IPmux-16 from RAD provides a compact, simple to configure, easily scalable solution for transporting TDM E1/T1, E3/T3 or channelized T3 (CT3) services over IP and Ethernet-based networks. The IPmux-16 from RAD can be located at a central site or POP, aggregating TDMoIP traffic from multiple sources.
The primary benefit of IPmux-16 from RAD is allowing transparent E1/T1 and E3/T3 connectivity over Layer 2/3 packet networks, both in carrier and enterprise environments. The IPmux-16 converts data streams of up to sixteen E1/T1 or up to two E3/T3, or up to two CT3 ports and converts them into packets for transmission over the network. The addressing scheme of these packets is IP-based. The packets are transmitted via the Ethernet modules to the network. A remote TDMoIP gateway converts the IP packets back to TDM traffic. The IPmux-16 is a standard IP device, supporting ICMP (ping), ARP, next hop and default gateway capabilities. The IPmux-16 complies with the TDMoIP protocol, working in conjunction with RADís IPmux-1E IPmux-11, IPmux-14, IPmux-8, Megaplex ML-IP, Kilomux KML.11, and other third-party products that implement the TDMoIP protocol. The IPmux-16 features a dry contact alarm port that can serve as a general-purpose input port. The alarms are classified into three categories, stored in the event log, and can generate a system trap
that is sent to an NMS.
Here are some typical applications for the IPmux-16.
IPmux-16 supports VLAN tagging and priority labeling according to 802.1p&Q. VLAN-based user traffic is separated by applying a dedicated VLAN tag to every TDMoIP circuit, and a dedicated VLAN for managing the device. Type of Service (ToS) of the
outgoing IP frames is user-configurable. This allows an en-route Layer-3 router or switch, which supports ToS (or Diffserv), to give higher priority to the TDMoIP traffic for delay-sensitive applications. Assigned, IANA-registered UDP socket number for TDMoIP simplifies flow classification through switches and routers
IPmux-16 TDMoIP gateway data sheet (pdf)
IPmux-16 TDMoIP gateway operations
manual (pdf 1258k)