Zhone Technologies Selects CopperGate HomePNA 3.1 for Intelligent FTTH Gateway Product1
Zhone Technologies Selects CopperGate HomePNA 3.1 for Intelligent FTTH Gateway Product
Zhone’s zNID Integrates Two CopperStream Chipsets Enabling Simultaneous Independent Operation over Both Coax and Telephone Wires
Booth no. 3456, 3976, 2226
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at NXTcomm, Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global provider of advanced communications equipment and a leader in VoIP, IPTV, and Ethernet services over copper or fiber access lines, and CopperGate Communications, the leading provider of home networking technology for triple play IPTV over existing coax and phone wires, announced that Zhone has selected CopperGate’s CopperStream HomePNA 3.1 chipset for Zhone’s new zNID intelligent FTTH gateway.
The zNID, which was announced June 12, enables operators to provide carrier class residential multi-play services including voice, data and video. The zNID integrates two CopperGate HomePNA 3.1 chipsets making it the only available intelligent FTTH gateway capable of providing full speed operation over both coax cables and phone wires simultaneously.
“CopperGate’s HomePNA 3.1 solution provides the throughput and advanced QoS features our customers require to deploy and support carrier-class triple play services over the existing home wiring,” said Eric Presworsky, Zhone’s vice president of product management and advanced technology. “Because Zhone’s zNID uses standard HPNA 3.1 over both existing coax and phone wires, service provider installation costs are dramatically reduced while at the same time ensuring high-speed data throughput throughout the entire home.”
Zhone’s zNID Intelligent Residential Gateway is designed to enable advanced provisioning and radically reduce installation complexity and installation time. Zhone has announced that the zNID has already been selected for deployment by three service providers.
“We are excited to have been chosen by Zhone for its next generation intelligent NID product,” said Gabi Hilevitz, CopperGate CEO. We believe that Zhone’s zNID offers a combination of features that make it very attractive to triple play service providers while addressing some of the major expenses associated with the installation of networking equipment for distributing services in the home.”
CopperGate’s CopperStream chipsets, embedded in set-top boxes and residential broadband gateways from leading manufacturers, provide a complete HomePNA 3.1 home networking solution that operates over both coax cables and phone wires. CopperStream chipsets are the first to comply with the ITU G.9954 (HomePNA 3.1) home networking standard and feature powerful remote management and diagnostics capabilities. HomePNA 3.1 technology is being deployed today by AT&T and other major telcos for the in-home distribution of triple play services and in Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) access applications worldwide.
Zhone’s zNID will be on display at the CopperGate booth number 3456, HomePNA booth number 3976, and Zhone both number 2226 at the NXTcomm. The exhibition will take place June 19 to 21, 2007 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Ill.
CopperGate Communications develops chipsets designed to revolutionize home networking and networked entertainment. CopperGate is the leading provider of standards-based technology for distributing high speed IP data throughout the home over existing wires. CopperGate works with the world’s leading system manufacturers to deliver the only products that operate over both phone lines and coax cables on a single network enabling consumers to conveniently connect equipment to broadband services throughout the home. CopperGate’s products have been field tested and selected by leading service providers as key components for their triple play deployment solutions. For more information, please visit www.copper-gate.com.
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Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE) is a global provider of advanced communications equipment to more than 600 operators in both emerging and established markets. Zhone’s market-leading Broadband Loop Carrier equipment enables operators to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to a cost-efficient, all-IP access network. The company’s products address a broad range of applications including residential and business broadband, VoIP, IPTV, and Ethernet over both copper and fiber access lines. Zhone’s advanced networking solutions include the Single Line Multi-Service architecture (SLMS™), Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC™), Raptor™ ATM/IP DSLAMs, Zhone Residential Gateways (ZRG™), GigaMux™ Optical Transport Systems and Zhone Management System (ZMS™). For more information, visit www.zhone.com.