S-A Unveils GigE Transport System


Scientific-Atlanta Inc. is getting into gigabit Ethernet with a new transport
system aimed at opening up bigger bandwidth for video-on-demand delivery.

The Atlanta-based cable-equipment provider will be showing off its new
'Prisma GbE' gigabit Ethernet transport system next week at the Society of Cable
& Telecommunications Engineers' Cable-Tec Expo in San Antonio.

The system can deliver 10 times the video streams of traditional Ethernet
offerings, and that will pare down VOD-delivery costs to as little as $18 per
stream, according to S-A.

The system is available for shipment, and it has been certified by major
VOD-server vendors.