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Motorola optical node makes 1 GHz upgrade fast

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 2:28pm
Brian Santo

Motorola's VSN200 2 x 2Motorola Mobility announced a 2 x 2 optical node to complement its line of 1 GHz network products.

In many instances, the upgrade of a node to 1 GHz requires replacing the existing node, housing and all. Motorola’s new VSN200 Optical Node can be deployed in existing housings, with the only other items to be swapped out being an Electronics Package (E-Pack) and a new lid, the company said.

The VSN200 is based on gallium nitride circuitry that provides high RF output levels, making it equally well suited to deploy as a Fiber Deep satellite node, the company said.

Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager for Motorola Mobility's Network Infrastructure Solutions business, said, "Broadband networks are evolving and require flexible solutions that increase network performance instantly with minimal downtime to keep pace with the incredible consumer hunger for new, advanced, bandwidth-intensive services."

Other elements in Motorola's BAN portfolio include a Modular HUB (MOTr), a means of replacing physical hub locations that house complicated broadcast/narrowcast designs with a single enclosure that supports up to 64 nodes with full-spectrum, multi-wavelength designs; a suite of multi-wavelength transmitters; and a new digital return system that supports not only the 42 MHz band, but also expansion to 65 MHz or 85 MHz.

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