For environments where the 10/100 LAN is being extended and network security is critical, Perle offers Managed Fast Ethernet Extenders that support all authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. To further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, Perle Managed Ethernet Extenders provide secure management sessions by supporting SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS. These types of features are used when managing your corporate firewalls, switches and routers. This is why Perle makes them available in the eX-SM110 Managed Ethernet Extender.
These simple and effective point to point Ethernet Copper Extenders are perfect for commercial buildings, residential units, hospitality environments and remote offices … anywhere you need the ability to securely configure, monitor and manage long range Ethernet communication links between separated LANs or LAN devices (i.e. PCs, digital sensors, VoIP phones, WiFi Access Points, IP cameras and more). For high density applications check out the eX-CM110 Managed Fast Ethernet Extender Modules.
You will also appreciate how easy it is to set up the eX-SM110 with an intuitive Web Manager GUI and multiple methods of access. And, with support for IPv6, Perle Managed Ethernet Extenders provide organisations with investment protection to meet this rapidly growing standard.
10/100 Ethernet Extenders are also available as unmanaged standalone models with support for Commercial Temperature ranges and Extended Temperature ranges.
Perle’s advanced features such as Link Pass-Through, Interlink Fault Feedback, and Loopback allow Network administrators to “see everything” for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make Perle eX-SM110 Managed Ethernet Extenders the smart choice for IT professionals.
Extend Ethernet over Twisted Pair
Extend an Ethernet link over category 5e, 6 and 7 cabling up to 10,000 feet (3 km)
Extend Ethernet over Coaxial cable
Extend an Ethernet link over 75 ohm coaxial cable
Utilises second generation VDSL2 technology (ITU-T Recommendation G.993.). When operating under “Profile 30a”, Perle Ethernet Extenders can provide an aggregate VDSL line rate capability of over 200 mbps. Actual distance and performance may vary depending on the type / gauge and condition of the wire used.
Plug and Play Operation
Perle Ethernet Extenders will automatically configure your VDSL interlink connection. The CO/CPE peer association will be determined automatically by the Ethernet Extender. No need to set CO / CPE VDSL pairing. Once a connection is made, both ends will automatically adjust relevant VDSL parameters to optimise the level of bandwidth possible across the copper link.
With Link Pass-Through the state of the 10/100Base-TX Ethernet connection is “passed through” the VDSL link to the 10/100Base-TX Ethernet connection on its remote peer. A managed switch on the remote end can then report the state (link up or link down) to its network management system so that any errors can be detected and recovered early. Competitive Ethernet extenders without this feature will never detect or report any error conditions.
Interlink Fault Feedback
Similar to the Link Pass-Through feature, a loss of VDSL link will drop the 10/100 Ethernet ports on each end until the link recovers.
The Ethernet Extender supports auto negotiation on the 10/100Base-TX interface.
Auto-MDIX (Automatic Medium-Dependent Interface crossover) detects the signalling on the 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 interface and determines the type of cable connected (straight-through or crossover) and automatically adopts a compatible pinout.
Fixed Speed and Duplex
Some Ethernet equipment require a fixed speed and duplex be used or cannot auto-negotiate. By disabling Auto-Negotiation on the Ethernet Extender, a fixed speed of 10 or 100 mbps as well as Full or half Duplex can be configured through DIP switches.
Transparent to tagged VLAN (802.1Q) packets.
Transparent to IP Video Compression Protocols
Fully transparent to such IP video compression schemes such as MPEG-4, H.264 and MJPEG.
- Enable/Disable port
- Set Port Name – Up to 8 characters
- Set Role : Auto (Default) ,Local (CO), Remote (CPE)
- Set Rate/Reach : High-Speed (default) , Long-Range
- Set Symmetry : Asymmetric, Symmetric (default)
- Set Low Bandwidth Alarm – SNMP trap
- Select VDSL profile
- Select Signal to Noise Ratio
- Select upstream/downstream data rate
Quality of Service
- Bandwidth Allocation via rate limiting
- IEEE 802.1P tagged frame priority control
- IEEE 802.1P priority tag remapping
- IP TOS ( Type of Service ) priority for IPV4 Diffserv or IPV6 traffic class frames
- Congestion Service Policy through WQF ( Weighted Fair Queuing ) or Strict Priority Queuing (default)
- Default – Transparent to VLAN frames
- Enable discarding of tagged frames
- Enable discarding of untagged frames
- Untag – Removes any existing tag
- Insert Tag – Insert (if original frame is untagged) or replace (if original frame is tagged) the VLAN ID and priority with the configured default VLAN ID and priority tag.
- Insert Double tag (Q in Q) – Append an additional tag using the configured default VLAN ID and priority.
