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Next Generation Ethernet Demarcation

Metrodata is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our next generation of Ethernet Demarcation Devices (EDD), often alternatively known as an Ethernet Network Interface Devices (NID).

Today, Metrodata’s FCM8000 and FCM9000 products are deployed by Ethernet Service Providers as cost-effective Customer Premise Equipment. These products provide switched media conversion and act as managed demarcation points for Ethernet Services up to 1Gbps. Both devices support management via both SNMP/Telnet and Ethernet Carrier OAM, including both 802.3ah (EFM) and 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) protocols.

Due for release in Q1 2012, our new FCM9004 product offers a sophisticated but cost-effective solution for Carrier Ethernet service demarcation with flexible interface options. The  FCM9004 adds some key capabilities to enable Service Providers, both during provisioning and subsequently in-service, to monitor performance and verify compliance with customer Service Level Assurance commitments on a per traffic flow basis.

FCM9004 Advanced Ethernet Demarcation Device

Incorporating our new ‘MetroSAM’ hardware architecture, Service Level Assurance is provided via Y.1731 performance monitoring and advanced test traffic generation, loop-back and verification functions, at line rate for services up to 1Gbps.

As members of the MetroCONNECT Ethernet Service Delivery family, each of our FCM-series Demarcation products support Metrodata’s ‘zero-touch’ installation process, minimising both on-site installation time and the Engineering skills required.

For over 20 years, Metrodata has specialised in Access Networking solutions for Telecoms Service Operators. Today, many tens of thousands of our CPE access devices are installed with operators worldwide. for SDH/PDH and Ethernet services. Our proven expertise, product quality and responsiveness have been appreciated by customers since 1989.

For further information on our Ethernet Demarcation range, or to download the datasheet for our FCM9004 product, click here. Alternatively, contact us directly via for product availability.