Net Insight wins order from major telecom operator in Latin America

Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that a major telecom operator has selected the company’s Nimbra MSR platform for expansion of a national media contribution and distribution network in Latin America.

The telecom operator is expanding the national media network enabling transport of JPEG2000 compressed video services over IP in a Latin American country. The Net Insight solution will provide flexible service provisioning to local broadcasters.

The order value exceeds SEK 8 million and delivery will take place during the fourth quarter 2013.

“The order shows our leading position in video transport in Latin America,” says Fredrik Tumegård, CEO at Net Insight. “Our customers are preparing for coming major sports events on this continent.”

Net Insight AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on November 6, 2013 at 08.45 CET.

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For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, fredrik.tumegård@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, please visit www.netinsight.net

Mosaik Solutions Launches Simplified Cloud-Based Mapping Intelligence Platform with MapELEMENTS Express

New platform delivers quick and easy access to the geospatial network intelligence needed to make better business decisions

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– November 5, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announced the launch of MapELEMENTS® Express. The new cloud-based interactive mapping platform simplifies the user’s ability to access network coverage information for the wireless, cable, broadcast and telecommunications ecosystems.

Built from the same foundation and similar look and feel as Mosaik Solutions’ flagship platform MapELEMENTS, the new service has an intuitive user interface that delivers a more streamlined experience and workflow. Users can simply select a search type, enter a location in the search feature, and MapELEMENTS Express immediately returns the applicable data for the searched area.

“Easy to learn and use, MapELEMENTS Express is the ideal platform for use cases that demand more control and less flexibility than MapELEMENTS,” said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions.  “Through a simple search feature, the service enables users to quickly visualize network coverage by technology and location.”

MapELEMENTS Express is ideal for customer care, technical support or network operations center (NOC) environments, with call center representatives able to quickly access network coverage information for a specific location, reducing call times and saving significant resources.  In addition, strategic planning, competitive intelligence, and mobile roaming professionals can now easily access the geospatial network intelligence needed to make rapid strategic and tactical decisions.

MapELEMENTS Express delivers specific geospatial data for locations, markets, counties, mobile technologies, markets, spectrums, BSIDs, BIDs and MNCs.  Like MapELEMENTS, it leverages thousands of detailed layers that are updated regularly, ensuring timely and dependable intelligence.

MapELEMENTS Express is now available.  For more information about the new platform visit www.mosaik.com/.

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive telecom network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, we empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. We also help our clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions.

Fraunhofer IIS Scientist Dr. Siegfried Foessel Named SMPTE Fellow

Hollywood, October 31, 2013 – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers awards Foessel Fellow grade membership for achievements and contributions to the innovation of the motion picture and television industry

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces that Dr. Siegfried Foessel, head of the department of Moving Picture Technologies at Fraunhofer IIS, has formally been awarded the Fellow grade of membership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) at an induction ceremony at the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Expo. Fellow status is conferred upon individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion picture, television, or related industries.

Foessel was inducted as a SMPTE Fellow for his role in establishing worldwide standards for the digitization of the motion picture industry. With his team, Foessel continues to develop standards and technical specifications for SMPTE and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He initiated many well-known projects that introduced and evaluated future-oriented innovations for both motion picture and broadcast systems. This includes his role as the coordinator of the European Worldscreen project, researching layered scheme compression algorithms for digital cinema workflows. All projects addressed the technological, as well as the user-oriented side, when developing new systems and solutions.

“At Fraunhofer IIS, we focus on the entire digital cinema workflow, from new production tools on set to solutions for post production, distribution and exhibition. This results in new viewing and sound experiences for cinemagoers,” said Dr. Siegfried Foessel. “With this in mind, it is very important that continued research and developments for digital cinema conform to common, international standards that guarantee new devices and solutions fit within any existing workflow.”

An important milestone for Foessel´s team was the development of the technical specifications and the publication of the international Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) Compliance Test Plan (CTP). Completed in 2007 on behalf of the six major Hollywood studios, the CTP proofed the compatibility of products within the DCI’s Digital Cinema Systems Specifications (DCSS). Fraunhofer IIS also adapted the specifications for Germany, which were developed and published on behalf of the German Federal Film Fund.

In addition to international standards and specifications, Foessel and his team developed special software to further integrate with and enhance the digital cinema workflow. This includes the easyDCP software suite that allows small and midsize post production companies to generate a perfect digital cinema package (DCP) that can be shown in every digital cinema.

