ACX Series

Universal Access Routers

Carrier Ethernet 2.0-compliant routers enable efficient mobile backhaul and highly reliable, SLA-backed business services while reining in operational expenses.

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ACX500ACX1000ACX1100ACX2000ACX2100ACX2200ACX4000ACX5000
System ThroughputUp to 6 Gbpsup to 60 Gbpsup to 60 Gbpsup to 60 Gbpsup to 60 Gbpsup to 60 Gbpsup to 60 GbpsUp to 1.44 Tbps (ACX5048)
Up to 2.56 Tbps (ACX5096)
Interface SupportACX500: 4xGbE Copper 2xGbE Fiber
ACX500-O: 3xGbE Copper 3xGbE Fiber
ACX500-O-PoE: 3xGbE Copper 3xGbE Fiber
8xT1/E1
8xGbE Copper
4xGbE Combo (Copper/Fiber)
8xGbE Copper
4xGbE Combo (Copper/Fiber)
16xT1/E1
8xGbE Copper (with PoE++ on two ports)
2xGbE (SFP)
2x10GbE (SFP+)
16xT1/E1
4xGbE Copper
4xGbE Combo (Copper/Fiber)
2xGbE (SFP)
2x10GbE (SFP+)
4xGbE Copper
4xGbE Combo (Copper/Fiber)
2xGbE (SFP)
2x10GbE (SFP+)
8xGbE Combo (Copper/Fiber) (with PoE++ on two ports)
2xGbE SFP
2x10GbE SFP+
2.5 RU
ETSI 300
2 MIC slots with MIC options:
6xGbE Combo (Copper or SFP)
4xCHOC3/STM-1/1xCHOC12/STM-4
16x T1/E1
ACX5048: 48 SFP/24 copper 1GbE; 48 SFP+ 10GbE (72 w/breakout cable); 6 QSFP+ 40GbE (each can be configured as 4 x 10GbE); 3 mgmt (1 RJ-45, 2 SFP)
ACX5096: 96 SFP/48 copper 1GbE; 96 SFP+ 10GbE (104 w/breakout cable); 8 QSFP+ 40GbE (2 can be configured as 4 x 10GbE); 2 mgmt (1 RJ-45, 1 SFP)
Dimensions (W x H x D)ACX500: 17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)
ACX500-O: 10 x 12.3 x 4.3 in (25.4 x 31.2 x 11 cm)
ACX500-O-PoE: 10 x 16 x 4.7 in (25.4 x 40.7 x 12 cm)
17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)17.5 x 4.375 x 9.25 in (44.5 x 11 x 23.5 cm)ACX5048: 17.5 x 1.75 x 9.4 in (44.5 x 4.4 x 24 cm)
ACX5096: 17.36 x 3.46 x 22.44 in (44.09 x 8.8 x 57 cm)
Maximum WeightACX500-DC: 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
ACX500-AC: 9.26 lb (4.2 kg)
ACX500-O-DC: 11 lb (5 kg)
ACX500-O-AC: 11.68 lb (5.3 kg)
ACX500-O-POE-DC: 13.66 lb (6.2 kg)
ACX500-O-POE-AC: 14.33 lb (6.5 kg)
6.5 lb (2.94 kg)7.8 lb (3.54 kg)8.3 lb (3.77 kg)8.3 lb (3.77 kg)8.3 lb (3.77 kg)23.8 lb (10.82 kg) (Fully configured 2 PSU, 2MICs)ACX5048: 21.8 lb (9.9 kg)
ACX5096: 32.5 lb (14.74 kg)
Power (DC)–48V telco nominal or
–60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
-48V telco nominal or
-60V telco nominal or
+24 VDC nominal
–36 to –72 VDC
Power (AC)90 to 240 VoltN/A90 to 240 V ACN/A90 to 240 V AC90 to 240 V AC90 to 240 Volt AC110 to 240 Volt single phase
Power DrawACX500-DC: 65W + PoE power (80W)
ACX500-AC: 65W + PoE power (80W)
ACX500-O-DC: 55W
ACX500-O-AC: 55W
ACX500-O-POE-DC: 55W + PoE power (80W)
ACX500-O-POE-AC: 55W + PoE power (80W)
50 W35 W (ACX1100-AC)
40 W (ACX1100-DC)
70W plus PoE++ power60W (ACX2100-AC)
80W (ACX2100-DC)
60W (ACX2200-AC)
80W (ACX2200-DC)
150W w/o MICs; 45W for each MIC; 65W for each PoE++ portACX5048: ~350W (with optical SFPs)
ACX5096: ~550W (with optical SFPs)
Humidity95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing95% RH noncondensing
Noise level0dB acoustic noise
(Negligible—only passive cooling is used)
0dB (acoustic noise) (negligible - only passive cooling is used)0dB (acoustic noise) (negligible - only passive cooling is used)0dB (acoustic noise) (negligible - only passive cooling is used)0dB (acoustic noise) (negligible - only passive cooling is used)0dB (acoustic noise) (negligible - only passive cooling is used)33dBA at 27 degrees ambient temperature0dB acoustic noise
(Negligible—only passive cooling is used.)
Operating Temperature–40° to 158° F (–40° to 70° C) -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)-40° to 149° F (-40° to 65° C)-40° to 149° F (-40° to 65° C)-40° to 149° F (-40° to 65° C)-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)
ACX Series
  • ACX500

    ACX500 fanless mobile backhaul routers, designed for indoor and outdoor use, are ideal for small-cell applications.

  • ACX1000

    ACX1000 Universal Access Router offers an entry-level configuration and is ideal for cabinet and tower deployment.

  • ACX1100

    ACX1100 Universal Access Router provides an Ethernet-only configuration, ideal for external cabinet or tower installation.

  • ACX2000

    ACX2000 Universal Access Router offers a versatile access platform with 10GbE capability and 16 T1/E1 interfaces.

  • ACX2100

    ACX2100 Universal Access Router has a fixed-port configuration and 10GbE capability, with additional SFP ports.

  • ACX2200

    ACX2200 is a hardened, Ethernet-only high-capacity router optimized for LTE and LTE-Advanced.

  • ACX4000

    ACX4000 Universal Access Router carries two modular interface cards, making it versatile for any deployment.

  • ACX5000

    ACX5000 presents cost-effective Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation solutions for mobile backhaul and Metro-E.

  • Optimized for mobile backhaul

    Mobile subscribers enjoy a consistent, positive experience over high-bandwidth, high-availability IP/MPLS transport services, from radio access network (RAN) to core.

  • Operationally efficient

    Seamless MPLS minimizes operational overhead, and zero-touch deployment reduces operational cost.

  • Hardware-based, high-precision timing

    Proven Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588-2008 clocking technologies provide the industry’s highest quality of experience and meet the strictest LTE-Advanced requirements.

  • Temperature-hardened and space-efficient

    Temperature-hardened design, fanless cooling, and small form factor make these routers ideal for use cases that demand high availability in extreme environments.

  • SDN-ready

    Built-in service engine allows new levels of data and control-plane programmability in an open and flexible environment.

ACX Series Routers Provide Reliable, Hardened Mobile Backhaul