Monday, October 5, 2009

Zhone Introduces 24 New FTTx ONTs

Zhone Technologies rolled out 24 new optical network terminals (ONTs) covering a wide range of possible FTTx deployment scenarios.

The new Zhone "zNID" models are optimized to support the shift to unicast media streams that require enormous amounts of dedicated bandwidth. Highlighted capabilities include:

  • Zhone Auto Provisioning -- streamlining installs and cutting deployment times.

  • Smart OMCI -- Zhone's standard's based GPON ONT management interface for ease of operations in GPON networks and interoperability in multi-vendor environments.

  • Any Port -- Any Service -- extending the MSAP model to the CPE.

  • zNID CPE Manager -- intelligently automates operations for simplified management and greater network control for Ethernet devices. Includes automatic configuration and activation, enhanced inventory tracking, centralized reporting, configurable back up and restores and managed software upgrades.

  • Snap to Fit Configuration-- Zhone now offers 27 ONT models covering a wide variety of form factors (indoor, outdoor, single-multi-unit) and customer-side physical interfaces for both Active Ethernet and GPON networks (including POTS, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, RF video, HPNA, packetized RF return, and RFoG); voice interop through SIP, H.248, MGCP, GR-303, and V5.2; and the options of full NAT, firewall, and residential gateway functionality.

  • Zhone's Single-Line, Multi-Service (SLMS) access operating system -- combines service intelligence with intuitive management and a wealth of FTTx networking features. Includes flexible traffic management, enhanced security, and feature-rich voice networking for differentiated service offerings.
  • In June 2009, Zhone Technologies introduced its "MXK" intelligent terabit access concentrator line featuring a non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers per chassis -- while leveraging its SLMS access operating system for service intelligence and management.