C-Cor introduced a 1 GHz edge QAM aimed at facilitating switched digital video (SDV). The high-density and energy-efficient CHP eQAM is a module for the company’s CHP Max5000 Headend Platform.
The CHP eQAMs can be installed alongside transmitters in the same CHP chassis, which C-Cor said would simplify headend cabling. The new product will be showcased in C-Cor's booth at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next week.
The new C-Cor eQAMs can support up to 120 QAM channels in a two rack-unit configuration. The company claims a greater than 40 percent improvement per year in power consumption compared to other EdgeQAM devices.
Bill Dawson, C-Cor’s vice president, access strategy, said, "The new C-COR eQAM reduces power consumption and space demands in facilities that are already crowded. It allows operators to mix and match EdgeQAM devices and transmitters for the same service group, side-by-side and with the same management system."
Lab trials are scheduled with two major North American MSOs, C-Cor said. The eQAMs should be commercially available this September.