Compact GPON ONT is optimized for FTTH

Feb. 25, 2013
Zhone Technologies has expanded its indoor GPON optical network terminal (ONT) line.

Zhone Technologies (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has expanded its indoor GPON optical network terminal (ONT) line to include the zNid 2301, which was released at last week's FTTH Conference 2013 in London. Designed especially for residential and small business services, Zhone's zNID 2301 GPON ONT provides features including high quality voice and data services and multicast video support, in what the company claims is the smallest available form factor on the market.

The company says the zNID 2301 is ideal for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or small business deployments where high-speed data needs to be transported reliably. Due to its small form factor, the zNID 2301 ONT may be mounted on a wall or placed free-standing on a desktop. It also operates well in conjunction with separate residential gateway devices such as routers and Wi-Fi access points to provide flexible triple-play configurations. The unit can be equipped with a battery-backup system if necessary.

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"Zhone's indoor GPON ONTs are designed not only to be a lower cost alternative to outdoor ONT solutions, but to also deliver the full range of advanced IP voice, data and video services," comments Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone. "The zNID 2301 GPON ONT is ideal for residential or small business customers looking to improve broadband and high-speed connection reliability."

Compliant with standard OMCI definitions, the zNID 2301 is easily managed from remote sites and supports the full range of FCAPS (fault-management, configuration, accounting, performance, and security) functions for supervision, monitoring, and maintenance. Zhone notes that it provides a fully managed, end-to-end GPON product portfolio, allowing its customers to buy a complete and fully tested suite of systems from one source.

Related: Zhone offering turnkey FTTX installation services

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