Iskratel jumps into GPON

Communications equipment provider Iskratel has announced the immediate availability of a new GPON product line. The GPON portfolio includes the Iskratel SI3000 Pono 1U OLT and the Innbox G2400 GPON ONT.

Communications equipment provider Iskratel has announced the immediate availability of a new GPON product line. The GPON portfolio includes the Iskratel SI3000 Pono 1U OLT and the Innbox G2400 GPON ONT.

The new GPON products complement Iskratel’s existing point-to-point offerings. The company says the new line was inspired by recent price reductions in GPON technologies and the constraints the worldwide macroeconomic environment has placed on capex. Customers have requested GPON options and Iskratel says it is now ready to deliver.

Iskratel unveiled the GPON 1U OLT in February at the FTTH Council Europe in Munich. It is designed to enable easy upgrade from a copper-based access node to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) node. The compact size and robust design combine with the fact that the SI3000 Pono adds no battery and cooling requirements to enable several installation and placement options, according to the company. The unit features eight fully standardized GPON OLT ports and supports up to 512 subscribers within a single 1U. The OLT can be paired with an existing multiservice access node (MSAN) to add GPON capabilities without disrupting MSAN traffic.

The non-blocking architecture enables the SI3000 Pono to be stacked via eight 1G or two 10G network ports, giving operators the ability to support up to 4,000 users.

Meanwhile, the Innbox G2400 series of home gateways complies with the ITU-T G.984 GPON standards. They feature Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, analog telephony interfaces, a CATV connection, integrated Wi-Fi 802.11n, and an option to connect to a battery backup for lifeline services. An embedded media processor enables full-featured triple-play services, including handling multiple HDTV video streams, Iskratel says. It also supports a full-featured router and firewall, and secure wireless operation.

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