FEBRUARY 28, 2008 -- ColorChip, a developer and provider of fiber-optic components based on PLC technology (search for ColorChip), has announced the release of its GEPON (EPON) PX20 transceiver for the FTTH market.
"We see an interesting and growing need for GEPON applications with a reach of 20 km and a requirement for remote monitoring and diagnostics features," says Moshe Price, chief executive officer of ColorChip. "Recently, samples were shipped to some of our customers and more samples will be provided upon demand."
The company develops transceivers based on the SystemOnGlass concept, which simplifies the design and manufacturing process compared with traditional bulk optic techniques. The transceivers support DDM, providing diagnostic and monitoring capabilities for power supply, temperature, and transfer and receive status alerts toward end of life. The product is SFF-8472 compliant.
"This functionality delivers remote diagnostics and control over the network. This should reduce the network management cost, improve network reliability, and provide faster service response for GEPON networks," says Jaime Reloj, vice president of sales at ColorChip.