Falco and Iris provides STM-1 and E1 matrix swiches to interface PDH/SDH-SONET backbones with different monitoring equipments. Falco and Iris groomers combine several network access technologies and are available in the following versions:
E1 input to E1 output
STM-1 input to E1 output
E1 input to STM-1 output
STM-1 input to STM-1 output
Depending on the model the following features are available:
High Density Groomer: extracts DS0 and VC12 channel from multiple E1 or STM-1 (input) and delivers them to multiple STM-1 or E1 ports (output).
Broadband Filter: extracts desired VPI/VCI from E1 or STM-1 (input) and delivers to STM-1 or E1 (output).
Supports IMA, Inverse Multiplexing for ATM.
Constant Monitoring with APS: supports APS (Automatic Protection Switching): if one or more active links fail, the monitoring equipment continues to receive data from a protected link (redundant links are often deployed to provide fault tolerance).