Wave7 Optics extends OLT's reach and adds Layer 2 gateway

October 4, 2004 Orlando, FL -- Wave7 Optics is unveiling a new version of its Last Mile Gateway customer premises product that features compatibility to the IEEE 802.3 ah standard and layer 2 capabilities for commercial applications, such as virtual LAN based services.

October 4, 2004 Orlando, FL -- Wave7 Optics is unveiling a new version of its Last Mile Gateway customer premises product that features compatibility to the IEEE 802.3 ah standard and layer 2 capabilities for commercial applications, such as virtual LAN based services.

The company also announced that its next-generation Last Mile Link (LML) broadband access equipment, now allows service providers to triple the size of their service area via the incorporation of extended reach optics.

The company's Last Mile Core (LMC) optical line terminal (OLT) can now reach subscribers up to 18 km when deployed in a central office type location and up to 88 km when deployed remotely - an improvement from the 10- and 70-km limits in the previous version of the LMC. The new LMC is backwards compatible with the installed base of Wave7 equipment.

The LMC is unique among passive optical network (PON) OLTs in that it can be deployed remotely from the central office in a distributed architecture or as the centerpiece in a more classical PON approach. This provides the network operator the greatest flexibility when developing their FTTP topology.

Wave7 Optics is demonstrating the complete LML product line today through Wednesday, October 6, at the FTTH Council Conference, booth 706 at the Caribe Royale Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.

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