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The IE-MultiWay is a value-based, Carrier-class managed Gigabit Ethernet solution that is ideal for use as a CPE device at the customer’s network edge as well as in a fiber infrastructure. The IE-MultiWay comes standard with two SFP uplink ports for the providers’ network connection and two 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports.

There are four distinct DIP Switch selectable configurations that the IE-MultiWay supports. Among them are a 1+1 Uplink Protection Switch, a 4-port Gigabit Switch, and a Dual Copper to Fiber SFP Media/Mode Converter (two gigabit fiber media converters in one).

As a 4-port device, it can be deployed with fiber redundancy (with or without 1+1 uplink protection) and status monitoring with management on all ports via SNMP, which features OAM for mission-critical applications. It can also be installed as a dual 10/100/1000 Mbps copper to fiber media converter and be utilized as two separate converters.

The IE-MultiWay supports 10/100/1000 Mbps and 1 Gbps copper and 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps optical SFP modules, to provide greater flexibility in the network environment. The hot-swappable nature of SFPs and the numerous fiber modes and types that are available allow for easy configuration and future upgrading as network demands evolve.

The IE-MultiWay was designed with a simple upgrade path that is available through the company’s Free Software Download page. Easily view the GUI and a Configuration program for VLANs and other port configurations with IMC Networks’ iView2, IMC Networks’ standalone management software for Windows NT/XP/2000/Vista/7.

The IE-MultiWay is an ideal solution for service providers’ fiber networks because it supports port based VLAN and VLAN trunks, IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) and a user definable EtherType. Information such as interface statistics, RMON1 statistics, and OAM status and control are a few of the many accessible features from the Serial CLI, Telnet CLI and SNMP Management Software.


  • Flexible Solution

  • Four devices in one unit
  • Supports 3R’s (Re-amplify, Re-shape, Re-time) optical signal regeneration
  • 1+1 uplink protection (< 50 mSec)
  • Supports per port service VLAN
  • Features RMON1 MIB-II Statistics
  • Jumbo Frames support (up to 10240 bytes)
  • -48V DC terminal for Telco applications
  • Support for daisy chain expansion
  • Powering options can be combined for AC/DC redundancy
  • Advanced Remote Monitoring/Management

  • Supports IEEE 802.3ah OAM (active/passive), 802.1ag CFM (Connectivity Fault Management) and Y.1731 on all ports
  • Discovery, Link Monitoring, Performance Monitoring and Remote Loopback
  • Features Bandwidth Management including Limiting & Traffic Shaping with burst capability and priority queuing
  • Rate limiting can be done at Layer 1, 2 or 3
  • Via UMA, can act as a Remote when connected to a Host iMcV-Giga-FiberLinX-II
  • Generates SNMP TRAPs based on events
  • Last Gasp alarm via 802.3ah and/or SNMP TRAP
  • RS-232 CLI (Command Line Interface) console port
  • SFP Support

  • User-friendly 10/100/1000 Mbps Auto Negotiation technology
  • Selectable (High/Low) SFP control via DIP Switch
  • Auto detect for 100 or 1000 optical SFPs
  • Auto negotiate speed and flow control for 10/100/1000 copper SFP with SGMII
  • Supports fixed speed 1 Gbps full-duplex copper SFPs
  • Optical SFPs support DDMI status through CLI
  • Compatible with standard MSA compliant SFP transceivers
  • 'Industrial Ethernet' (IE) Features For Operation in Extended Temperatures

  • Extended temperature functionality, up to -40° to +85° C
  • Flexible power options: AC, DC and USB
  • 1) Redundant 1+1 Protection (Revertive or Non-Revertive) Media Converter

    IMC Networks' IE-MultiWay converts an Internet Service Providers' network interface to match the various 10/100/1000 Mbps copper interfaces found on the Customer Premise Equipment. It provides 1+1 uplink protection and monitors the network status using IEEE 802.3ah OAM

  • Standards Compliance:

  • IEEE 802.3ah
  • SFP-MSA SFP standard (September 14, 2000)
  • SFF-8472 DDMI standard (Revision 1.0)
  • Regulatory Approvals:

  • FCC Class A (Using 48V Telco-type power)
  • FCC Class B (Using all other power options)
  • UL/cUL
  • CE
  • Operating Temperature:

  • +14° to +122° F (-10° to +50° C)
  • w/ Franmar AC Wall Adapter

  • -40° to +185° F (-40° to +85° C)
  • Storage Temperature:

  • -49° to +185° F (-45° to +85° C)
  • Supply Voltage:

  • 5 to 24 VDC (Barrel)
  • 48 VDC Telco (Terminal)
  • Power Information: *

  • Min: 3.15W (1 optic SFP [1 Gbps], 1 Tx [100 Mbps])
  • Max: 7.0W (2 Cu SFP [1 Gbps], 2 Tx [1 Gbps])
  • * Power consumption is based on SFP types

  • Dimensions:

  • 0.86”H x 3.66”W x 3.88”D (2.2 x 9.38 x 9.94 cm)
  • Shipping Weight:

  • 1.0 lbs (0.45 kg)

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