IBC 2007 (Stand 4.250)
The delivery of multimedia services over HFC networks is the focus of the Arris stand in Hall 4 at IBC 2007. The Georgia company has its Universal Edge QAM technology on display, offering simultaneous support of video on demand, digital broadcast, and multiple standards-based switched digital video service. Such devices are essential to operators that are offering an increasing array of subscriber services.
Broadband is a key plank of any operator’s offering, and with speeds increasing, Arris will be demonstrating its C4 CMTS and Touchstone Wideband Modem WBM650 with its FlexPath software that is capable of delivering data transfer speeds of 160 Mbps over 4 bonded DOCSIS channels. The demo promises to include large file and high definition video and gaming downloads during simultaneous video conferencing.
Arris is smoothing the path to DOCSIS 3.0 from operators that have already deployed Euro-DOCSIS 2.0 systems. The company says its solutions “preserve over 80% of the current capital, and minimise operational impacts associated with alternative M-CMTS implementations.