Arris Ships 'Quad Octal' Edge QAM Module
D5 Universal Edge QAM Module Can Output 8 QAMs
Arris announced the availability of a "quad octal" module for its D5 Universal Edge QAM solution, which the company said will increase the capacity of the two-rack-unit system to deliver up to 192 QAMs.
The Quad Port Module (QPM) 8DX4 for the D5 can be used for video-on-demand, switched digital video and DOCSIS services. The module has 4 RF ports, each capable of outputting up to 8 QAM channels that meet the DOCSIS DRFI specification.
The D5 UEQ with QPM 8DX4 installed will support up to 192 Annex B 256-QAM Channels and 144 Annex A 256-QAM channels with software release 3.0, which Arris announced in March. http://www.multichannel.com/article/189355-Arris_Extends_Broadband_VOD_L... The device can support up to 24 service groups.
Each RF output can be configured to provide multiple services on a single QAM channel, as well as multiple QAM channels within a bonded serving group or on different QAM modules in the D5, according to Arris.
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