Wednesday, April 9, 2008


ARRIS announced the availability of its 1 GHz CHP CORWave 'closely spaced' CWDM downstream optics for enabling delivery of HD SDV, On Demand and business services on existing MSO fiber networks. CORWave is an extension of the broadly-deployed, field proven CHP CWDM optics that deliver more capacity over longer-link distances on existing fiber. When deployed with the ARRIS OptiMax4100 4x4 segmentable nodes, it enables multiplexing of twelve wavelengths: four forward, four return and four bidirectional all on one fiber with a link length of up to 25 kilometers.

The bidirectional wavelengths are ideally suited for business service applications. When deployed with any of the ARRIS OptiMax segmentable nodes in a 2x2 configuration, CORWave enables longer link lengths of up to 30 kilometers.

ARRIS said its CORWave was recently certified by a top 3 U.S. cable operator and is scheduled to be deployed by them this quarter.

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