Harmonic launches CableOS Reef dense Remote PHY Shelf

Video streaming vendor Harmonic has announced the launch of its new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) called CableOS Reef.

CableOS Reef is a new dense RPS that promises to change the dynamics of cable network capacity expansion by fully converging IP-based data, video and legacy services in centralised or remote facilities.

The company said that the new indoor platform enables operators to “more swiftly and economically address capacity issues while still leveraging their existing HFC outdoor access networks”.

In addition, the company said that the solution allows a cable operator to converge its services over IP and transmit them from a single RF port. This promises to save wiring, space and time when a node split is needed.

CableOS Reef RPS also delivers increased density thanks to an ability to house up to nine modular line cards in two standard rack units, each with two independent Remote-PHY devices (RPDs) for a total of 18 RPDs.

Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic, said: “As upstream bandwidth utilisation peaks, today’s operators need a fast, cost-effective and sustainable solution for expanding network capacity.

“CableOS Reef RPS builds on the growing success of our CableOS solution by defining a new category of DAA that helps operators scale bandwidth rapidly utilizing their existing HFC network. With this future-proof solution, operators don’t need to continue deploying costly legacy CMTS to address immediate bandwidth capacity issues. Instead, they can leverage modern technology to realise instant scalability, agility and cost savings.”

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