LAS VEGAS – October 24, 2012 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the addition of the 836GE Residential Services Gateway (RSG) to the Calix Unified Access portfolio. With the 836GE RSG, communications service providers can extend their access networks into the subscriber’s home, acting as a central management hub for all broadband-enabled devices within the home. A fully managed network device, the 836GE RSG introduces the potential for service providers to generate new revenues through in-home services and enhance the quality of the subscribers’ broadband service experience. The 836GE RSG combines the functionality of a 700GE optical network terminal (ONT) with advanced selectable band 802.11n Wi-Fi and internal multi-input multi-output (MIMO) spatial diversity antennas. The 836GE RSG also features four gigabit Ethernet ports that can be provisioned to operate independently or in a full bridged mode, to support whole home DVR deployments. Initially, the 836GE RSG will be available as a point-to-point gigabit Ethernet premises device, but utilizing Calix auto-detect technology will be able to support GPON in an upcoming software release.
"The Town of Enfield, as a participant in New Hampshire FastRoads, is excited about working with Calix as we begin the residential build out of our fiber-to-the-home project," said Steve Schneider, town manager for the town of Enfield, New Hampshire. "The Calix 836GE RSG is an excellent fit for our open access network, which places an emphasis on flexibility and options for our residents."
Andrew Cohill, president and CEO of Design Nine, which designed and manages the New Hampshire FastRoads project added, "We conducted an extensive evaluation of several different vendor equipment solutions, and Calix demonstrated that their equipment is "open access ready" out of the box. Calix really understands what is needed to support a true open access network environment with multiple providers offering dozens of services."