DCE 5204V-BM and Planet VC-231 High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender Kit-0

DCE 5204V-BM and Planet VC-231 High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender Kit


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Planet VC-231 Single Port High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender and DCE 5204V-BM/B 4-Port
High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender – KIT

This is the perfect combination if you are trying to
extend your network and want the ability to connect wired devices directly
to the RT (remote termination) of the Ethernet extension bridge.  Both
products are easily configured via simple DIP switch settings.

By purchasing from this page you
will receive one (1) Planet VC-231 single port High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender
(Bridge/Modem) and one (1) DCE 5204V-BM/B 4-Port High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet
Extender (Bridge/Modem).

Example Application

Individual product details are below.

Planet Technology VC-231 High Speed VDSL2 Ethernet Extender / Bridge Modem (Profile 8a, 17a, 30a)

VC-231 – Ethernet over
VDSL2 Converter (Profile 30a)

100/100Mbps Downstream / upstream, high Performance Ethernet
over VDSL Solution

The PLANET VC-231 is an Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter with high
performance. It is designed based on two core networking technology, Ethernet and
VDSL2 (Very-high-data-rate Digital Subscriber Line 2). The VDSL2
technology offers absolutely fastest data transmission speed over existing
copper telephone lines without the need of rewiring. The VC-231 supports
ultra-high performance to the pervasive telephone line network with up to
100/100Mbps symmetric data rate within 300m and 50/2Mbps for 1.4km long
range connections.

Implement with Existing Telephone Copper Wires

The VC-231 is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) converter providing
one RJ-45 Ethernet port and one RJ-11 phone jack that is for VDSL2
connection. By using the additional Splitter from package of VC-231, the
splitter can provide POTS splitter to share the existing phone line with
POTS; therefore it is no need of replacing the existing copper wiring. Just
plug the VC-231 with additional splitter into the existing RJ-11 telephone
jack and a high-performance VDSL2 network can be connected. The VC-231 is
ideal to be used as an Ethernet extender to an existing Ethernet network.

Delivers High-Demand Service Connectivity for ISP / Triple Play

The VC-231 provides excellent bandwidth to satisfy the triple play devices
for home entertainment and communication. With the capability of 100/100Mbps
symmetric data transmission, the VC-231 enables many Multi-Media services to
work on local Internet, such as VOD (Video on Demand), Voice over
, Video phone, IPTV, Internet caching server, distance
education, and so on.

Easy & Flexible Installation

The Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter is plug-and-play design and fully
compatible with all kinds of network protocols. Moreover, the operating
status of each individual port and the whole system can be watched via the
rich diagnostic LEDs on the front panel. The VC-231 offers two modes, CPE
and CO, for application: CPE mode is used at client side and CO mode
is at central side. The CPE or CO mode can be adjusted by using a built-in
DIP switch. For point-to-point connection, a CPE mode VC-231 and a CO mode
VC-231 must be setup as one pair of converters to perform the connection.

Provides Superior Upstream and Downstream Transmission Performance
The VC-231 also defines symmetric band plan for the transmission of upstream
and downstream signals, the band plan performs higher transmission quality
in short range for central side (CO) in symmetric mode. In all, when the
VC-231 is in profile 17a operation mode, it provides long distance transmit
with Ultra-high performance to the pervasive telephone line network, and
when the VC-231 is in 30a operation mode, it gives short distance transmits
with upstream and downstream transmission giving wire speed performance.

Example Applications

Ethernet Distance Extension

Two VC-231 acting as a standalone pair is
good for Ethernet distance extension over
existing telephone wires. With just one pair
of AWG-24 copper wire, you can easily
connect two Ethernet networks together with
the data rate of maximum 100/100Mbps. With
the additional splitter, the telephone
service can still be used while the VC-231
CO/CPE is in operation. The two solutions
listed below are typical applications for
the Ethernet over VDSL2 Converter.

MTU / MDU / Hospitality Solution

The VC-231 is a perfect solution to quickly provide cost-effective yet
high speed network services to multi-unit buildings such as residential
buildings (multi-dwelling units), commercial (multi-tenant units)
buildings, hotels or hospitals. By utilizing the existing telephony
infrastructure, network installation is straightforward and requires no
new wiring. With up to 100/100Mbps transmission, Video on Demand, IP
telephony and various broadband services can be easily provided.

Last Mile of FTTx Deployment

The VC-231 is an ideal solution for FTTx (Fiber to the Building, Fiber
to the Campus or Fiber to the Node) applications. It supports high
bandwidth VDSL2 over existing telephone wires in the “last mile”
from the ISP / Telecom / Service provider’s fiber node to the buildings
and customers’ houses. The 10/100Mbps port of VC-231 can be directly
connected to a PC or to Ethernet devices such as Ethernet Switches or
Broadband Routers. It is excellent for phone line network built under
Internet because every room or house could use the existing phone line
to transmit data through the Internet and the whole building could share
the Internet to the wider area network with minimum cost.


