I-HUB Chassis & Accessories


ATX’s die cast aluminum housing provides a field-hardened platform, which enables operators to deploy many optical solutions that eliminate the need for costly, bricks and mortar hub sites and streetside pedestals.

The I-HUB platform has 2 load sharing power supplies with power entry ports on either end of the housing, 2 large fiber trays, a controller module, and has 10 application module slots (4 in the base and 6 in the lid). The I-HUB platform is an ideal tool to drive fiber deeper into the network while reclaiming existing fibers for additional revenue generating services, such as business services or cell site backhaul. ATX’s I-HUB optical switch supports redundant fiber routing applications.


  • Field-hardened housing for strand, pedestal or wall mounting
  • Holds 10 single or 5 double modules (10 application module slots, 4 in the base and 6 in the lid)
  • EDFAs, optical switches, optical stacker modules
  • Redundant powering
  • Integrated controller card for status monitoring
  • Optional controller card for set-up and monitoring
  • 2 load sharing power supplies with power entry ports on either end of the housing
  • Backplane boards mounted on each side of the housing provide A and B powering, and communication to all I-HUB modules and the control module
  • Dual load sharing 100W high efficiency power supply modules are distributed across the 10 slot locations
  • Optical cable access is available at both ends of the housing for fiber plant cable or fiber service entry cables
  • AC power entry ports at both ends of housing
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Fiber management splice and storage trays on both sides of housing and above the modules (mounted on raceway support system which can swivel for module access)
  • 1 of 2 controller modules is available to be installed in the lid of the housing and does not occupy 1 of the 10 application module slots
  • Communications for network monitoring is accomplished via a return data TX (SFP) or through an opto-stacker module
  • Local interface via an external umbilical cord is used for local monitoring and threshold setting adjustments
  • Remote monitoring and control
  • Single, multi-wavelength and bi-directional optical extension for applications including hub elimination, node splitting and segmentation, RFoG and FTTx, and long haul super-trunking