ComSpan taps Harmonic for FTTP video overlay and IP transport

OCTOBER 24, 2007 -- Harmonic Inc. announced that ComSpan Communications, a telecommunications service provider in Oregon, has deployed Harmonic's FTTP video overlay and IP transport technology for its triple-play communications network.

Oct 24th, 2007

OCTOBER 24, 2007 -- Harmonic Inc. (search for Harmonic) announced that ComSpan Communications, a telecommunications service provider in Oregon, has deployed Harmonic's FTTP video overlay and IP transport technology for its triple-play communications network. The Harmonic systems include MAXLink transmitters and amplifiers as well as FLXLink network interface units (NIUs).

ComSpan Communications is part of the LTS Group of Companies, a group which provides a full range of services in the telecommunications, utilities, and industrial sectors.

Harmonic's RF video overlay system is designed for a PON architecture and encompasses broadcast transmitters, optical amplifiers, and a range of optical passive components. Harmonic's FLXLink 1-Gbit/sec and T1 NIUs are used to distribute IP services across the network over the same fiber.

"With this implementation we can offer higher-speed Internet, voice, and an expanded portfolio of video channels to customers in rural communities where broadband access is not otherwise readily available," said Todd Richard, vice president and chief technical officer, LTS Group of Companies. "Harmonic's high-performance RF overlay and IP transport solutions allow us to use a fiber-based transport architecture to improve bandwidth capacity for these advanced services."

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