In addition, a number of camera innovations, camera electronic developments and solutions for digital film archiving based on JPEG 2000 extend the development portfolio of Fraunhofer IIS’ experts. Currently, the scientists are working on new formats for scalable workflows, as well as focusing on innovations for future trends such as high dynamic range (HDR) and light-field technology.

Foessel is also the executive vice president of the German Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (FKTG). He is one of 14 new industry leaders to receive the status of SMPTE Fellow.

Further information is available at: http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, ­ today with more than 780 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany.

For more information, contact Angela Raguse, angela.raguse@iis.fraunhofer.de, or visit http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/abt/bewegt/.

About the Department Moving Picture Technologies

The department Moving Picture Technologies develops new innovative imaging systems and procedures based on High Dynamic Range (HDR), light-field and 3D capturing methods. Main application areas are the motion picture and TV industry, but also other areas will be covered. The algorithms will be used to extend technical and creative opportunities on the set and in the post production. To achieve practical use specific components like image processing ASICs, software tools or complete prototypes and devices will be developed.

Well known software developments will be used, e.g. easyDCP for creation, play back and control of Digital Cinema Packages. Actual and future extensions will work for enhanced 3D distribution packages, multi-format mastering or archiving of media content.

SeaWell Announces Spectrum Manifest Delivery Controller to Enable Per-Session Targeted Advertising for Multiscreen

The solution’s unique converged manifest manipulation increases efficiency, reliability and flexibility in critical video delivery workflow

ATLANTA – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo booth #621 – October 22, 2013 -SeaWell Networks, a leader in multiscreen video delivery solutions, today announced its latest addition to the SpectrumTM Video Delivery Controller product line. The new Spectrum Manifest Delivery Controller (MDC) provides operators with a flexible, resilient and highly-scalable solution to meet the complex demands for ad and alternate content insertion for multiscreen IP video delivery in Apple HLS networks.

While operators continue to deploy multiscreen services, they have yet to capitalize on opportunities made possible by targeted approaches to their audiences, such as targeted ad insertion, alternate content insertion (blackout) and policy enforcement. Using dynamic manifest manipulation, Spectrum MDC enables operators and system integrators to build a complete revenue generating and compliant multiscreen video delivery infrastructure for Apple HLS-based devices. This is a result of the following session-based functionalities:

  • Targeted ad insertion
  • Alternate content insertion and substitution (blackout)
  • Policy enforcement
  • Watermarking capability in association with Civolution
  •   Support for ESAM, SCTE 130-3, VAST/VMAP
  • Support for third-party impression servers and placement status notifications (PSNs) for SCTE 130-3

“Rather than dealing with these critical functions as an afterthought, SeaWell solves the problem by manipulating the manifest in a single step,” says Duncan Potter, chief marketing officer, SeaWell Networks. “Spectrum MDC enables operators to rapidly and flexibly deploy services to Apple’s iOS devices. In addition, as their multiscreen deployment grows, they can use SeaWell’s flagship product, the Spectrum Session Delivery Controller, to support a broader group of devices with protocols such as Adobe HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and MPEG-DASH.”

Spectrum MDC leverages technology from SeaWell’s Spectrum Session Delivery Controller, which has a proven track record in standards-based ad insertion, as seen at the recent CableLabs Linear and IP Ad Interop event in October 2012.

“This is not just about ad insertion or blackout. These types of services are paving the way for a redefinition of TV as we know it,” says Brian Collie, CEO, SeaWell Networks. “The functionality SeaWell delivers lays the groundwork for completely individualized per-session delivery of customized content, while dramatically reducing the complexities, risks and costs of multiscreen video delivery.”

For more information, SeaWell Networks can be visited at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo booth #621.

About SeaWell Networks

SeaWell Networks Inc. is the leader in monetizing multiscreen TV thanks to its industry first, per-user session control solution. Spectrum™ dynamically creates and manages each adaptive bitrate video session, enabling delivery to any device or protocol and giving pay TV providers unprecedented network-side control over targeted ad insertion, policy management, blackout, QoE, and encryption. For more information visit http://www.seawellnetworks.com/.

