OFS, a designer and supplier of fiber optic products, today introduced the Access Advantage system, which it says e...
October 15, 2002
OFS, a designer and supplier of fiber optic products, today introduced the Access Advantage system, which it says enables economical optical connectivity to homes, businesses, and multiple dwelling units (MDUs), including those in previously hard to reach areas.
The product supports all Fiber-To-The-Subscriber (FTTx) architectures, including Passive Optical Network (PON) and Point-to-Point (P2P) implementations, and relevant standards that are currently in place. Access Advantage-based networks enable revenue generating services such as secure high-speed business data, HDTV broadcast, instant video on demand, and high- resolution internet video games.
The Access Advantage system lowers the fiber deployment costs associated with the FTTx build with new optical cable technologies that can use diverse right-of-ways to connect the service provider to its customers.
The company says small fiber cables are blown into existing duct networks, eliminating the cost of invasive and disruptive excavation, and procurement of rights of way. Initial investment costs are likewise kept to a minimum as fiber can be deployed as needed based on customer demand.
AllWave fiber enables the use of coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) in the 1400 nm wavelength band to support lower cost services to businesses and homes connected to PONs or local Ethernet switches. LaserWave multimode fibers enable the use of lower cost optical transceivers to lower the cost for distributing connections from local Ethernet switches to homes and businesses.
The system includes optical cable, apparatus, service training and field support. It supports all relevant industry standards, including the ITU G983.1 – Broadband PON (BPON), ITU G983.3 – broadband optical access system with increased service capability by wavelength allocation, the draft IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), as well as proprietary implementations.