IP•Tube CEP GT1
PBX over Ethernet, T1 Channel Bank to IP converter
T1 Voice & Data Over IP / MPLS
The IP•Tube CEP GT1 encapsulates full and fractional T1 and TDM circuits, along with their framing and signaling bits, into IP packets. The IP•Tube CEP GT1's T1 Over IP, T1 Over Ethernet connection provides for the transparent interconnection of PBXs, T1 Channel Banks, Telecom Switches and T1 based communication systems via LANs, WANs, MANs, Satellite and Wireless Ethernet.
Enable One to Four T1 interfaces for T1 over IP Voice and Data
IP•Tube CEP GT1 Standard Features
Assured Delivery Protocol
In order to assure high quality communications over links with intermittent or noisy performance, such as Wireless or Broadband over Power Line, the IP•Tube GT1 employs Engage’s robust Assured Delivery Protocol with the following benefits:
|• Packet out of sequence detection and re-sequencing|
• Duplicate skipping,
• Lost packet retransmission with configured delay.
Three LAN Interfaces
All IP•Tube CEP GT1 models ship with three 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN ports. The Ethernet interfaces provide for:
• Management interface on MLAN
• Dual Data Plane LAN ports can be configured to support:
- Connections over 2 opposite ADSL links
- Alternator Option for load balanced SDSL interconnects
- Protector Option for Redundant Packet Path connections with
Constant or Switch Over Criteria
|Service Quality Packet Prioritizing|
The IP•Tube CEP GT1 uses the Type of Service byte in the IP packets or 802.1p/q mac levels to prioritize the encapsulated T1 frames. QoS is used to ensure that the real time TDM data from the IP•Tube CEP GT1 is ensured high priority.
|IP•Tube CEP GT1 Management|
| IP•Tube CEPs isolate management and data plane functionality with the use of two separate processor modules. Management processor access is limited to SSH or SNMPv3 encrypted sessions that employ AES 256 bit keys and sophisticated NIST passwords. These sessions may be established after authentication via TACACS+ or Radius.|
The independent Linux based management plane of the IP•Tube CEP ensures Critical Infrastructure Data is isolated from management network access. The Management Module uses internal serial ports to connect to the Data Plane processor.
Administration and User Logs are available with Syslog.CEP management security features include:
• Administrative policies for adding, removing, disabling and renaming authorized users; limiting user access to assigned commands; and enabling only desired port numbers.
• User authentication directly or in conjunction with TACACS+ or RADIUS servers including RSA SecureID support for two factor trusted compliance.
• An SSH command interface encrypting management traffic with powerful 256 bit symmetric keys and NIST based passwords.
• Support of the SNMPv3 protocol for secure connectivity to SNMP element managers.
• In addition, administrative accounting data can be reported to syslog servers with accurate timestamps provided by an NTP source.
VPN Network Management
Interconnecting the IP•Tube CEP GT1 through a Virtual Private Network with a sufficient real time committed information rate ensures that the required quality of service is provisioned.
IP•Tube CEP GT1 Options
Lossless Data Compression Option
The IP•Tube CEP GT1 detects idle/redundant data within each DS0 resulting in as much as 56 to 1 bandwidth savings. T1 over IP bandwidth is not consumed by silent or redundant circuits.
Alternator Load Balancing Option
Protector OPTION -EnPROThe Enhanced version has configuration parameters that enable a secondary packet path with high relative delay to primary path be synchronized. The packet sequence delay synchronization ensures concurrent redundancy with a high degree of error tolerance. Error free operation is accomplished when a primary or secondary Packet is not received and a redundant duplicate packet is available. The IP•Tube also supports the transmission of multiple duplicate packets to support Mission Critical Circuit extension with redundancy that is only limited by the bandwidth provisioned.
|Pay-As-You-Grow Field Upgrades|
The IP•Tube CEP GT1 are designed for Pay-As-You-Go growth from 1 T1 thru 4 T1s. Customers can elect to economize initial network installations, by purchasing their IP•Tube CEP GT1 with a single active T1 port. As the network grows enable additional T1 Ports via a software-based license key. Field upgrade benefits are extended to our Industry-Best Lossless Data Compression. Just as T1 ports are field upgradeable, so is Lossless Data Compression. At any time, each T1 port on the IP•Tube CEP GT1 can be upgraded to Lossless Data Compression with a simple software-based license key installation. If upon installation, you determine that your IP•Tube CEP GT1s are best deployed with Lossless Data Compression, you're still in business with the per port field upgrade!
Rack Mount Kit
The IP•Tube family is ready for your most demanding central office or data center environments. With the Rack Mount Kit, IP•Tube products are easily installed in 19" and 23" racks. Easy access to both front and rear sides facilitates technician maintenance procedures.
T1 to Ethernet T1 Channel Bank to MPLS IP