Aurora Networks unveils OP4528 Light-Plex Product

FEBRUARY 2, 2009 -- The OP4528 Light-Plex module merges the capabilities of a narrowcast demultiplexer with a broadcast/narrowcast combiner with added remote power level management for field deployment in Aurora Networks' existing VH4000 Virtual Hub (VHub) and NC4000 node platform, say company representatives.

FEBRUARY 2, 2009 -- Aurora Networks Inc. (search for Aurora Networks) today announced the availability of the OP4528 Light-Plex product, which the company says is a one-of-a-kind module that merges the capabilities of a narrowcast demultiplexer with a broadcast/narrowcast combiner with added remote power level management for field deployment in its existing VH4000 Virtual Hub (VHub) and NC4000 node platform.

According to Aurora Networks, remote power level management simplifies the installation, set-up, and maintenance of Fiber Deep DWDM network architectures. In conjunction with the company's element management software, the output level of the combined broadcast/narrowcast signals are precisely set to remotely realign power levels for optimal system performance. With the Light-Plex installed, all network balancing can be accomplished remotely from the Network Operations Center (NOC), headend, or hub without ever needing a truckroll and without interrupting all existing subscriber services.

"The OP4528 Light-Plex has the most effective power level management capabilities for the cable market, enabling operators to better manage Fiber Deep networks that support revenue-generating services such as digital video services, video-on-demand (VoD), high-speed data, and telephony," says John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing at Aurora Networks. "With the OP4528 Light-Plex, the costs associated with precisely setting the combined optical power levels of both the broadcast and the narrowcast wavelengths in Fiber Deep networks are eliminated. It is one more solution we developed using our deep knowledge of cable architectures and incorporating customer feedback to help MSOs compete in the triple-play services marketplace."

The OP4528 Light-Plex is often incorporated in Aurora Networks' VHub, offering tremendous capital expenditure savings, note company representatives. These savings are realized by eliminating the need for a hub site, reducing deployment time and operating costs, and supporting 24 unique optical signals that serve up to 20,000 homes in a standard node housing without external cooling or ventilation requirements.


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