The ION Multi-Service Integration Platform cost-effectively integrates copper and different types of fiber to extend networks, optimizes existing infrastructure, and provides simple navigation of connected network interfaces for secure network management. Designed for enterprise data centers and core network applications, the ION Platform incorporates the industry’s most comprehensive offering of full-featured products, making it the best choice for IT managers or service providers seeking enterprise-class or carrier-class solutions to integrate, optimize, and navigate their networks.
The ION Platform offers flexibility with modular or stand-alone units as well as 1-slot, 2-slot, or 19-slot chassis options for low- or high-density applications. A variety of slide-in interface devices and converter modules support Layer 1 and Layer 2 Ethernet networks (100Base, 10/100, 1000Base, 10/100/1000, and 10G Ethernet) and TDM networks (T1/E1/J1 and DS3-T3/E3).
The ideal system for network extension and secure management within a building or campus, the ION Multi-Service Integration Platform allows network managers to:
Integrate fiber and overcome distance limitations of UTP cable
Optimize install multimode fiber within buildings
Capitalize on distance advantages of single mode fiber between buildings
Optimize installed fiber infrastructure with bi-directional single strand fiber
Integrate variable data rates on one fiber cable
Navigate system interfaces for secure network management throughout the system
Save money by getting the most out of existing equipment and infrastructure and making cost-effective additions as needed
By cost-effectively integrating copper and fiber equipment and infrastructure, the ION Platform equips networks for the bandwidth, distance, and security demands of today, tomorrow, and every point in between.
The ION Platform
Network Interface Devices
Network Interface Devices
ION Management System
Management Module for The ION Platform
Power Supply Module
Dry Contact Relay
Point System Compatibility
Regarding ION Platform
Reduce capital expenditures (capex) by integrating affordable copper-based equipment and a fiber infrastructure
The ION Platform is modular and independent, supporting various communication protocols and the constantly changing demands on networks
Modular, hot-swappable components allow for installation of new modules precisely as needed
Allows efficient navigation of the entire system via SNMP with the optional ION Management Module
Enterprise-class solutions created by the industry-leading supplier of fiber integration products
Advanced security features allow controlled access to ensure only authorized personnel are able to navigate, view and change the configuration of devices within the ION Platform.
Copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber integration optimizes existing infrastructure and accommodates more cost-effective upgrades to the cabling plant. Continuous development on new fiber modules will keep the ION Platform up-to-date to ensure your network is ready for the demands of today, tomorrow, and every point in between.
The following Carrier Ethernet focused presentation, featuring Applications Engineer, Glenn Buck, covers trends in the Carrier Ethernet market, Service Provider challenges, Ethernet Demarcation, OAM and more.