Unparalled network security and performance for mission critical applications, creating up to four distinct Ethernet WANs, each with its own
configurable, dedicated bandwidth and tightly controlled access privileges.
Flexible port granularity and a wide range of 10/100/1000 Mb/s fiber optic and copper interface connection choices for Ethernet devices tailor
equipment solutions to individual site requirements.
The Ether-1000 unit is an application interface unit of the Lentronics Multiplexers digital transport and access system, designed specifically
for electric utilities, pipeline, transportation and heavy industrial telecommunication requirements.
The Ether-1000 unit provides integrated intelligent multi-port switch features and Ethernet over SONET/SDH (EoS) transport, delivering secure,
priority based, Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) LAN extension services.
Redundant configurable bandwidth (CBW) interface connections to a JungleMUX SONET or TN1U/TN1Ue SDH node’s optical transceiver units, enable
protected SONET/SDH transport of Ethernet frames at incremental rates from 50 Mb/s to 1.2 Gb/s.
SONET/SDH traffic segmentation Eliminates contention amongst competing critical and non-critical services through the use of discrete
EoS pipes. Each is secured for containment of the assigned application and is scalable to meet performance requirements.
Port-based traffic containment Guarantees isolation between specific user-defined ports to achieve secure traffic separation, across the fiber ring, without
relying solely on potentially compromised IEEE 802.1Q tags.
Ultra-fast path switching Lentronics EoS implementation enables frames, ring-wide, to be automatically re-routed in < 5ms upon primary
fiber path failure, minimizing downtime for mission critical applications.
Comprehensive traffic shaping Unique policies ensure ‘Front-of-Queue’ priority is applied to latency sensitive traffic e.g. GOOSE, IEC
61850, IEEE 1588 precision timing.
Secure tags Special tags created by the Ether-1000 unit carry security and performance enablers and are protected within the SONET/SDH
overhead. As a result, they cannot be hacked. With this technique, the original packet integrity is preserved, eliminating any risk of external
Ethernet over SONET/SDH (EoS) is a natural technology choice for critical packet-based applications. EoS through its intended design by the
telecommunications industry, has a low latency forwarding mechanism in addition to offering guaranteed traffic accessibility and isolation
within a dedicated portion of the payload. Additionally, SONET/SDH provides the framework for extremely high network availability with tightly
controlled timing, fast protection switching and fault isolation of each independent connection, of which a wide range of payload types are
A GE Lentronics network equipped with Ether-1000 units offers additional EoS advantages. These strive to balance the conflicting need for
absolute determinism of mission critical services with latency sensitive services with the bandwidth transport demands of an abundance of less
latency sensitive less critical packet-based applications, while providing the ultimate in traffic security and dependability.
Proper access control for network administrators, maintenance staff and connected Ethernet devices is mandatory to create a secure network environment.
A Lentronics SONET/SDH system containing Ether-1000 units can be protected using unique configurable features to permit authorized user and
Ethernet device access, while eliminating unauthorized entry.
Access to the security, and bridging and performance policies maintained within the Ether-1000 unit are protected through:
Physical access constraints
Network administrator and local maintenance access ports, both of concern to NERC, are physically decoupled from the unit’s Ethernet data ports, providing. a network wide electronic security perimeter.
Cyber access restrictions
Unit Locking All Ether-1000 units are locked from local and remote configuration changes. Authorized NMS administrators can grant temporary access to field service personal, then relock the unit.
Secure Tag GE’s EoS solution protects critical policies across a network of Ether-1000 units achieving secure, end-to-end service guarantees.
Secured Ports prevent additional MAC address learning, creating a static environment of approved attached devices.
Port hiberenation if configured, can block all port traffic upon detection of loss of port connection.
Disabling of Unused Ports eliminates unauthorized access through these routes.
Trusted MAC addresses are entered into the unit by authorized network administrators and are preserved during power failures.
Unknown MAC Address Filtering ensures that secured ports do not bridge packets when the destination address is unknown, preventing unauthorized learning of remote network devices.
The Ether-1000 unit’s Quad Port Assembly options provide flexible granularity from 1 to 8 ports, as well as
a wide variety of 10/100/1000 Mb/s interface connection choices for local Ethernet devices, tailoring equipment investment to site requirements.
Copper (Cu) and fiber optic port options are compatible with 10BaseT/ 100BaseTX, 100BaseFX, 100BaseLX, 1000BaseSX and 1000BaseLX.
Ethernet loading is optimized by per port ingress and egress rate limit settings. Traffic priority and a specific Ether-1000 unit WAN # (EoS pipes) assignment can be designated on a per port basis.
An Ether-1000 unit paddleboard equipped with up to two Quad Port Assemblies is mounted securely on the rear of the Lentronics equipment shelf, mating via a shelf backplane thru connector with the Ether-1000 unit. Power is delivered via the shelf’s redundant power supplies.
Meets IEEE 802.3 electrical specifications.
Provides 10BaseT/100BaseTX (RJ-45), 100BaseFX (LC), 100BaseLX (LC), 1000BaseLX (LC) and 1000BaseSX (LC) connections to Ethernet devices via paddleboard assembly options.
IEEE 802.1p (Priority queuing)
IEEE 802.1u (Fast 100Mb/s Ethernet)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN)
IEEE 802.3z (Gigabit Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3 (10Mb/s Ethernet)
CBW Port Interfaces
Redundant ribbon cabling interfaces for connection to Lentronics optical transceiver units.
SONET/SDH bandwidth configurable for Ethernet transport applications from 50 Mb/s to 1.2 Gb/s
RS-232 craft interface via front panelRJ11 jack for local VistaNET configuration and monitoring
Remote management via VistaNET network management system
Environmental – Electric Power Substation
IEEE 1613, IEC 61850-3
Operating Temperature: -4° F to +140° F (-20° C to +60° C)
Storage Temperature: -40° F to +158° F (-40° C to +70° C)
Humidity: 5-95% non-condensing
Earthquake Risk Zone 4
8 watts typical, dependant upon Quad Port Assembly options and switch utilization