October 10, 2013
Alpha Technologies Launches New Products to Power FTTH Networks
By Michael Guta
TMCnet Contributing Writer
As the devices families have in their homes become more connected, the network they rely on has to have the bandwidth capacity to accommodate the data that is being transmitted in and out of the home. While cable and DSL technology has provided enough bandwidth up to this moment, fiber technology will be essential for speeds beyond the gigabit per second rate for next-generation high-speed access to Internet, video, and applications. Alpha Technologies, an industry pioneer in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power of telecommunications networks, has introduced a new line of AC, DC and line power systems that support both single family and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) applications that power Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks.
The company is displaying the new products at the OSP EXPO 2013, Oct. 9-10, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
The new devices are designed to supply power to fiber networks for indoor and outdoor applications. The Micro 300-12, Cordex 250W Modular Switched Mode Rectifier, and RP48-48 Remote Power Node are designed to deliver power in a small configuration with backup battery to ensure continual service to customers.
The Alpha Micro 300-12 can power up to 64 living units in a small 20" x 14" footprint with an integrated UPS system that can operate in extreme environments, with operating temperature range of -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F). Additional features of this unit include:
The 12Vdc Cordex 250W Modular Switched Mode Rectifier can power MDUs FTTH installations in a 19-inch integrated shelf configuration, complete with distribution, controller, and up to four rectifiers. This unit can be installed easily with battery management and distribution to end users for large installations such as apartment complexes. It has 1kW total output per shelf with local and remote set up that can be configured to be monitored through a network web browser.
The RP48-48 Remote Power Node is a remote power node supplying 48 line power circuits for sourcing line power to outlying FTTH neighborhoods. It includes rectifiers and batteries to provide up to four (4) hours of battery backup.
The company also announced the extension of its line of FlexPoint FTTH Power Systems with four new products for FTTH applications that are powered locally. The FP1215 with 15W, FP1232 with 32W, and the FP1250 with 50W all have 12Vdc UPS power for FTTH applications. The FP1208-F Series supplies 8W of 12Vdc UPS power for RFoG applications.
"Some MDU applications are served from an outdoor cabinet, while others are centrally located in an equipment room. Likewise, single family applications can be near the CO or in an extended area, and can be either locally or line (remote) powered. Alpha's expanding FTTH product offering reflects our understanding of the diversity of OSP networks, and continues our leadership as a supplier of FTTH power systems," said Mike Burkhalter, vice president of U.S. Sales.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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