Aurora Networks intros double-density 1310-nm transmitter system

Aurora Networks Inc., which makes optical transmission equipment for cable companies, has unveiled the HT3300H Series double-density 1310-nm transmitter system. The new system includes 1.2-GHz transmitters, offers high rack density and significantly reduces power consumption, making it the ideal solution for operators to meet the demands of DOCSIS 3.1 specifications, HDTV, and video on demand (VoD), the company claims.

Aurora Networks Inc., which makes optical transmission equipment for cable companies, has unveiled the HT3300H Series double-density 1310-nm transmitter system. The new system includes 1.2-GHz transmitters, offers high rack density and significantly reduces power consumption, making it the ideal solution for operators to meet the demands of DOCSIS 3.1 specifications, HDTV, and video on demand (VoD), the company claims.

As cable operators increase bandwidth to support new services, they are challenged by the accompanying increased rack space and power consumption in headends and hubs. The high-density and compact design of the HT3300H series transmitters overcomes these issues by minimizing rack space requirements and power consumption, Aurora Networks says.

The company further asserts that its new system supports double the number of transmitters per 3RU chassis compared to existing options and provides for redundant power supplies. In addition, the HT3300H transmitters are available with dual RF inputs for combining separate broadcast and narrowcast inputs. Providing true hot-swap capabilities, the HT3300H series transmitters interface to the company’s BD31A4 double-density back plates, which support up to four transmitters.

“Aurora Networks has been dedicated to providing solutions that fit cable operators’ unique capacity needs as they look to optimize their networks for next-generation broadband services,” said Gregory Heath, the company’s manager, headend products. “Aurora Networks developed the HT3300H Series double-density 1310-nm transmitter system to help operators overcome space, power consumption and capacity hurdles, which they face as they increase the capacity of their networks.”

Aurora was recently acquired by broadband CPE maker Pace PLC (see “Pace trumps competition to acquire Aurora Networks”).

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