Circuit Emulation (TDM over Packet)
Despite the conversion of many core networks to Ethernet/IP, traditional data interfaces remain important. Many applications still require E1 interfaces in order to continue operating installed equipment. To transmit TDM data over Ethernet networks, the TDM data stream is converted using SAToP (Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet) into Ethernet packets. It can then be transmitted through a packet-based network via what are known as pseudo wires. This data is then converted back into a TDM data stream at any location. The E1 clock signal is transmitted at the same time. For this purpose, KEYMILE offers the multi-service access platform MileGate for broadband operators, as well as the XMC20 for dedicated, mission-critical networks.
MileGate is a multi-service, packet-transport platform that combines Ethernet SDH and PDH technology in one single subrack. With its circuit-emulation function, MileGate can convert TDM services into Ethernet packets and back.
XMC20 is a platform for mission-critical networks. It combines Ethernet SDH and PDH technology in one single subrack and is designed to handle the specific requirements of dedicated networks. With its circuit-emulation function, XMC20 can convert TDM services into Ethernet packets and back.