BroadLight releases PONMaker 4.0 software

APRIL 7, 2008 � BPON/GPON chip vendor BroadLight has announced delivery of PONMaker 4.0 software for in-service upgrades for BL2000-based ONTs.

APRIL 7, 2008 � BPON/GPON chip vendor BroadLight (search for BroadLight) has announced delivery of PONMaker 4.0 software for in-service upgrades for BL2000-based optical network terminations (ONTs) to enable advanced bridging to meet the high demands of QoS-rich, triple-play applications.

PONMaker 4.0 is designed to leverage the capabilities of the BL2000's embedded network processor, enabling service providers to implement new services using the various GPON service models with the required performance on their installed base of ONTs.

"GPON deployments have accelerated with the leading carriers around the globe and our devices have opened new service capabilities for them," said Doron Tal, BroadLight's vice president of business development and product management. "Our own embedded Runner network processor in the widely used BL2000 series of SoCs along with PONMaker 4.0 enables our customers to adapt quickly to their customer's needs."

BroadLight's PONMaker 4.0 features GPON-Ethernet bridging to address triple-play deployment requirements. PONMaker 4.0 supports IPTV MAC bridging and IGMP filtering, transparent LAN services (TLS) classification, GPON Encapsulation Mode (GEM) port mapping, and traffic management. It also is designed to enable GPON multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications with wire-speed connection rates, enhanced Ethernet flow classification with QoS and multicast capabilities, and provisioning to facilitate implementations of TR-101 requirements.

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