June 21, 2006 Denver, CO -- Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, has announced two new Prisma II analog optics products -- its High Density Dual Analog Receiver and 1-GHz High Density Narrowcast (QAM) Transmitter -- designed to deliver "exceptional bandwidth management."
Today, 16 MSOs representing 23 sites and more than 21,000 plant miles have chosen Scientific Atlanta's 1-GHz platform as their bandwidth enhancement engine, says the company.
Designed to meet the challenges faced by cable and telecommunication service providers trying to manage multiple types of traffic across varied infrastructures, these products provide the additional bandwidth necessary for resilient delivery of services.
The new products leverage the success of Scientific Atlanta's Prisma II analog optics platform -- doubling the density in the existing chassis by deploying half-height modules and offering a high-density narrowcast transmitter capable of 1-GHz bandpass. Accordingly, each Prisma II chassis is capable of supporting up to 52 reverse paths or 26 forward narrowcast transmitters, enabling more cost-effective node splitting to support future services.
Both products also maintain a lower power consumption requirement of 7.5 W per module versus prior models, maintaining the chassis requirement of no more than 15 W per slot. This feature becomes increasingly important as the need for these products grows in tandem with burgeoning advanced interactive and on-demand applications, resulting in reduced hub space and increased power needs.
"These new products will help our customers keep pace and grow their networks in today's dynamic industry, while reducing the rack space required in existing hubs or headends," said Mark Palazzo, vice president and general manager, Metro Access Networks for Scientific Atlanta. "These latest additions to the Prisma II platform help provide future flexibility as the number of advanced video applications grows and service providers expand their product offerings. With the 1-GHZ capability of our High Density Narrowcast Transmitter, our customers will be equipped to meet the ever-growing need for additional bandwidth."
The High Density Reverse Receiver is currently planned for general availability in the third quarter of this calendar year. The 1-GHz High Density Forward Narrowcast Transmitter is currently planned for general availability in the fourth quarter of this calendar year.