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NeXa NeXa Control System, Site Control-

Automating the last mile ler (SC)
The NeXa SC state of the art SW suite uses Java
Standard Edition, has an embedded version of a
The Distribution Frame is the last piece of web server and support standard interfaces such as
the telecom infrastructure to be auto- SOAP and SNMP
mated. Automating the Distribution Frame The application support High Availability.
will reduce operative costs and enable ef- With the standard interfaces the NeXa SC facilitate
ficient delivery of new services. a simple integration into an existing telecom stan-
dard BSS/OSS environment.
To fully automate the manual part of the fixed net-
work will provide unparalleled potential to improve NeXa Automatic Distribution Frame
your business! Dramatically lower OPEX, Improved The main components of the NeXa system are de-
cash-flow and faster response to customer requests signed to work in all the applicable environments,
are the results of deploying NeXa, the World’s fore- whether in a Street Cabinet or Central Office.
most Automatic Distribution Frame.

In addition to replacing the cumbersome, manual re-

connection of lines in exchanges and street cabi-
nets, the centralized management system enables a
fully automated process eliminating manual inter-
vention. It can even be made customer activated,
boosting profits even further.
In the transformation of legacy networks to next Fig: A standard 400x400 port NeXa for street cabinets
generation it ensures taking full benefit of available
technology. Each site, depending on its configuration,
NeXa ADF System is built on state of the art tech- supports a number of ports on the line side
nology, is field proven and in operations today. With and station side respectively
its excellent transmission and line characteristics
NeXa is ready to replace the old jumper wire on the Features
The NeXa ADF is an any-to-any non-blocking con-
nection system. The system supports the setting of
NeXa System Architecture line-to-line, station-to-station as well as multipath
The NeXa system is a highly scalable Automatic connections on both line and station side.
Distribution Frame available to deploy in configura- Batch operations can be used both to set up new
tions up to 160.000x160.000 ports and in both street and delete several connections at once. This is par-
cabinet and central office locations. ticularly useful at cut-over of the system or new ser-
vices. The system administration function connects
The NeXa system is composed of a number of individual users to specific views and rights tailored
separate components that can be combined to cre- to the operation process needs.
ate individual solutions to meet the needs of differ- The NeXa system Test Access support remote at-
ent sites. tachment of test heads.
On an overview level, the system can be divided
into two main parts: Building practice
o NeXa Control System. The control system pro- NeXa is available for ETSI or 19 inch cabinets for
vides interfaces northbound for provisioning and smaller installations, typically used for street cabi-
fault management, web based GUI, cross connect nets.
routing functions, database repository etc. One For Central Office application and large installations
control system can control one or more NeXa the compact NeXa rack building system provides
ADF sites. small footprint and facilitate efficient installation pro-
o NeXa Automatic Distribution Frame (NeXa cedures. The NeXa scanning function, which docu-
ADF). The NeXa ADF provides the actual (physi- ments the connectivity, is another important tool for
cal) switching capabilities and the power man- implementation.
agement controlling the switching.

