The Loop-IP6416 IP Inverse Mux is a media converter. It allows service providers to offer Ethernet services over the existing copper, optical, or microwave infrastructure carrying the E1/T1 network. Up to 16 E1/T1 lines can be enabled and concatenated to form a single channel. Ethernet frames are mapped into this single concatenated channel.
The IP6416 offers up to 16 E1/T1 ports with an LED for each port. It has automatic E1/T1 channel failure detection and can reassign the number of E1/T1 channels transporting Ethernet traffic. For example, if there are 16 E1s configured for 10/100 Ethernet traffic transport, and one E1 fails during service, the other 15 will pick up the entire load. This dynamic adjustment
is achieved by LCAS protocol and thus minimizes the loss of IP packets.