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Telco Systems Launches New Active Ethernet FTTH CPE Device

Jun 13, 2007 8:00 AM

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Telco Systems has announced what it claims are significant enhancements to its EdgeGate CPE product family that support the growing bandwidth requirements for high-speed, high-quality, triple-play communications at an economical cost to residential and business users.

Telco Systems says the newest family member, the EdgeGate 483, is based on field-proven, active Ethernet fiber-to-the-home technology that is oriented for high-quality, SIP-based voice and future-proofed for the high-bandwidth requirements of IPTV, which the company says it has been deploying in the field since 2000.

As an active Ethernet device, the EdgeGate 483 enables providers to offer dedicated bandwidth based on the subscriber's individual requirements and offer differential services for residential and business customers in the same area. Active Ethernet also supports a pay-as-you-grow philosophy by allowing new subscribers to be added within a 100km service area at minimal cost.

The EdgeGate 483 offers eight Ethernet ports to support both data and video services for computers and TVs, and two analog voice ports, which can connect to two separate telephone lines that are converted to VoIP, the company says. The EdgeGate's design future-proofs the user's access connection by supporting either 100Mbps or 1Gbps in the same product, thus allowing the service provider to start with a 100Mbps network and upgrade to 1Gbps without replacing the CPE, according to Telco Systems representatives. Design improvements also include the ability to separate technician access areas from subscriber access areas as well as providing enhanced cable management.

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