SMC Networks has launched the new VDSL2 Solution enabling multi-dwelling/multi-tenant environments such as apartment blocks, hotels and offices, to benefit from high speed network connections on existing phone lines (POTS).
The new solution, available to the local market through SMC Networks South Africa, offers a maximum data rate of 100Mbps upstream and downstream, more than six times the rate of standard 15Mbps VDSL.
The TigerAccess Extended Ethernet VDSL2 solution includes the SMC7816M/VSW switch and the SMC7800A/VCP CPE VDSL2 Modem (Customer Premises Equipment). Unlike with its predecessor VDSL, users will now be able to enjoy Triple Play services such as High Definition TV and Voice over IP, simultaneously.
The CPE modem connects to any PC or laptop equipped with a 10/100Mbps network interface card. Existing phones or fax machines simply plug directly into the CPE’s phone port with no need for splitters, terminators or filters.
Furthermore, as the VDSL2 connection is based on Ethernet architecture, no complex software configuration is required.
The CPE modem works in conjunction with SMC’s Extended Ethernet VDSL2 switch which delivers voice and data traffic over the ‘Plain Old Telephone Service’ (POTS) line. The SMC7816M/VSW VDSL2 switch has a built in VDSL2 splitter to manage the data and phone signals from the ISP and phone services provider. Supporting up to 16 VDSL2 lines, both signals pass directly over the standard telephone wiring, allowing access to multiple users in the same building.
“This is the easiest and most cost effective way to supply multi-room broadband access in a hotel without having to change your wiring infrastructure”, says Iain Kenney, product manager at SMC Networks. “With VDSL2 you can provide extra revenue generating services to each and every room that can be reached with a telephone cable.”
“The release of these solutions has far-reaching implications for the market, especially in terms of establishing effective foundation infrastructure for small-to-medium sized operations,” adds Paul Luff, SMC Networks South Africa. “The opportunity that is inherent in VDSL technology and its convergence into next generation networking infrastructure.”