Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are both
high performance ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE Systems,
delivering lightning-fast throughput and complete
coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

The new BLAST u6x, available in two form factors,
will be the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 system with options
for five different optional WAN connections.
This will provide unprecedented operational efficiency and
faster integration times.

Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are both
high performance ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE Systems,
delivering lightning-fast throughput and complete
coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

The new BLAST u6x, available in two form factors,
will be the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 system with options
for five different optional WAN connections.
This will provide unprecedented operational efficiency and
faster integration times.

GigaSpire BLAST u6x

World’s first all-in-one Ethernet / GPON / XGS Wi-Fi 6 system 

The new BLAST u6x, available in two form factors, will be the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 system with options for five different WAN connections: 1 GigE, 2.5 GigE, 10 Gig E, GPON or XGS PON. The BLAST u6x will:​

  • increase operational efficiency​
  • improve integration and installation times​
  • expand deployment flexibility in the field​
  • simplify upgrades

GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems

Delivering the experiences your subscribers deserve

Our most powerful cutting edge Wi-Fi 6 systems, both BLAST u6 systems are powered by EXOS, our intelligent premises operating system.

Leading security

The latest integrated hardware security and automatically updated software security ensure a safe and secure subscriber experience.

Intelligent mesh

The latest “plug and play” mesh technology extends the ultimate Wi-Fi to cover even the hardest-to-reach corners of your subscribers’ homes.    

Lightning speed

Subscribers will experience no lag or downtime thanks to multi-user, multi-input, multi-output (MU-MIMO) technology that provides eight streams of simultaneous downstream data.

 

Ultimate performance

With Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) subscribers can experience the most advanced Wi-Fi bandwidth everywhere in the home.

Carrier-class reliability

A rock-solid, carrier only system that a CSP can easily manage (via Calix Support Cloud) to create an optimal Wi-Fi experience for subscribers.

Optimized price performance

Multiple configuration options for apartments to sprawling homes to meet subscriber needs.

Cutting edge

Deliver a growing selection of applications powered by a flexible operating system, enhancing everything for the connected life from parental controls to the latest in network security and more.​

GigaSpire BLAST u6.1

Deliver amazing Wi-Fi coverage, with support for hard-wired connectivity

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 is a new generation, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax). 

Product attributes 

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz 
  • 4 x GigE LAN ports
  • 1 x GigE WAN port 
  • 2 x POTS ports 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud 

GigaSpire BLAST u6.2

Combine increased throughput with amazing Wi-Fi coverage and support for hard-wired connectivity

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.2 is a new generation, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax). It also features a 2.5 GigE WAN port.

Product attributes 

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz 
  • 4 x GigE LAN ports 
  • 1 x 2.5 GigE WAN port 
  • 2 x POTS ports 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud    

The power of the platform

Reduce integration times

Powering all EDGE Systems is EXOS, a scalable, container-based platform that allows you to significantly reduces the time required for evaluation, testing, integration, and deployment of new systems.

“We have heard horror stories from other service providers taking months and—in some cases—years to provision and deploy new systems. However, the end-to-end Revenue EDGE solution has allowed us to move faster. Since deploying the original GigaSpire systems, we have seen our churn and service calls decrease considerably, and now with the new BLAST u6, we are getting to market in a matter of hours.”

—Josh Wehe, director of network operations for Jade Communications.

 

Also, read our latest blog on the power of the platform.

 

Awards, customer wins and webinars​

Learn how service providers are using Calix EDGE Systems
to elevate the subscriber experience

GVTC improves member loyalty by 25 percent with Calix Managed Wi-Fi 6 and Revenue EDGE

 

“Last year, our operational efficiency and member experience allowed us to break records with the capital we returned to our members, and this Calix Revenue EDGE partnership has us on track to repeat that in 2020."

—Ritchie Sorrells, president and CEO for GVTC

Jade cuts integration time to one day, transforming its go-to-market strategy

 

“We knew immediately when Calix launched the Revenue EDGE that it would be critical to our growth, and it has helped us shift our core focus from operational delivery to subscriber experience delivery...now with the new BLAST u6, we are getting to market in a matter of hours.”

—Josh Wehe, director of network operations for Jade Communications

Subscribers in southeast Georgia receive best-in-market Wi-Fi 6 service

 

"With Calix, our subscribers get the ultimate Wi-Fi 6 system on the market, all managed through the cloud. We anticipate that managed Wi-Fi adoption rates will continue to accelerate, and since the BLAST u6 installations are so seamless, we know we can get them up and running with ease."

