Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and Omnitron Launch DPoE™/DAC Interoperability at CableLabs® Winter Conference 2014 Innovation

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and Omnitron Launch DPoE™/DAC Interoperability
  at CableLabs® Winter Conference 2014 Innovation Showcase

CableLabs Winter Conference 2014

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- February 27, 2014

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave ( and Omnitron Systems
( today announced the successful completion of
interoperability testing of the DEMARC Auto-Configuration (DAC) process with
Sumitomo’s FSU7100 DPoE™ Qualified Series EPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and
Omnitron’s iConverter^® GM4 Network Interface Demarcation Device.The DAC
process provides automatic provisioning of the demarcation device for Carrier
Ethernet services over DOCSIS^® Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) networks. This
successful interoperability demonstration verifies an end-to-end solution for
automating DOCSIS provisioning of Carrier Ethernet business and mobile
backhaul services.

“The interoperability between Sumitomo’s EPON OLT and the iConverter GM4 NID
is another step towards accelerated DPoE deployments,” comments Rammy Bahalul,
Omnitron’s vice president of marketing. “Cable MSOs can now leverage their
existing DOCSIS OSS, the scalability of EPON, and the Service OAM
functionality of the DEMARC to increase profitability from Carrier Ethernet

“Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) is dedicated to the success of the EPON and
DPoE environment. DPoE and DAC bring increased efficiencies to large scale
commercial provisioning systems freeing our customers from Swivel Chair
Provisioning and/or expensive proprietary customized solutions,” says Richard
Rommes, SEL’s vice president of sales and business development for its Network
Products division. “Achieving interoperability of the DAC process between SEL
and Omnitron brings our customers one step closer to a fully automated
commercial service provisioning process and exemplifies SEL’s dedication to
the DPoE standard.”

When connected to the DAC-enabled Sumitomo EPON OLT and using a Small Form
Pluggable DPoE Optical Network Unit (ONU), the iConverter GM4 retrieves the
management channel and automatically provisions the Ethernet service. DPoE DAC
eliminates lengthy on-site installation and streamlines service deployments
for the lucrative small and medium business market. After the Ethernet service
is activated, iConverter GM4 NIDs provide tools for optimizing service
delivery and managing the customer experience throughout the life cycle of an
Ethernet service. Built-in RFC 2544 and Y.1564 service testing validates
throughput and enables quick deployment and circuit activation. ITU-T Y.1731
Performance Monitoring OAM probes measure service parameters and enable SLA
monitoring and reporting, while the IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
provides instant fault notification and facilitates rapid remote fault
isolation and recovery. The iConverter GM4 also supports ITU-T G.8032 and
G.8031 Ring and Linear service protection to maximize service availability.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and Omnitron Systems will be demonstrating the
DEMARC Auto-Configuration (DAC) process at CableLabs Winter Conference on
March 3-4, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. DPoE and DOCSIS are trademarks of CableLabs®.

About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a
leader in the design, innovation, and manufacturing of optical fiber and
connectivity solutions, including optical fiber, fiber optic cable, fusion
splicers & accessories, field installable connectors, and its FutureFlex®
Air-blown Network Solutions. SEL is a leading provider of GE-PON, DPoE and
related products in North America. SEL is a Sumitomo Electric Group Company, a
global leader in the information and communications industry with over 20
billion in revenue and 200,000 employees worldwide. For more information,
please call 800-358-7378, email, or visit

About Omnitron Systems

Omnitron Systems is a leading innovator and manufacturer of MEF Carrier
Ethernet 2.0 certified demarcation devices and WDM/TDM Multiplexers that are
widely deployed in Cable MSO and Service Provider networks worldwide.
Omnitron’s products are standard based, space, energy and cost efficient that
are designed for automation and streamlined operation for the delivery of
Ethernet and TDM business, mobile backhaul and small cells services.For more
information, contact Omnitron Systems at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by
e-mail at


Technical Contacts:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
Christopher Griffith, 678-576-3378
Director, Technical Marketing
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
Richard Rommes, 303-918-6141
VP Sales and Business Development, Network Products
Editorial Contacts:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
Alexandra Manning, 919-541-8383
Marketing & Communications Manager
Omnitron Systems
Ty Estes, 949-250-6510, ext. 8310
Marketing Communications Director
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