Aurora Networks Introduces Double-density Full Spectrum DWDM Transmitter System at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013

New transmitter system enables increased narrowcast services and network segmentation while addressing space constraints and reducing power consumption in the headend

ATLANTA – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo booth #1944 – October 22, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today unveils its HT3541H Double-density Full Spectrum Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Transmitter System at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. The new DWDM product line boasts the industry’s highest 3RU platform density – 24 transmitters including dual power supplies, communications module and optical multiplexing – while significantly reducing power consumption. In addition, the bandwidth of these next-generation transmitters has been expanded to over 1.2 GHz in preparation to support the emerging DOCSIS® 3.1 specifications.

To remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing market, cable operators must increase their unique bandwidth per subscriber and continue to segment their networks. Similar to Aurora Networks’ AT3545G-xx-1 transmitter family, the new product line is designed for light analog channel loading up to 30 channels (up to 258 MHz), plus QAM channels, while also supporting a seamless evolution to all-QAM loading. In addition, the new system supports 40 DWDM wavelengths, has dual inputs for broadcast and narrowcast signals, and both local and remote status monitoring features. Unlike other solutions, the HT3541H transmitter modules are individually hot-swappable to minimize network disruption. Furthermore, “zero-slot” multiplexing backplates enable “plug-and-play” connections and optical combining, without consuming additional rack space.

To learn more about Aurora Networks’ new Double-density Full Spectrum DWDM Transmitter System at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, visit them at booth #1944.

What Aurora Networks Says

“While operators must provide new, revenue-generating services to keep ahead in today’s increasingly competitive market, they cannot afford to increase rack space and power consumption,” said John Dahlquist, vice president, marketing, Aurora Networks. “Aurora Networks developed the HT3541H Double-density Full Spectrum DWDM Transmitter with these challenges in mind to enable operators to optimize and segment their networks now while preparing for the future.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DOCSIS is a mark of Cable Television Laboratories. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

Aurora Networks Expands EPON Portfolio with New ONT Family

New ONT-2-Exxx family enables operators to tap into diverse residential and commercial services markets with advanced features at a reduced cost

ATLANTA – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo booth #1944 – October 22, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announces its new EPON optical network terminals (ONTs), the ONT-2-Exxx family, at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Based on the latest innovations, the new terminals provide advanced features at a reduced cost.

The latest strategic addition to Aurora Networks’ Unified PON Portfolio provides operators with new advanced capabilities, enabling them to evolve their networks for today and into the future and to take advantage of the lucrative commercial services market. A very cost-effective solution, the ONT models can support voice-over-IP (VoIP), data, RF video, IPTV and Wi-Fi services, in addition to serving as a residential gateway. Additionally, the new family includes elegant accessories that support flexible mounting options and fiber management.

Aurora Networks will display its products at booth #1944. Leading experts from the company will be on-site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on solutions and technologies.

What Aurora Networks Says

“Aurora Networks’ EPON solution is well-known in an industry where PON is already the dominant technology for operators,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “Our next-generation ONTs, combined with our Node PON™ technology and Trident7® portfolio, precisely demonstrate our dedication to advance operators’ networks to maximize their return on investment and surpass competition.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks, the Aurora Networks logo and Trident7 are registered trademarks and Node PON is a trademark of Aurora Networks, Inc. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

Aurora Networks and Alpha Technologies Combat Monitoring Issues with an Industry-First Solution

Integrated solution enables cable operators to efficiently monitor power in architectures incorporating Virtual Hub Technology

ATLANTA – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo booth #1944 – October 22, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announced it has combined capabilities with Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions leader. By integrating the monitoring of Alpha’s power supply with Aurora Networks’ node and Opti-Trace™ element management system (EMS), the companies provide the first solution to efficiently monitor and manage the power source in all-optical portions of the network. The solution will be on display at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

Aurora Networks’ VHub™ is the most widely deployed virtual hub in the industry, deployed in all-optical environments. VHub eliminates the real estate costs of a typical hub, reduces powering expenses, lowers capital expenses and speeds new revenue generation. As a result of close collaboration with Alpha, for the first time the challenges associated with monitoring the external power supply in non-coaxial portions of the network have been solved. Operators can now monitor, detect and proactively address any issues impacting the external power supply without resorting to clunky and expensive solutions.

Aurora Networks will have a live demonstration at its booth, #1944, in addition to a demonstration at Alpha’s booth, #854. Leading experts from Aurora Networks will be on site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on solutions and technologies.