—Dustin Durden, general manager for the Pineland Telephone Cooperative

RTC delivers the ultimate managed Wi-Fi 6 experience

 

"The out of box experience of competing products was enticing but eventually fell short, as the Calix solution delivers the insights and seamless management capabilities necessary to ensure that we elevate the subscriber experience."

—Phil Erli, chief executive officer for Ringgold Telephone Company

Deliver superior throughput and complete coverage

Give your subscribers the ultimate Wi-Fi experience. It’s a BLAST!

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems serve the growing demand for Wi-Fi 6, delivering:

  • The BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi experience: The BLAST u6 systems are our most powerful Wi-Fi 6 systems, capable of delivering voice services, in addition to fast, powerful Internet to every part of your subscribers’ homes.​
  • Revenue-generating services not available with other gateways: Powering all EDGE Systems is EXOS, a scalable, container-based platform that allows you to quickly embrace new technologies and offer new value-added services. This approach results in increased subscriber satisfaction, while generating additional, recurring revenue.
  • Carrier-class integrated security: Unlike most consumer-grade gateways, BLAST u6 systems protect all of the devices that subscribers connect to their home networks.

CommandIQ

Ultimate Wi-Fi deserves the ultimate app

CommandIQ™ is a critical empowerment tool for the subscriber experience. Subscribers should be strongly encouraged to download CommandIQ. Once they realize its functionality–allowing them to quickly onboard their BLAST systems, view their connected devices, run speed tests, set-up a guest network for visitors, implement profiles for parental control, establish screen time limits, and more–they’ll wonder how they survived without it.

CommandIQ also reduces help desk calls, results in a better overall experience, and provides you with a new social channel for communicating with subscribers. Use Mobile Notifications to cost-effectively market new services and send notifications directly to your subscribers' hands; cutting through the noise of other messaging.    

 

Compelling value-added applications

EDGE Services

Why stop at the edge of the home? Owning the subscriber experience provides the opportunity to gain insights to better serve subscribers, get them up and running faster, and keep competitors far away.

Alexa Voice Services

CAF Performance Testing

 

Consumers want Wi-Fi to work everywhere, with every device

Good things come in small packages

The Mesh BLAST u4m is a high-performance mesh Wi-Fi satellite that’s small, stylish, and simple to use. You can connect it to any GigaSpire BLAST system using either a wired or wireless connection and enjoy a seamless “mesh” of Wi-Fi that covers your entire home. 

Product attributes

  • 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 2x2 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz
  • 1 x GigE port (auto-detecting)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

Advanced technology designed to enhance the subscriber experience​​

BLAST Intelligent Mesh: Enhancing the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience

Why BLAST Intelligent Mesh?

A great mesh Wi-Fi experience requires more than just maximizing Wi-Fi radio signal strength between the Wi-Fi access point and client devices.

BLAST Intelligent Mesh delivers the needed bandwidth to all the home’s devices throughout the day, adjusting in real-time as new devices are discovered and move throughout the home.

Your subscribers deserve the ultimate experience​

  • Easier connectivity: Devices connect easily throughout the home.​

  • Seamless handoffs: Wi-Fi experience is continuously optimized, even as devices move throughout the home.​

  • Consistent experience: Real-time adjustments, in response to a constantly changing Wi-Fi environment, are made automatically.​

How does BLAST Intelligent Mesh work?​

Robust, reliable, and simple home network security solution adds another layer of protection​

Want to help consumers who are concerned about the security of their home networks?​

Integrating security into the residential gateway creates real differentiation

New Calix whitepaper provides details on the importance of network security, explores some of the options available for securing the home network, and outlines the opportunities that exists for service providers.​

Protect your subscribers from cyber threats with comprehensive security controls​

As part of the Revenue EDGE solution, Calix offers a comprehensive set of security features that ensure subscribers are given the highest levels of protection possible.​

Consumer data builds strong case for security and privacy controls

Calix partnered with Moor Insights & Strategy to measure consumer perceptions about online security, privacy, and parental controls.

Findings from consumer research are critical for your business

Results from consumer research provide important insights for service providers looking to offer online security, privacy, and parental control solutions.

Ready to go Full BLAST?

Visit our BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi page to find out how our Wi-Fi systems are improving the internet experiences of families, work from home professionals, and gamers.     

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