FLXLink systems are delivering a range of services including ultra high-speed Internet access and cell tower backhaul for telcos and cable operators.
Harmonic has announced the FLXLink iCPE Commercial Services Gateway, an addressable device that facilitates the introduction and provisioning of network access and managed services.
The iCPE is designed for hotels, schools, small and mid-size businesses, multiple dwelling units (MDU) and other applications requiring numerous independent outputs that are compatible with the existing Cat-5 wiring at the user’s premises. This new intelligent gateway device extends and works in conjunction with Harmonic’s FLXLink family of scalable coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) transport solutions.
In use today by cable and telecom operators worldwide, FLXLink systems are delivering a range of services including ultra high-speed Internet access and cell tower backhaul. As cable MSOs seek to diversify their service offering and customer base, the FLXLink iCPE offers a way to use the current HFC network to increase their revenue potential.
The addressability of the iCPE makes it possible for operators to dynamically set bandwidth rates, establish quality of service policies and gather usage statistics. Up to 24 Ethernet ports are supported for multi-function and/or multi-customer use, ideal for serving MDUs. The iCPE is fully interoperable with other FLXLink products, including the 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s transmission solutions, providing highly efficient, scalable service transport.
Key features of the FLXLink iCPE include a combination of up to two Cat-5 (10/100/1000 BaseT) and 1Gb/s FP high-speed inputs, port-based traffic policing, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN support and quality of service based on the IEEE 802.1P standard. The system supports multiple management approaches such as a Telnet interface, browser-based console, SNMP for integration into network management systems and a serial console interface for onsite personnel.
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