SMC, NYCE Networks, and Firecomms partner for POF home networking products

FEBRUARY 18, 2010 -- Broadband CPE provider SMC, Ethernet plastic optical fiber (POF) developer NYCE Networks, and POF components supplier Firecomms have announced a partnership designed to accelerate innovation and manufacturing efficiencies within the POF products market.

FEBRUARY 18, 2010 -- Broadband CPE provider SMC, Ethernet plastic optical fiber (POF) developer NYCE Networks, and POF components supplier Firecomms have announced a partnership designed to accelerate innovation and manufacturing efficiencies within the POF products market.

SMC, in partnership with NYCE Networks, has launched its first POF product, the SMCEPM-2. Using Firecomms technology, SMCEPM-2 is a fiber-to-Ethernet media converter switch designed to enable broadband service providers to quickly and easily create Ethernet networks for their residential and business class customers.

Through the partnership, SMC will manufacture, support, and market the SMCEPM-2 to broadband service providers worldwide. NYCE, meanwhile, will research, develop, and supply new POF products for SMC, and Firecomms will supply OptoLock plugless fiber-optic transceivers (see "European operators trial Firecomms OptoLock-based products").

“Many of our valued broadband service provider customers serve residential and business class customers that need a Fiber to Ethernet product to create a high-speed network but their customers’ premises have outdated wiring and cabling. The SMCEPM-2 is the fastest, easiest, and most inexpensive product to deploy to customer premises with old wiring,” says Todd Babic, vice president of sales, broadband business development for SMC. “Our partnership with NYCE allows us to bring a highly valuable POF product to market quickly to meet our customers’ needs.”

The SMCEPM-2 is now available.

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