T-Metro 8100

All-in-one 100GE Service Aggregation Platform and Cloud Gateway

T-Metro 8100
Telco Systems’ T-Metro 8100 is a next-generation, high-density, standalone Carrier Ethernet platform providing MPLS, Layer 3, and SDN. 

T-Metro 8100 offers service scalability, carrier-class resiliency, and industry-leading features including QoS and OAM.

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T-Metro 8100 is a CE2.0 compliant, modular platform that will evolve at the pace of your changing requirements, expanding service offerings in line with your business strategy.

With the ability to add blades for new capabilities, both the range of future use cases and the lifetime of the platform are extended. T-Metro 8100 is built on future-proof standards- based ATCA chassis, designed to evolve with carriers to expand their services at the pace and in the direction that best meets their business strategy.

Increase Agility and Flexibility: Rapidly deploy new services and grow at your own pace, with no need for hardware change with its flexible port count configuration. The solutions’ modular design supports multiple use cases, saving on training, support and TCO.

Reduce OPEX and CAPEX: Significantly reduce cost of deployment and management with a single, multi-use platform.
100GE MPLS Cloud-based Service Solution

Cloud-based services pose new challenges for service providers. T-Metro 8100 addresses these challenges using MPLS to provide low latency L2VPN, high availability, and end-to-end service assurance using advanced OAM tools and increased scalability.

T-Metro 8100 complements the T-Metro 8000 Aggregation and Cloud Gateway Family by driving high capacity 100GE/40GE rings into the aggregation layer to support high-bandwidth cloud applications and mobile backhaul networks. With the addition of T-Metro 8100, Telco Systems offers service providers cloud-to-edge and cloud-to-cloud end-to-end services, assuring an exceptional level of experience for the end-user while optimizing carrier resources.

L3 Support

T-Metro 8100 provides comprehensive solutions and services with native IP support, including Virtual Routing and Forwarding VRF lite, IP static routing, and dynamic routing protocols like OSPF and BGP. T-Metro 8100 also supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP).

The T-Metro 8100 leverages Telco Systems’ field-proven, carrier grade BiNOX operating system – common among all its platforms – to provide a robust and advanced multi-layer software platform to support administration, and maintenance requirements. Hardware- based QoS allows for very high QoS granularity independent of physical ports or services, while an embedded test head* supports end-to-end SLA measurement and assurance. It also offers advanced OAM, supporting hundreds of services with ITU-T Y.1731 SLM, RFC 2544 and Y.1564 measuring the network performance.
  • Up to: 4x 100GE+8x40GE+16x10GE or 4x100GE+48x10GE or 2x100GE+64x10GE or 80x10GE with two 100GE blades 
  • Built-in MPLS functionality
  • Built on a future-proof, ATCA scalable chassis
  • Highly scalable, expand-as-you-grow solution to support large amount of services
  • Hardware OAM capabilities
  • Expandable function blades
  • Enhanced Quality of Service and service granularity support
  • MEF CE 1.0/2.0, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliance for multi- vendor interoperability
  • Integrated with EdgeGenie Orchestrator for full network lifecycle management
  • Extensive service redundancy (xSTP, FRR, G.8032, dual homing)
  • Enhanced control plane and routing features (OSPF, IS-IS, LDP, RSVP-TE)
  • Low power consumption to reduce OPEX
  • Redundant hot-swappable DC power supplies and fan tray
  • Support for 19” and 23” racks
  • Support for short and long-haul optical interconnect
Hardware Characteristics
  • 2x100GE (QSFP28)+ 4x40GE (QSFP+) + 8x10GE (SFP+) or 2x100GE (QSFP28) + 24x10GE (MPO breakout cable and SFP+) or 40x10GE ports (MPO breakout cable and SFP+), Wire speed non-blocking 960Gbps full duplex switching capacity in 3RU, support for short and long-haul optical interconnect. Expansion module supports additional 44x10GE.
  • IEEE 802.1Q bridging, IEEE 802.1ad Q-in-Q (TLS), MPLS L2VPN
    • - OpenFlow Support
  • SyncE and IEEE 1588v2
  • Sub-50ms RSVP-TE FRR, secondary LSP
  • ITU-T G.8032, G.8031*, xSTP, resilient link, dual homing VPLS/HVPLS LAG (Static/IEEE 802.3ad LACP/Multi-chassis)
Quality of Service
  • Per port/EVC/flow single/dual rate limiting
  • Hierarchical rate limit per port/EVC/flow
  • SP, WRR and hybrid frames scheduling, CoS marking and mapping per EVC
  • IGMP v1/v2/v3
  • Hardware-based IEEE 802.3ah EFM, IEEE 802.1ag CFM
  • Console, Telnet, SSHv2, Radius, TACACS+, SNMP v1/2/3, xFTP, NTP, DNS resolver
  • ACLs, RADIUS, SSHv2, SNMPv3, SFTP, port security, broadcast storm prevention, secured access
General Specifications
  • Dimensions 3RU H x 17.64”W x 15.1”D (133.35 x 448 x 385.8mm)
  • Weight: 9kg – 14.5kg
  • Power: Dual redundant, hot-swappable DC 24/-48VDC, Max power consumption: 200W
  • Operating temp: 0ºC to 45ºC 
  • Humidity: Up to 95%, non-condensing
  • Fan: Load sharing, speed controlled, hot-swappable
Regulatory Compliance
  • European CE marking, EN 55022 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN55024:1998+A1, EMC Immunity, Harmonics: EN 61000- 3-2/ IEC 61000-3-2, Voltage fluctuations: EN 61000-3-3/ IEC 61000-3-3, ESD: EN 61000-4-2/ IEC 61000-4-2, RFI-AM: EN 61000-4-3/ IEC 61000-4-3, EFT: EN 61000-4-4/ IEC 61000-4-4, Surges: EN 61000-4-5/ IEC 61000-4-5, Conducted: EN 61000-4-6/ IEC 61000-4-6, Voltage DIP: EN 61000-4-11/IEC 61000-4-11, EMC Emissions, FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A (Canada), EN 300386, Telcordia GR-1089 issue 4
Environmental Compliance
  • Full RoHS
Safety Requirements
  • UL 60950, EN 60950, IEC 60950, IEC 60825-1, CSA 22.2 No. 950, Class 1 Laser product safety (eye safety)

  • High-density business services and Carrier Ethernet network aggregator
  • Multi-tenancy e-rate and education campus network aggregator
  • Mobile backhaul carrier Ethernet/MPLS aggregator
  • SDN networks with NETCONF
  • Cloud gateway – cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-edge connectivity
  • Cost-optimized DSLAM, CMTS and OLTs aggregation
  • 100GE service aggregation
  • Carrier exchange, interconnect

Data Sheets

T-Metro 8100 Data Sheet
Last Updated: 2018-11-09