RICHARDSON, TX — CASSCOMM, a telecommunications provider serving 11 counties in central Illinois, has selected iPhotonix, a supplier of optical technology to the residential, business, enterprise and mobile backhaul markets, to supply advanced fiber-optic solutions with RF return technology for enhanced broadvision cable delivery.

“CASSCOMM is aggressively deploying fiber-optics,” said CASSCOMM COO Tom Allen. “We use several different technologies to accomplish this deployment. The iPhotonix solution was an exciting discovery for us since it allows us to offer video in areas where we do not have traditional DOCSIS cable plant. iPhotonix Ethernet return technology, where GPON is combined with our Switched IP Video, all High Definition Platform from Adara Technologies, will be used as we construct greenfield areas.”

Faster and More Affordable Migration to Optical Access Networks

iPhotonix has been developing and commercializing a portfolio of products and solutions to help communication service providers such as CASSCOMM migrate to optical access networks in an easier, faster and more affordable way.

“People are increasingly consuming greater bandwidth with more devices, driving an accelerated demand for residential gateways,” said Jeff Mulqueen, deputy chief executive officer and vice president of sales and business development, iPhotonix. “With iVolve, we are pleased to provide CASSCOMM with the most advanced connectivity capabilities on the market for their customers.”

iPhotonix optical network terminal (ONT) and residential gateways integrate two RF return technologies, compatible with the two major types of customer-premises equipment in cable companies’ installed bases. These proprietary RF return technologies are an offering of the iPhotonix iVolve platform, which utilizes a complete and comprehensive array of networks, devices, terminals and distribution units and is the most advanced, fully certified, standard compliant ONT in the world.