MX-180/280 1u AE OLT/MDU ONU: MX-180, MX-280


The DZS MX-180/280 provides next generation Active Ethernet OLT/MDU ONU features in a compact, hardened form-factor that makes it easy and cost-effective to deliver uncompromising triple play services throughout serving area. Models are available with 24 Fast Ethernet Ports (SFP-based).

This MX family product is designed for easy configuration and management via built-in Web Graphical Interface. It’s compact design allows easy deployment in remote cabinets and space constrained central offices.

The MX-180/280 offers multiple Fast/Gigabit Ethernet and GPON (MX-280 only) uplink interfaces. The Fast/Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on MX family products can be configured as linear, ring, or aggregated links.

DZS’s MX-180/280 Ethernet solution offers full-rate Fast Ethernet performance for packet-based service delivery. This low-power, fully programmable, high performance solution enables service providers to cost-effectively generate additional revenue through their triple-play offering, including the different iterations of video services emerging in the marketplace. As an end-to-end solution, DZS offers Fast Ethernet ONTs and CO products to offer high-speed, long reach and low cost solutions for multi-tenant and multi-dwelling unit (MxU), remote terminal and CO deployments.

Ease of Management

MX-180/280 provides simple yet powerful management facility via embedded Web GUI along with complete NMS integration.

Triple Play Services

MX-180/280 includes high-performance packet switching with advanced IP capabilities to deliver secure, reliable, and efficient voice, data, and video services. Now service providers can offer compelling bundles of multi-line voice, high-speed Internet access, and multi-set IP video (including HDTV) over their existing fiber infrastructure.

MX-180/280 is defined by its ease of use and packet processing/switching capability to support rich triple-play services on each subscriber port.

Optical or Copper Transport

MX-180/280 provides multiple SFP-based and RJ45 Fast/Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, supporting both copper and fiber, to provide simple cost-effective transport. The FastE/GigE uplink ports allow daisy-chained linear or ring deployments, and on rings the MX-180/280 provides standards-based EAPS support.

End-to-End Access Management

The easy-to-use DZS Management System (ZMS) provides OSMINE-certified management and provisioning across the access network, from CPE to the Central Office. The MX-180/280 is fully remote managed, allowing carriers to reduce service turn-up intervals, reduce truck rolls, and ultimately, improve customer service.

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Key Features
  • High-Performance 1U AE OLT/MDU ONU (GPON and Active Ethernet Uplinks)
  • 24-Port Fast Ethernet (SFP-based, fiber or copper)
  • SLMS family member supporting industry-leading multimedia traffic management
  • Environmentally Hardened
  • Fiber or Copper Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Uplinks with EAPS, RSTP (802.w), or LAG/LACP (802.3ad)
  • Removable Fan Tray
  • WebGUI, CLI, SNMP Management
Weight & Dimensions
  • 10lbs (4.53kg)
  • 1.72in H x 17.32in W x 9.06in D
  • 4.37cm H x 43.99 cm W x 23.02 cm D
  • DC: -43.75V to -59.90V
  • Optional AC and Line Power Supplies

Uplink Interfaces:

  • MX-180
    • (4) 100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Copper or Fiber) SFP slots
    • (2) 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Copper) RJ45
  • MX-280
    • (1) GPON (Fiber) with SC/APC connector
    • (3) 100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Copper or Fiber) SFP slots
    • (2) 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Copper) RJ45

Subscriber Line Interfaces:

  • (24) 100Mbps Ethernet SFP slots (Copper or Fiber)

Serial craft management interface

10/100BT management interface

Alarm Output & Input connections

Port Status LEDs

Standard Support
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1p
  • IEEE 802.1Q
  • IEEE 802.w
  • IEEE 802.3ad
Protocol Support
  • IP host and gateway support
  • EAPS RFC3619 support
  • RIP v1 (RFC 1058) RIP v2 (RFC 2453)
  • DHCP server (RFC 2131, 2132)
  • DHCP Relay with Option 82
  • Bridging 802.1D support
  • VLAN 802.1p/q support
  • RSTP 802.w support
  • Link Aggregation and LACP 802.3ad support
  • Dense / sparse multicast support, IGMPv2
  • Integrated access control and content protection
  • RADIUS Authentication
  • In-band IP
  • Out-band IP over 10/100BT Ethernet or V.24 RS-232 serial for async terminal
  • ZMS (DZS Management System) via SNMP v2c for GUI and
    CORBA/XML Northbound interface
  • Embedded Web Graphical Interface
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
Regulatory Compliance


  • CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • UL 60950-1

EMC Emissions

  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • EN 55022 Class A
  • ICES-003 Class A

EMC Immunity

  • EN 300 386 v1.4.1


  • ETS 300 019-2-x
  • ISTA Transportation and Handling
Operating Requirements
  • Operating Temperature: -40ºF to 149ºF (-40ºC to 65ºC)
  • Storage temperature: -40ºF to 158ºF (-40ºC to 70ºC)
  • Humidity: Up to 85%, non-condensing
  • Altitude: -200ft to 16,500ft (-60m to 5,000m)

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