Vecima Networks Inc. has launched its next-gen Universal Edge QAM (U-eQAM), the HyperQAM, which supports up to 128 QAM channels in a 2RU, for up to 4,096 streams.
The box sits at the edge of the network; expands the capacity for VOD, SDV and other programming (it can fit 12 to 14 programs in a QAM instead of 10); is compatible with GigE and 10GigE; is upgradeable to DOCSIS 3.0 and M-CMTS; can do channel bonding; and there is no need to replace the chassis if a problem arises, says Douglas Fast, Vecima’s EVP and VP of R&D.
The HyperQAM’s modular design allows more QAM channels to be added - in increments of 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8, to a maximum of 128 - as demand increases. The product has been tested and is compatible with industry-leading cable and VOD equipment. Vecima will showcase its eQAM at Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando, June 19-22.