|100-05030||804Mesh Dualband Wi-Fi MESH Extender|
The Calix 804Mesh satellite complements the GigaCenter service delivery platform by extending Wi-Fi coverage and capacity within the subscribers’ home. The 804Mesh flexible backhaul options allows for either wired or wireless deployment. When configured wirelessly, the satellite uses the 5 GHz 802.11ac 4×4 radio as backhaul to the parent GigaCenter. This configuration improves in-home Wi-Fi coverage and should eliminate most Wi-Fi deadspots. It also allows service providers to eliminate costly truck rolls when troubleshooting the Wi-Fi coverage issue. The 804Mesh works seamlessly with Calix’s GigaCenter solutions. The combined solution – GigaCenter, 804Mesh satellite and Calix Support Cloud/CC+, known as Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi, helps to reduce the time to additional revenue by automating and simplifying the deployment of complex multi-AP networks.
GIGABIT SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE: Subscribers want their Wi-Fi to work with any device in any location throughout their home. Over time, the numbers, types and locations of these devices has exploded. In response to the rapid adoption of Wi-Fi smart home devices – like IP cameras and thermostats – service providers must now provide ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage. In addition, the demand for video content continues to grow and subscribers expect to watch anywhere on any device. GigaCenters enhance coverage and capacity with additional Wi-Fi radios, but are already transmitting at the maximum allowable regulatory limits. To improve in-home coverage and capacity, the Calix Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi solution has three components: GigaCenters, 804Mesh satellites, and the Calix Cloud. The 804Mesh satellites are optimized for interoperability with GigaCenters, featuring a matching 5 GHz 802.11ac 4×4 radio that allows for the delivery of symmetrical throughput rates up to 1 Gbps.
In addition to support for high-speed Internet (HSI) services, service providers need solutions that allow them to support a full complement of additional services, including IPTV and guest Wi-Fi. In response, the Calix solution supports differentiated quality of service (QoS) as well as isolation between the services. To ensure a seamless mobile streaming experience, the software used by the GigaCenter and 804Mesh has been enhanced to support both band steering, network-assisted node steering, and load balancing. Steering directs subscriber Wi-Fi devices to connect to the radio signal that results in the best user experience and avoids congestion.
Calix leverages the latest standards for roaming and steering, including 802.11k, 802.11r and 802.11v. The combination of GigaCenters and 804Mesh satellites enables subscribers to receive Gigabit broadband data, IP video, and voice over (VoIP).Using the latest 802.11ac 5 GHz technology – incorporating 4×4 multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) with beamforming – the 804Mesh satellite allows service providers to extend the access network inside the home and establish a strategic location for the delivery and control of broadband services.
Calix engineered the 804Mesh for optimal whole-home coverage with simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation and dynamic beamforming at 5 GHz. For maximum performance, the 804Mesh supports 2×2 MIMO spatial diversity at 2.4 GHz and 4×4 MU-MIMO at 5 GHz. The 804Mesh supports the entire 5 GHz band, including Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channels, and can be provisioned to support 80 MHz channel bandwidth at 5 GHz. The 804Mesh dual Wireless Video Bridge easily upgrades home network and reach distance to support streaming of multimedia content over a wireless connection. The complete GigaFamily solution easily delivers high definition (HD) and Ultra HD (UHD) video and data throughout a subscriber’s home without dead-spots.
The Calix solution is scalable, allowing service providers to initially deploy a GigaCenter and then add 804Mesh satellites to the end subscriber’s home network as the need arises for additional coverage. One of the strengths of the Calix solution is that service providers can leverage the instrumentation provided by the GigaCenters and 804Mesh satellites to identify when the end subscriber can benefit from an additional 804Mesh. This allows them to be proactive and upsell additional services and assets.
EASY TO INSTALL, ACTIVATE, AND MAINTAIN: The 804Mesh provides a user-friendly installation and activation process. The subscriber can pair the 804Mesh to the GigaCenter (or GigaHub* ) by pressing the WPS button first on the GigaCenter then, within 120 seconds, on the 804Mesh. The GigaCenter (or GigaHub* ) and 804Mesh will start pairing. Once the pairing is complete, the same discovery, configuration and harmonization steps occur automatically. The 804Mesh can also be connected to the GigaCenter using the Ethernet ports. When deployed with a wired backhaul it’s as simple as plugging a Cat5/6 cable in between the 804Mesh RJ-45 port and the parent GigaCenter. The subscriber’s account and provisioned/harmonized services from the GigaCenter (or GigaHub*) are matched automatically to the 804Mesh. The Calix Support Cloud/CC+ extensive troubleshooting capabilities, remote software downloads, and easy-to-use service activation features ensure that services are delivered and maintained without needless truck rolls and hardware upgrades. Employing GigaCenters and 804Meshs allows service providers to reduce their operational expenses while effectively delivering the Gigabit experience to their subscribers.
The 804Mesh has an innovative signal strength bar indicator, making it simple for subscribers to identify the best placement location. To utilize the 804Mesh Wi-Fi extension function, customers should not place the 804Mesh too close to the GigaCenter. If the signal strength has 3 Green bars with 1 Red bar, it means the 804Mesh is too close to the GigaCenter. The reasonable distance for the 804Mesh from the GigaCenter is a two-or-three signal bar. Lastly, if only the first signal bar flashes, it indicates the 804Mesh is too far from the GigaCenter and the performance will not be optimal.
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