January 24, 2006 Livermore, CA -- Alloptic, a provider of Gigabit Ethernet passive optical network (GEPON) access platforms, has introduced its Xgen6000, a redundant Gigabit Ethernet optical network terminal (ONT). The company says the ONT is designed to operate on ITU-standard passive optical networks (PON), and to support redundant fiber feeds, providing "SONET reliability with PON economics."
"With GEPON's rapid acceptance and deployment around the world, network operators are leveraging the value of GEPON technology to provide subscribers converged network services," maintains Tom Warner, CTO of Alloptic. "As network operators plan out their networks, they don't want to support multiple architectures in the access network. That is, you want to avoid having a PON network for residential customers and a metro-Ethernet or SONET network for business customers or backhaul applications like wireless service. With our new Xgen product, we are able to provide the reliability of a ring architecture without the associated cost."
The company says the introduction of the product extends its portfolio of Extended Gigabit Ethernet Node (Xgen) ONTs, a family of products designed for high-density, high-reliability applications, with the ability to be either curb- or premises-mounted.