GigaCenters from Calix allow service providers to entrench themselves in the home to leverage this strategic location for end-to-end visibility, management, and delivery of advanced broadband services. An expanding family of premises service delivery platforms, GigaCenters are the first fiber products in the world to unleash the power of Carrier Class Wi-Fi in the home, delivering unprecedented in-home wireless broadband coverage, quality of service, and speed.
Designed for service providers with Calix E7 GPON infrastructure, the 844G and 854G GigaCenters combine with Compass Consumer Connect software to provide the first point of connection that ties the device-enabled subscriber to cloud-enhanced services. The result: end-to-end access network visibility and control and the ultimate gigabit experience across wireline and wireless media.
GIGABIT SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE: The 844G and 854G GigaCenters are integrated access and gateway solutions that deliver advanced network management and software features to unleash the gigabit experience throughout a subscriber’s home. The GigaCenter service delivery platform terminates a GPON fiber optic link at the subscriber's premises and provides carrier class Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for customer multi-media devices. The 844G and 854G GigaCenters enable residential subscribers to receive gigabit broadband data, IP video, and VoIP or TDM based voice on a single fiber. Using the latest 802.11ac 5GHz technology incorporating 4x4 multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) and beamforming, the 844G and 854G GigaCenters allow service providers to extend the access network inside the home and establish a strategic location for the delivery and control of broadband services. A USB port is available for home networking with other Ethernet appliances. The GigaCenter family also includes the option of RF signaling for broadcast video services over existing Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks.
Calix engineered the 844G and 854G GigaCenters for optimal whole-home coverage with simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz operation and dynamic beamforming at 5GHz. For maximum performance, the GigaCenter supports high-power 2x2 MIMO spatial diversity at 2.4GHz and 4x4 MU-MIMO at 5GHz. The 844G and 854G GigaCenters support the entire 5GHz band including DFS channels and can be provisioned to support 80MHz bandwidth at 5GHz. The GigaCenter solution delivers HD video and data throughout a subscriber’s home with control and management of an increasingly video-rich and mobile broadband environment.
EASY TO INSTALL, ACTIVATE, AND MAINTAIN: With the 844G and 854G GigaCenters, Calix has redefined how to install and activate residential services at a subscriber’s premises. Using the Calix Smart Activate feature and a phone or laptop, a field technician can install and apply the subscriber’s service profile without special equipment or assistance from the central office. Calix also provides the innovative Compass software portfolio, including Consumer Connect, which allows the service provider to configure, activate and upgrade the GigaCenter quickly from a remote location using in-band management or TR-069. Extensive troubleshooting capabilities, remote software downloads, and easy-to-use service activation ensure that services are delivered and maintained without needless truck rolls and hardware upgrades. Employing GigaCenters allows service providers to reduce their operational expenses while effectively delivering the gigabit experience to their subscribers.
TRUE CARRIER GRADE VOICE SOLUTION: The 844G and 854G GigaCenters deliver a truly agile and responsive service platform with lifeline voice in the event of local AC power loss. A carrier grade 120-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz AC to 12 VDC Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides battery backup of voice services compliant to Telcordia GR-909. The 844G and 854G GigaCenters can monitor battery status, battery charge and battery life, and report results through the Calix Management System (CMS).