Internet Photonics has introduced one new product to its portfolio and made upgrades to another designed to drop video-on-demand stream costs significantly.
On the latter, Internet Photonics said it has upgraded its LightStack MX optical multiplexing and transport platform, claiming the move will help cable operators cut their VOD transport costs per stream by 50 percent. The company said the cuts will allow MSOs to use 10 Gbps optics to offer services to smaller hubs and remove the need to initially deploy a 2.5 Gbps system.
Other enhancements to the LightStack MX include protection switching, which enables operators to deploy video on one “channel” and deploy high-speed data and/or IP voice services on others.
“These enhancements to the LightStack MX effectively knock down barriers for cable operators building out the next wave of multiservice networks,” said company Vice President of Marketing Gary Southwell, in a release.
Separately, the company introduced a new add-drop multiplexer capable of transmitting up to 40 dense wavelength-division multiplexed (DWDM) signals over a single fiber strand. The new LightHandler product has been deployed by one unnamed MSO to support VOD, the company said.