With the annual Society of Cable & Telecommunications Engineers Cable-Tec
Expo a week away, cable vendors are releasing details on new products they'll be
exhibiting June 4 through 7 in San Antonio.
Scientific-Atlanta Inc. will unveil its new 'Continuum DVP'
digital-video-processing products for digital and on-demand services. The
product suite includes a 'DVP Dense QAM Array' (quadrature amplitude modulation)
and DVP encoder that optimizes bandwidth and rack space.
In an attempt to expand its reach, S-A said the new QAM array is designed for
non-S-A systems that want to roll out video-on-demand. The array -- built by S-A
subsidiary BarcoNet -- can provide up to 16 QAM channels and a maximum data
output of 620 megabits.
The new MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) encoder allows operators to
convert analog signals to digital.
Aurora Networks is introducing its '4000-series' optical nodes, designed for
operators to build down to 200-home nodes and reduce the number of cascades and
amplifiers in their plant.
The nodes are built for high-speed Internet, VOD,
voice-over-Internet-protocol and interactive-TV services. The 4000 series also
includes Ethernet capabilities.
Advent Networks Inc. and General Bandwidth Inc. announced the
interoperability of Advent's 'Ultraband' system with GB's 'G6'
Ultraband allows operators to provide dedicated, switched IP connections to
subscribers over existing hybrid fiber-coaxial networks.