T-Marc® 3208SH

Advanced Wireless Backhaul Demarcation Device


The T-Marc 3208SH service demarcation device is a temperature-hardened, Carrier Ethernet demarcation device to enable service providers and wireless operators to backhaul traffic from multiple 2G, 3G and 4G cell sites over Carrier Ethernet.
Download T-Marc 3208SH Data sheetA4 PDF  US Letter PDF  
The T-Marc 3208SH mobile backhaul demarcation device supports Carrier Ethernet/MPLS demarcation allowing service providers and mobile operators to backhaul multiple 2G, 3G and 4G cell sites. It offers future-proof and flexible deployment by implementing multiple transport technologies, including Carrier Ethernet (IEEE802.1Q and TLS) and IP/MPLS L2VPN to provide data services such as Virtual Private Wire Services (VPWS), Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) and Hierarchical VPLS (HVPLS) with no licensing fees, allowing for better transport technology utilization that fits providers’ needs today and in the future.

T-Metro 3208SH offers flexible traffic and services control through a wide set of QoS and HQoS features allowing service providers to have granular control over the traffic behavior and services in their networks.

TDM Evolution Support


As most operators are evolving their networks from legacy TDM networks, towards packet technologies, some services remain TDM-based and require a migration path. T-Marc 3208SH has two expansion slots that can accommodate line cards providing TDM emulation using Circuit Emulation Services (CES) with up to 16 E1/ T1 ports.

Enhanced Synchronization and Timing


As part of the RAN evolution for LTE and LTE Advanced, and the transition from TDM to packet-based backhaul, backhaul networks need to support strict frequency and phase synchronization demands. T-Marc 3208SH provides a comprehensive set of synchronization options optimized for mobile backhaul wholesale providers and mobile operators’ time synchronization needs. It supports Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), IEEE 1588v2 client and transparent clock, adaptive clock recovery (using CES), external clock, and phase source via BITS interface.

Advanced Hardware-based OAM

OAM is essential to support service providers in their efforts to reduce OPEX. Provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting every service, while providing maximum functionality implemented from SDN Support the NOC, saves service providers on truck rolls, and technicians and network experts troubleshooting time, and shortens the service activation time. By embedding a comprehensive set of OAM and SLA monitoring and testing tools in its hardware, the T-Marc 3208SH can provide real-time accurate network measurements and service turn-up testing and verification. With industry-standard features ranging from link level IEEE 802.3ah EFM , IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) protocols and ITU-T Y.1731 for loss and delay measurement, to Y.1731 SLM for E-LAN testing, RFC2544 for service testing and Y.1564 for service activation testing, T-Marc 3208SH is one of the leading OAM-enabled devices on the market today.

Carrier Grade Resiliency

Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3208SH provides a carrier grade level of resiliency through its physical design, including a high port count, by implementing a wide variety of resiliency protocols, and through the use of LAG and LACP for port resiliency. The device offers link-level protection mechanisms such as Resilient-link, FRR and dual homing, network-wide mechanisms such as xSTP and G.8032, and service-level mechanisms such as G.8031 and BFD*.

Carrier Class Design

The T-Marc 3208SH supports 8 dual fiber/copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 dual-speed (100/1000) Ethernet plug-in (SFP) ports, BITS frequency and phase clock interfaces, and two expansion slots for add-on line cards.

The 3208SH supports hot-swappable, redundant power supplies (either AC or DC) and includes a fan tray. The T-Marc 3208SH is fully manageable using Telco Systems’ EdgeGenie service management system as well as via standard mechanisms (CLI, SNMP, both in and out of bound).
  • High capacity, wire speed non-blocking MPLS / Carrier Ethernet demarcation switch
  • Carrier-grade, highly resilient, flexible design
  • Circuit Emulation Services (CES) for delivery of traditional TDM or leased line services
  • MPLS capabilities to provide access to VPWS, VPLS and HVPLS
  • Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) and service granularity support
  • Extensive field-proven operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) support
  • Extended operating temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
  • MEF, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliance for multivendor interoperability
  • EdgeGenie Service Management Platform for full lifecycle support of Ethernet     services
  • ETSI 300 compliant, 1.5RU height, 10’’ deep, 19” rack mountable
Data Sheets
T-Marc 3208SH Data sheet
A4 PDF (332.79 KB) • Letter PDF (340.43 KB) • updated: 2017-02-09
T-Marc 3208SH Data sheet (Spanish)
A4 PDF (568.38 KB) • updated: 2012-08-16
Solutions Overview
Business Ethernet Services Brochure
A4 PDF (471.6 KB) • Letter PDF (471.53 KB) • updated: 2013-05-13
Mobile Backhaul Solution Brochure
A4 PDF (780.28 KB) • Letter PDF (528.87 KB) • updated: 2013-04-15
Ethernet Service Management Solution Brochure
Letter PDF (850.88 KB) • updated: 2012-03-22
Solutions Overview
Letter PDF (1.44 MB) • updated: 2015-11-24
Related Files
Carrier Ethernet Products Matrix
A4 PDF (260.27 KB) • Letter PDF (612.27 KB) • updated: 2015-04-20