DCE 5204V-BM/B VDSL2 Modem Very High-speed Connectivity for Internet Access and IPTV service, hospitality, MDU and MTU

The DCE/5204V-BM/B is a single VDSL2 port modem equipped with four Ethernet ports by embedded 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch. Compliant with ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 standard, the DCE/5204V-BM/B supports the highest rate of up to 100Mbps/100Mbps in VDSL2 Profile (30a) with a 6-band solution.

Since VDSL2 has the characteristics of faster rates over shorter distances, the DCE
5204V-BM/B provides the ideal architecture for Telecoms to use fiber optic lines as the backbone and a VDSL2 line as the last mile into the home or office.

VDSL2 operates over copper wires so that telecom operators can provide bundled services to end-users similar to those that cable operators offer. With outstanding throughput, the DCE
5204V-BM/B complements fiber networks in offering the best solution for delivering IPTV or home entertainment services.

The DCE/5204V-BM/B also supports both central office (CO) and customer-premises equipment (Remote/CPE) modes for back-to-back applications.

In addition to forwarding Ethernet packets between VDSL2 port and Ethernet ports, the DCE
5204V-BM/B also provides Hardware IGMP snooping for IGMP v1/v2 to facilitate IPTV services without interfering with other applications.

Key Features
  • Compliant with ITU-T
    G.993.2 VDSL2 Standard
  • VDSL2 Profiles:
    8a/b/c/d, 12a/b, 17a, 30a
  • Band Plan 997 and
    998 supported
  • Supports
    Back-to-Back (point-to-point) applications
  • Annex A, Annex B,
    Annex C supported
  • US0 Supported
  • OLR Supported
  • Ethernet packets
    over VDSL2
  • Integrated 4-port
    Ethernet Switch
  • DIP switch settings for
    CO and Remote (Point-to-Point / Bridging / LRE Applications)


Standard-compliant to
ITU-T G.993.2

The DCE 5204V-BM/B complies with the international standards and
interoperates with other major/open chipsets. It supports multiple
profiles (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, and 30a); different band plans
(997, 998, and proprietary) and multiple annex types (Annex A, Annex B
and Annex C), by default factory settings to fit various requirements.
Using the latest chip design technology, the DCE 5204V-BM/B consumes
less power (less than 2 watt per VDSL2 port) and has shorter training
time to get the device up and running.

Long Reach Ethernet (LRE)
/ Back-to-back / Point-to-Point Applications

In addition to using one DCE 5204V-BM/B to connect to ISP/Telco’s DSLAM for
accessing Internet or video services, users can utilize a pair of DCE
5204V-BM/B for back-to-back applications. Theoretically the maximum length
for Ethernet cable is within 100 meters. By using two 5204V-BM/B modems, users
can have 100/100Mbps connectivity over a twisted-pair phone line up to
200 meters or longer. This capability can help users to bridge two
distinct LAN segments in longer distance or to have surveillance service
a little farther over existing twisted-pair phone cables.

Easy Installation

The DCE 5204V-BM/B is easy to use and easy to setup. Simply connect the hardware interfaces
without the need for complicated configuration efforts, the device will
synchronizes with a VDSL2 DSLAM (VTU-O) in auto-negotiated mode and allow
users to access the Internet or watch IPTV almost instantly.

DCE 5204V-BM/B Features &

VDSL2 Compliance

• Compliant with VDSL2 Standard, ITU-T G.993.2

• VDSL2 Profiles: 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a
• Supports 997 and 998 Band Plans
• Supports Annex A, Annex B and/ or Annex C
• Upstream/Downstream connection rates 100/100Mbps
• OLR (On Line Reconfiguration), US0 Supported
• Supports Ethernet 802.3ah

Network Protocols
and Features

• Transparent bridging
• Ethernet over VDSL (EoVDSL) Bridging
• IEEE 802.3/3u compliant
• Hardware IGMP Snooping for IGMP v1/v2


• Simple management function via console port
• Firmware upgradable (on demand)


Physical Interface

• VDSL: one RJ-11 connector
• DIP Switch: DIP4 for configuring RT/COT mode
• Ethernet: 4-port 10/100Mbps auto-crossover (MDI / MDI-X)
• Console: PS2, for management function
• Power jack
• Power switch
Physical Specifications
• Dimensions: 7.09″ x 4.72″ x 1.57″ (180mm x 120mm x 40mm)
Power Requirements
• Input: 12V DC, 1A


• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Storage temperature: -20 – 70 °C
• Humidity: 20 – 95% non-condensing

We strongly recommend the following product to protect your network and investment.
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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in