ANGA CABLE – Cologne. Network video processing company RGB Networks has announced the introduction of its new high density Universal Scalable Modulator (USM) for digital QAM modulation and upconversion. RGB’s USM claims to be the most advanced QAM modulator for the European cable industry, enabling cable operators to deliver personalized, addressable, on-demand video services. RGB’s USM also enables Europe’s cable operators to make a smooth migration to next-generation digital video architectures, such as Switched Digital Video, and modular cable modem termination systems (M-CMTS), allowing operators to further increase the personalisation of their digital services.
The compact, one rack unit USM can support up to six QAM channels per RF port, for a total of 96 channels in an 8MHz QAM channel system, while multiplexing up to 1,280 digital programs, making it the European cable industry’s highest density QAM modulator. The USM is the third product launched in Europe based on RGB’s Video Intelligence Architecture (VIA).
“The ANGA launch of RGB’s Universal Scalable Modulator provides Europe’s operators with new revenue streams now and the flexibility to move to an advanced architecture, such as SDV, in the future,” said Sarah Hackforth, VP EMEA, RGB Networks. “The USM provides Europe’s cable operators with the industry’s highest-density solution for the roll-out of on-demand digital services. As the first truly universal QAM modulator capable of supporting multiple applications, USM enables operators to maximize personalisation of services both now and in the future and is a highly attractive solution.”