Monday, May 10, 2010

Motorola Boosts Power Efficiency of its CMTS

Motorola has enhanced its long-running BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) with new power efficiency capabilities that provide a more than three-fold decrease in wattage required per port. This makes the Motorola BSR 64000 the most power efficient I-CMTS on the market on a per-DOCSIS-channel basis, according to the company. Motorola also calculates that the high-density of ports on its I-CMTS chassis, gives it the lowest I-CMTS power performance rating (kilowatt-per-hour to DOCSIS channel ratio) in the industry.

The Motorola BSR 64000 supports the widely-deployed TX32 Decoupled Downstream and new Motorola RX48 Decoupled Upstream modules. The RX48 module provides the per channel power reduction of 81 percent compared to previous modules. The RX48 module, offering nearly 1.5 Gbps of capacity, will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

"Density and power performance are critical to our cable operator customers," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home. "With the Motorola CMTS solution, we are helping operators manage physical space constraints and lower operational costs coming from the need to power and cool racks of hardware. It's a fully scalable solution, and it's designed as a cost-effective means for meeting growing consumer demand for advanced broadband and evolving video over IP services."