Iris™ solution

GiaX innovative product-line, IrisTM, provides broadband service providers with a means to re-use the in-building and to the building coaxial networks when deploying Fiber to the curb or Fiber to the MDU. It provides for significant OPEX and CAPEX savings whilst executing on symmetrical services well beyond the 1 Gbps.

Symmetrical broadband service offerings are a uniquely differentiating capability in today’s competitive Broadband Service provider environment. To offer these services, service providers are relying more and more on fiber networks. The challenge is that deploying fiber to the home is both CAPEX and OPEX intensive. When deploying fiber, the most expensive part is the “last mile” or rather, the access to the home and the in-home network. The most cost-efficient approach for the service provider is to re-use the in-building network.

Giax has developed a new product line, IrisTM, it allows the existing coaxial network to be used for high bandwidth symmetrical services. Iris is based on the MoCA AccessTM standard and provides 2.5 Gbps downstream and 2 Gbps upstream in a segment of maximum 31 subscribers. It can utilize the spectrum between 400 MHz and 900 MHz but can also be deployed in a mode leaving legacy services in place by operating in the 1175MHz to 1675 MHz spectrum, it uses OFDM as modulation and is able to use up to 1024QAM. MoCA Access is a solution targeted to Service provider networks and MDUs but has many use cases.

The Giax Iris product line offers both the Iris Network controller and Iris modem, it has unique differentiating capabilities such as QoS, CoS, MEF OAM and can operate within known provisioning systems (TR69 and DOCSIS). Iris offers multiple port configurations, from 1 port to 24 ports, allowing cost efficient deployment for small and large MDUs. Next to the indoor formfactor Network Controller for MDU deployments it also offers an environmental hardened Network Controller for outdoor use.

The Giax IrisTM MoCa Access solution provides Services providers with a means to deploy Gigabit Symmetrical services at a fraction of the cost of a Fiber network that is extended into the building.