ANGA CABLE 2011 – COLOGNE. Motorola has announced details of its new GX2 EA1000, MPN100 and MBN nodes, and MBV3 and BLE amplifiers. It has also been confirmed that Virgin Media is deploying Motorola’s new GX2-EA1000 series of transmitters which includes the 1550nm – the industry’s first multi-wavelength transmitter which directly integrates electro absorption.
The Motorola EA1000 suite covers the full band loading of analogue and digital content as well as fiber deep multi-wavelength of mixed analogue and digital content or digital only. Smaller segmentation means operators such as Virgin can add more subscribers to existing infrastructure without the need to lay additional fibre.
Daniel Hennessy, executive director of technical strategy and architecture at Virgin Media said, “We looked hard at the market place for a next generation amplifier and it quickly became clear that Motorola has an excellent portfolio in this space. Against a range of demanding timescales, Motorola stepped up with a family of advanced amplifier products that provide the right support for our network as consumer demand for next generation digital services continues to grow.”
The new European form factor nodes and amplifiers include the MPN100 modular pedestal node, the Mini Bridger Node (MBN) and the MBV3 and broadband line extender (BLE) amplifiers. The company says the GaN technology delivers 3 dB gain or twice the increase in performance compared to competitive solutions.