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Zhone Technologies Revolutionizes Fiber to the Office, Room and Desktop with a New zNID FiberJACK Wall-Mount ONT for Passive Optical LANs

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Zhone Technologies Revolutionizes Fiber to the Office, Room and Desktop with a New zNID FiberJACK Wall-Mount ONT for Passive Optical LANs
Zhone`s technologically advanced design helps cut deployment costs up to 50 percent

Oakland, CA - November 12, 2013 - Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced the release of the Zhone 2800 Series FiberJACK Active Ethernet ONTs and GPON ONTs. The solution, which can be used for both Service Provider Access and Passive Optical LAN, offers full residential gateway functionality in a low-profile wall-plate design that keeps power and fiber connections hidden within walls.

The Zhone 2800 Series FiberJACK ONTs efficient installation process is essential for enterprise and hospitality deployments that require secure, zero-footprint wideband access. Similarly, rental housing and campus housing complexes can also benefit from the robust and low maintenance design of this ONT. Its wall-plate design ensures secure and uncluttered deployments with no exposed fiber or power, preventing service loss due to accidental disconnection, tampering or theft.

"Unlike other solutions on the market, the Zhone zNID FiberJACK supports a greater number of ports and can conveniently connect to IP phones, switches and PCs, significantly reducing deployment costs. Thanks to essential functionality features such as supervision, monitoring and maintenance, the zNID can easily be managed from remote sites," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "Because of its technologically advanced design, installation of the zNID FiberJACK is efficient, cost-effective, and the solution provides a full range of services that help ensure operators deliver optimum experiences for their customers."

Available in two powering versions, AC models and DC models, high-speed Internet access and IPTV services are easily provisioned through the ONT`s flexible management features. Extensive diagnostics in the ONT reduce service call disruption and allow operators to expertly manage traffic on each ONT LAN port.

"Zhone`s FiberJACK ONTs continue to drive innovation for passive optical LAN, addressing the needs of enterprise, hospitality and campus environments, as well as service provider FTTH deployments, on a global scale," said Erik M. Keith, Principal Analyst for Fixed Access Infrastructure at market intelligence firm Current Analysis. "Zhone`s portfolio brings together a diverse combination of products and solutions that enable both enterprises and operators to deliver advanced, ultra-broadband services their end users require."

Zhone continues to provide innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data services over copper and fiber. For more information on Zhone`s FiberHome(TM) portfolio please visit http://www.zhone.com.

About Zhone Technologies
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE) is a global leader in all IP multi-service access solutions, serving more than 750 of the world`s most innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables service providers to build the network of the future.today, supporting end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment Social Media, Business, Mobile Backhaul and Mobility service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest quality All IP Multi-Service solution for its customers. Zhone is headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.

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