1 and G.8275.1 Telecom profiles, for cost-effective synchronization of frequency and phase.
ETX-2i-10G also supports 1588v2 slave clock, boundary clock (BC), and transparent clock (TC), as well as a dual master operating simultaneously in G.8265.1 and G.8275.1 modes.
[*] ETX-2i-10G/8SFPP currently supports 1588v2 TC mode only. A full timing suite support is part of the product’s roadmap
ETX-2i-10G offers fast protection for virtually any kind of failure, in any linear, ring, or dual-homed topology. The device employs IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation (1:1 LAG and load-balancing LAG), ITU-T G.8032v2 Ethernet ring protection, and ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet linear protection, to ensure continuous availability and sub-50ms restoration in the event of network outages.
RAD ETX-2i-10G provides pseudowire (PW) services via a smart SFP (MiTOP). PWs can be encapsulated using CESoPSN per IETF RFC 5086 or SAToP per IETF RFC 4553.
ETHERNET OVER PDH
ETX-2i-10G transports Ethernet over PDH infrastructure via a smart SFP (MiRICi), including the following NG-PDH technologies:
NG-PDH solutions improve overall network availability by reducing latency and optimizing line utilization and throughput. Integrated management of MiRICi smart SFPs provides TDM (E1/T1/E3/T3/OC-3/STM-1) connectivity over PDH or SDH legacy networks.
SDN READY MANAGEMENT
ETX-2i-10G supports a variety of access protocols, including CLI over Telnet, SNMPv3, and TFTP.
Security features include SNMPv3, RADIUS, TACACS+, SSH, and SFTP.
Access Control Lists (ACL) can also be used to flexibly filter and mark management traffic, enabling service providers to maintain network security by dropping unwanted packets.
ETX-2i-10G is delivered ready for SDN transformation with comprehensive support for the NETCONF/YANG protocol, enabling operators to utilize modern network service orchestrators.
ETX-2i-10G implements RAD’s unique ZTP process, allowing devices to onboard automatically and securely without human intervention, and enabling operators to provision services easily and reliably.
MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTICS OF RAD ETX-2i-10G
Featuring multi-layer OAM and PM tools, ETX-2i-10G performs hardware-based monitoring and diagnostics at high scale and precision. End-to-end connectivity OAM (IEEE 802.1ag), as well as single-segment OAM (IEEE 802.3-2005), ensure flow-level fault management and performance monitoring over Layer 2 networks, and also quickly detect connectivity failures for robust protection. Layer 2 and Layer 3 loopbacks offer flexible diagnostic tools.
RFC-5357 TWAMP light delivers the same functionality over Layer 3 networks, as well as one-way TWAMP and two-way ICMP Echo, with counters for loss, delay, fragmented packets, reorders, and duplication, and configurable test packet size. Multiple VRFs support the robust TWAMP setup.
Service Activation Tests
ETX-2i-10G offers service activation tools with multiple RFC-2544, Y.1564, and L3 SAT testers.
Digital Diagnostics Monitoring
ETX-2i-10G supports digital diagnostics monitoring (DDM) SFP functions according to SFF-8472, excluding external DDM calibration