FOX515H is a highly scalable device, which allows growing backbone capacities from STM-1 up to STM-64 for the transport of TDM- as well as of Ethernet-traffic. This very compact FOX-device provides extensive protection mechanisms such as HW-protection for MPU and tributaries (two groups 1:N, N=1-5) and the full set of traffic protection methods like MSP, SNCP and/or 2 / 4-fiber MS-SPring for SDH-connections.
The robust mechanical and EMC-design including the distributed power supply concept of FOX515H are optimized to cope with harsh environments which are typical for utility applications. The mechanical, electrical and EMC / safety performance of FOX515H is fully type-tested by an independent, certified Swiss Test-lab. Most interfaces are provided with multirate SFP/XFP cages enabling each individual port to have a different configuration with a wide variety of optical wave-lengths for WDM, connectors and available ranges. The integrated space-optimized optical boosters and amplifiers meet the frequent utility requirement for long, repeater less spans.
FOX515H offers various types of Main Processing Units (MPUs), comprising the system-controller, the clock & synchronization functionality and a non-blocking cross-connect (DXC). For efficient network design and traffic grooming, the DXC even allows to cross-connect at DS0 (64kbps) level. If equipped redundantly, the hot swappable MPU’s work in main/ standby protection mode.