BigBand Networks' (www.bigbandnet.com) 40:1 QAM for the company's Media Services Platform (MSP) is designed to enable service providers to cost effectively scale and optimize the edge with dynamic bandwidth agility on the entire 50 MHz to 1 GHz RF spectrum, and also support reliable multi-application video services.
It's designed to enable services such as advanced advertising, IPTV and timeshift TV. The chassis is designed to support in excess of 3,800 QAMs or as many as 40 QAMs per port. The new QAM is a blade or plug-in to the BigBand MSP platform including both the MSP1200 compact chassis platform and the higher capacity MSP2800. The MSP1200 offers support for an excess of 1,200 QAMs per chassis and the higher capacity MSP2800 will support more than 3,800 QAMs per chassis with a software upgrade.