10.22.2012 04:39 PM
Harmonic Adds Compact Transmitter Modules
Addresses cable headend space constraints
SAN JOSE, CALIF. —Harmonic has launch of a new family of compact
transmitter modules to complement the company’s recently launched
CCAP-compliant NSG Pro and resolves key issues facing operators today — headend
real estate, power consumption, and fiber availability. Featuring
ultra-high-density optics and a compact design, the SUPRALink SPL 7210S DWDM
and PWRLink 4200S DFB support up to 20 transmitters in 3 RU.
Designed as a universal replacement transmitter, the SUPRALink SPL 7210S DWDM
transmitter enables operators to reuse their fiber network as business
requirements change. At the heart of the transmitter is1550-nm DWDM technology
that offers a 40 percent deeper fiber reach than standard 1310-nm systems.
Up to 20 SUPRALink SPL 7210S or PWRLink 4200S modules can be mounted in the 3 RU
Harmonic HLP 4800 broadband platform. Additionally, the inclusion of dual
blind-mate broadcast and narrowcast RF connectors on the transmitters ensures
streamlined installation and maintenance. The transmitters can be combined with
Harmonic’s edgeQAM and node family to form a comprehensive system solution.
When used within an HFC broadband network that also includes Harmonic’s new NSG
Pro, the transmitters enable cable operators to further optimize fiber usage,
lower OPEX, and support additional bandwidth-intensive services.