Monday, October 21, 2013

Cisco Intros XFP Transmitter Modules for Cable Operators

Cisco released a new high-density Prisma SuperQAM XFP Transmitter module for its flagship Prisma II optical video platform.

The new XFP Transmitter module is another key piece of Cisco's Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) migration plan, enabling operators to double the density of their current chassis from 16 transmitters to 32 transmitters and reduce power consumption by half.

Also, the module will fit into the optical physical interface card (PIC) in Cisco's next-generation Terabit CCAP product, the converged Broadband Router (cBR-8), which will directly link to the optical node and further reduce rack space in the cable headend.  Cisco is currently conducting trials and plans for deployment of the new modules with several major global service provider customers.