C-COR Inc. has introduced the GAMP3, a 1 GHz, three-input, forward path RF amplifier designed to support multiple advanced cable services.
C-COR said it built the three RF input port design in response to operators that were seeking a way to increase efficiency and to optimize system isolation performance in supporting switched digital video, video-on-demand, and high-speed data services.
The design supports one broadcast port and two narrowcast ports, giving operators a cost-effective way to overcome network signal losses and to minimize the impact on system performance that is traditionally caused by combining and splitting networks, the company said.
The GAMP3 module is monitored and controlled by C-COR’s CHP (Converged Headend Platform) GUI software.
“At C-COR, we continue to develop first-to-market technology, such as the GAMP3, that meets the demands cable operators face in expanding their existing capacity and building sustainable, next-generation networks at the lowest cost point,” said Bill Dawson, VP of access strategy at C-COR.
C-COR said its HFC gear has an installed base of north of $3.5 billion, and is deployed by operators such as Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems Corp., Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Mediacom, Insight Communications and Time Warner Cable, among others.