Time Warner Oceanic installs Scientific-Atlanta fiber optic system to support interactive TV

May 16, 2001
May 16, 2001--The first installation of a Scientific-Atlanta Prisma II bdr baseband digital reverse fiber optic system is enabling Oceanic Cablevision, a division of Time Warner Cable, to make more bandwidth available from existing fiber as it continues its deployment of video-on-demand and other interactive services to its subscribers in Hawaii.

The first installation of a Scientific-Atlanta Prisma II bdr baseband digital reverse fiber optic system is enabling Oceanic Cablevision, a division of Time Warner Cable, to make more bandwidth available from existing fiber as it continues its deployment of video-on-demand and other interactive services to its subscribers in Hawaii. By providing additional bandwidth on existing fiber for the reverse-path signals required by interactive services, the Prisma II bdr system enables cable operators to maximize their ability to deliver new services over current cable networks.

In addition to the increased performance and cost-savings provided by the Prisma II bdr system, its space-saving, rugged design delivered additional benefits for Time Warner Oceanic. Typically, fiber equipment resides in buildings with heating and cooling systems, but the Prisma II bdr system is capable of tolerating temperatures from -40 to +140 C. As a result, the Oceanic engineers were able to install it in an unconditioned facility, using otherwise unused space.

According to Scientific-Atlanta, the second generation optical transmission products, the Prisma II family, is the cable industry's first "carrier class" optical transmission platform, capable of enabling network operators to deliver quality of service and reliability for interactive applications. Prisma II platform's advanced design allows it to enable the advancements in Scientific-Atlanta's bdr technologies for digital reverse and its 24 DWDM capabilities for forward and reverse applications.

The Prisma II family of products will enable operators to meet the bandwidth and extended-distance demands of today's voice, data and video applications required of hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks; scale their HFC networks to deliver "multi-megabits per home" to support Internet protocol (IP)-based interactive applications; and cost effectively upgrade their networks to a "fiber deeper" network architecture for improved network reliability and lower operating costs.

About Scientific-Atlanta:

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) is a supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. For more information, visit www.sciatl.com or www.scientificatlanta.com.

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