Aurora Unveils 'RFPON' System

Aurora Networks expands RFoG plus PON solution

April 1, 2009

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WASHINGTON -- Aurora Networks Inc., the only optical transport solution providerfocused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, todaylaunched the first, single fiber, end-to-end RFPON solution. Aurora Networks’ new OR4168 Virtual Hub(VHub™) module and CP8013U customer premises equipment (CPE), together with the company’sexisting VHub, Node PON™ module and GEPON CPE, complete the industry’s only full RFPON solution.This solution enables cable operators to leverage existing and future fiber investments, resulting inunparalleled service competitiveness, efficiency and cost-saving benefits.

Designed to introduce PON into existing RFoG environments, or vice versa, Aurora Networks’ VHubOR4168 module enables operators to extend network reach from 10 - 20 km to over 60 km using a singlefiber to provide a local service area concentration point for management of both downstream andupstream RFoG and PON wavelengths. The module also facilitates route redundancy for high networkreliability and increases VHub efficiency and cost savings by consolidating the functionality of threeseparate products. This level of integration increases the physical space available within the VHub,enabling cable operators to add further modules to increase upstream and downstream capacity.

Aurora Networks’ new CP8013U RFoG CPE is a cost-effective, field-hardened device which supportstoday’s triple play service requirements for video, voice and data services including DOCSIS® 3.0 cablemodem traffic. The new CPE fits within a compact die-cast housing that provides a rugged, RF-shieldedenvironment for long-term stability and reliability, and is supplied with a power inserter. The CP8013U issupported by a full line of outdoor housings with optimized fiber management, standard and UPSpowering options.

“Since 2006, cable operators have powered their RFoG deployments with Aurora Networks’ unique andinnovative VHub products. Our evolving cable solutions provide operators with the most efficient end-toendFTTP solution on the market today,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing at AuroraNetworks. “Our complete RFPON solution not only serves as a way to extend capabilities in traditionalRFoG situations, but is also a significant new tool for operators to address the largely untappedcommercial services market.”

Aurora Networks Inc.

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