The announcements came fast and furious Monday in concert with the Fiber-to-the-Home 2004 Conference & Expo taking place this week in Orlando.
• Japan MSO taps Wave7 for FTTP
Izumo Cablevision is deploying Wave7 Optics Inc. ‘s fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) platform to support a new network serving the city of Taki-Cho.
Izumo is using Wave7’s Last Mile Link system to supply IP voice and RF-based video services to the Japanese municipality.
The muni “felt strongly that IP voice and RF video service support were absolute system requirements and that very high-speed data transmission capability would be essential to permit future service expansion,” said Wave7 CEO Tom Tighe, in a statement.
On the product front, Wave7 introduced enhancements that enable its Last Mile Core to reach subs up to 18 kilometers away when the product is deployed in a central office environment, and up to 88 km away when deployed remotely. This marks an improvement from 10 km and 70 km, respectively, and reduced per-subscriber installation costs in densely populated areas, the company said.
Wave7 also added Gigabit bandwidth capability for business customer applications via a new customer premise product that features ATM/BPON technology in a layer 2 network setting.
• World Wide Packets does electrical FTTH
Douglas Electric, an electricity co-op based in Oregon, has deployed technology from World Wide Packets to support a fiber-to-the-home network.
Douglas said it will use WWP’s active LightningEdge Ethernet Access system to offer IP-based business services to 20 towns and municipalities via a network capable of delivering more than 1 Gbps to each subscriber.
The non-profit electric utility operates a service area covering 2,200 square miles in western and northern Douglas County, Ore.
• Siemens to resell Myrio’s IP video platform
Siemens AG has agreed to resell and integrate Myrio Corp. ‘s IP Video Platform.
Under the deal, Siemens will combine Myrio’s Java-based system with its SURPASS access platform for voice, data and video services. Myrio’s platform consists of both back office and end-user applications for services ranging from video-on-demand to digital video recording.
• ADC terminal messes with Texas co-op
The Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative (GVTC) has added the ADC OmniReach Fiber Distribution Terminal to its fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network.
The Texas-based co-op provides voice, video and data services to an 11-county area.
In addition to fiber distribution terminals, ADC’s OmniReach FTTP platform is comprised of fiber access terminals, passive optical splitter modules and wavelength division multiplexer modules.
• CTS nabs UTOPIA contract
Field technical support and services firm Communication Technology Services (CTS) has won a contract to support UTOPIA, an ambitious fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) project happening in Utah.
Under the deal, CTS will handle installation, maintenance and repair at the customer premise, including termination devices, wiring and other home-side equipment.
UTOPIA is a consortium of 14 Utah cities that aim to build fiber networks that reach about 140,000 homes and businesses.
• Alpha powers up fiber plans
Alpha Technologies has released a line of enclosures specifically designed to support fiber-to-the-premises powering applications.
The PMR-S2 is a pole-mount enclosure with 14 rack-units in a 19-inch rack. The GMR-S2 is a ground-mount enclosure system featuring 13 RU in a 19-inch rack.
Each enclosure is capable of housing last-mile core processors, Alpha’s FlexNet 300 watt power supply and AlphaCell 85 GXL batteries, which provide more than 10 hours of standby runtime.