Scientific-Atlanta Expands 1 GHz Portfolio; Provides Bandwidth Enhancement Solutions
— 1 GHz platform enables broadband operators to expand current services while establishing a foundation for future services —
January 10, 2006, ATLANTA, Georgia – As on-demand, high-definition and high-speed data, voice and commercial services continue to grow in popularity, Scientific-Atlanta continues its technology leadership by offering the latest in its 1 GHz product portfolio – the GainMaker® Scalable Node (GS7000). The 1 GHz platform gives broadband operators the extra bandwidth needed to expand their interactive service offerings to customers.
The GS7000 is Scientific-Atlanta’s next-generation platform product featuring a 1 GHz capable four-port node. This offering provides full four-way forward and reverse scaling capability and a variety of analog and digital transmitter options. The mechanical design is based around the best features of Scientific-Atlanta’s legacy optical node product lines and utilizes existing GainMaker Amplifier accessories to create a platform that is extremely technician friendly and will scale with new service deployments.
Regardless of the mix of services broadband operators plan for the future growth of their sites, the need for available bandwidth to support advanced services becomes a critical issue in order to remain competitive. The capability of Scientific-Atlanta’s
1 GHz platform, including the GainMaker Scalable Node and GainMaker RF Amplifier, provides a cost-effective solution for managing and expanding the productivity of existing bandwidth, while supporting the increase in demand for advanced interactive services and rapid deployment of high-definition (HD) content and bundling services to include the latest voice, video and data technologies.
“With its 1 GHz platform, Scientific-Atlanta offers broadband operators an effective solution for providing future flexibility for their networks,” said Mark, Palazzo, vice president and general manager, Transport and Access Networks Business Unit.
“Launching progressive services requires progressive technology, and seeing no end in sight to the growing demand for advanced services, the company has developed a viable solution to these challenges. Economically, the jump to a 1 GHz platform is comparable in cost to expanding to 870 MHz, but the 1 GHz platform is significantly more flexible and scalable. This enables operators to expand current content offerings and plan for emerging, next-generation services to protect the future of their investment and compete effectively with satellite operators.”
The GS7000 is currently scheduled to be available in February 2006.
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA - http://www.scientificatlanta.com) is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
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