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June 06, 2013

Aurora Networks Extends the Previous Harmonic High-Density Platform

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Aurora Networks, Inc., a major provider of optical access solutions for cable operators, has unveiled two transmitters, further extending the previous Harmonic (News - Alert) HLP 4800 high-density transmission platform. In early 2013, Aurora Networks had taken over the Harmonic product portfolio.

Operators have to tackle large number of problems related to network proficiencies, like capacity optimization, energy usage and operational expenses. These issues are dealt by Aurora Networks with the introduction of the transmitters, which allow operators to decrease space, power and cooling needs and augment network capacity. Operators will therefore be able to fulfill the subscribers’ requirements for high-definition television or HDTV, multiscreen services, video on-demand or VoD, augmented speeds for data services and advanced voice solutions.

In a statement, John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing for Aurora Networks said, “As capacity optimization is top-of-mind for operators, we are dedicated to providing them with technologies to get the most from their existing fiber. We will continue to build upon our solid foundation of products and technologies to further our market leadership and enable operators around the world to evolve their networks.”

The transmitters introduced by Aurora Networks include SUPRALink SPL7210 DWDM and PWRLink II PWL42XX DFB. Both the transmitters comprise of dynamic backplates, and can be serviced and installed in a simplified manner.

The SUPRALink SPL7210 DWDM is a complete-spectrum universal transmitter, ideal for several applications. The transmitter facilitates complete-spectrum all-digital and analog plus digital transmission. Apart from easily migrating 1310 nm transmitters, this transmitter offers optimization of network capacity of a maximum of 16 wavelengths for each fiber.

The PWRLink II PWL42XX DFB transmitter is an economical transmitter with multiple output powers, allowing an operator to pay only for needed power level. At the same time, the transmitter offers lower energy usage. The current fiber reach is extended to 45 km with the broadcast and narrowcast input features of the transmitter.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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