Alloptic announces MDU MicroNode RFoG ONUs

OCTOBER 19, 2009 – Alloptic has announced the availability of a new range of MicroNode RF over glass (RFoG) optical networking units (ONUs): the 500 series MDU MicroNode RFoG ONU. Alloptic says the MDU MicroNode R-ONU is optimized for deployments in multiple dwelling and multiple tenant (MDU/MTU) buildings and other applications with demanding distribution wiring.

OCTOBER 19, 2009 – Alloptic has announced the availability of a new range of MicroNode RF over glass (RFoG) optical networking units (ONUs): the 500 series MDU MicroNode RFoG ONU. Alloptic says the MDU MicroNode R-ONU is optimized for deployments in multiple dwelling and multiple tenant (MDU/MTU) buildings and other applications with demanding distribution wiring.

Alloptic asserts its MDU MicroNode R-ONU expands core RFoG benefits by eliminating the requirement for a distribution amplifier, saving both equipment and installation costs while also reducing overall noise in the network. With configurable RF gain and slope settings, it is designed to enable a single ONU type to be used for different applications with varied distribution coax cable environments. This minimizes the costs and complexity of installation and inventory management. The MDU MicroNode R-ONU therefore further improves FTTx economics, allowing service providers to serve multiple customers via a single MicroNode, the company asserts.

RFoG enables service providers to continue to leverage traditional HFC equipment and back-office applications with new FTTP deployments. Cable operators can continue to rely on the existing provisioning and billing systems, CMTS platforms, headend equipment, set-top boxes, conditional access technology, and cable modems while gaining benefits inherent with FTTx and PON technologies.

“RFoG is gearing up, past the early adopters and small-scale trials towards mass deployment status,” says Lynn Hutcheson, vice president of communications components at Ovum-RHK. “The advances that Alloptic continues to make with their RFoG products are facilitating this mass-deployment readiness. The new MDU MicroNode R-ONU extends RFoG’s reach beyond single-family residential into high density environments.”

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