Positron Access Solutions’ next generation OSIRIS 1024 Carrier Ethernet Switch Platform improves and simplifies the installation, operation and provisioning of Ethernet services.

Thanks to its highly integrated architecture, the OSIRIS 1024 family offers the convenience and simplicity of NID devices with a powerful non-blocking Ethernet switch core to meet the challenge of delivering Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) services effortlessly.

Feature Description


Switching Capacity and Forwarding Rate
Capacity in Millions of Packets per Second (Mpps) (64-byte packets) Switching Capacity in Gigabits per Second (Gbps)
95.23 128

Layer 2 Switching

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Standard Spanning Tree 802.1d
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) 802.1w
  • Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) 802.1s
Trunking Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) IEEE 802.3ad
  • Up to 14 groups
  • Up to 8 ports per group
VLAN Supports up to 4K VLANs simultaneously (out of 4096 VLAN IDs)
  • Port-based VLAN
  • 802.1Q tag-based VLAN
  • MAC-based VLAN
  • Management VLAN
  • Private VLAN Edge (PVE)
Voice VLAN Voice traffic is automatically assigned to a voice-specific VLAN and treated with appropriate levels of QoS
Generic VLAN Registration (GVRP) Protocols for automatically propagating and configuring VLANs in a bridged domain
DHCP Snooping DHCP snooping provides security by filtering un-trusted DHCP messages and by building and maintaining a DHCP snooping binding table.
DHCP Relay By supporting DHCP option 82, it is possible to forward DHCP requests to another specific DHCP server via DHCP relay. The DHCP servers may be on another network.
IGMP v1/v2/v3 snooping IGMP limits bandwidth-intensive multicast traffic to only the requesters
IGMP Proxy Support IGMP Proxy
MLD v1/v2 snooping Deliver IPv6 multicast packets only to the required receivers
Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol SSH secures Telnet traffic in or out of the switch, SSH v1, v2 are supported
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) SSL encrypts the http traffic, allowing advanced secure access to the browser-based management GUI in the switch
IEEE 802.1X IEEE802.1X: RADIUS authentication, authorization and accounting, MD5 hash, guest VLAN, single/multiple host mode and single/multiple sessions
Supports IGMP-RADIUS based 802.1X Dynamic VLAN assignment
Network Access Server (NAS) The NAS server can be employed to connect users to a variety of resources including Internet access, conference calls, printing documents on shared printers, or by simply logging on to the Internet
Layer 2 isolation Private VLAN Edge (PVE) PVE (also known as protected ports) provides L2 isolation between clients in the same VLAN, supports multiple uplinks
Port Security Locks MAC Addresses to ports and limits the number of learned MAC addresses
IP Source Guard Prevents datagram with spoofed addresses from being in the network
RADIUS/ TACACS+ Supports RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication. OSIRIS 1024-F switch acting as a RADIUS client
ARP Inspection ARP inspection is a security feature that validates ARP packets in a network. ARP inspection determines the validity of packets by validating against a trusted database
Storm control Prevents traffic on a LAN from being disrupted by a broadcast, multicast, or unicast storm on another port
ACLs + QCL (QOS Control List) Supports up to 256 entries
Drop or rate limitation based on source and destination MAC, VLAN ID or IP address, protocol, port, differentiated services code point (DSCP)/ IP precedence, TCP/ UDP source and destination ports, 802.1p priority, Ethernet type, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets, IGMP packets, TCP flag

Quality of Service

Hardware Priority Queue Support 8 hardware queues
  • Strict priority and weighted round-robin (WRR)
  • Queue assignment based on DSCP and class of service (802.1p/CoS)
Classification Port based; 802.1p VLAN priority based; IPv4/IPv6 precedence/type of service (ToS)/ DSCP based; Differentiated Services (DiffServ); classification and re-marking ACLs, trusted QoS
Rate Limiting Ingress policer; egress shaping and rate control; per VLAN, per port and flow based
IPv6 applications Web/ SSL, Telnet/ SSH, ping, Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), SNMP, RADIUS, Syslog, DNS Client, protocol based VLANs


Dual Image Dual image provides independent primary and secondary OS archive for backup while upgrading
SNMP SNMP version1, 2c and 3 with support for traps, and SNMP version 3 user-based security model (USM)
Remote Monitoring (RMON) Embedded RMON software agent supports RMON groups 1,2,3,9 (history, statistics, alarms and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring and analysis
IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack Coexistence of both protocol stacks to migration
Firmware upgrade Web browser upgrade (HTTP/ HTTPs) and TFTP
Upgrade through console port as well
Port mirroring Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to N-1 (N is Switch’s Ports) ports can be mirrored to single destination port. A single session is supported
Other management HTTP/HTTPs; SSH; RADIUS; DHCP Client/ DHCPv6 Client; SNTP; cable diagnostics; ping; syslog; Telnet client (SSH secure support)
s-Flow The industry standard technology for monitoring high speed switched networks. It is enabling performance optimization, accounting/billing for usage, defense against security threats

Green Ethernet

Energy Detect Compliant IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force.
Automatically turns off power on Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port when detecting link down or Idle of client. Active mode is resumed without loss of any packets when the switch detects the link up
Cable length detection Adjusts the signal strength based on the cable length. Reduces the power consumption for shorter cables


Jumbo frames Frame sizes up to 9 KB supported on Gigabit interfaces
MAC Table Up to 32 K MAC addresses


Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) (IEEE802.1AB) with LLDP-MED extensions Used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on an IEEE 802 local area network, principally wired Ethernet

Carrier Ethernet Protocol and features

IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet OAM Simple link fault management (LFM) for Ethernet links is defined in IEEE 802.3ah
IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet CFM IEEE 802.1ag Ethernet CFM function that provides connectivity fault management
Sync-E and IEEE1588v2 (by request) Both IEEE 1588v2 and ITU-T Sync-E Ethernet synchronization protocols, and can emulate link OAM and service OAM protocols
ITU-T Y.1731 ITU-T service OAM standard Y.1731 divides a network into maintenance domains in the form of hierarchy levels
ITU-T G.8032v2 G.8032v2 provides the standards-based method of delivering high-performance Carrier Ethernet services over a multi-node ring protection switching. This is important as carriers want to move away from SONET/SDH to a native Ethernet based infrastructure


Model Name

Total System Ports 100 M/GigE SFP UTP 100M/GigE 1GigE/10GigE SFP+ RJ-45 Port Out-of-band Management
28 20 4 SFP Combo 4 1 GigE

Environmental (preliminary)

Dimensions 17.4” (442 mm) Weight x 1.73” (44 mm) Height x 8.3” (211.2 mm) Depth
Weight 6.83 lbs (3.1 kg)
Redundant Power 100-240 Vac 50~60 Hz, internal, universal -48 Vdc Dual Power input
Certification CE Mark, FCC Part 15 Class A
Operating Temperature -40°C to 65°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% relative, noncondensing
Positron Access 1012-POE+