Optical upgrade converts existing RF amplifers into nodes
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - C-Cor Inc. is launching an optical upgrade that transforms its installed trunk and bridger amplifiers into optical nodes. The company is showing the Opti Max 2700 optical upgrade at The Cable Show.
Upgrading existing trunk and bridger amps to optical node functionality provides a way to reduce service group size for increased narrowcast capacity. The upgrade is targeted toward network service providers seeking cost-effective ways to expand capacity of their existing networks with minimal service disruption, according to the company.
The upgrade is compatible with C-Cor's latest 1 GHz Flex Max 901e amplifier and its predecessors, the FlexNet 700 and 800 series and Flex Max 900 and 901 models. The OM 2700 enables 1 GHz bandwidth expansion in order to increase forward capacity and future flexibility of the network and incorporates coarse wavelength division multiplexing transmitters, providing more return channels through existing fiber.
C-Cor says that the optical upgrade is already being deployed in the U.S.