Zhone intros compact GPON ONT at FTTH Conference 2013

Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has expanded its indoor GPON optical network terminal (ONT) line to include the zNid 2301, which was released at the FTTH Conference 2013 in London last week. Created for residential and small business services, the zNID 2301 GPON ONT provides many 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.

Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has expanded its indoor GPON optical network terminal (ONT) line to include the zNid 2301, which was released at the FTTH Conference 2013 in London last week. Created for residential and small business services, the zNID 2301 GPON ONT provides many 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.

Zhone 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. It can be equipped with a battery-backup system if necessary.

"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," said 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 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.

For more information on FTTx/access systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.


More in PON/Systems