What Aurora Networks Says

“Virtual hubs are a highly-useful tool for cable operators in today’s network architectures,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. ”By combining our expertise with the dominant supplier of external power supplies for this technology, Alpha, we have simply taken another step in helping our customers to prepare their networks for today and the future evolution to broadband.”

What Alpha Technologies Says

“Power supply monitoring is essential to network performance given the demand for high-quality, high-reliability networks,” said Rob Anderson, senior director of product management, Alpha Technologies. “Through the combined efforts of Aurora Networks and Alpha, operators are now able to efficiently and cost-effectively monitor power supplies in today’s evolving fiber-rich cable networks.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

About Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies Inc., a member of The Alpha Group, provides the communications industry with the most reliable, technologically advanced and cost-effective powering solutions available. Alpha offers innovative and custom-configured powering solutions designed to meet the complex demands of today’s power grid, built to support future expansion and provide unlimited opportunity. Widely used in cable television, communications and data networks worldwide, Alpha products have earned a reputation for reliability and performance. Alpha provides a full line of power products including: standby, non-standby and uninterruptible power supplies, surge suppressors, enclosures, batteries and powering accessories.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks and VHub and Opti-Trace are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

North American Tier-One Cable Operator uses Net Insight for Wired Fronthaul Content Acquisition

Cost-effective video transport over Internet replaces satellite

Atlanta, GA., (SCTE Cable-Tec Expo) – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that a tier-one North American cable operator has selected the company’s Nimbra VA 210 solution to transport video from six remote broadcasters over public internet, replacing the traditional satellite approach while maintaining quality of service (QoS).

Until now, cable operators have deployed satellite for fronthaul content acquisition, which has proven to be a limiting factor. By replacing this, the Nimbra VA 210 allows for the effective use of low-cost Internet connections for acquisition of niche channels. The Nimbra VA 210 provides a solution that includes content-aware Forward Error Correction (FEC) and selective retransmission, enabling video streams to be transmitted over Internet connections with a level of quality that compares to today’s satellite feeds, but in a more cost-effective way.

Net Insight’s Nimbra VA 210 answers the growing demand for high-quality video transport over unmanaged IP networks and introduces new alternatives for satellite backup and disaster recovery.

“Net Insight together with the tier-one operator are challenging the traditional use of satellite for fronthaul content acquisition in the cable TV market,” says Per Lindgren, CTO and SVP Business Development at Net Insight. “Through the Nimbra platform, Net Insight also offers cable TV operators the potential to become more competitive in the new media landscape by increasing the utilization of bandwidth to boost the number of TV channels. Competitiveness can also be increased by delivering higher picture quality and enhancing the quality of experience for subscribers.”

The tier-one cable operator will deploy the Nimbra VA 210 platform, enabling content fronthaul acquisition via Internet to a centralized headend for redistribution. This deployment is the first phase and additional streams and broadcasters are anticipated in the future.

To discuss further what Net Insight offers to the cable TV market please visit the company’s stand at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, booth #1010, on October 22-24, 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Per Lindgren, CTO and SVP Business Development of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, per.lindgren@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, please visit
www.netinsight.net

SeaWell and ARRIS Enable New Multiscreen Advertising Revenue Opportunities for Operators

Integrated solution enables service providers to deliver dynamic, targeted ads and programming across all major ABR protocols

SUWANEE, Ga. and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-October 17, 2013 – ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) and SeaWell Networks, Inc. today announced an integrated advertising solution for multiscreen. The solution quickly takes service providers into the world of IP television, enabling delivery of localized, session-oriented ads and programming at the home network level for unprecedented control and customization.

The solution integrates SeaWell’s Spectrum™ IP session delivery controller technology into the SkyVision™ ad insertion platform by ARRIS. It addresses the growing revenue opportunity in multiscreen services, prompted by demand from more than half of global consumers, according to a recent ARRIS study.

“SeaWell is a clear market leader for targeted ad insertion on multiscreen devices, with global deployments among tier-one operators,” said Neerav Shah, Vice President and General Manager, Multiscreen Video Infrastructure, Cloud Business Solutions, ARRIS. “This makes SeaWell a perfect complement to our leading portfolio of end-to-end multiscreen and advertising solutions. By integrating Spectrum into our SkyVision platform, ARRIS is not only enabling operators’ multiscreen shift to IP, but also offering the most powerful advertising solutions for this next-generation of TV.”

