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for the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform


The Ethernet-enabled Muxponder (eMOTR) modules integrate Ethernet service aggregation and switching with optical transport functions in one high-density, compact package.


No. 1

Features integrated packet switching and transport in one cost-optimized, highly integrated package

No. 2

Leverages 10G and 40G/100G coherent infrastructure with OTN port mapping for enhanced performance and fault detection

No. 3

Provides scalable 2-slot to 32-slot chassis-based solution with full redundancy of all components, including card protection

No. 4

Offers wire-rate switching on all ports irrespective of packet size and presence of multicast traffic

No. 5

Supports MEF CE 2.0 services*

No. 6

Provides broad service stratification and robust bandwidth allocation for guaranteed SLAs via MEF CE 2.0 hierarchical Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities


  • + Physical Interfaces
    • eMOTR Edge:
      • 2 SFP/SFP+ ports, FE/1GbE/10GbE
      • 8 SFP ports, FE/1GbE/10GbE
      • 4 XFP ports, 10GbE, OTU2/2e
    • Single Slot eMOTR:
      • 8 SFP+ ports, FE/1GbE/10GbE
      • 4 XFP ports, 10GbE, OTU2/2e
    • Dual Slot eMOTR:
      • 32 SFP ports, FE/1GbE
      • 8 SFP+ ports, FE/1GbE/10GbE
      • 4 XFP ports, 10GbE, OTU2/2e
  • + Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3-2008 10-Gigabit Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
    • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging- full
      S-VLAN range
    • EPL, EVPL, EVP-LAN, EPL-Access, and
      EVPL-Access services*
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN
      Services (TLS)
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control
      Protocol (LACP)
    • Virtual Loss Link Indication (VLLI) for
      EPL services
    • Protected and Unprotected Service (EPL/VLLI)
      coexistence over G.8032
    • Jumbo Frames to 9600 bytes
    • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
    • DHCP Option 82
    • Ingress/Egress Port Mirroring
    • L2 traffic reflector
    • Wire rate switching for all packet sizes
  • + Quality of Service (QoS)
    • 8 Hardware Queues per Port
    • Committed and Excess Information Rate
      (CIR and EIR)
    • Classification based on IEEE 802.1D priority
    • Classification based on VLAN
    • Layer 2 Quality of Service
    • Ingress metering per-port
    • Ingress metering per-port per-CoS
    • Ingress metering per-port per-VLAN
    • C-VLAN Priority to S-VLAN Priority Mapping
    • S-VLAN Priority based on C-VLAN ID Statistics
    • Congestion avoidance - WRED
    • Configurable bandwidth profiles
    • Egress bandwidth shaping
    • Storm Control
  • + Ethernet OAM
    • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring
  • + Protection
    • Link Aggregation (LAG)
    • Inter-card LAG
    • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection
  • + Synchronization
    • IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol
      (hardware ready)
    • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet
  • + Network Management
    • Command Line Interface for packet layer
      management functions
    • Operational commonality with 6500 for card,
      port and OTN layers
    • Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 management
    • User management (authentication)
    • Surveillance
    • Access Control
    • Intrusion Detection
    • Tracking (Security Log)
    • Encrypted communication
    • Secure Shell (SSH)
    • Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPS)
    • SNMP version 3
    • Syslog
    • Comprehensive Management via OneControl
      Unified Management System
  • + Environmental Characteristics
    • 6500-D2 extended temperature solution:
      -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
    • Normal Operating Temperature:
      +5°C to +40°C (+41° F to +104° F)
    • Normal operating humidity: 5% to 85% RH
    • Earthquake/seismic: Zone 4

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