ATX at ANGA: access networking, media distribution

ATX Networks will be showcasing a variety of access networking and media distribution solutions at ANGA COM 2019, taking place June 4-6 in Cologne ...


ATX Networks will be showcasing a variety of access networking and media distribution solutions at ANGA COM 2019, taking place June 4-6 in Cologne, Germany. The event also marks the debut of ATX's GigaXtend family of hardline taps and passives, outside plant solutions designed to enable MSOs to maximize the performance of today's DOCSIS HFC network, while positioning cable operators to extend the bandwidth capabilities of their HFC networks to 2 GHz and beyond.

"European cable and satellite operators require high-performance and reliable solutions that provide the flexibility and agility needed to adapt to evolving consumption patterns and unexpected technology shifts in a cost-effective manner," said Jeff Liening, chief sales officer at ATX Networks. "ANGA COM 2019 provides ATX with the perfect venue for reaching one of the most vibrant and important service provider communities with products and solutions that push the innovation envelope, and position them to be competitive forces in the gigabit broadband economy we now live in."

ATX has selected ANGA COM for the official launch of its GigaXtend taps and passives, which the company announced last week.

Access networking products on display in the ATX stand will include the company's GigaWave DLX, a multi-wavelength digital optics platform designed to enable MSOs, utilities, wireless carriers and other service providers to accommodate bandwidth growth in access networks. Designed to conserve headend space, the ATX ChromaFlex optical transport platform is designed to handle up to 32 wavelengths per fiber. For OBI-free RFoG repeaters, migration to node+0, and node segmentation, the I-HUB field-hardened outdoor optical hub features two load-sharing power supplies, two large fiber trays, remote monitoring and control, and 10 application module slots. RF management solutions on display offer DOCSIS 3.1 compliance to 1.218 GHz and will include the MAXNET II Platinum Series utilizing MCX/F connectors, and the F- and BNC-connector-based SignalOn Series.

ATX will also be showcasing its GigaPass RF R-PHY Video Engine for the first time in Europe. The solution features a modular design and support for up to 320 processed QAMs in 1 RU. It is intended for MSOs looking to migrate to a distributed access architecture (DAA) model.

For hospitality media distribution, ATX will feature the MD16 satellite gateway and UCrypt IP-to-PAL (IP2PAL) cable gateway. The 5-RU MD16 is intended to replace racks of equipment and eliminate the need for set-top boxes, modulators, and other external equipment. The unit offers IP output, streaming capability, and a DOCSIS platform.

Highlighted encoding solutions will include the PD1000 HD encoder modulation system. The system allows users to encode HD, SD, and HD-SDI signals in MPEG-2 or H.264 formats in 1 RU. The system supports real-time encoding, while offering two, four, six or eight HDMI (in-the-clear), HD-SDI, component, and composite (closed captioning) inputs.        

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