The Calix E7-2 Modular Chassis allows you to deploy the bandwidth you need now, with the flexibility to easily keep pace with accelerating change. Each E7-2 ESAP is a modular two-slot, 1RU chassis with a 100 Gbps non-blocking backplane that delivers any mix of VDSL2, GPON, Active Ethernet / point-to-point gigabit Ethernet, 10GE, and GE services. The E7-2 leverages the first standards-based Ethernet kernel built for access, called Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA). The result: a simple, cost-effective network architecture that delivers advanced services and expanded network capacity when you need it – where you need it – in 1RU increments. This approach produces superior operational efficiencies without sacrificing deployment flexibility or service functionality – allowing service providers to focus on revenue generating, game changing service delivery opportunities, including:
- In-home managed services
- Business services
- Opportunity expansion: fiber innovations
- Unlocking copper assets
- Broadband enabled switch collapse
The E7-2 leverages the Calix Ethernet eXtensible architecture (EXA) to deliver Unified Access service to both residential and business customers, across GPON, point-to-point GE / Active Ethernet, and VDSL2 broadband technologies.
Any card, any slot, any combination.
96 VDSL2 Combo Ports in 1RU
VDSL2-48C and VDSL2-48 Line Cards (Business and Residential)
In 1RU, the E7-2 delivers 96 VDSL2 combo ports or 48 VDSL2 overlay ports, while enabling full ADSL2+ fallback functionality. This includes the ability to deliver bonding and ADSL2+ PTM mode today, while seeding your network with the hardware capability to deliver VDSL2 vectoring – dynamic spectral management (DSM) level 3.
GPON-8 Line Card (Business and Residential)
Maximize fiber access deployment flexibility with eight GPON ports, four point-to-point GE / AE ports, and standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.
GPON-4 Line Card (Business and Residential)
Maximize fiber access deployment flexibility with four GPON ports, eight AE / point-to-point GE ports, and standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.
10GE-4 Line Card (Transport and Aggregation)
Deploy the latest generation of carrier-grade, standards-based 10GE transport and MEF 9/14 certified business services aggregation on the same line card.
GE-12 / GE-24 Line Cards (Residential Active Ethernet / point-to-point GE)
Deliver residential, point-to-point GE service drops in 12-port (SFP) and 24-port (CSFP) increments with integrated, standards-based, 10GE transport on the same line cards.
Fiber Transformation – Ethernet Business Services
A key component of the E7-20 ESAP Ethernet business services solution set is support for the 700GX and 700GE ONTs. These ONTs auto-detect both GPON and point-to-point GE technologies, maximizing deployment flexibility. The 700 ONT family consists of a wide variety of models designed to fit any business application including 1-8 GE ports, 2-8 T1/E1 ports, 2-8 POTS, and 1-8 RF video ports. The business services ONTs are available in either wall- or rack-mounted models and can be powered by either -48 V or 24 V (required for mobile backhaul applications) and are designed to enable carrier-class MEF Ethernet services and drive revenue growth.
Copper Transformation – Industry Leading VDSL2 Density
Featuring industry-leading copper density and deployment flexibility – up to 96 VDSL2 combo ports or 48 overlay ports and support for bonding and vectoring – in a two card slot, one rack unit (1RU), the E7-2 is an ideal platform for cabinet retrofit and pay-as-you-grow network transformation opportunities.