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Calix enhances Compass with PathFinder software specialisation program for channel partners
Announced Date: 6/13/2016 Published Date: 6/14/2016

Calix has announced the launch of PathFinder, a new software specialisation program designed to give Calix Channel Partners the tools to help service providers deliver an enhanced subscriber experience to broadband customers.

Under the new program, leveraging Calix Compass software the company's channel partners will be able to offer service provider customers improved network visibility and subscriber insight across the entire access network. PathFinder further expands the company's specialisation programs that form part of the Calix Fiber Forward Partner Program, a selective program for channel partners. Calix noted that any of its 85 channel partners in 66 countries can enrol in the new software specialisation program.

The Calix PathFinder program provides channel partners with the tools, training and products they require to enhance the subscriber experience. The Compass application suite gives service providers a 360-degree view of the subscriber experience based on traffic, devices, usage patterns and service tiers. Via data correlation and analytics, Compass can help service providers identify new service and revenue opportunities as well as support troubleshooting.

Channel partners joining the new PathFinder will receive a free Compass demonstration kit and two Calix 844E GigaCenters.

In April, Calix announced the introduction of a new solution designed to enable an enhanced broadband experience for residents in apartments, dormitories and other multi-dwelling unit (MDU) buildings. The end-to-end solution from Calix combines wireline and wireless technologies with advanced software to enable service providers to deliver and manage an enhanced broadband experience.

The Calix solution comprises AXOS-based G.fast access nodes designed to eliminate building access constraints, Compass cloud software for remote management and service quality analytics, and G.fast and Ethernet-connected premises systems enabling carrier class WiFi.

Earlier in the year, Calix announced it had been invited to join ON.Lab's ONOS project as a collaborator partner, and that as part of its initial contribution to ONOS it would create an Apache Kafka northbound interface within ONOS designed to allow existing and new applications written in almost any language to integrate with ONOS via Kafka clients. The announcement followed the launch of Calix's AXOS network operating system and carrier-class software platform designed for the access network.