8 May 2003 Elkridge, MD Lightwave -- Optinel Systems, provider of optical transport systems for the cable television industry, has launched its PLEXiS MFX Transport System, which enables a variety of services, including broadcast video, VOD, HDTV, high-speed Internet, and cable telephony.
The system supports multiple traffic formats, including Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, QAM, and analog and provides high-bandwidth, multi-format transport in a single compact chassis. Both CWDM and DWDM solutions are available in the same chassis, offering network designers an unprecedented level of flexibility to meet the needs of today's diverse network environments, say company representatives.
Fully compatible with legacy network equipment, the PLEXiS MFX provides longer reach than other optical transport products on the market today, claims the company. Optinel's product also includes an element management system (EMS) that allows users to manage and monitor their systems online from any location. With Optinel's PLEXiS MFX system, MSOs can more easily rollout advanced services, integrate with existing installed equipment, and realize a quick return on investment.
Optinel's advanced optical transport systems are designed specifically to meet the evolving needs of the cable industry. The product line is fully scalable, allowing video or data information to remain in its native HFC-compatible format as it travels through an MSO's network, thus reducing the cost of transport and improving the performance of existing networks.
Capable of supporting from just a few to more than 60,000 video streams over distances of greater than 300 miles (500 km), the PLEXiS MFX system is ideal for VOD applications. Its multi-format nature allows multiple traffic formats to be simultaneously transported, providing MSOs with scalability, flexibility and low cost in one package.