S-A Debuts Modem Gateway, 10-Gbps VOD Card

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Scientific-Atlanta Inc. debuted a cable-modem gateway and a 10-gigabit-per-second video-on-demand transport card at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ Cable-Tec Expo Wednesday.

The company said its “DPR2325” cable-modem gateway will feature four Ethernet ports and support new commercial features for the small-business market, including enhanced subnet routing and downloadable remote provisioning.

“Offering four Ethernet ports on this cable-modem gateway will offer new options for users who want expanded connectivity among devices via both a wired and a wireless access point," S-A vice president and general manager, cable-modem/licensing business unit Himanshu Parikh said in a prepared statement.

S-A said the DPR2325 will be available in the third quarter.

The vendor also said its new 10-gbps VOD-transport cards for its “Prisma IP” multiservice digital-transport platform now support automation delivered by tunable transmit/receive optics to enable the new “Automated Broadcast and Select” architecture S-A developed.

Automated Broadcast and Select allows operators to scale their networks to up to 100 wavelengths on a single fiber without the use of dense-wave-division-multiplexing filters.

“These new VOD cards and the Automated Broadcast and Select architecture lower the 'first-in' costs for operators to help reduce [capital expenditures]," VP and GM of emerging businesses Paul Connolly said in a prepared statement.

“Point-and-click provisioning helps to reduce [operating expenses] and delivers the flexibility for adding bandwidth as the popularity of on demand services grows to provide a very scalable solution for the support of future VOD growth,” he added.

The 10-gbps VOD-transport cards are currently available.