LINK/2+®, miniLINK/2+™, and microLINK/2+™
Data Sheet

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Product Highlights

  • Integration of voice, data, and image transmission

  • Support for fractional T-1/E-1 and channelized services

  • Extensive I/O functionality

  • Low bit rate, high quality voice compression with G-3 fax support

  • Extensive subrate data multiplexing support

  • Asymmetrical and Simplex operation to enhance satellite operation

  • International Gateway interface for connecting North American and CCITT
    networks

  • Advanced Bandwidth Management capabilities

  • Unified Network Management with TIME/VIEW™ 2000

  • Fully Year 2000 Compliant

Overview

The LINK+ Integrated Connectivity System (ICS) is the most full-featured, high-
performance TDM networking product available.
The LINK/2+, miniLINK/2+, and microLINK/2+ use a modular design and software
downloading for flexibility and high reliability. All three use the same modules and
support the same features and functionality.
The Network Control Module (NCL) oversees the operation of the entire system and
also interfaces to the network management system.
The Interlink Module (ILC) controls distributed communications on digital intermachine
links between LINK/2+ Systems at speeds from 4.8 Kbps to 2.048 Mbps.

  • LINK/2+
           -- Can be configured as one, two or three nests, each having the capacity
    to hold 18 modules.
           -- The first nest houses the NCLs and the ILCs with the remaining slots
    and nests available to house the various other modules.
           -- The NCL, ILCs, and power supplies are available with 1:1 redundancy.
           -- LINK/2+ optionally offers the ability to be powered from -48VDC.

  • miniLINK/2+
           -- Has a single nest with the capacity to hold up to 13 modules. The NCL,
    ILC, and power supply are available with 1:1 redundancy.

  • microLINK/2+
           -- Has a single nest with the capacity to hold up to 6 modules. The NCL,
    ILC and power supply are available with 1:1 redundancy.
Technical Specifications

LINK/2+

Module Slots

Up to 54

Physical Configuration

Rack mounted only

Size (External modules may increase base measurements.)

  • Mainframe: 13.125 in. (33.3 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 20.25 in. (51.6
    cm) deep
  • LTS Chassis: 13.125 in. (33.3 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 17.5 in. (44.8
    cm) deep
  • Fan Housing: 5.25 in. (13.3 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 20.25 in. (51.6
    cm) deep
  • Power Supply Chassis: 7 in. (17.8 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 20.25 in.
    (51.6 cm) deep

Weight

  • Mainframe or LTS Chassis (without internal power supplies or modules): 24.5
    lb. (11.1 kg)
  • Typical Module: 2.5 lb. (1.1 kg)
  • Fan Housing: 10 lb. (4.5 kg)
  • Power Supply Chassis: 16.6 lb. (7.5 kg)
  • Power Supply Module: 18.5 lb. (8.4 kg)

AC Power Requirements

  • Each Mainframe: 100 ±10VAC at 12A, 115 ±10VAC at 12A, 200 ±20VAC at 6A,
    or 230 ±20 VAC at 6A, 47 to 68 Hz, single phase;
  • Fan Assembly: 115 ±10VAC at 0.9A or 230 ±20VAC at 0.45A, 47 to 63 Hz,
    single phase;
  • -48 VDC E&M Power Supply Module for certain E & M voice signaling types:
    115±10VAC at 3A or 230 ±20VAC at 1.5 A, 47 to 68 Hz, single phase

AC Power Consumption

  • 1000 watts maximum per Mainframe;
  • 250 watts maximum per -48 VDC E&M Power Supply Module

Heat Dissipation

  • 3400 BTUs/hour maximum per Mainframe plus 850 BTUs/hour maximum per
    -48 VDC E&M Power Supply Module

Optional -48 VDC Power Supply

  • Physical Configuration: Rack mounted only in power supply chassis
  • Weight: 11 lb. (5 kg)
  • AC Power Requirements: -48 VDC at 22A
  • AC Power Consumption: 1,000 watts maximum

miniLINK/2+

Module Slots

13

Physical Configuration

Rack mounted only

Size (External modules may increase base measurements.)

