News | December 15, 2021

Multiport T1 / E1 / SONET / SDH / Ethernet Electrical / Optical Tap Repeater

GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, addressed the press regarding their Multiport Repeaters for T1 E1 SONET SDH & Ethernet interfaces. Available in both portable and high-density mTOP rack enclosures.

Speaking to the press, Vijay Kulkarni CEO of GL Communications said. “Optical Tap Repeaters provide multiple identical outputs for optical and electrical signals at OC-3 / STM-1, OC-12 / STM-4, OC-48 / STM-16, 1 GigE, and 2.5 GigE rates. The need for optical taps that cut the optical power by 30% or 50% are not needed, since the signals are repeated at full power”.

He further added, “T1 E1 Multiport Repeaters are used to generate multiple and identical T1 E1 outputs for each T1 E1 input, thereby increasing the number and range of transmission of T1 E1 signals.”

The sleek and standard design of T1 E1 Multiport repeaters allows multiple units to be easily placed in a mTOP 1U or 2U rack mount enclosure, providing different densities, stability, and security. For more details on mTOP rack-based platform, refer to Test Tools in Rack Based Platforms.

Features of T1 E1 Multiport Repeaters:

  • The input and output connections are through standard bantam or RJ-45 jacks
  • Inputs and outputs are compatible with CCITT G.703
  • Units operate on a voltage of 7-12 V DC and draw a current of up to 1000 mA
  • T1 and E1 signals are terminated at 100 Ohms (T1) or 120 Ohms (E1) respectively
  • The repeater permits output drive for line lengths up to 655 feet
  • The T1 Multiport Repeater and E1 Multiport Repeater are available as separate units
  • LEDs are provided to indicate the presence or absence of input signals and power
  • Terminate, Bridge and Monitor modes are provided

Source: GL Communications Inc.