Data Connect 5201V-BM
Ethernet over VDSL2+ Bridge Modem


100/100Mbps Downstream/ Upstream, high Performance Ethernet over VDSL Solution The Data Connect 5201V-BM is an Ethernet-over-VDSL Bridge Modem 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 to rewiring. The Data Connect 5201V-BM supports ultra-high performance to the pervasive telephone line network with up o 100/100Mbps symmetric data rate within 300m and 50/2Mbps for 1.4km long range connection.

Implement with Existing Telephone Copper Wires The Data Connect 5201V-BM is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) bridge modem 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 The Data Connect 5201V-BM 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 Data Connect 5201V-BM with additional splitter into the existing RJ-11 telephone jack and high performance VDSL2 network can connected. The Data Connect 5201V-BM is ideal to be used as an Ethernet extender to an existing Ethernet network.

Deliver High-Demand Service Connectivity for ISP / Triple Play Devices The Data Connect 5201V-BM provides excellent bandwidth to satisfy the triple play devices for home entertainment and communication. With the capability of 100/100Mbps symmetric data transmission, the Data Connect 5201V-BM enables many Multi-Media services to work on local Internet, such as VOD (Video on Demand), Voice over IP, Video Phone, IPTV, Internet caching server, distance education, and so on.

Easy & Flexible Installation The Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Bridge Modem in 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 rich diagnostic LEDs on the front panel. The Data Connect 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 the Data Connect 5201V-BM and a CO mode Data Connect 5201V-BM must be setup as one pair of Bridge modems to perform the connection.

Provides Superior Upstream and Downstream Transmission Performance The Data Connect 5201V-BM also defines symmetric band plan for the transmission of upstream and downstream signals, the band plan performs high transmission quality in short range for central aide (CO) in symmetric mode. In all, when the Data Connection 5201V-BM is in profile 17a operation mode, it provides long distance transmit with Ultra-high performance to the pervasive telephone line network, and when the Data Connect 5201V-BM is in 30a operation mode, it gives short distance transmit with upstream and downstream transmission giving wire speed performance.


Ethernet Distance Extension Two Data Connect 5201V-BM 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 Data Connect 5201V-BM CO/CPE are in operation. The two solutions listed below are typically applications for the Ethernet over VDSL2 Bridge Modem.


MTU / MDU / Hospitality Solution

The Data Connect 5201V-BM is a perfect solution to quickly provide cost-effective yet high speed network service to multi-unit building such as residential building (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 Data Connect 5201V-BM is an ideal solution for FTTx (Fiber to the Building, Fiber to the Campus of Fiber to the Node) application. 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 Data Connect 5201V-BM 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.



  • Cost-Effective VDSL2 Profile 17a/30a CO/CPE bridge solution
  • One box design, CO / CPE selectable via DIP Switch
  • Defines symmetric band plan for the transmission of upstream and downstream signals
  • Complies with IEEE 802.3, 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u, 100Base-TX and IEE 802.3x, Flow control Ethernet standard
  • DMT (Discrete Multi-Tone) line coding
  • Half duplex Back pressure and IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Pause frame flow control
  • One RJ-11 connector for VDSL port with VDSL connection, additional Splitter for POST  connection
  • Voice and Data communication can be shared simultaneously based on the existing telephone wire
  • One 10/100Mbps RJ-45 port, Auto-Negotiation and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
  • Supports up to  1536 bytes packet size, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN transparent
  • VDSL2 standalone transceiver for simple bridge modem application
  • Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply as Plug and Play)
  • Selectable target profile and target SNR margin
  • Supports extensive LED Indicators for network diagnosis
  • Co-work with Data Connect family Media Chassis
  • Compact in size, easy installation


DCE 5201V-BM

Hardware Specifications

10/100Base-TX: 1 RJ-45, Auto Negotiation and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
VDSL:  1 RJ-11, female phone jack
Phone:  Additional Splitter for Post connection

DIP Switch & Functionally
* 4 Position DIP Switch
* CO/CPE mode select
* Selectable fast and interleaved mode
* Selectable target 17a / 30a profiles
* Selectable target SNR mode

-ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL
-ITU-T G.997.1
-ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a Support)

LED Indicators
*One Power
*3 for RJ-11/VDSL2
*2 for per RJ-45 10/100Base-TX port

–10Base-T: 2-pair UTP Cat.2, 4, 5 up to 100m (328ft)
–100Base-TX: 2-pair UTP Cat.5, up to 100m (328ft)
— Twisted-pair telephone wires (AWG24 or better) up to 1.4km

Performance* (Downstream / Upstream) 

* 17a profile
300m -> 86/65Mbps
400m -> 86/52Mbps
600m -> 81/36Mbps
800m -> 72/19Mbps
1000m -> 60/9Mbps
1200m -> 59/6Mbps
1400m -> 50/2Mbps

*30a profile
300m -> 100/100Mbps
400m -> 90/90Mbps
600m -> 61/40Mbps
800m -> 54/8Mbps

Power Requirement
5V DC, 2A

Power Consumption
6.6Watts / 22BTU

Dimension (W x D x H)
97 x 70 x 26 mm



Temperature: 0 ~ 50°C
Relative Humidity: 10~90% (non-condensing)

Temperature: -10 ~ 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10 ~ 90% (non-condensing

Switch Specification

Switch Processing Scheme

Address Table
1K entries

Flow Control
Back pressure for half duplex, IEEE 802.3x Pause Frame for full duplex

Switch fabric

Throughput (Packet per second)

Network cables
2-pair UTP Cat.3, 4, 5 (100meters, max.)
EIA / TIA-568 100-ohm STP (100meters, max.)

Standard Compliance

Regulation Compliance
FCC Part 15 Class A, CE

Standard Compliance
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
– G.993.1 (VDSL)
– G.997.1
– G.993.2 VDSL2 Profile 17a/30a

*The actual data rate will vary on the quality of the copper wire and environment factors*

Ordering Information

DCE/5201V-BM        Ethernet over VDSL Bridge Modem (1*RJ45, 1*VDSL2/RJ11, 17a/ 30a)