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New Compact MXK-F219 From Zhone Technologies Reaches New Heights With Size-to-Performance Ratio Compared to Previous Models

New Compact MXK-F219 From Zhone Technologies Reaches New Heights With Size-to-Performance Ratio Compared to Previous Models 

Oakland, Calif. – July 19, 2016 – Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has introduced the

MXK-F219, an aggregation platform that supports fiber-based triple play services in a compact chassis that is 86 percent smaller than previous MXK-F models. The MXK-F219 is designed to support up to 160 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of network interface capacity.

“We introduced the MXK-F219 to our series of aggregation platforms as part of a commitment to design equipment that will work for next generation services,” said Eric Presworsky, chief technology officer for Zhone Technologies. “This advanced platform is versatile and can be used for enterprise environments and service provider applications alike, to optimize networks for future advancements.”

Designed on the same architecture as the first two MXK-F14xx chassis introduced in October 2015, the MXK-F219 platform is built for advanced optical networks and designed to support bandwidth-hungry services but in a smaller footprint. MXK-F14xx models measure 14 rack units (RU), whereas the MXK-F219 measures 2 RU. The MXK-F219 has redundant pluggable AC power supplies so there is no need for the additional rectifier equipment that is required for larger MXK-F platforms, further reducing the required rack space making it an ideal solution for enterprise environments. The new platform also supports the same services as the MXK-F14xx chassis, including Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON), Active Ethernet, XG(S)PON and NGPON2 services.

The MXK-F219 supports two line cards and mounts in a 19-inch rack, offering customers a more cost-effective, lower-density solution than previous MXK-F models. The model can support up to 128-splits per Optical Line Terminal (OLT) port, and more than 4,000 Optical Network Terminals (ONT). Additionally, in FiberLAN applications, one MXK-F219 chassis can support up to 16,000 Ethernet ports.


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About Zhone Technologies

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) is a global leader in the fiber access market, 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, wastewater and CFC free. 

Zhone, the Zhone logo, and all Zhone product names are trademarks of Zhone Technologies, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change without notice.

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