Motorola has launched its expanded Broadband Access Network portfolio, adding Fiber Deep capabilities to its hybrid fiber/coaxial (HFC) platform.

Motorola is providing optical nodes that can be swapped in for amplifiers. The approach reduces the outage time and installation costs associated with a typical fiber migration, Motorola said.

The portfolio also takes a high-density approach by doubling the receiver density at the fiber optic headend, saving space for the operators as they add equipment to segment node-serving areas.

To complement Motorola’s enhanced coarse wave division multiplexing (E-CWDM) solution, a 1GHz dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) narrowcast transmitter adds significant wavelength capability to segment the optical node serving areas over existing fiber resources.

Motorola’s Broadband Access Network new product portfolio includes:

  • MBN100 1 GHz MiniBridger Optical Node and BLN100 1 GHz Optical Node – allow existing Motorola MB and BLE amplifiers to be easily converted to optical nodes.
  • MBV3 1GHz MiniBridger Amplifier – equipped with three active RF outputs and backward compatible to all existing MiniBridger housings.
  • The SG4-ITU-TX DWDM Transmitter – adds up to 40 wavelength return capability to Motorola’s SG4000 scalable optical node platform.
  • SG4 DOCSIS Transponder – provides standards-based status monitoring and Ethernet capability to the SG4000 platform.
  • The GX2-RX200BX4 High Density Receiver – doubles the receiver density for Motorola’s widely deployed GX2 fiber optic headend platform.
  • The GX2-DM1000B10 1 GHz DWDM Narrowcast Transmitter – provides up to 40 wavelengths for additional video-on-demand (VOD), Internet and telephony services.

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