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The IMACS is designed to continuously meet the needs of a changing telecommunications landscape. With its advanced patented modular architecture, voice and data services can be deployed quickly and cost effectively. Applications include: POTS (FXS, FXO, E&M), ISDN (BRI and PRI), voice compression (ADPCM and ACELP), VPN access, Internet access, integrated routing capabilities, voice over Frame Relay, Digital Data Networks (DDN), analog private lines, and numerous others.

The IMACS – with over 50 optional service application modules, four flexible, and scalable chassis options - provides an almost limitless combination of services, applications and network interfaces. The IMACS supports V.35, V.11/X.21, up to eight (8) T1, E1, Fractional T1, Fractional E1, TDMoIP, and Optical WAN interfaces. An integrated digital cross-connect is available to consolidate multiple voice, data, and T1/E1 services.

The IMACS system can be fully managed either with local craft interface through a VT100, PC, or through the OnLine Element Management System using standard SNMP interfaces. In addition, IMACS offers a powerful array of integrated network diagnostic and fault isolation capabilities. These include Bit Error Rate Testers, test tone and signaling state generation, digital and analog loopback support, and remote configuration and control. IMACS meets stringent standards criteria, such as NEBS and CE, allowing the system to be deployed anywhere in the network.

Zhone IMACS Guide 2010 (PDF)

The concept of Integrated Access began with the introduction of the IMACS. Introduced in 1992, IMACS was the original integrated access platform for voice and data services. IMACS has not strayed from its core competency, and remains the most flexible, robust, and scalable integrated access solution in edge access communications.

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The concept of Integrated Access began with the introduction of the IMACS. Introduced in 1992, IMACS was the original integrated access platform for voice and data services. IMACS has not strayed from its core competency, and remains the most flexible, robust and scalable integrated access solution in edge access communications. Zhone continues to build on its promise to provide the most robust set of voice and data access services and applications on one manageable platform - IMACS. The IMACS – with over 50 optional service application modules, three flexible, scalable chassis options, and one fixed 2U chassis – provides an almost limitless combination of services, applications and network interfaces.