Carrier Ethernet 2.0 NID with 8-Ports Carrier Ethernet 2.0 NID with 8-Ports SFP not included
iConverter® XM5-1G Network Interface Device

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified 8-Port Gigabit NID

iConverter® XM5-1G Network Interface Device

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified 8-Port Gigabit NID


MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified 8-Port Gigabit NID

  • Supports multiple combinations of SFP transceivers and 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports
  • Supports Gigabit and Fast Ethernet SFP transceivers
  • Service Assurance with comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Connectivity Fault Management
  • Rapid service deployments with Zero-Touch Provisioning and Ethernet Service Activation Testing
  • Ethernet Protection Switching with sub-50ms failover
  • SNMP management with NetOutlook® Management Software
  • Available with redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC power inputs
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC), wide (-40º to 60ºC) and extended (-40º to 75ºC) temperature ranges


The iConverter® XM5-1G is a multi-port Gigabit Network Interface Device (NID) that provides service demarcation and aggregation for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. The XM5-1G provides comprehensive support of the latest carrier-class Ethernet Service OAM, testing and protection standards. These advanced capabilities enable rapid service deployments, Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurances, comprehensive fault management and service protection to reduce operating costs and improve customer satisfaction.

The XM5-1G features a combination of Gigabit SFP ports and 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports for UNI or NNI deployments to deliver wholesale Ethernet, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, business and cloud services.

The XM5-1G can be deployed to deliver a variety of Gigabit and Fast Ethernet services, and simplifies operations by reducing the need to inventory multiple NID models. Fast Ethernet SFPs can be installed in the Gigabit ports to provide a seamless upgrade path to future Gigabit services.


In this application example, an iConverter XM5 10G Aggregation Demarcation Device is deployed as an Carrier Ethernet aggregation node on a 10G fiber ring. iConverter XM5-1G NIDs terminate the Gigabit fiber links and provide 100Mbps service demarcation at cell towers and customer premise.

The XM5-1G NIDs provide comprehensive support of Carrier Ethernet performance monitoring, fault management, timing and protection standards to enable rapid service deployments and service assurance.


XM5 1G App

Advanced Features

Interface Configurations 

  • 8x 1000BASE-X SFPs or
  • 4x 1000BASE-X or 100BASE-X fiber SFP and 4x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper or
  • 2x 1000BASE-X or 100BASE-X fiber SFP and 6x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper or
  • 8x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper
  • Alarm Relay Contacts
  • Port Mirroring

Traffic Management

  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 802.1ad Q-in-Q VLAN stacking
  • Service Multiplexing of over 256 EVCs
  • User-configurable Ethertype for NNI port
  • Ingress and Egress traffic management
  • CIR/EIR Color Aware “two rates, three colors” bandwidth profiles for ingress rate limiting
  • Hierarchical Rate Limiting with two level color aware policing
  • Advanced Flow and CoS classification per Port, VLAN ID, PCP or IPv4/IPv6 (TOS/DiffServe) Priority
  • IGMP snooping per RFC 4541
  • DHCP Relay Option 82
  • Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT) to encapsulate STP, VTP, PVST and CDP protocols (subscriber Cisco protocols)
  • All ports configurable as UNI or NNI
  • 10,056 byte frames

Network Management

  • Remote management via TELNET, SSH, SNMPv1/v2c/v3
  • SNMP management of up to 100,000 NIDs with NetOutlook® Element Management System
  • SNMP management via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® Network Management software
  • LLDP – Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • MEF 30 and 31 Service OAM Fault Management MIBs

Security Authentication

  • RADIUS, TACACS+ and 802.1x
  • Access Control Lists

Service OAM and Testing

  • IEEE 802.1ag End-to-End Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) – with 8 Maintenance Domain levels and 256 Maintenance Associations
  • Supports IEEE 802.1ag Maintenance Intermediate Points (MIPs) for fault isolation
  • Hardware-based Delay and Loopback measurement with nanosecond resolution
  • ITU-T Y.1731 End-to-End Performance Monitoring with threshold monitoring and crossing alerts
  • Advanced classification and filtering of Layer 1, 2, 3 or 4 subscriber traffic as an EVC or CoS flow
  • IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet Link OAM with dying gasp
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • RFC 2544 with wire-speed, per flow testing of throughput, latency, jitter and loss
  • ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation testing with multi-flow testing of information rate, latency, jitter and frame loss
  • RFC 2544 and ITU-T Y.1564 10G/1G test head support generation/reception of in-service and out-of-service L2, L3 and L4 frames
  • RFC 5357 TWAMP responder
  • Per-port and per-flow Loopback with MAC swap
  • Compatible with third party in-band loopback testing
  • Syslog
  • Built-in UTP cable tester for troubleshooting through to the Customer Equipment

Synchronization And Timing

  • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet
  • IEEE 1588v2 Boundary Clock, Slave Clock and Transparent Clock
  • 10 MHz, 1 PPS Clock I/O
  • NTP – Network Time Protocol

Protection And Resiliency

  • ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching
  • ITU-T G.8032v2 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching with multi-ring protection and sub-ring support
  • Sub-50ms failover for G.8031 and G.8032v2
  • IEEE 802.1ax/802.3ad Link Aggregation Group (LAG) with Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP); 1+1, 1:1
  • Link Failover <50ms protection switching
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

Learn more about iConverter NID Features and Benefits


 iConverter XM5-1G
 1G Network Interface Device
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.1Q, 802.1ad, 802.1p, 802.3, 802.3ah, 802.1ag, 1588v2
RFC 2819 (RMON), 2863 (IF-MIB), 2131 (DHCP), 2544
ITU-T G.8031, G.8032, G.8262, Y.1731, Y.1564
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certified
MEF 6.2, 9, 10.2, 14, 21, 26.1, 30, 31, 33
Telnet, SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, SSH, Serial Console
Regulatory Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS Level 3, RoHS2 (6/6), WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Up to 10,056 bytes
Port Types
10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
1000BASE-X (Gigabit and 100Mbps SFPs)
RS232 (RJ-45)
10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Cable Types
EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 5 and higher
Multimode: 50/125um, 62.5/125um
Single-mode: 9/125um
EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 3 and higher
EIA/TIA 568 A/B, Category 5 and higher
AC Power Requirements
AC Power Adapter: 
100-240VAC~ 50-60Hz
0.3A @ 110VAC
DC Power Requirements
2.5mm Barrel  
Maximum power consumption 30W
20VDC to 60VDC
Maximum power consumption 30W
    0 to 50° C
 -40 to 60° C
 -40 to 75° C
 -40 to 80° C
W: 7.29” x D: 9.15” x H: 1.63”
L: 185.17mm x B: 232.41mm x H: 41.4mm
3.24 lbs (1.47 kg)
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
-100m to 4,000m (operational)
3 year warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support


Model #Number of SFP PortsNumber of RJ-45 PortsAlarm Relay Contact
9640-0 8 0 -
9640-1 8 0 x
9641-0 4 4 -
9641-1 4 4 x
9642-0 2 6 -
9642-1 2 6 x
9643-0 0 8 -
9643-1 0 8 x
All models support IEEE 1588 Transparent clock mode.
See Omnitron’s SFP web page for SFP ordering information.
Please consult Omnitron for other configurations and RoHS (5/6) compliant models.
Model Number
1U 19" Rack Mount Shelf for XM5 NIDs
1U 23" Rack Mount Shelf for XM5 NIDs


pdf iConverter XM5 1G NID (Data sheet) (1.06 MB)

pdf iConverter XM5-1G NID (Quick Start) (648 KB)

iConverter XM5-1G NID (User Manual) (4.20 MB)