Cable Technology Feature Article
December 11, 2008
Versa Technology's Products Fuse with DIRECTV MFH3 Head End System
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
Versa Technology, a VDSL2 manufacturer gets approval for deploying with MFH3 Head End System, a DIRECTV satellite to IP distribution technology, which was developed by DIRECTV and Thomson (News - Alert).
Versa Technology is a last mile solutions company which manufactures and deploys the VX-MD3024 VDSL2 DSLAM with the VX-VEB 165 VDSL2 Modem. This is a distribution solution suitable for multifamily housing units along with DIRECTV’s MFH3 head end system. The Versa Technology VX-MD3024 provides up to 100 Mbps Symmetrical service via copper lines available now. It can reach longer distances by employing technology, backwards compatible with ADSL2+.
The Versa Technology VX-MD3000 Series VDSL2 Triple play solution delivers optimal broadband services in IPTV (News - Alert) deployments world wide. It has already deployed several thousand lines and is involved in deploying many more lines too. The VX-MD3024 has features like 802.1D STP, 802.1p QoS, 802.1Q VLAN, 802.1w RSTP, 802.3 CSMA/CD, 802.3 ad Link Aggregation, 802.3u 100 Base-X Fast Ethernet and 802.3x Flow Control.
It enables configurable rate-limit per bridge port per VLAN so that service providers can control the bandwidth consumed by individual users for basic internet browsing.
The Versa Technology VX-HG166 is a six port VDSL2 Home Gateway (News - Alert) Modem which can support the VDSL2 Profile 30A. This gives 100mbps symmetrical bandwidth and allows up to 4 HDTV televisions, a computer and a VoIP phone. All these can be connected to same network with enough bandwidth for all.
MFH3 is DIRECTV’s first satellite TV distribution system serving multiple dwelling units (MDU) for using IP for delivering TV services. MFH3 supports DIRECTV services like the Ka-band satellite services and DIRECTV on Demand providing optimum experience for MDU consumers.
MFH3 also features a full suite of DIRECTV programming and services to many receivers on one home-run wire to the unit. It integrates high-speed data services enabling operators to support double and triple-play bundles besides supporting remote management functions using standard SNMP management tools like software upgrades. It also supports property network wiring topologies like Copper with VDSL2, fiber-to-Cat5, and fiber-to-Coax.
Joe Taylor, Director of Business Development for Versa Technology, noted, “We are really excited to be working with DIRECTV on this project. The new MFH3 system is years ahead of everyone else, allowing operators to deliver a complete content package that includes the best HD Channels around.”
Taylor added, “With almost 100% of buildings having copper twisted pair already run to the end users, using a VDSL2 solution to distribute multiple HD streams with plenty of bandwidth to spare is a great choice for all operators.”
Versa Technology provides both fiber and copper for last mile solution. The company offers several copper solutions giving service provider’s choice from ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2. Versa also provides FTTH solutions to providers desirous of deploying next generation optic networks.
Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jessica Kostek