February 1, 2006 San Diego, CA -- Broad Net Mux Corporation (BNMUX - Japan) has integrated Entropic Communications' c.LINK network access chipset into a pair of high-speed cable modems designed for FTTH service. BNMUX says its BCL-100 Receiver and BCL-110 Network Controller are modems are specifically designed for the delivery of high-speed Internet services to and around multiple dwelling units (MDUs).
The BCL-100 uses Entropic's c.LINK EN3030 access chip; the BCL-110 uses the c.LINK EN3010 access network controller. Entropic says its c.LINK chip was originally designed for whole-home networking of digital entertainment over coax (i.e. LAN applications), but that "outside home" WAN applications have since emerged that require the conversion of FTTH content and sending it to multiple coax outlets in MDUs. The company says that it has reapplied its c.LINK technology, with modifications to the PHY and MAC components, to the transportation of bandwidth-intensive video and multimedia content from outside the home to an access point within the home.
BNMUX says its BCL-110 Network Controller is the interface between the optical fiber network termination (ONT) and the coax infrastructure in the MDU. The BCL-100 Receiver is the client modem connected to the existing coaxial wiring within individual tenant units. The BCL-110 Network Controller receives data from the optical fiber ONT and passes it onto the coax network in the MDU, while the BCL-100 receives signals from the coaxial wiring within individual tenant units.
According to a press release, Jupiter Telecommunications, one of Japan's largest MSOs, has been deploying the BNMUX's modems in its 100-Mbit/sec high-speed data service.