ACX500 Universal Metro Router

The ACX500 is a family of small-form-factor, hardened, fanless routers that deliver up to 60-Gbps of throughput. They come with integrated software-enabled GPS receivers and support a rich set of security, timing, and synchronization features. The ACX500 routers have been certified for indoor and outdoor use for utilities and railways. They are ideal for small-cell, LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul deployments, as well as industrial environments.

The temperature-hardened ACX500 indoor model provides four copper 10/100/1000-Mbps ports and two fiber 1-Gbps ports, while the environmentally hardened ACX500-O and ACX500-O-PoE outdoor models provide three copper ports and three fiber ports. Both the ACX500 and the ACX500-O-PoE support Power over Ethernet Plus Plus (PoE++) with a power budget of 80 watts.

Key Features

  • GPS integration
  • 60-Gbps throughput
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • PoE++

Features + Benefits


Gain an extra layer of security with support for IPsec, Network Address Translation (NAT), and IEEE 802.1ae MACsec and provide access solely to allowed elements.

Timing and Synchronization

Deliver the highest quality of experience (QoE) with advanced clocking technologies including SyncE and IEEE 1588-2008.

Extensive L2/L3 Feature Support

Apply Junos OS-enabled support for IP/MPLS with traffic engineering, rich network and fault management, service monitoring, and operations, administration and management (OAM) capabilities.

Zero-Touch Deployment (ZTD)

Fast remote provisioning reduces operational costs and the demand on your resources while helping you accelerate the delivery of new services.

Power Over Ethernet

Easily power small cells and microwave systems with PoE++, which provides a power budget of 80 watts.

Hardened Design

The router supports both outdoor and industrial applications with an environmentally reinforced design and passive cooling.

RFC 2544 Benchmarking

Use RFC 2544-based testing to confirm whether a node is ready for service once configured with zero-touch deployment (ZTD).

Traffic Shaping

Apply hierarchical quality-of-service (HQoS) to shape traffic for each linear configured microwave link.

Junos OS SDK

Easily customize provisioning and integration with third-party apps and tools using the Junos OS SDK.


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ACX500 Universal Metro Routers

See how the ACX500 compares to other ACX products.
Front with top view of ACX Series 500


The ACX500 is a family of small-form-factor, hardened, fanless routers with integrated GPS receiver and security features. Available in indoor and outdoor models, they are ideal for small-cell LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul deployments, utilities, and railways.

Technical Features
  • GPS integration
  • 60-Gbps throughput
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • PoE++
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Front with top view of ACX Series 1000


The ACX1000 is a 1U fanless router with eight T1/E1 interfaces, eight copper GbE ports, and four copper/fiber GbE ports. It is ideal for enterprise and service provider cabinet and tower deployments.

Technical Features
  • 8 TDM ports
  • 12 1GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-compliant
  • SyncE
Front with top view of ACX Series 1100


The ACX1100 is a 1U fanless router with eight copper GbE ports and four copper/fiber GbE ports. It is ideal for enterprise and service provider cabinet and tower deployments.

Technical Features
  • 12 1GbE ports
  • SyncE
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • Junos OS SDK
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