IPGate-MG50 – Legacy Circuit to MPLS Gateway

Front-MG50 Legacy to MPLS
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  • Back-MG50 UNI Connections

The IPGate offers features that reliably transport legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and other circuit-based applications over IP/MPLS packet switched networks. Using Circuit Emulation Services over Packet (CESoP) and Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet (SAToP) standards, the IPGate MG50 supports a wide variety of legacy analog and digital interfaces at configurable data rates ranging from 50 bps to 52 Mbps. It lets customers easily and reliably take advantage of converged IP networks to transport legacy circuits.

Specific to the IPGate family is a Gigabit Ethernet backplane and distributed architecture which makes the IPGate a futureproof investment with a virtually unlimited variety of supported

The IPGate offers high density female user network interface (UNI) connectors which enable it to pack more ports into a compact chassis.

IPGate-MG50 Gateway Differentiators

  • Standards-based encapsulation: CESoP, TDMoP, SAToP, and PWE3
  • Improved features over legacy IPGate HD32 Gateway
  • JITC Certification and APL status
  • Industry’s widest repertoire of supported legacy data and voice interfaces
  • Multiple clocking options
  • Enables transport over commercial IP/MPLS routers and switches
  • User-friendly management software with intuitive HMI
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Remote Test and Monitor (T&M) access for most interface types
  • High availability design with enhanced redundancy
  • Hot swappable cards for low MTTR
  • FIPS 140-2 Encryption (optional)

IPGate-MG50 Gateway Uses

  • Serial Circuit migration to IP/MPLS networks (Everything-over-IP)
  • Virtual matrix switch: non-blocking any-to-any connections
  • Long Haul Secure Communication (LHSC) over IP
  • Radio-over-IP (RoIP)

Application Diagram

IPGate-HD-NED Communications Solution Layout

IPGate-MG50 Gateway Key Features

  • Converts legacy circuits for transport over IP/MPLS networks
  • State-of-the-art IP/MPLS encapsulation: Circuit Emulation Services over Packet (CESoP), TDM over IP (TDMoP), Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet (SAToP), and Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) implementations
  • Supports wide variety of legacy data and voice interfaces
  • TDM Clocking Options
    • (i) Station Clock input
    • (ii) Clock recovery from T1-E1
    • (iii) Internal Clocking source- Stratum 3
    • (iv) Low speed WAN DTE/DCE interface timing
    • (v) Clock recovery from CES packets
    • (vi) Precision Timing Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2)
  • FIPS 140-2 Encryption (optional)
  • Built-in Test and Monitor remote access (monitor bus) without requiring external patch panel
  • High availability design with enhanced multiple component redundancy
  • Hot swappable modules/cards
  • Models for DC power input & AC power input
  • Comprehensive management software with user-friendly HMI

Product Specifications

User (Legacy) Interfaces

FXO/FXS (2-Wire)
2/4/6-Wire E&M (Types 1 to 5)
12-Wire Narrow Band Voice
12-Wire Wide Band Voice
Low Speed WAN
High Speed WAN
CDI (Conditioned Diphase)
HSSI (High Speed Serial Interface)

Network Interfaces

Two 100/1000Base-T Copper ports, and a 100/1000Base-FX fiber port
Supporting Service terminations: PW, RTP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, ECID, VLAN, User Defined

Unit Configuration

No of Controller Cards
Two—For Redundancy
No of Interface/Port Cards
16 (any type)
5.25" H x 16" D x 19" W
20 lb. approx. fully loaded


Operating Temperature
-25° C to +55° C
Storage Temparature
-45° C to +71° C
95% non-condensing


AC Power
Input: 90-230 V VAC Auto ranging
Output: 12 V 33.3A (400W) per sled
DC Power
Input: -48 VDC
Output: 12 V 33.3A (400W) per sled