Zhone intros fiber-only ONTs for multi-room facilities

Zhone Technologies, a provider of fiber access technologies, has introduced the first fiber-only ONTs to deliver triple play services in multi-room facilities.

The new products add to the indoor models in Zhone’s zNID 2600 product line. The ONT hardware offers integrated support for RF video and Power over Ethernet (PoE). It also supports analog voice, and coaxial video outputs.

The new 2625p and 2645p GPON ONTs are ideal for multi-room environments such as hotels, hospitals, assisted living facilities and university dorms where traditional cable television service must also be delivered over the fiber infrastructure, the company said.

These indoor models in Zhone’s zNID 2600 product line provide a simple, fully-integrated solution, unmatched flexibility in deployment, reduced hardware costs and energy efficiency.

Today organizations are looking for Passive Optical LAN technology that works directly with existing technology and hardware, like phones, computers and televisions.

“The 2600 Series ONT is ideal for Fiber-To-The-Desk (FTTD) applications in office buildings, universities and hotels, where several attached devices and capabilities can be powered directly from the ONT’s ports,” said Eric Presworsky, Chief Technology Officer, Zhone Technologies.

The 2625p ONT has four PoE ports, one video port and two analog voice ports. This multi-port configuration supports PCs, VoiP, camera, WiFi, telephone, fax and video services all at once, using only the one device. The 2645p has the same capabilities, with two additional voice ports for larger FTTD applications.

Rajani Baburajan

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