Aurora Networks’ MDU and rural area optical nodes now available in the Americas

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Aurora Networks Inc. says that its NC2000 optical node now is available throughout the Americas.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Aurora Networks Inc. says that its NC2000 optical node now is available throughout the Americas.

A platform designed to be well suited for cable operators expanding their network evolution to the MDU market and low-density rural areas, the NC2000 enables operators to maximize the bandwidth of existing hybrid fiber/coax (HFC), Fiber Deep, and RF over glass (RFoG) deployments, says Aurora Networks. It simultaneously provides an optimal migration path to future network architectures with support for next-generation access modules, Node PON, Fiber on Demand, and BitCoax, the company adds.

Earlier this year, Aurora Networks introduced the NC2000 optical node in Europe. Since that debut, the company asserts its NC2000 has attracted interest on the Americas side of the Atlantic.

The platform’s bottom-entry, low-profile design is ideal for cable operators working in space-constrained areas, given that the node’s housing can be mounted on walls, inside pedestals, and underground, Aurora Networks says.

Operators can deploy the NC2000 platform in both HFC and Fiber Deep applications to support current architectures and future network evolution. The platform is fully compatible with the Aurora Networks NC4000 node platform, utilizing common modules and plug-ins, headend equipment for operation, and shared integrated status monitoring and control. When configured as a virtual hub (VHub), the NC2000 Mini-VHub houses a fully operational hub in standard Aurora Networks’ node housing. It also enables cable system evolution toward new service deployments such as RFoG, RFPON, and GEPON, the company concludes.

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