BroadLight partners add VoIP to company's GPON portfolio

June 27, 2006 Mountain View, CA, and Lod, Israel -- BroadLight, provider of passive optical network (PON) semiconductor and software, has partnered with AudioCodes, provider of voice-over-packet (VoP) technologies, and Legerity, provider of voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment, to deliver an integrated VoIP reference platform that enables customers to add VoIP services on GPON optical network terminals (ONTs).

June 27, 2006 Mountain View, CA, and Lod, Israel -- BroadLight, provider of passive optical network (PON) semiconductor and software, has partnered with AudioCodes, provider of voice-over-packet (VoP) technologies, and Legerity, provider of voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment, to deliver an integrated VoIP reference platform that enables customers to add VoIP services on GPON optical network terminals (ONTs).

The GPON VoIP reference platform includes the BroadLight BL2000 Integrated BPON/GPON System-on-chip (SoC), AudioCodes' AC48x Voice-over-Packet Processor family, and Legerity's VE880 VoicePort Series telephone line interface solutions.

XAVi Technologies, a leading Taiwanese broadband products supplier, is the first customer to adopt the VoIP reference design. "We chose to use the BroadLight and AudioCodes reference design because we needed to easily incorporate VoIP services in order to compete in major GPON contracts in review," explains JL Lin, chief technology officer at XAVi. "Following our evaluation of the VoIP reference design, we believe it is a powerful and cost effective platform that will assist us in achieving design wins within the marketplace."

Additional design wins with leading equipment companies are expected to be announced throughout the year.

"PONs powerful and scalable bandwidth is the perfect broadband technology for Voice-over-IP services," contends Didi Ivancovsky, founder and vice president of marketing at BroadLight. "Our partnership with AudioCodes is significant because we empower ITU-T PON equipment companies across the globe to rapidly deliver high-quality VoIP services at affordable prices."

The joint reference design gives PON OEMs and ODMs a complete hardware and software implementation of two or four VoIP channels, including full media processing (vocoders, echo cancellation, jitter buffer, etc.) and SIP signaling, supporting three-way conferencing, call forward, call hold, call waiting, and more.

"We are pleased to empower BroadLight's end-to-end GPON solution with our leading voice over packet technology," says Shaul Weissman, vice president, VoIP processors at AudioCodes. "GPON is one of the most promising next-generation access technologies, and as a pioneer in voice technology, we recognize the importance of VoIP in this space."

"Our cooperation with AudioCodes allows us to mutually enable the fast growing FTTH access market," adds Shahin Sadeghi, segment marketing manager at Legerity. "Legerity's VE880 VoicePort devices allow designers to create reference designs with groundbreaking performance at the industry's lowest total system BOMs [bill of materials]."

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