DZS – MXK-F – Chassis, 16 Multi-service Slots, 2 Network Facing Slots

  • Highly-scalable aggregation solution for ultra high-capacity fiber access services
  • Superior intelligence and security with proven SLMS access operating system software
  • Intuitive, comprehensive management, with CLI, Unified Services Provisioning, and ZMS
  • Flawless delivery of multi-play services over any FTTx architecture
  • Industrial temperature hardened
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Demands on access networks continue to accelerate, and technology advances change and evolve at light speed to cope with this growth. To build a platform with more than 10-years reach requires a networking innovator with extraordinary vision, proven bench strength and experience, and of course, exceptional technology to keep pace.

With over 1,000 global customers deploying Zhone’s world-class solutions for their service provider and enterprise networks, in some of the harshest and most demanding environments in the industry in its pedigree, Zhone’s MXK-F™ ultra high-capacity fiber-optimized aggregation platform is the latest cost-effective addition to its world renowned MXK™ portfolio.

The MXK-F™ chassis architecture is designed around a dual star design with redundant ultra high-speed links to each subscriber line card slot for future-proof support of today’s and tomorrow’s bandwidth-hungry fiber-based subscriber services. Also MXK-F™ management control and aggregation switch fabric functions reside on two separate cards, each of which can be equipped in a redundant configuration; MCs (Management Cards) and FC (Fabric Cards). Lastly, a fully-distributed database and parallel firmware loading enable simple fast upgrades.

With a solid, wide foundation to build upon, MXK-F™ is well-suited as high-density fiber-based service platform to cost-effectively deliver ITU-T G.984 GPON, IEEE 802.3-2008 1 and 10Gb/s Active Ethernet, ITU-T G.987 XGPON1, ITU-T G.989 NGPON2, and other advanced fiber-based services for residential triple play and high-bandwidth business services over any FTTx architecture.

MXK-F™ Chassis – MXK-F1421 is designed to be fully-compliant to meet the ETSI EN 300 standard for indoor cabinets and contains 16-access multi-service subscriber slots, and 2-network facing slots. MXK-F1421 can be mounted directly into a 21″ wide rack, and into a 23″ rack with adapter brackets. The chassis is equipped with a cable management tray, easy fan access, and rear-powered redundant power feeds.

MXK-F™ Fabric Cards – As the aggregation point for all MXK-F14xx platforms, MXK-F™ Fabric Cards provide a wide variety of network facing uplink options. These cards provide the network interface for cloud-bound link aggregation, link redundancy, and EAPS ring solutions.

MXK-F™ Management Cards – At the heart of this highly-capable platform is the MXK-F™ Management Card. With countless years of proven field experience, the management architecture of the MXK-F™ represents Zhone’s latest state-of-the-art design, further raising the bar set high by other Zhone MXK-family solutions.

MXK-F™ Access Service Cards – The MXK-F™ platform supports a 16-port GPON OLT access service card providing standards-based support of 2.5Gbps downstream and 1.25 Gbps upstream bandwidth.

SLMS – As with all products within the MXK™ portfolio, MXK-F™ utilizes Zhone’s proven SLMS™ access operating system, providing intelligent, common functionality across all the company’s hardware products. Driven by more than a decade of experience in commercial operation and collaboration with more than 1000 service providers and enterprise customers worldwide, Zhone SLMS™ software delivers functionality critical to today’s access networks in advanced networking, quality of experience, security, and management.

Security – To maintain tight security in the last mile, the MXK-F™ platform mounts considerable defenses, powered by all of Zhone’s SLMS security features, including multicast control lists, secure bridging, broadcast storm detection and suppression, dynamic IP filtering, SSH and SFTP, and RADIUS authentication.

Cabinets – While Zhone offers a full line of outside cabinets engineered specifically to support MXK-F platforms with a wide range of powering, and fiber termination options, all Zhone MXK-F™ chassis are ETSI indoor cabinet compliant. This means that any MXK-F™ can be mounted within a 300mm deep cabinet, or two of them can be mounted back-to-back in a 600mm deep cabinet. This provides service providers and enterprise customers alike plenty of packaging options where available footprint is always at a premium.


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