Integrated solution delivers:

  • Highly efficient and dynamic format repackaging
  • Per-session content management and analytics
  • Zone-based, localized and targeted ad insertion
  • Blackout management and program substitution
  • Support across all major adaptive bit rate (ABR) protocols

“The proliferation of connected devices has tremendous potential to generate new revenue for operators, but only if they have the right tools to address this multiscreen ecosystem,” said Brian Collie, CEO of SeaWell Networks. “ARRIS has a legacy of leadership and global reach in addressable ad management solutions, which combined with SeaWell’s per-IP-session technology, gives operators and their marketing partners an unprecedented ability to target ads to viewers in both live and on-demand content. Our best-in-class solution is the answer to effectively monetizing the multiscreen environment.”

About the ARRIS Portfolio

The ARRIS SkyVision ad insertion management platform is a trusted solution for linear ad insertion, and soon will be available to operators with SeaWell’s Spectrum software, allowing unmatched control, management, and monetization of multiscreen services. With its end-to-end multiscreen and ad insertion portfolio, ARRIS offers the most widely deployed ad insertion technology used by top service providers around the world. The ARRIS integrated content approach coupled with its systems integration and services expertise brings the future of advertising, entertainment and personalization much closer to the reality of today.

About SeaWell Networks

SeaWell Networks Inc. is the leader in monetizing multiscreen TV thanks to its industry first, per-user session control solution. Spectrum™ dynamically creates and manages each adaptive bitrate video session, enabling delivery to any device or protocol and giving pay TV providers unprecedented network-side control over targeted ad insertion, policy management, blackout, QoE, and encryption. For more information visit http://www.seawellnetworks.com/.

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a premier video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries.  Its powerful end-to-end platforms enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect – with each other and with their favorite content.  The Company’s vision and expertise continue to drive the industry’s innovations, as they have for more than 60 years. Headquartered north of Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, ARRIS has R&D, sales and support centers throughout the world. For more information: www.arrisi.com

 

Aurora Networks Unveils Universal Digital Return for PWRBlazer Node Platforms

New DT6250N solution enhances performance and upstream capacity of acquired node product line for high-speed data applications

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 17, 2013 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, will unveil the fifth generation of its Universal Digital Return™ transmitter, repackaged for the recently acquired PWRBlazer™ node platforms, at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo taking place from October 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Aurora Networks’ advanced digital return technology implementation in the DT6250N enables operators to upgrade the performance of their PWRBlazer nodes while reducing power consumption.

Digital return technology is fast becoming the dominant upstream option amongst operators to enhance network performance and provide more robust upstream capacity. Higher modulation schemes, from 64-QAM to 256-QAM and even 1024-QAM and higher, combined with the rollout of DOCSIS® 3.0 services and beyond, require a high-performance return that can handle the ever-growing upstream loading caused by advanced services such as data and IP video. Digital return is the only truly future-proof technology available that enables operators to evolve their networks to provide higher-quality services and performance ultimately required by subscribers. Importantly, Aurora Networks’ new Universal Digital Return Platform makes this possible at a cost equivalent to or cheaper than available analog return.

While the PWRBlazer line, including the HLN3144 and HLN3142 nodes, already supports digital return, Aurora Networks’ new backwards-compatible DT6250N transmitter platform is more cost and power efficient. The new transmitters boast only 8.5 watts for both its Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) versions, more than halving the power consumption for each.

Aurora Networks will display its products at booth #1944. Leading experts from the company will be on-site to discuss industry trends and answer questions on the company’s solutions and technologies.

What Aurora Networks Says

“With more digital return links deployed than any other vendor, Aurora Networks has leveraged its experience and economies of scale to make significant improvements to our digital return platform,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “This first development for PWRBlazer nodes since the acquisition demonstrates not only our intricate understanding of the needs of today’s cable operators, but our commitment to the acquired product line, to our customers and to cross-pollinating platforms to achieve the best for everyone.”

About Aurora Networks

As the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, Aurora Networks is dedicated to the evolution of the broadband industry by providing optimized solutions that enable operators to accommodate ever-growing capacity needs. Along with its superior customer service and support, Aurora Networks is delivering innovation for the future. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.

Aurora Networks and the Aurora Networks logo are registered trademarks and PWRBlazer and Universal Digital Return are trademarks of Aurora Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. DOCSIS is a mark of Cable Television Laboratories. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.