Alloptic wins trio of smart city projects in Mexico

MARCH 12, 2008 -- Hintze ITC is deploying Alloptic's GEPON system in three key smart city projects in Mexico, where it will be used for bi-directional communications, monitoring, and surveillance.

MARCH 12, 2008 -- Alloptic (search for Alloptic), developer of RF over glass (RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) equipment for CATV, telecom, and private network operators worldwide, today announced that Hintze ITC is deploying its GEPON (search for GEPON) system in three key smart city projects in Mexico. The Alloptic access equipment is used for bi-directional communications, monitoring, and surveillance.

"We've deployed the Alloptic solution in a number of resorts in Mexico," reports Kai Hintze, president of Hintze ITC. "Those initial deployments introduced us to the robustness of PON and its ability to be used in wide-area security and monitoring applications--streets, mass transit, and physical security. Today, our customers are leveraging the efficiency of PON to quickly and affordably expand their security networks beyond where point-to-point networks could cost-effectively go," he explains. "With the rich set of applications that can be supported on the Alloptic PON, our customers can leverage a single infrastructure for both security as well as communications services."

"PON is frequently underestimated as engineers design networks," adds Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic. "In the U.S., PON is often seen as a solution for just fiber-to-the-home or residential applications. In fact, Alloptic has been deployed in industrial applications in South Africa for a number of years," he notes. "Our hardened technology makes our solution ideal for industrial monitoring and sensing applications."

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