Calix has introduced Experience Operating System (EXOS), a carrier class OS that enables service providers to manage both the device and the total subscriber experience while providing rapid integration into their systems.
Available this quarter on the next generation of GigaFamily products, EXOS is open, ecosystem ready with the ability to support a broad set of software, system, device, and cloud partners.
Calix claims that EXOS is the world’s first premises operating system (OS) to address every subscriber’s need and bring order to a marketplace that is becoming incredibly complex and chaotic due to IoT, autonomous devices, and a proliferation of cloud applications. While managing this complexity is challenging, it presents service providers with a clear opportunity to create significant new revenue sources.
Initially launching for residential broadband subscribers, EXOS will enable service providers to deploy an OS across all premises systems to meet their subscribers’ smart home needs.
As consumer devices, including IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and home automation, are flooding subscriber's homes, service providers are presented with two choices. They can either take control by offering their own premises services or cede control of the premises to web-scale competitors who are attempting to turn them into broadband wholesalers while leaving them to face the burden of support costs.