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ATX is highlighting several product offerings at HITEC Toronto (which is set for June 26-29), including video gateways and headends, encoding and video insertion devices, and transcoding devices. ATX’s UCrypt video gateways and headends decrypt, encrypt, and transition video between formats to facilitate the delivery of bulk video service to hospitality, MDU, or commercial accounts. UCrypt devices support multiple encryption/decryption formats: Verimatrix, Pro:Idiom, and AES128. A configurable electronic program guide channel is included, while the devices are field-upgradeable for channel capacity expansion. UCrypt devices are available in QAM to IP/IP to analog/IP to QAM/QAM to QAM/QAM to analog/IP to IP formats.

Also on display will be ATX’s VersAtivePro license-free transcoding platform, which the company says was designed to be the most budget-friendly solution in the professional quality transcoder market. A recent increase in processing capacity enables a lower price per program, ATX reports.

ATX is also demonstrating Pico Digital’s PD1600 mini headend, PD1000 encoder, and the miniCMTS200a. The PD1600 video headend is capable of interfacing with any type of operator or public network (DVB-C, DVB-S/S2, ATSC, or DVB-T/T2) in order to ingest, decrypt, transcode (optional), and retransmit video content via IP, QAM, DVB-T, ISDB-T, NTSC, or MPEG-DASH/HLS. The PD1600 device is reportedly ultra-secure in terms of content protection, and delivers a mini headend solution with an unprecedented capacity/price point ratio.

The PD1000 encodes up to eight programs in 1RU in HD, SD, and HD-SDI into MPEG-2 and H.264 formats. This encoder supports Dolby Stereo and offers remote control and monitoring via an intuitive web interface. ATX says it is ideal for commercial and residential properties, academic and medical facilities, CATV and broadcast LAN applications, hospitality, and more. The miniCMTS200a device supports up to 400 DOCSIS cable modems for private cable. It offers simple, web-based configuration, management and debugging, and is a cost-effective solution for smaller operators, ATX notes.

Comcast Business announced it expanded its network to reach more businesses in Gilberts, Ill. Small, medium, and large businesses there will be offered wider access to internet speeds of up to 10 Gbps, and up to 100 Gbps on a case-by-case basis. Services will include Ethernet, internet, advanced voice, and value-added cloud services. Comcast also says that with the fiber in place already as a result of the network expansion, Comcast can bring new customers online more quickly.

“More fiber in Gilberts will help local businesses expand, better serve customers, and compete with businesses in other northwest Chicago suburbs, as well as industrial corridors outside the metropolitan area,” Rick Zirk, mayor of the Village of Gilberts, says. “Additional fiber also will help us attract new businesses, and could serve as a catalyst for job growth.”

Nokia is reaching beyond its traditional operator clients to webscale companies with a new petabit-class IP router based on its FP4 silicon chipset. The new lineup includes Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR)-s series, which the company says provides the industry's highest-density routing platform that can support a 144 Tbps configuration in a single shelf. The Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)-XC, a petabit-class router capable of scaling to 576 Tbps in a single system through chassis extension, does not require separate switching shelves.

Nokia said the platforms achieve an industry first with their ability to deliver terabit IP flows – which it said represents a 10x improvement over existing 100 Gbps links in the internet backbone.

The company’s FP4 silicon chipsets come with 2.4 Tbps of network processing power.

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