By seizing the initiative in the smart home, CSPs can elevate their revenues by capturing subscriber spend while delivering an unmatched subscriber experience, says Calix. The combination of the GigaSpire system and the EXOS operating system creates a unique smart home system that is currently available in two models – the GigaSpire BLAST and the GigaSpire MAX.
Both GigaSpire models will support the first carrier-class Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) system to dramatically improve bandwidth throughput and wireless coverage across the subscriber premises. The system features 12 Wi-Fi streams with 8 available to Wi-Fi backhaul. With the GigaSpire, CSPs can support the broadest possible range of high-bandwidth services and connect hundreds of devices throughout the subscriber premises, says Calix.
It supports Intelligent Bandwidth Optimization by integrating the latest Multi-User, Multiple-input and Multiple-output (MU-MIMO) technology to support up to 8 simultaneous, symmetrical data streams to dramatically expand network capacity and improve efficiency.
It also has the latest security capabilities integrated at both the hardware and software level. With Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF) integrated into the chipset, the GigaSpire can create a digital “finger-print” for each system that can't be replicated or “spoofed” to ensure network authentication at the gateway level. This is designed to dramatically reduce the risk of unauthorized devices connecting to the network. At the software level, the EXOS operating system allows CSPs to partner with best-in-class security vendors to provide additional layers of security across the network.
In addition, the EXOS operating system includes native software containers, that enable CSPs to easily deploy and monetize new ecosystem solutions that are available via the soon-to-be-launched Calix Solutions Exchange. This new approach for deploying services is designed to dramatically reduce time to market and deployment complexity for CSPs. In addition to Wi-Fi 6, the GigaSpire MAX includes full support for the latest IoT protocols – Zigbee, ZWave, combo BlueTooth Low-Energy and BlueTooth Classic.