AUGUST 23, 2007 -- TXP (search for TXP) has unveiled a new set of multi-business unit/multi-dwelling unit (MBU/MDU) mounting kits designed to significantly lower installation costs and improve service in multi-tenant FTTP-based service delivery applications.
Building off the company's power over Ethernet (PoE) powered 7200 series mini ONTs, the new kits are designed to enable the easy installation of multiple ONTs in higher-density MBU/MDU applications. By converging ordinary single-family unit (SFU) ONTs into an MBU/MDU bundle, service providers benefit from lower startup costs compared to shelf-based units and are provided with a wide range of ONTs with which to deliver the specific set of services required for each customer, TXP asserts.
Each MBU/MDU kit includes all the necessary components to mount a number of 7200 series mini ONTs, including mounting and cable management hardware, enclosure, and optional optical splitter. Various enclosures are available for both indoor and outdoor applications.
By using the data service cable, TXP's PoE powering capability allows each ONT to be back-powered from an FTTP PowerHub UPS installed inside the subscriber's home, relieving the service provider from installing additional power cabling while making each subscriber responsible for powering the ONT serving their home.
The demarcation point where the 7200-based MDU kit is located is selected based on fiber location and inside wiring configurations. Wiring closets, where power is usually limited, now become a convenient location for TXP's MDU to be installed, the company says.
TXP's new MDU kits will be available starting Q4 this year.