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Overture 6100

  • Multi-service edge and aggregation for EoC, EoTDM, and TDM Services
  • Modular redundant architecture
  • Supports up to 80 copper pairs, up to 15 DS3s , up to 80 T1/E1 ports, and bonding support for up to 420 T1s or 330 E1s (EoDS3)
Overture 6100 was last modified: December 16th, 2015 by Brian Irish

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Overture_NetworkDiagram_6100The Overture 6100 is a carrier class multi-service access and aggregation platform used to deliver Carrier Ethernet over Copper (EoC), Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM) as well as legacy TDM services via T1/E1 or DS3. This modular platform offers a fully redundant switch fabric, timing, power, and cooling solution to ensure it meets the high availability requirements for carrier class services.

Feature Benefit
Multi-service platform Supports EoC, EoTDM, EoDS3, and TDM services all from one platform.
PWE3-Plus Enables both Ethernet services and T1/E1 services to be delivered over the same link with greater resiliency than traditional TDM circuits.
15Mbps per copper A single copper pair can deliver over 7 times the bandwidth of a T1 or E1 service at much lower costs.
Copper pair management Robust trouble shooting features like Time Domain Reflectometer and Tone Generation to detect pairs and prequalify loops help speed up service delivery.
Cross-card bonding Ensures high availability services and eliminates stranded copper pairs.

The Overture 6100 is a modular, multi-service platform designed to enable service providers and network operators to offer any service, over any media, via any port or slot, from one compact, ultra-dense chassis. The 40 Gbps, two-rack-unit’s simple, flexible support for the complete range of Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul. The same pay-as-you-grow platform is a unique differentiator that enables a carrier to cost-effectively reduce its number of vendors.

The Overture 6100 supports the following Overture remote edge devices

  • Overture 400 Series Ethernet over bonded copper edge
  • Overture 500 Series Ethernet over bonded DS1/E1 edge
  • Overture 600 Series multi-service Ethernet over bonded copper with DS1/E1 over Ethernet using PWE3-plus, Overture Networks’ revolutionary, patented method of simultaneously transporting native Ethernet and native TDM over bonded copper
  • Overture 45 Ethernet over DS3 edge

The Overture 6100 addresses the synchronization issues that are prevalent with emulated T1/E1 services. The Overture 6100 delivers a synchronization solution that is fast, reliable, and accurate where every interface port can be synchronized to a reference clock (including the Ethernet ports), and these same interfaces can serve as a clock source. This enables an extremely flexible and resilient sync-in sync-out architecture. Included in the design are Stratum 3 and 4 holdover options as well as a BITS input.

The Overture 6100 is NEBS level 3 certified, temperature-hardened, and has full front access to all of its cables and plug-in modules. Its 2 RU-high chassis can be deployed in a central office, a controlled environmental vault, an outside plant remote-terminal, a cell site, or at the customer’s premise.

Overture 6100

Business Access
This family of products enables 1Mb to over 100Mb services as connections to offices typically providing Ethernet services over bonded copper and bonded T1 where there is not fiber available.  Typical business services carriers sell are Dedicated Internet Access, IP-VPN, VoIP.

Mobile & DSLAM Backhaul
This family of products enable 1Mb to over 100Mb services connection to cell towers, typically providing up to 100 Mbps backhaul services carrying both native Ethernet and native TDM with support for network timing synchronization. The product line is ideally suited for enabling high-speed backhaul to Mobile Cell Towers and DSLAM sites that are capital-constrained to be served by fiber. The combination of 32 pair bonding, EFM repeaters, and the unique ability to natively transport T1/E1 timing ensures carrier grade backhaul at a fraction of the cost of other technologies.

Multi-Tenant Campus and In-Building
The Overture 6100 enables 1Mb to over 100Mb services for Campus and In-Building applications.  Carriers can  benefit by taking advantage of the existing copper plant on campus or up the risers in buildings, realizing a huge cost savings while enabling high-speed Ethernet services.

Traffic Light/Video Surveillance
The Overture 6100 enables 1 Mb to over 100 Mb services for counties and municipalities who need to increase bandwidth to traffic lights for video surveillance applications where only existing copper plant is available.

Service Cards:

  • Switch control processor cards:
    • 2 port 1000Base-X(SFP) or 100/1000Base-TX
    • RS-232 and 10/100 management
  • 16 pair EoC card
  • 16 port T1/E1 card
  • 3 port DS3 card

Auxiliary Cards:

  • DS1/E1 BITS/SETS input
  • Stratum 3 or 4 options, SyncE
  • 3 alarm inputs and 2 outputs
  • Metallic loop test IN/OUT

 Ethernet Services

  • 1d STP and 802.1w RSTP
  • 3ad link aggregation
  • 3x flow control and pause frames
  • 1q VLAN tagging, stacking (Q-in -Q), stripping, re-writing and bundling
  • 1p prioritization
  • 256 EVCs, each supporting up to 4095 UNI bindings
  • Unique SLA per EVC
  • CoS: WFQ, SP, and combo based on VLAN, p-bits or ToS/DSCP
  • Hierarchical policing/shaping


  • Local RS-232 management interface
  • Web GUI, familiar CLI
  • Pre-provision and store CPE configs
  • Zero Touch provisioning
  • 3ah OAM
  • 1ag CFM
  • 1731 ETH-OAM
  • Management IP ACLs
  • SNMPv1, v2 and v3, Traps, Alarms
  • Syslog
  • Copper pair management
    • Time domain reflectometer
    • Tone generation
    • Auto-bonding
    • Cross-box bonding


  • 47H” x 817.45W” x 9.88D” (88 mm x 444 mm x 251 mm)
  • Mounting: 2RU in 19” and 23” WECO and ETSI racks
  • Weight: 30 lbs ( 13.6 kg) max
  • Rear or side exhaust options
  • Field replaceable fan
  • Full front access
  • Operating temperature: -40° to +149°F (-40° to +65°C)
  • Humidity: up to 85% non-condensing relative humidity
  • Power consumption: 150w max
  • Redundant power feeds
  • Optional AC/DC 120/240 power supply
  • Input voltage: -48VDC and +24VDC, nominal


  • IEEE 802.3ah, 2BASE-TL, ITU-T G.991.2.bis (Annex A, B, F, & G) TCPAM16/32/64/128
  • RFC 791 IP, RFC 792 ICMP, RFC 793 TCP, RFC 768 UDP, RFC 826 ARP, RFC 1122
  • RoHS
  • Spectral compliance


  • C-Tick
  • CE Mark
  • EN 55022 Class A
  • ETSI 300 386, 300 019, T1.2, T2.2, T3.5
  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • GR-3108 Class 2
  • ITU K.20/K.21
  • MEF 9, 14
  • NEBS Level 3

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