OptiCop Converger: T-Series

SONET/SDH and T1/E1 circuits remain the only ubiquitous WAN standards around the globe. The OptiCop T-Series Convergers provide functionality similar to a Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS) at a fraction of the cost and use significantly less footprint. While SONET/SDH enables operators to flexibly and efficiently utilize network bandwidth by multiplexing services, each service needs to be measured independently relative to the expectations of the customer. OptiCop Converger provides a means to extract traffic of interest and leverage existing investment in test and monitoring tools.


The T-Series OptiCop Converger systems can be configured to meet the most demanding applications, with the ability to monitor SONET/SDH and T-Carrier/PDH circuits ranging from T1/E1 to OC-3/STM-1 through OC-48/STM-16. Broadband grooming (OC-n, STS-n, VC-4, and VC-3) comes standard with any T-Series system and can be optionally equipped with Wideband (VC-11 and VC-12) and Narrowband (64 Kbps timeslot) functionality. The T-Series OptiCop Converger can monitor multiple circuits in either half or full duplex scenarios and will operate in conjunction with Automatic Protection Switching, ensuring monitoring applications always have the access they need.

The T-Series OptiCop Converger is available in two models, the T-1200 and the T-2400, supporting 12 and 24 optical/copper interfaces respectively. Optional support for up to 256 discrete T1/E1 interfaces is offered on the T-1200. The table below illustrates example port configurations available.

  T-1200 T-24100
Total # SFPs (inputs + outputs) 12 24
Max # OC3/STM-1 input ports 8 16
Max # OC12/STM-4 input ports 8 16
Max # OC48/STM-16 input ports 4 8
Max # GigE output ports 8 16
Max # T1/E1 input/output ports 256