Patton ForeFront 3310 FF3310P


The Patton Electronics ForeFront 3310P DSLAM is a 1U high standalone EFM DSLAM with 24 ports and redundant 100-240 VAC . It aggregates 24 individual copper pair using G.SHDSL.bis.

Each copper pair supports up to 5.7 Mbps. By bonding 2, 3, or 4 pair you can achieve 22.8 Mbps. The Patton OS3300 units are typically used as CPE devices (click image to enlarge).


The FF3310P EFM DSLAM L2/L3 switch functions offers individual end-user link management for complete network control. Configuring QoS and ToS/DiffServ is the key for controlling each end-users link requirements. Traffic is shaped and policed and ToS/DiffServ bits may be re-striped to enforce and to maintain quality service for the end-user.

Proper VLAN creation isolates the end-users flows from other customers and also may isolate traffic types within an end-users access link. Management of traffic with QoS and VLANs assists in more efficient use of available bandwidth.

VLAN stacking (Q-in-Q) is a technique for the FF3310P to define its own VLANs in the uplink while simultaneously deliver the encapsulated VLANs to the end-users. The clearest example is in port reselling.

With QoS, VLANs, ToS/DiffServ serving to deliver the end-users service, ACL is a tool for protecting the end-users network from unauthorized access and other types of external probing. Traffic filtering and port blocking, work together in creating the needed protection.

Traffic may be filtered on a per end-user link basis by IP address, MAC address, and port numbers (Layer 4).

EFM is the most efficient service delivery by leveraging Ethernet for carrier-class services to the end-user. Ethernet is a bridging technology; when essential the FF3310P also performs as static routing. VLANs are likewise configurable on a per port basis. Bridged traffic can be tagged and prioritized according to user defined parameters.

The FF3310P DSLAM is easily installed and configured with through the Command Line Interface (CLI) via Telnet, SSH, or local console port, or the graphical, browser-based management via HTTP(S).

EFM bonding over copper wires multiplies the bandwidth of a single twisted-pair link to provide the end-user with a very high-speed uplink and maintain the same distance of the single pair.

EFM is the next-gen replacement for E1/T1 and a cost-effective solution over fiber.

The end-users uplink may be from 5.7 Mbps max with one pair up to 22.8 Mbps max with 4 bonded pairs.

FF3310RC/24D ForeFront EFM G.SHDSL.bis 24 port Front and Rear Card

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