Sunday, November 8, 2009

Calix Debuts E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform

Calix introduced its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), a modular, 1 RU Ethernet platform with a 100 Gbps backplane. The E7's two slot chassis supports any mix of GPON, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) or Active Ethernet (AE), and 10GE transport for business and residential services.

Calix said its new E7 leverages a standards-based Ethernet kernel built for access, called Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA). The EXA Powered E7 delivers operational simplicity and network awareness, allowing the E7 to be easily provisioned, dramatically facilitating faster installation and turn-up. It can be deployed in the central office, remote terminal or node, in the basement of a building or cellular tower hut, as a retrofit, or in a network with other Calix C7s and E5 platforms.

Interface options include:

  • GPON-4 Line Card (Business and residential services): Enables fiber access flexibility with four GPON ports, eight gigabit Ethernet ports, and standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.

  • 10GE-4 Line Card (Transport and aggregation services): Advanced carrier-grade, standards-based 10GE transport and MEF 9/14 certified business services aggregation on the same line card.

  • GE-12 Line Card (Residential Active Ethernet services): Delivers residential AE service drops in 12-port increments, with integrated, standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.

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