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Aurora Networks took the wraps off of a new transmitter system that was designed to reduce power consumption for DOCSIS 3.1 services.

Aurora Networks said the HT3300H Series Double-Density 1310 nm Transmitter System also included 1.2 GHZ transmitters and featured high rack density. The density and lower power consumption elements will also help cable operators provision the increased amounts of HDTV and VOD offerings. 

“Aurora Networks has been dedicated to providing solutions that fit cable operators’ unique capacity needs as they look to optimize their networks for next-generation broadband services,” said Gregory Heath, manager, headend products, Aurora Networks. “Aurora Networks developed the HT3300H Series Double-Density 1310 nm Transmitter System to help operators overcome space, power consumption and capacity hurdles, which they face as they increase the capacity of their networks.”

Aurora Networks said its new system supports double the number of transmitters per three rack-unit chassis when compared to existing offerings, and provides for redundant power supplies.

The HT3300H transmitters are available with dual RF inputs for combining separate broadcast and narrowcast inputs. Providing hot-swap capabilities, the HT3300H series transmitters interface to the company’s BD31A4 Double-Density back plates, which support up to four transmitters.

In October, Pace bought Aurora Networks for $310 million. 

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