Calix Adds EXA Powered E3-48C to Sealed Ethernet Service Access Node Family

  • Calix
PETALUMA, CA - Calix, Inc., a provider of broadband communications access systems and software, announced the introduction of the Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered E3-48C sealed Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) to its Unified Access portfolio. The newest addition to the E3 family of sealed ESANs, the E3-48C brings a new level of flexibility to communications service providers seeking to deliver advanced broadband services over existing copper infrastructure and drive business transformation.

The new addition supports up to 48 ports of combo VDSL2 and POTS services in a compact, hardened, and sealed form factor, simplifying network transformation by eliminating the need for overlay of legacy digital loop carrier (DLC) voice services. Ready for the emerging advanced broadband services of today and tomorrow, the E3-48C offers multiple high-capacity uplinks and the ability to support both bonding and vectoring. It also offers flexibility in pushing advanced services deeper into the network, with support for a wide variety of deployment topologies - including fiber-efficient rings, point-to-point, and daisy-chain - as well as AC, DC, and remote powering options.

Additional E3-48C Advantages

  • Two 10GE/1GE uplinks and three GE/2.5GE uplinks with 802.1w rapid spanning tree protocol

  • (RSTP) and 802.3ad link aggregation

  • RSTP ring support

  • Layer 2 switching and forwarding for deployment simplicity and Layer 3 awareness for scalability and security

  • Combo VDSL2 and POTS services for OPEX efficient upgrade of legacy DLC POTS

  • The ability to support vectoring

  • Integrated Internet group management protocol (IGMP) v2 and v3 snooping and proxy for IPTV

  • Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) relay and snooping for facilitated network security

  • Service prioritization via IEEE 802.1Q virtual local access networks (VLANs) and 802.1p support

  • Support for multiple service delivery models, including VLAN per service, VLAN per port, or hybrid Integration with the Calix Management System (CMS) for complete network visibility and management


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