Megaplex-2100 from RAD is a modular integrated access TDM multiplexer, that enables integration of multiple dedicated data, voice,
ISDN, video and LAN channels over multiple main (network) links. Megaplex 2100 features a traffic
payload capacity of up to 124 DS0 timeslots. This 8 Mbps capacity can be transmitted over 4 full E1 or 5 full T1 links, or alternatively, over multiple fractional
E1/T1 links. The flexible Megaplex-2100 modular design with wide choice of I/O (user interface) modules supports applications ranging from small
campus networks to multi-site corporate networks or extensive carrier access solutions. Due to
Megaplex-2100 standards adherence, central office based cross-connect units
(DACS) can separate voice and data, sending each to the appropriate carrier or service.
Megaplex-2100 enables carriers to successfully deploy bundled services, ISDN services and Internet access. The integration of a
broad range of services makes Megaplex 2100 a cost-effective access device, with reduced deployment and maintenance costs.
The Megaplex-2100 conforms to international standards, ensuring compatibility in multi-vendor environments worldwide.
The Megaplex-2100 modular, distributed architecture enables redundancy at different levels of the network and provides a system with no single point of failure. System hardware redundancy is attained by an optional redundant power supply and common logic module (MP-2100 chassis only). 1:1 protection switching on the main link modules protects against network or cable failure. Additional ML modules can be installed and interconnected via Y-cables to provide protection against ML hardware failures. Bundle redundancy provides backup for IP transmissions (functions similarly to E1/T1 link “parallel TX” redundancy). In case of link failure, Megaplex-2100 activates alternate routing. This is achieved by storing multiple configuration databases and flipping (switching) between them in case of any network event. The Megaplex-2100 system also supports two RAD proprietary types of ring redundancy, provided by its main link modules: E1/T1 Ring: Similar to SDH, the E1/T1 ring features ring redundancy in a closed dual-ring topology: one path propagates data “clockwise” and the other “counterclockwise”. Each Megaplex-2100 can receive data through two different paths, and selects only the signal received through one of the paths for processing. In case of failure, the failed segment is bypassed by using the second path, providing self-healing in less than five seconds
TDMoIP mainlink option available for Megaplex 2100 from RAD
Megaplex 2100 offers an optional IP main link module that transmits TDM traffic directly over IP networks. This TDMoIP access
module converts user TDM traffic into IP packets transmitted on 10/100BaseT or 100BaseF Ethernet networks. Megaplex with
TDMoIP technology provides a cost-effective, versatile and modular solution for transmitting legacy TDM traffic over IP networks. This
is especially suitable for large corporations, utilities or power companies that are seeking a gradual migration to IP networks.
Megaplex-2100 (4U high) chassis providing slots for up to 12 main link and I/O modules has multiple system timing options:
Internal crystal oscillator clock
Clock received from any link (loopback)
Clock from any high speed module channel
External station (master) clock
Adaptive timing received from any bundle (with ML-IP only).
Any clock source can be set as fallback in the event of primary clock source failure.
Megaplex 2100 data sheet (pdf)
Megaplex 2100 manual - pdf 3,207 K