SAN JOSE, Calif. – Calix, Inc. today announced the quarterly release of the Intelligent Access EDGE, which enhances the Access EDGE Tools by delivering advanced network resiliency, reliability, and automation capabilities. The Intelligent Access EDGE simplifies network operations, enabling CSPs to keep subscribers connected and workers safe with enhanced service provisioning and remote network troubleshooting—critical as they face challenges introduced by COVID-19. This release enhances the AXOS Services Management Connector (SMx), adding new levels of serviceability and flexibility to handle the increased demands on their networks. AXOS Diagnostics Toolbox works in parallel with SMx, giving CSPs advanced remote network troubleshooting capabilities. Overlaying both of these tools is Access EDGE Enablement, with dedicated Calix Professional Services team members ready to help CSPs accelerate the deployment and turn up of AXOS networks with minimal impact on their subscribers and operations teams.
Enhancements to SMx include:
OLT Inventory Reporting: Simplifies network record keeping by mapping PON and Active Ethernet networks, including tracking line card installations in OLTs, software versions within the network, or number of active subscribers
ONT Profile Port Settings Configuration: Simplifies service provisioning through profile driven ONT port configurations which greatly reduce the time to provision new services at the subscriber level
Automated AXOS License Accounting: Automates the process of tracking active revenue-generating subscribers on the network to help with financial reporting
Alongside the quarterly product upgrades, Calix EDGE Enablement delivers a pair of services that take the guesswork out of planning, installing, and turning up AXOS networks. The SMx Deployment Service delivers a firsthand orientation on service configuration and subscriber provisioning, while the SMx Turn Up Service assists CSPs in getting SMx installed, turned up, and running smoothly.
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