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Motorola rolls out ASI to GigE bridge for legacy video services

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 8:40am
Mike Robuck

Today, Motorola’s Home business unit announced the launch of its AGB240 ASI to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) Bridge, which was designed to help service providers migrate legacy ASI video equipment to Internet Protocol networks in headend environments.

“With the rising consumer demand for high-bandwidth video content, many service providers are reaping the benefits of an all-IP infrastructure, gaining more flexibility and reliability in their networks. As a result, operators are migrating their legacy ASI video interfaces to GigE IP transport networks to simplify their headend architectures,” said Bob Wilson, vice president of the Networked Video Solutions Group at Motorola.

Motorola said the AGB240 delivers highly reliable bridging of traffic from ASI video service outputs in legacy equipment to a common GigE IP backbone or transport network. At only 20 watts per rack unit, Motorola claimed the AGB240 also provides significant “green” savings to service providers by using up to 90 percent less power than competing solutions.

Motorola recently realigned its four business divisions ahead of combining them into two companies next year.

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