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Minimizing Rack Space Utilization for RF Management & Optical Transmission Equipment

The amount of space available in headends and hub sites is a growing concern for MSOs as they continue to deploy more capacity into their networks. As more nodes are segmented and service groups are added, more RF management and optical transmission equipment is required, which utilizes rack space. MAXNET II modules with MCX connections have been widely deployed for 10 years with great success, reducing the rack space footprint by 50%. ATX will be launching ChromaFlex II, which integrates RF management with optical modules to further reclaim valuable headend rack space. In a redundantly powered 2RU chassis, up to 32 forward path transmitters will be fed uniquely by multiple narrowcast inputs per laser, as well as one common 1:32 broadcast RF input. Return path receivers are also available that will provide multiple RF outputs per receiver, plus a common 32:1 combined output. This integration can reduce rack space footprint up to less than 28% of major competitive solutions with direct modulation technology. The ChromaFlex II platform will also support Chromadigm technology transmitters for EX-MOD type performance.

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Space in headends and hub sites is a growing concern for operators as they deploy more capacity into their networks. As more nodes are segmented and service groups are added, more space is taken up.  ATX can reclaim rack space. Learn more about this solution. >