Cox Taps Harmonic for VOD


Cox Communications Inc. is using Harmonic Inc.’s “Narrowcast Services Gateway” to support its “Entertainment on Demand” video-on-demand service in Hampton Roads, Va.; New Orleans; and Omaha, Neb.

Harmonic said its third-generation NSG family gives operators greater choice and flexibility in the design and expansion of narrowcast networks. NSG systems can be combined with different quadrature-amplitude-modulation channel densities to optimize network architecture and bandwidth, reducing the effective service cost.

The NSG is interoperable with leading VOD servers, Ethernet switches, conditional-access systems and set-tops, Harmonic added.