Modular access platform Optopus has been enhanced to enable operation and integration with new and upcoming technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1 and 1.2 GHz operated networks.
The Optopus platform is designed to fit into any optical network and is widely deployed in FTTx networks with RF Overlay, RF over Glass (RFoG) architectures as well as HFC applications. According to WISI, the system provides operators with a high level of flexibility, reliability, very high density and very low energy consumption.
The LX15 S 3000 module offers a new optical adjustable full-band transmitter for long range signal transmission of up to 60 kilometres. It is said to be fully DOCSIS 3.1 compliant and suited for all HFC services. The full-band functionality simplifies the operation of Converged Cable Access Platforms as the operator no longer depends on dedicated broadcast and narrowcast transmitters.
The frequency range of the dual HFC transmitter LX 12 has been extended towards DOCSIS 3.1. It combines two transmitters in one module, is said to be very energy efficient and supports the monitoring of input signals via test point toggling.
Other recent enhancements include the ValueLine fibre nodes of the LR 2x series for outdoor use. Beyond this, the FttB/FttLA nodes for HFC, RFoG and RF overlay networks are now also DOCSIS 3.1 compliant.
The modular LR 22 node is a wideband downstream receiver (1260 – 1610nm) and CWDM upstream. LR 23 (1310nm) and LR 27 (1550nm) are HFC/RFoG fibre nodes with CWDM upstream transmitters. The new LR10 in-home fibre network termination now has an integrated optical RF receiver for CATV and SAT, a fibre tray and can be easily wall-mounted, the company says. It is also available for xPon networks with an integrated WDM filter.