Fig: NeXa Central Office installation

Technical Specification

System Configurations Lifetime and Reliability

NeXa is available in configurations up to The standard NeXa rack building practice is Lifetime: >20 years.
160.000x160.000 ports. The systems are available in the following configurations: Switching operations: >1000 per line.
scaled to actual requested port-size, e.g. a DxE ports Racks
system size of 7240x6200 is made from an o 800x800 (1x45) NeXa system is bi-stable, meaning no con-
8.000x8.000 equipped to actual request. o 1.600x1.600 (1x45) nections are lost if the system lose power.
o 2.000x2.000 (2x45)
The configurations are available in two o 4.000x4.000 (3x45) MTBF on a switch module
building practices: o 8.000x8.000 (5x45) Central Office: 589 years
o Sub-rack in ETSI or 19 inch rack o 16.000x16.000 (14x45) Street Cabinet 340 years
o NeXa rack building practice o 32.000x32.000 (28x45)
o 40.000x40.000 (35x45)
o 80.000x80.000 (70x45)
ETSI/19 inch racks Transmission characteristics
o 160.000x160.000 (140x45)
The sub-racks for ETSI 600x300 or 19inch Insertion loss: >-1.5dB @30 MHz
rack mounting standard share the same NEXT >-36dB @30MHz
core magazine (or shelf) fitted with different Dimensions FEXT >-31dB @30MHz
brackets depending on standard. Sub racks ETSI (WxHxD)
Each magazine can fit 20 modules of NeXa H1 533x149x260 In general the NeXa system performs at the
20x20 switch matrix. All cabling is from H2 533x249x260 same level as the copper access network
behind. H3 533x374x260 cabling.
Depending on port size the system will be H5 533x624x260
delivered in a H1, H2, H3, etc. sub-rack.
Sub racks 19inch (WxHxD)
The figure identifies how high (in shelves) Supported Standards
the sub-rack is. H1 484x149x250
o Product Safety
E.g. A standard 400x400 port system is H2 484x249x250
• ETSI ES 60950
delivered in a 3 shelf (H3) sub rack. H3 484x374x250
o Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
H5 484x624x250
• EN 300 386:2005 Class B
• 1 TR 9 Edition 09.2001
NeXa Rack (WxHxD)
• ETSI ES 201 468 V1.2.1
45 665x2110x525
o Environmental Engineering
Storage conditions
The footprint of a 45 rack is 0.35m2.
• ETS 300 019-2-1 class 1.2
A 16.000x16.000 system will require 7.4m2
Transport conditions:
floor space and a 80.000x 80.000 only 46m2
• ETS 300 019-2-2 class 2.3
(excluding surrounding space require-
Operational conditions:
• ETS 300 019 —2-3 class 3.2 Partly
Fig: A standard H3 sub rack ETSI Temperature controlled locations
(533x374x260) • ETS 300 019 —2-3 class 3.3 Not Tem-
perature controlled locations
NeXa for ETSI/19inch racks is available in • ETS 300 019 —2-3 class 3.4 Sites with
the following configurations: heat-trap1
DxE ports Sub-Rack o Resistibility of telecommunication
o 40x40 (H1) equipment installed in a telecommuni-
o 80x80 (H1) cations centre to overvoltage and
o 100x100 (H1) overcurrents
o 200x200 (H2) • ITU-T K.20
o 400x400 (H3) o Resistibility of telecommunication
o 800x800 (H10, 2xH5) Fig: Standard 16.000x16.000 port con- equipment installed in the access and
o 1.600x1.600 (2xH10, 4xH5) figuration with overhead mechanics. trunk networks (OTC) to overvoltage
14x45 racks in back-to-back row. and overcurrents
• ITU-T K.45
NeXa rack building practice
For Central Office applications and for large Interfaces
installations where floor space is of essence Management
the NeXa rack building practice is standard. o Equipped with WEB based GUI for the
It is based on the “45” rack. The “45” signi- management system.
fies that it holds 4 shelves in 5 columns o XML over SOAP or CLI for operational
fitting in total 20 magazines. Each magazine activities.
fits 20 NeXa switch modules. All cabling is o SNMP v3 for Alarms and Inventory
from behind Contact
Physical Network Automation AB
o 20 pair (and multiples thereof) twisted P.O. Box 7294
Top cover pair open end cabling SE- 103 90 Stockholm
o Connector type DIN 41612.
o RJ-45 standard Ethernet
Visiting Address
Standard Power Ingmar Bergmans Gata 4
o -48VDC Stockholm, Sweden
o Power consumption
Front frame
400x400: Mail to:
• Standby: 5W
• Typical Operation: 35W
• Standby: 45W
Back frame • Typical Operation: 158W
Bottom cover
Side cover • Standby: 630W
Fig: A standard 45 rack (665x2110x525) • Typical Operation: 815W
Switching operation down to -20C