Harmonic Inc. announced two new rack-mountable platforms for its FLXLink transport systems, which help operators make the jump from wired to wireless networks in order to support services such as streaming video to handhelds.
FLXLink provides scalable T-1/E-1, 100-Mbps and 1-Gbps using up to 10 distinct CWDM wavelengths on the same fiber that carries residential broadband services.
The one-rack-unit HLP 9200 and 2-RU HLP 9300 FLXLink platforms host multiple network interface units, improving system density and manageability. The modular design allows operators to scale capacity as needed either by adding NIUs or upgrading an installed NIU with another of greater capacity.
The FLXLink system can be used by providers in several situations. It can be used for backhauling mobile voice, data, and more frequently, video content between the fiber-based access network and the towers at the wireless edge.
It can also be used for enterprise applications such as PBX interconnect, VPN, Internet access and other managed services.
Separately, Harmonic’s FLXLink T-1/E-1 Solution won the International Engineering Consortium’s 2006 InfoVision Award in the Wireless Broadband category.