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Harmonic Takes Optics to the Edge

12/03/2000 7:00 PM Eastern

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -
Harmonic Inc.

has launched the "PWRBlazer Fiber Deep Node," an optical node designed to boost signal strength at the fiber edges of a broadband network. Harmonic said the new equipment will help cable operators transition to future HFC (hybrid fiber-coaxial) networks whose ratios will weave in more fiber and less coax. By increasing the strength of the RF (radio frequency) signal, the reach of the passive coax element of the network will be extended, paving the way for extremely high-reliability applications such as voice, the company said.

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