ATX Networks (www.atxnetworks.com) has added QAM Narrowcast Amps to its MAXNET II Platinum Series RF signal management and optical transport solution. The amps are designed to provide the extra gain necessary to meet the transmitter input requirements of DOCSIS 3.0 and M-CMTS implementations. They come in a variety of offerings including dual 12 dB gain, lossless eight-way narrowcast combiner with passive broadcast insertion, as well as a lossless eight-way narrowcast combiner with high level output test port. A redundantly powered, 3RU chassis can hold up to 20 functional modules. Operators can monitor or control the amplifier modules via web-based GUI or over SNMP v2c.
In other ATX news, the company has added return path receivers with integrated eight-way RF splitting functionality to its MAXNET II Platinum Series Optical Transmission Platform, as well as an option for an RJ45/SFP-based IP output interface into its DigiVu and DVIS lines, and has expanded its UCrypt product offering to support MSOs with the delivery of content into hospitality and bulk MDU accounts.