Aurora Networks debuts new RFPON, GEPON CPEs for cable market

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- The devices are part of Aurora's RFPON product family for FTTH architectures.

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- Aurora Networks Inc., a provider of optical transport equipment, has introduced Gigabit Ethernet PON (GEPON) and radio-frequency PON (RFPON) customer premises equipment (CPE) devices for the cable market.

The CPEs are debuting at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009, Oct. 28-30, in Denver, CO. The devices are part of Aurora's RFPON product family for FTTH architectures. The devices reportedly allow operators to futureproof their systems by providing a seamless migration path for the inclusion of PON services.

The RFPON CPE (CP8016U-55-42) and GEPON CPE (CP8000N-66-45) are designed for both outdoor and indoor mounting. The devices can be utilized in residential and commercial settings and are IEEE 802.3ah (EPON) compatible.

The RFPON CPE provides all of the functionality of Aurora's traditional radio-frequency-over-glass (RFoG) CPE but with 1,610-nm upstream wavelength for PON compatibility. The GEPON CPE, with 1,310-nm upstream wavelength is the first such device in Aurora's CP8000N family and is designed to coexist with its new RFPON CPE. With the Node PON OLT module, says the company, operators can now benefit from a one-stop shop as they roll out GEPON services.

The RFPON and GEPON CPEs provide additional support for Aurora's RFPON platform in deployment of FTTH networks. The technologies are customized for operators as they extend fiber-supported service offerings into new residential, business park, and multidwelling unit markets. The products are compatible with RFoG and standard PON-based applications, allowing cable operators to roll out advanced FTTH networks without changing the integrity of their headend or back-office technology.

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