|Enable One to Four T1 interfaces for T1 over IP Voice and Data |
The IPTube G4 T1 is available with one to four T1 interfaces and single 10/100 BaseT Full/Half Duplex Ethernet Interfaces. An optional integrated 5 port QOS/VLAN/Rate Limiting Layer-2 Ethernet switch is available.
An Ethernet Switch Option provides transparent LAN bridging, user data bandwidth and access control through rate limiting and port-based VLAN filtering and tagging.
The T1 interfaces have configurations that for provide independent protocol, compression, packet sizing, buffering, framing, coding and channel settings. Enable additional T1 Ports as needs expand using a software-based license key. The protocols supported are IPTube, CESoIP, and HDLCoIP.Transparent Interconnect
The IPTube G4 T1's transparent operation maintains the proprietary signaling required to support PBX features such as call conferencing, call forwarding, caller ID and SS7. Legacy phone equipment investment is preserved. Transparent support for Modem, Fax, or Data circuits. Voice quality is not compromised.
|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 IPTube G4 T1 employs Engage’s robust Assured Delivery Protocol with the following benefits:
Domain Name Addressing
Secure Socket Shell - SSH
Full T1 Connection Across Two ADSL Lines
The IPTube G4 T1 uses the Type of Service byte in the IP packets to prioritize the encapsulated T1 frames. The setting of the TOS byte can be used to ensure that the real time TDM data from the IP Tube G4 T1 is ensured high priority.
The IPTube G4 T1 is available with a five port 10/100 Ethernet QoS switch integrating a high-performance switching fabric with four priority queues. Advanced features include 802.1p/IPv4/IPv6 traffic classification, full IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, RMON, SNMP, Port Monitoring and Layer 2 firewall.
The Ethernet switch Ingress and/or Egress Rate Limiter option enables the reservation of the bandwidth for time-sensitive T1 Over IP real time connections. Required for applications where the LAN traffic can exceed the WAN bandwidth required by the T1 over IP/Ethernet application. The data rate limit range is 128 kilobits to 64 Megabits in binary increments.
The Rate Limiter option limits the WAN bandwidth utilized by the LAN1 to LAN2 bridge. Rate Limiting the traffic enables the reservation of the WAN bandwidth for time the sensitive T1 Over IP real time connections. Great for Wireless WAN T1 applications. Rate Governing is only applied in the direction to the WAN to minimize latency.
Virtual Private Network Support
Interconnecting the IPTube G4 T1 through a Virtual Private Network with sufficient real time committed information rate ensures that the required quality of service is provisioned. The second Ethernet interface provides a management port. Each LAN interface features independent IP network configurations.
Lossless Data Compression Option
The IPTube G4 T1 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. Management of the IP Tube G4 T1 is accomplished with a Command Line Interface that is accessed through a Console or Telnet connection. Common templates provide for cut and Paste configuration.
Engage Communication super sizes IPTube T1 Circuit extension over Ethernet Packet networks. The Engage SuperTube option combines four T1 circuits into one IP packet stream. The SuperTube is designed to support Cellular Backhaul’s tight latency requirements when multiple T1 circuit interconnects are to be extended over Packet networks.
The typical way to extend T1 circuits across packet networks is for each T1 to be encapsulated into individual IP packet streams. The SuperTube Sized IPTube reduces the encapsulation overhead bandwidth and the packet frequency by 75%. The reduction of packet frequency enables network processors that are pressed with the low latency packet processing.
Cellular Backhaul has latency requirements that can be as stringent as four milliseconds. In order to rate adapt the clock and to take into account the jitter of the Ethernet buffering of the circuit extended packets is required. The frequency of the packets may need to be as low as 250 micro seconds to meet the latency and buffering requirements.