  • Mainframe: 13.125 in. (33.3 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 20.25 in. (51.6
    cm) deep;
  • Fan Housing: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) high by 19 in. (48 cm) wide by 16.5 in. (41.9 cm)
    deep

Weight

  • Mainframe (without internal power supplies or modules): 24.5 lb. (11.1 kg);
  • Typical Module: 2.5 lb. (1.1 kg);
  • Power Supply Module: 18.5 lb. (8.4 kg)

AC Power Requirements

  • 100 ±10 VAC at 12A, 15 ±10 VAC at 12A, 200 ±20 VAC at 6A, 230 ±20 VAC at
    6A, 47 to 63 Hz; single phase

AC Power Consumption

  • 685 watts maximum

Heat Dissipation

  • 2330 BTUs/hour maximum

microLINK/2+

Module Slots

6

Physical Configurations

  • Freestanding with case.
  • Rack mounted without case.

Size (External modules may increase base measurements.)

  • With Case: 23.25 in. (59 cm) high by 8.375 in. (21.3 cm) wide by 24.75 in.
    (62.9 cm) deep;
  • Floor Plate: 13.375 in. (34 cm) wide;
  • Without Case: 22.75 in. (57.8 cm) high by 6.75 in. (17.1 cm) wide by 20.375 in.
    (51.8 cm) deep

Weight

  • With Case: 60 lb. (27.2 kg);
  • Without Case: 33 lb. (15.0 kg);
  • Typical Module: 2.5 lb. (1.1 kg)

AC Power Requirements

  • 100 ±8 VAC at 5.5A, 115 ±10 VAC at 5A, 200 ±16 VAC at 3A, or 230 ±20 VAC
    at 2.5A, 47 to 63 Hz; single phase AC Power Consumption 280 watts maximum

Heat Dissipation

  • 958 BTUs/hour maximum

Optional -48 VDC Power Supply

  • Physical Configuration: Rack mounted only in power supply chassis
  • Weight: 11 lb. (5 kg)
  • AC Power Requirements: -48 VDC at 22A
  • AC Power Consumption: 1,000 watts maximum
Modules: Factory Refurbed Module Pricing: 2019

  • NCL -- Network Module: $2,495.00
  • NCL/SL-- Network Control Module-Softload: $2,495.00
  • BPM -- Bypass Module: $1,495.00
  • DRC -- Control Mainframe Driver Module: $1,495.00
  • DRE -- Expander Mainframe Driver Module: $1,495.00
  • ILC -- Interlink Module: $1,495.00
  • ILC.2/SL-- Interlink Module-Softload: $1,495.00
  • ILP.2/.4/.6 -- Digital Voice Processor Module: $2,995.00
  • BIM -- Bipolar Interface Module: $995.00
  • DCI/.2 -- Dual Isochronous Module: $3,995.00
  • QAM/.1/.2 -- Quad Asynchronous Module: $1,495.00
  • QSC/.1/.2/.4 -- Quad Synchronous Module: $1,495.00
  • QSP/.2/.4-- Quad Synchronous Processor Module: $2,495.00
  • QSP.5/.12-- Quad Synchronous Processor Module: $3,995.00
  • QVM/.1/.3 -- Quad Voice Module: $1,495.00
  • FXO.1/.3 -- Foreign Exchange Office Module: $3,995.00
  • FXS.1/.3 -- Foreign Exchange Station Module: $3,995.00
  • VSM.5-- Voice Server Module: $9,995.00
  • ICM.1/.2 -- Isochronous Communication Module: $3,995.00
  • ILQ.1/.2 -- Integrated Trunk Module: $3,995.00
  • LFM/.1-- Link Framing Module: $995.00
  • Link/2+ and Minilink/2+ AC Power Supplies: $1,995.00.
  • Link/2+ and Minilink/2+ AC Fans: $995.00
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