C-Cor will introduce its new segmentable cabinet node at next week’s IBC 2007 show in Amsterdam.
C-Cor said its Opti Max 2100 1 GHz Segmentable Cabinet Node (OM2100) is the industry’s first 1 GHz fully-segmentable cabinet node that offers “pay-as-you-grow” capacity expansion. C-Cor’s node expands forward capacity by both extending bandwidth and segmenting smaller service groups.
Cable operators have been trending toward smaller service groups, along with using new technologies such as switched digital video, in order to free up bandwidth for additional or expanded services such as VOD, HDTV, high-speed data and VoIP.
“Customers around the world have urged us to build a fully-segmentable 1 GHz node that extends targeted service capacity for video-on-demand, HDTV, and high-speed data services for fiber-deep configurations,” said C-Cor’s Bill Dawson, vice president, Access Strategy, in a statement.
“Giving service providers a reliable pay-as-you-grow approach to expanding HFC network capacity puts them in the best competitive position going forward.”
The modular product, which C-COR will start shipping in the fourth quarter of calendar 2007, is compatible with C-Cor’s Opti Max 2000 node and offers a comparable configuration with increased functionality and performance.