Alloptic announces availability of Managed MicroNode RFoG ONUs

OCTOBER 26, 2009 – Alloptic has announced the availability of a new range of MicroNode RFoG optical networking units (ONU): the 1000 series Managed MicroNode RFoG ONU.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 – Alloptic has announced the availability of a new range of MicroNode RFoG optical networking units (ONU): the 1000 series Managed MicroNode RFoG ONU. The Alloptic Managed MicroNode is designed to enhance the company’s existing R-ONU with remote monitoring and control capabilities.

Even though the R-ONU is the critical optical enabler in an RFoG architecture, it has traditionally been an unmanaged device. With the Managed MicroNode RFoG ONU, service providers now have the ability to cost-effectively monitor ONU operating parameters as well as remotely enable and disable service, Alloptic says. With this control, service connects and disconnects are achieved without a service dispatch or truck roll, significantly decreasing operational costs and decreasing theft-of-service losses, the company adds.

Alloptic says that managing an RFoG ONU is a valuable tool in many ways. It is important for troubleshooting and also to support the growing desire to manage every element in the network. Remote service control saves the tangible cost of a truck roll and frees that truck and technician to focus on higher value activities. Maximizing access to network status information not only facilitates ongoing operating improvements but also leads to improved customer satisfaction and reduced churn, the company concludes.

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