The packet processing for 4 bidirectional T1 circuits at 250 microseconds packet interval full duplex is 32,000 packets per second. 32,000 packets per second full duplex is not something that 802.xx and WiMax wireless radios are able to reliably process. The SuperTube option cuts the packet processing requirement to 8,0000 packets per second which can be handled with ease by commercial grade 802.xx and WMax radios.
|Protector OPTION -EnPRO|
The 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 IPTube also supports the transmission of multiple duplicate packets to support Mission Critical Circuit extension with redundancy that is only limited by the bandwidth provisioned.
Alternator Load Balancing OPTION -ALT
Full T1 Connection Across Two ADSL Lines
GPSDO Stratum 1 Clock OPTION -GPSDO
The GPSDO Option receives GPS satellite timing signals to control an onboard oscillator providing from a T1 Stratum 1 reference clock. The GPSDO Option utilizes a mixed-signal phase lock loop GPS driven frequency module to generate extremely accurate 1.544MHz T1 references clocks that are frequency locked to the Global Stratum 1 source. The Stratum 1 clock is the basis for all telecom voice and data interfaces, required to assure proper synchronization of signals and call quality.
|T1 Over IP Ethernet Benefits|
T1 Private Line Services over IP
|Multi-Site Enterprises, Cellular Service Providers, Education Districts, Universities, National, State and Local Government, and Municipalities incur significant recurring monthly costs for rigid-bandwidth leased lines used only for the interconnection of PBXs and Telecom switches.|
The IPTube G4 T1 provides organizations with the ability to interconnect their existing phone systems over flexible bandwidth lines that are used to carry data, voice, and video. The Voice Only Leased Line Toll charges assessed by long distance and local carriers are eliminated or dramatically reduced by transporting voice traffic across LANs and WANs.
The most compelling option for the interconnection of T1 based systems is when it can be accomplished over a Local Area Network. The deployment of Fiber based LANS such as Gigabit Ethernet, provides organizations with high performance and high quality bandwidth that is especially well suited for the interconnection of PBXs and Telecom Switches.
Wide Area Networks that have sufficient bandwidth and Quality of Service provisioning result in very significant cost savings especially for Multinational Corporations. The IPTube DLT1-Cwith loss less data compression, detects idle and redundant data within each voice circuit resulting in a 56 to 1 bandwidth savings. WAN bandwidth is not consumed by silence or redundant samples.
T1 Over Wireless Ethernet
Interconnection of T1 based data communication systems over wireless as a primary or back up connection is a major application of the IPTube.
For over eight years the IPTube has proven itself around the world as an effective method for using Commercial Off the Shelf Wireless Ethernet Bridges to interconnect T1 circuits.
The IPTube's Assured Delivery Protocol has the sophistication required for solid performance across a wide range of wireless connections.
The use of parallel Wireless Ethernet links minimizes the latency and Radio’s packet processing requirement.
Connecting phone systems across a wireless Ethernet connection has a return on investment that is measured in weeks. Eliminating the wired connection for the T1 based communication equipment is made possible with the IP
Tube's T1 Over Ethernet capability.
|Cellular Base Station Backhaul|
IPTube G4 T1s provide transparent interconnection of Base Stations, Base Station Controllers and Mobile Switching Centers over IP Ethernet packet-switched networks.
Cellular service providers save substantially by converting to a packet switch network. The Lossless Data compression option, which is especially well suited to Cellular communication links, minimizes the bandwidth required to interconnect.
Cellular phone service providers are able to save substantially by converting to a packet switch network from circuit based TDM leased lines. The Loss Less Data compression option provides a 56 to 1 compression, which minimizes the bandwidth required to interconnect, is especially well suited to Cellular communication links.
Engage's first deployment of the IPTubeT1, in the Spring of 2000, was for an international interconnection of a Cellular Base Station to a Base Station Controller.
The SuperTube Option reduces the overhead and packet frequency while lowering latency which makes cell backhaul a possibility over Wired and Wireless connections.
Note: The Ethernet Switch Option has the sophistication to support Ethernet Native Base Station applications with QOS and rate limiting.