Zhone Technologies has introduced the Zhone network interface device (zNID) 9108 Multiple Dwelling Unit Optical Network Terminal (MDU ONT). Available in both outdoor Gigabit Active Ethernet (ActiveE) and Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) versions, this latest addition to the zNID portfolio delivers support for even the most demanding FTTx applications.

All zNID 9108 ONTs are environmentally hardened. The weather proof enclosure can be installed in two stages for carriers that want to terminate the fiber before installing the active components. The zNID 9108 ONT also includes multiple features and capabilities.

In addition, both of the 9108 models are based on the same wire-speed router architecture used in Zhone’s extensive 42xx zNID product line. All models are fully interoperable with a broad array of softswitches and also provide support for legacy Time Division Multiplexer (TDM) architectures when combined with Zhone’s Packet Voice Gateway. This gives service providers a migration path from legacy to softswitch architectures without the need to replace ONTs.

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