ATX (Hall 7, Booth #A11) is highlighting several brand new product offerings and is also participating in a panel discussion covering DOCSIS 3.1 Performance Utilizing Hybrid Analogue DWDM Transmitters.
ATX is now offering a host of optical transport solutions (powered by InnoTrans) focussed on enabling operators to deliver significantly more capacity into their existing HFC-based fibre infrastructure at minimal cost, while delivering performance levels capable of supporting DOCSIS 3.1. The technologically differentiated product offering is ideal for long haul multi-wavelength transmission, hub collapses, node aggregation and backhaul and RFoG/PON deployments. On top of this, ATX is highlighting its new ChromaFlex II chassis which integrates RF management into the modular optical chassis in order to minimize rack space in the headend.
ATX’s CCAP™ compliant, industry leading MAXNET II and SignalOn modular RF management platforms have been expanded to 1.218 GHz bandwidth in order to support the complete frequency range of DOCSIS 3.1 specifications. MAXNET II is an ultra-dense, MCX connector-based RF management solution with SNMP/web remote control/monitoring., while SignalOn is a high density, F/BNC connector-based solution with patented make-before-break attenuation feature.
ATX’s next generation UCrypt IP to PAL (IP2PAL) mini headend is designed for conversion of IP video streams to PAL in a space-efficient and cost-effective manner. This device can ingest up to 60 MPEG-2/H.264, HD/SD video streams and convert them to PAL.
ATX recently acquired Pico Digital, a leading manufacturer of solutions for television and radio including video encoders, satellite to cable, satellite to IP, and mini CMTS. The Condor Headend system is an affordable all-digital CATV solution consisting of a set-top box platform and headend broadcast system.
ATX is also displaying Pico Digital’s PD1600 mini headend. The PD1600 device is capable of interfacing with any type of operator or public network (DVB-C, DVB-S/S2, ATSC or DVB-T/T2) in order to ingest, decrypt, transcode (optional) and re-transmit video content via IP, QAM, DVB-T, ISDB-T, NTSC or MPEG-DASH/HLS. The PD1600 device is ultra-secure in terms of content protection, and delivers a mini headend solution with an unprecedented capacity/price point ratio.