September Tech Roundup from EPS Global
In our latest episode of The Critical Lowdown, we interviewed our customer MetaLINK Technologies, one of the Top 20 Independent ISPs in North America and partner IP ArchiTechs to discuss how turning to open networking allowed them to stand up a new network in 3 months to meet the explosion in demand for high speed broadband, all while saving money and enjoying a better support experience than they had with legacy vendors.
In the latest unboxing video our Senior Systems Engineer Barry McGinley takes a look at the RLT-1600X OLT from Radisys Corporation, and demonstrates how this one box can provide broadband access to up to 2,048 residences. Keep an eye out for a surprise visitor in the middle!
Enabled with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, Vantiva's (formerly Technicolor) Wi-Fi extenders offer whole home coverage for reliable and consistent signal strength. No more dead spots or jittery Zoom calls. We have them in stock, ready to ship today! Take a look under the hood in our unboxing video by Chris Walsh, Technical Sales for EPS Global on the East Coast.
As users enjoy richer services such as 4K or even 8K video, gaming, augmented or virtual reality, and buffer free conference calls, more strain is being placed on the existing wireless infrastructure found in your average household. In episode 11 of The Critical Lowdown we spoke to Gunter Reiss, CMO with DZS, about how Service Providers can provide a richer experience to their end customers, while reducing truck rolls, customer churn and create new revenue streams.
Edgecore have announced a firmware upgrade of their Terragraph certified products ── MLTG-CN, and MLTG-CN LR - breaking more terrain and deployment limitations, and bringing a higher ROI.
II-VI Incorporated, a leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, has announced a corporate name change to Coherent Corp. and a new brand identity, following the successful completion of II-VI’s acquisition of Coherent, Inc., on July 1, 2022.
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The XtraTAP Portable Packet Broker provides a range of network TAP (Test Access Point) and network Packet Broker functionalities in a compact chassis for mid-size IT networks. It can be deployed at the main datacenter or at branch locations. Mirror network traffic and set filters to control traffic sent to connected network tools. Easily set-up, configure, and manage with a user-friendly GUI to ensure full visibility into the desired network data. Enjoy zero license or per port fees for the life of the product. The XtraTAP will not affect the performance of the network.
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The DWDM is an essential technology used in optical networks to transport data over long distances. It is an integral part of most mid to long haul networks such as metro aggregation and data center interconnects. Coherent technology leverages advance DSP to overcome the speed and distance limitation of DWDM and push the boundary to next level. OpenZR+ combines two industry standards for high speed transport interoperability to enable 100G to 400G multi-rate traffic using coherent technology in QSFP-DD form factor transceivers.
Plume's SuperPod supports WiFi 6, the next-generation WiFi standard built to support faster speeds and handle even the busiest of home networks. SuperPod with WiFi 6 not only works with all legacy WiFi devices, but is a WiFi 6 compatible device as well. Let's have a look at what this new generation of WiFi is all about, and what the SuperPod with WiFi 6 means for current HomePass members.
- 4x4 MIMO 802.11a/n/ac/ax 5GHz upper
- 2x2 MIMO 802.11a/n/ac/ax 5GHz lower
- 2x2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz
- Tri-band, tri-concurrent radio, MU-MIMO with beamforming & OFDMA
- Auto-sensing router or bridge mode
- NAT, DHCP server, UPnP, client IP reservation, port forwarding, PPPOE and static IP
Radisys's RLT-1600X OLT variant offers 16x SFP+ based AnyPON interfaces in 1RU height. AnyPON interface means that each of these ports can support a GPON SFP as well as an XGS-PON SFP+. This comes with 300Gbps switching capacity and NNIs are 2x QSFP28 ports (100G / 40G) and 4x SFP28 ports (10G/25G)
This OLT variant offers 16 SFP+ based AnyPON interfaces in 1RU height. AnyPON interface means that each of these ports can support a GPON SFP as well as an XGS-PON SFP+. This comes with 300Gbps switching capacity and NNIs are 2 QSFP28 ports (100GE / 40GE) and 4 SFP28 ports (10GE/25GE).
- 16x SFP+ supporting AnyPON (GPON or XGS-PON)
- 2x QSFP28 ports (100GE / 40GE) and 4 SFP28 ports (10GE/25GE)
- 300Gb full-duplex switching capacity
Vantiva's (formerly Techicolor) OWA3111 (EAGLE X) Wi-Fi extender enables end-users to deploy a reliable, wide-range wireless network throughout their homes. End-users can enjoy optimal roaming and consistent signal strength, which means no dropped connections.
By using the latest Wi-Fi 6, EasyMesh or Plume solutions and OpenSync™ technologies in multiple configurations – together with several apps from our HERO Partner Program – operators can provide the seamless wireless experience end-users demand.
- Wi-Fi 6E Tri-band 2.4GHz (2×2)
- 5GHz (4×4), 5GHz (2×2)
- EasyMesh R2
- Plume support