Monday, February 28, 2011

Finisar Introduces First EPON Stick for DPoE Specification

Finisar introduced its EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network) Stick, offering pluggable transceiver optics and a complete EPON MAC with DPoE provisioning within an SFP package. This allows an operator to insert the EPON Stick into any SFP host and operate a single demarcation device on the customer premise.

The EPON stick interoperates with other EPON equipment based on CableLabs DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications. In addition to EPON and DPoE compatibility, the EPON Stick supports SFF-8472 digital diagnostics and other extended capabilities.

"We are proud that Finisar's EPON Stick is the first in an MSA SFP footprint compatible with EPON and DPoE," said Dr. Jianhui Zhou, vice-president and general manager of Access Products at Finisar. "It offers operators the advantages of automated provisioning with DPoE, while still allowing the flexibility of using a wide variety of Ethernet network interface devices, integrated access devices, switches, and routers.

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