Unknown Multicast Frame Filtering
When enabled, Multicast frames with an unknown destination address are not allowed to egress the port.
Unknown Unicast Frame Filtering
When enabled, Unicast frames with an unknown destination address are not allowed to egress the port.
When enabled, provides the ability to restrict port to one-way traffic flow. Used in applications such as unidirectional video broadcasting as well as providing security for Ethernet connections in accessible public areas.
Configuration Mode selection
Select whether to use the on-board DIP switches or the management software for mode selection.
Can manually set Auto or MDIX on the copper port via on-board strap or via the management software. Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependent interface crossover) detects the signaling on the UTP interface to determine the type of cable connected (straight-through or crossover) and automatically configures the connection when enabled. With Auto-MDIX enabled, either a straight-through or crossover type cable can be used to connect the Ethernet Extender to the device on the other end of the cable.
- User configurable Ethernet Extender name
- User configurable VDSL-Interlink port name
- User configurable copper port name
- Hardware revision number
- Firmware version number
DIP Switch Settings
View hardware DIP switch settings.
10BaseT Extended Distance
Normal/extended – default Normal. By configuring as “extended”, the 10baseT receiver sensitivity is increased providing the possibility of a 10BaseT connection greater than 100m.
Copper Port Status
- Port Enabled (Yes/No)
- Link Status (Up/Down)
- Auto Negotiation Settings (Disabled, Complete or In Progress)
- Resolved as crossover MDI or MDIX type
VDSL Port Status
- Port Name
- Connector Type
- Link State
- Loopback status
- Remote Loopback (loopback status of VDSL peer)
- Role : Local (CO) , Remote (CPE)
- Current VDSL Profile
- Reset to factory default
- Reset Statistical counters
- Update firmware
- Loopback mode. (On/Off)
- Upload/download configuration
Detailed Port Statistics
To assist in troubleshooting links, an extensive list of ingress and egress counters for both copper and VDSL ports are available. These statistics can be viewed locally via the management module or from a central SNMP NMS on the network.
Pause (IEEE 802.3xy)
Pause signalling is an IEEE feature that temporarily suspends data transmission between two devices in the event that one of the devices becomes overwhelmed. The Ethernet Extender supports pause negotiation on the 10/100Base-TX copper connection.
The Ethernet Extender is capable of performing a loopback on the copper VDSL Interlink port.
**eX-SM110 Advanced Management Features**
Enterprise and carrier-grade security is available through the support of strong authentication systems such as TACACS+, RADIUS and LDAP. Secure in-band access is assured via SNMPv3, SSH CLI and secure HTTPS Internet browser.
- Full read/write capabilities via central SNMP servers and PerleVIEW
- Send SNMP traps ( up to 4 servers )
- SNMPv3, V2C and V1
- SNMPv3 – encryption and authentication for both management and trap support
- RFC1213 MIB II
- Proprietary MIB provided
Telnet / SSH CLI Access
In-band command line access via Telnet or SSH application.
Internet Browser Access
- Fast and intuitive graphical web interface for use with common internet browsers such Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari
- HTTP or secure HTTPS
- PerleVIEW Centralised Management Package
Console port CLI Access
Out-of-band command line access via Cisco compatible RJ45 serial console port using common “rolled” CAT5 cable.
Concurrent Management Sessions
Run multiple management sessions simultaneously for multiple users.
Protect secure management sessions by setting an inactivity timeout value.
Alert Event Reporting
Alert level events are stored in the local event log and sent as:
- SNMP traps to up to 4 servers
- SYSLOG messages to a SYSLOG server
- Email to user defined email address
- Console port can be enabled ( default ) or disabled.
Advanced IP Feature Set
IPV4 and IPV6 address support, DHCP, DNS, Dynamic DNS, NTP, TFTP, Telnet, SSH V2 and V1, HTTP, HTTPS
Advanced Management User Authentication with Primary and Secondary Server Support
TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory via LDAP, RSA Secure ID-agent or via RADIUS authentication, Kerberos, NIS
- AES (256/192/128), 3DES, DES, Blowfish, CAST128, ARCFOUR(RC4), ARCTWO(RC2)
- Hashing Algorithms: MD5, SHA-1, RIPEMD160, SHA1-96, and MD5-96
- Key exchange: RSA, EDH-RSA, EDH-DSS, ADH
- X.509 Certificate verification: RSA, DSA
Access Control List
An access control list can be created which can filter out only those workstations that are authorized to access the management resources. Filter on IP and/or Ethernet MAC addresses.
Network Services Filter
Enable only those network services on the management module that are allowed on your network ( Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, SNMP ).
Update the latest level firmware via TFTP or PerleVIEW.