The DSX-3 is a common point in central offices or network nodes that provides the
• Termination of a variety of equipment referred to as network elements (NE). The NE
are permanently cabled to this common point during the initial installation and remain
terminated at the DSX-3 for the life of the equipment.
• Cross-connection of two NE together to configure a circuit. The cross-connect jumper is
a semi-permanent connection that may be changed as the telephone network evolves and
circuits are re-configured to meet service demands. As new equipment is introduced into
the network, this replaceable jumper facilitates a means to re-connect equipment together