ATX Networks, a specialist in broadband access and media distribution platforms, and Digicomm International, a distributor of broadband products for the global cable television industry, have entered an agreement to ensure that the timely delivery of outside plant equipment that MSOs have relied upon over the past decade will not be interrupted.
Digicomm, a familiar and longtime stocking distributor of the ATX GainMaker products, is taking an extensive stocking position with ATX to deliver cable operators next-generation solutions that enable the continued evolution of HFC networks in support of DOCSIS 3.1 and eventually DOCSIS 4.0 adoption.
The distribution agreement includes the ATX GigaXtend GMC Series of HFC amplifiers, including the GainMaker-compatible 1.2GHz line extender and system amplifier products, as well as ATX’s GigaXtend XS family of 2GHz taps and passives.
“ATX has been working closely with marquee MSO customers to ensure a seamless evolution and upgrade cycle to 1.2GHz and beyond to protect GainMaker investments made over the past decade,” said ATX CEO Charlie Vogt. “A trusted and reliable distributor servicing the cable industry for nearly 30 years, Digicomm is well positioned to partner with ATX in realizing its vision and strategy for extending the longevity of the HFC network to 2050 and beyond.”
Since completing the licensing agreement, ATX has fully integrated all products into its outside plant portfolio and has been working closely with major MSOs to ensure the seamless, disruption-free evolution of their HFC plants. ATX has streamlined the upgrade process by ensuring all GigaXtend GMC 1.2GHz amplifiers strictly adhere to original specifications, including all updated components.
“We are extremely pleased to be teaming up with ATX to extend GainMaker’s legacy of reliability and performance to 1.2GHz and beyond,” said Rob Donziger, President and CEO of Digicomm International. “With ATX’s roadmap for future development and our commitment to stock thousands of GigaXtend amplifiers, Digicomm expects this transition from Cisco to ATX to be as seamless as possible for our customers.”
The agreement is effective immediately. Digicomm is scheduled to begin shipping ATX’s GainMaker-compatible GigaXtend GMC 1.2GHz Line Extenders beginning September 15, and GigaXtend GMC 1.2GHz System Amplifiers before the end of the year. ATX has already begun shipping its market-leading GigaXtend XS Series of 2GHz hardline taps and passives to Digicomm.
For more information about ATX’s outside plant equipment for MSOs, visit www.atx.com.