Hitachi AMN1220 GST is first MoCA-certified GPON Optical Network Terminal
– Hitachi GPON and MoCA combine high-speed triple play services delivery and high performance yet simplified in-home networking –
ATLANTA, GA, November 6, 2006 – Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc. today announced that the Hitachi AMN1220 GST, the company’s Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Single Family/Small Business Optical Network Terminal (ONT), has been certified by the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA-TM). The Hitachi ONT is the first GPON ONT to be certified by MoCA. The combination of GPON and MoCA allows service providers to maximize revenue potential by offering new and enhanced services using the high bandwidth and applications flexibility provided by GPON, and by encouraging subscriber adoption of these services using the MoCA in-home networking solution.
GPON is a standard of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and is widely viewed as an optimum combination of ultra high bandwidth capacity and the accommodation of legacy services for service providers seeking to open new sources of revenue while conserving capital and operational expenditures.
The MoCA organization develops and promotes specifications for the transport of digital entertainment and information content over in-home coaxial cable. Within a residence, the MoCA standard establishes a “MoCA LAN” between MoCA-enabled devices, supporting bi-directional communications among the devices.
According to Ladd Wardani, MoCA president, “Hitachi’s GPON ONT certification confirms the momentum that MoCA has gathered. We are now seeing leading-edge products like Hitachi’s GPON system being developed with MoCA in mind and with certification being completed early in the product lifecycle.”
David Foote, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., said, “Hitachi continues to provide technological leadership in the FTTP arena. The AMN1220 was the first full-rate GPON system to be commercially deployed in North America, and now, with MoCA certification of our single-family ONT, we can offer service providers a simple way to solve the internal home wiring issues that are frequently an obstacle to cost-effective broadband deployment.”
About Hitachi’s Fiber to the Premises Products
Hitachi’s FTTP platform is a family of products that provides ultra high bandwidth communication services to residential, business and institutional subscribers using a single optical fiber direct to the subscriber’s premises. Hitachi’s GPON products for North America are compliant with ITU-T G.984 standards, providing further assurance that service providers will have maximum flexibility in implementing FTTP solutions as applications and capabilities develop in the future.
About Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc.
Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets telecommunications equipment for the North American market. The company offers ITU-compliant ‘triple play’ systems for Fiber-to-the- Premises applications, and ultra high-speed optical networking equipment such as DWDM and SONET systems. For more information on Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc., visit http://www.hitachitelecom.com.
Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi America, visit http://www.hitachi.us.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA™) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. The MoCA BoD includes Comcast, Cox Communications, EchoStar Technologies, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Panasonic, RadioShack, Toshiba and Verizon. For more information, please visit http://www.mocalliance.org/.
Hitachi Telecom (USA), Inc.