As IP, ATM and Frame Relay Networks grow, the need
for BNS2000/BNS-2000 VCS networks decreases.The
Universal Trunk is a BNS-2000/BNS-2000 VCS module
that allows the customer to seamlessly migrate these
With the Universal Trunk, the customer can employ
more cost-effective interconnection facilities between
nodes and other BNS-2000/BNS-2000 VCS components
using IP, Frame Relay or ATM Networks rather than
traditional-and costly-leased line services.
The Universal Trunk permits the movement of the BNS-
2000 products toward the network edge. This is
implemented by interconnecting BNS-2000/BNS-2000
VCS Nodes with other BNS-2000/BNS-2000 VCS
Nodes, Remote Shelves and SAM devices over different
backbone networks such as IP, ATM, and Frame Relay.
What is the Universal Trunk?
The Universal Trunk is a fully integrated BNS-2000/BNS-
2000 VCS module. It supports interconnection with
other BNS-2000/BNS-2000 VCS nodes, remote shelves
(MPCs) and all types of SAMs.
The Universal Trunk supports an IP infrastructure
interface that is compatible with an IP-DSU. It also
supports an RS-530 interface with both DDS and Frame
Relay protocol support at serial rates up to T1.ATM
networks are supported via an RJ48C at T1 or E1 rates.
The Universal Trunk is a companion product to the DT-
4000 and supports the same trunking interfaces.The
Universal Trunk may also be installed in SAM64s/504s to
upgrade their trunking options.
SNMP Manager Administration
The Universal Trunk contains an SNMP agent which
may be queried by one or more SNMP managers. It also
supports sending SNMP Trap messages to a predefined