Cablevision Selects Harmonic's NSG
Cablevision Systems Corp. has selected the Harmonic Narrowcast Services Gateway (NSG) 8100 to support Cablevision's rollout of VOD throughout the New York metro area.
The Cablevision launch, scheduled for later this year, will bring interactive services to the U.S.' largest cable system cluster. By reducing the cost-per-stream for delivering VOD, the NSG provides Cablevision a key enabling technology required for cost-effective and future-proof deployment.
The NSG 8100 is a fully integrated server gateway and it supports eight QAM channels in a single rack unit. Its compact size and high bandwidth capacity reduce the cost and complexity of deploying VOD.
Standard features of the NSG include: processing of streams from multiple high capacity servers; multiplexing; program filtering; routing and multicasting; DVB scrambling; and modulation and upconversion of eight QAM channels. The NSG supports ASI and IP over Gigabit Ethernet input interfaces.