Software download gives Calix customers new in-home services management opportunities

June 11, 2013

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix Inc. today announced the addition of downloadable home gateway software to the widely deployed Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform, which enables 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs) to transform into residential services gateways (RSGs). Through a simple software download available free of charge to Calix Advantage customers, hundreds of thousands of Calix indoor and outdoor 700GE ONTs deployed in conjunction with E7s at hundreds of communications service providers can be upgraded with award-winning home gateway software to support subscriber managed home networking services. Calix also announced today the expanded availability of the Wi-Fi capable 836GE RSG to E7 GPON networks. The simple transformation of 700GE ONTs to RSGs provides a variety of potential benefits to service providers. Deployment of a home gateway model allows service providers to eliminate the need for an external router in the home, simplifying the home network and removing extra cost and management headaches. Home gateway software also enables new service and revenue opportunities in the home, such as whole home digital video recording (DVR), by providing a central coordination point for content distribution and management. This home gateway software upgrade is available to all Calix customers who are currently enrolled in the Calix Advantage Program, a powerful yet simple program unique to the communications industry that packages world-class technical support, element management, and software upgrades across the entire Calix Unified Access portfolio as a single annual fee. Calix Networks Inc.

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