Monday, June 11, 2007

Zhone Introduces GPON Home Gateway

Zhone Technologies unveiled its standards-based Optical Line Terminal/Optical Network Terminal (OLT/ONT) Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Gateway featuring Layer 3 intelligence for remote monitoring and traffic prioritization of QoS sensitive media applications.

Service changes or upgrades are managed remotely via a TR-069 Automatic Configuration Server, the same management standard already used for millions of DSL installations worldwide. In addition to remote management and diagnostics, zNID supports HomePNAv3 home networking using standard coax cable and ordinary twisted pair phone line.

Zhone said its zNID is also the first gateway to derive its power from the existing phone lines in the home, further eliminating the risks and costs of hiring technicians to drill and run in-home cable.

zNID's resilient thermal enclosure mounts on the outside of the house with a separate fiber tray so the electronic panel can be added upon service activation. Remote Broadband Access (RBA) provides the end-user anywhere-connectivity to their home network via a password protected Virtual Private Network (VPN) that can be accessed by mobile phone or remote web browser.