DLC205 - Gig-E Aggregator and Optical Transceiver

DigiLink is a state-of-the-art modular platform leveraging Artel’s 30 years of carrier-class video transport experience. DigiLink is specifically designed to meet the need for a low cost, rugged, and simplified design for transporting broadcast-quality video and Ethernet across IP networks, direct fiber, and optical backbones.

The most deployed solution for the North American metro-regional video-over-fiber market, DigiLink is used by all major broadcasters and networks for their critical contribution feeds for major sporting, news, and live events. DigiLink is the industry’s gold standard for simplicity of design, legendary reliability, and cost-effectiveness. A tightly integrated platform, it also offers uncompressed video-over-IP transport and integrated video and Ethernet switching.

DLC205 Module

The innovative design of the DLC205 Gig-E Aggregator and Optical Transceiver enables users to aggregate 9 channels, 5 external and 4 internal, of 10/100/1000 Ethernet traffic for transport across electrical or optical networks, all in a low cost, single slot DigiLink module. The module is fully nonblocking with a total capacity of 18 Gigabits of traffic and each port independently supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet. The four internal ports can be linked to other modules in a DigiLink chassis to provide internal Ethernet connectivity eliminating the need of external cabling. The DLC205 can be monitored and managed using DigiLink’s DL-Manager Element Management System.

Unlike more complicated designs that require dedicated trunking modules and switching matrixes, the DLC205 Gig-E Aggregator is compatible with all DigiLink chassis providing a simple, reliable, and low-cost solution for transporting video centric traffic and chassis management across Ethernet networks.

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Aggregate up to nine 10/100/1000 Ethernet links

Non-blocking 18 Gigabit of switching capacity

Provides optical or electrical transport of:

  • 10Base-T
  • 100Base-TX
  • 1000Base-T
  • Ethernet standard


Supports all types of Ethernet traffic

  • 10/100/1000 auto negotiate
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X
  • Auto full-duplex and half-duplex
  • VLAN capabilities

Externally accessible SFP transceiver optics

  • Optical budget to 33dB
  • WDM (1310nm, 1550nm)
  • CWDM ITU G.694.2 (Channels 27-61)
  • DWDM ITU G.694.1 (Channels 21-60)

Front and rear panel status LEDs

  • Major/minor alarms
  • Link status
  • Activity

Statistics per RFC 2819 Standard

Simple and rugged design

  • Plug and play design requires no pre-deployment configuration
  • Monitor, manage, and review statistics using DL-Manager or SNMPv2
  • NEBS Level 3 Certified ensures reliable operation in harsh environments