Aurora Networks announced it is now shipping a new set of 1 GHz transmitters. The AT3300L series of LcWDM (low-cost wave division multiplexing) transmitters are designed for the segmentation of node service areas because they enable the reuse of existing fiber up to six times at distances up to 25 kilometers, the company said, thus increasing bandwidth capacity per fiber to support HDTV, VoIP, VOD and high-speed DOCSIS services.
Features of the new transmitters include: six O-band wavelengths on a single fiber; reach of up to 25 kilometers; 46 to 1002 MHz RF bandwidth; dual RF input ports with AGC for broadcast and narrowcast services; compatibility with existing segmentable nodes; and “pay as you grow” flexibility.
“LcWDM systems will support six forward segments and 24 reverse segments on a single fiber,” said John Dahlquist, Aurora Network’s vice president of marketing. “This allows not only for segmentation of a node service area, but also for node addition in growth areas without the need for fiber construction on existing fiber routes. In fact, it allows for fiber recovery to support business services and other incremental revenue-generating opportunities.”