Lindsay Broadband’s RF Solutions Product Line
The ATX GigaWave DLX a next-generation digital optical gateway platform designed to provide cable operators with a powerful, futureproof and protocol-agnostic solution that enables them to expand the capacity of fiber access links between headends/hubs and outside plant facilities in a cost-effective and pay-as-you-grow manner. The aggregation platform integrates DWDM multiplexing, EDFA and optical switch functionality. When combined with the field-hardened and all-passive Digital Link Extender Receiver (DLR) unit, the pair form a platform that allows for the transmission of up to twenty 10 GigE optical links, redundantly across fiber distances of up to 60 km. The solution is ideal for use in areas where a legacy node serving area is converted into multiple Remote PHY (R-PHY)-based fiber deep nodes, which are fed via 10 GigE optical links. Support for PON transmission is also provided across the redundant links.
The ATX I-HUB family of ruggedized EDFAs includes versions optimized for a wide variety of CATV & FTTx applications requiring a field deployable (strand, pedestal or vault) solution. Depending upon the application, ATX’s I-HUB platform which has a 10 single-slot capacity, supports CATV super-trunking, multi-wavelength per fiber distribution, hub eliminations, node segmentation, RFoG service area creation, & RF overlay for PON networks.
The ATX I-HUB-HSG2 die cast aluminum housing provides a completely field-hardened solution eliminating the need for costly buildings & OTN sites. The housing is designed for pedestal, street cabinets, underground vaults or aerial strand mounting. The housing accommodates 10 application module slots, four in the base & six in the lid. A family of application modules makes the I-HUB ideal for advanced optical multi-wavelength forward & return path applications.
The ATX Q-Series Optical Transmitter features low noise high linearity Ortel-Emcore DFB laser; GaAs technology up to 1000MHz; and RF Level ALC control, 5 digital DIP switch manual adjustment for RF attenuation.
The ATX QFCT 1310nm 1 GHz Quality Fiber CATV Transmitter features cost-efficient solutions for transporting NTSC, AL & digital signals over fiber for CTV & telephony applications
The ATX QFHPN High Power Optical Node with AGC is cost-efficient optical node for reception of NTSC, AL & digital signals over fiber for CTV & telephony applications.
The ATX QHFCN 2-way Mini Node is a high quality, cost-efficient mini node to support all traditional HFC service.
ATX QFMN- Fiber Mini Node Distribution Amplifier
ATX QFNJ- Fiber Node Amplifier
ATX QFON- Fiber Nodes
ATX QFOT- 1310nm Fiber Optic Transmitter
The ATX patented forward path optical transmitters (FPTs) with integrated RF 8-way narrowcast combining technology optimizes rack space efficiency
The ATX patented return path receivers (RPRs) with integrated RF splitting technology optimizes rack space efficiency
The ARRIS CORView™ Element Management System (EMS) allows operators to setup, control, and monitor any CHP Max modules and appropriate outside plant products, including CHP Max optical transmitters, receivers, and EDFAs. In addition, CORView EMS version 3.5 and higher supports 1-way monitoring of Opti Max™ nodes and Trans Max® hardened field hubs equipped with digital return. As a result, the CORView EMS greatly simplifies operations and troubleproofs, helping operators to improve services and enhance their subscribers’ experiences.
The ARRIS ENS-3060 is a remotely managed, multiport Ethernet node switch that delivers advanced voice, video, and data business services over fiber-based Ethernet networks.
The CHP Quad Return Path Receiver is an integral part of a flexible return path system design and can operate as either a stand-alone or redundant module. As bandwidth demands increase in network, it is necessary for operators to segment nodes. The CHP can now support a clean migration from the Dual Receiver to the Quad Receiver, allowing operators to increase network capacity for subscribers, while reducing operational power and footprint.
The ARRIS OmniStar GX2 Optical Broadband Transmission Platform is designed for the broadband hybrid fiber/coax networks. It provides increased module density, as well as superior scalability, performance and flexibility. The 4RU chassis accepts up to 16 plug-n-play application modules, thereby minimizing headend space requirements. A two rack-unit mini-chassis that holds three application modules is also available. With superior 1310 nm and 1550 nm products, the OmniStar GX2 enables you to offer more revenue-generating services.
The ARRIS MOTr-OA509N21 is a gain-flattened, high-power Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier that allows operators to use 1550 nm Dense Wave Division Multiplex (DWDM) transmitters to cover greater distances and link budgets. Featuring 21 dBm total output power and a nominal gain of 9 dB, the MOTr-OA-509N21 complements Motorola’s Broadband Full Spectrum Multi-Wavelength transmitter and optical passive portfolio.
Aurora Networks/ARRIS’s NC4000EG series “second generation” fiber deep node platform has been optimized to provide all of the essential features required by today’s state-of-the-art Fiber Deep (HFC Node+0) architectures that typically serve 50 to 200 homes passed per node. This node platform is based on our extensive experience in system design and customer support for tens of thousands of miles of high bandwidth per homes passed deployments.
The Aurora Networks/ARRIS NC4000H3 series 2×2 segmentable node is designed to provide the utmost reliability, flexibility, and adaptability in an outdoor optical node platform, and is ideal for Fiber Deep applications.
Aurora Networks/ARRIS NC4000S2
The Aurora Networks/ARRIS NC4000S2 series optical node platform supports a wide range of advanced architectures and is ideal for traditional HFC applications. With an output level of up to 53 dBmV (at 1002 MHz) on each of the four RF ports of the OA4244SG RF Output Amplifier, the NC4000S2 can be used to extend the reach of the coax distribution network.
The ARRIS Opti Max™ OM1111 provides cable operators with a compact, single high output node to service small subscriber groups, small/medium business customers and MDUs. The OM1111’s 1 GHz bandwidth enables cable operators to increase downstream capacity for HDTV, Video on Demand, VoIP, high speed data/internet, and other value‐added services. Return bandwidth options extend to 85 MHz to support additional revenue generating service offerings. CWDM transmitters allow multiple nodes to be combined onto a single fiber with ruggedized optical passives, maximizing the optical spectrum that is available in fiber‐scarce architectures.
The ARRIS Opti Max™ OM2741 provides cable operators with a compact, fiber deep solution to manage network growth. The node features integrated segmentation switches that allow future segmentation without any additional parts or expense. The technician can enable new segments by simply adding a transmitter or receiver as required, then flipping a switch to activate the new configuration. By reducing the requirement for additional configuration boards and minimizing maintenance time, the OM2741 provides a lower total cost of ownership for the MSO.
The ARRIS Opti Max™ OM3100 1 GHz 2×2 segmentable node enables cable operators to increase forward capacity for HDTV, Video on Demand (VOD), VoIP, Internet, and other service offerings. 2×2 segmentation in both the forward and return path provides the ability to reduce a service group size by 50% for increased capacity and more targeted services when needed, without having to run new trunk fiber or install additional nodes. Thoughtfully designed drop in lid upgrades* enable service group segmentation by converting amplifiers or older nodes to 1 GHz nodes. The OM3100 accepts legacy PADs and Equalizers to minimize stocking requirements. Optional Digital Return transmitters utilizes pluggable SFPs in 1310, 1550, CWDM and DWDM wavelengths to provide easier truck stocking.
The ARRIS Opti Max™ OM4100, a 4 output segmentable node, uses industry leading technology and design to facilitate full 4×4 segmentation in a modular, pay‐as‐you grow platform for optical to RF (RF to optical in the upstream) signal conversion. Full 4×4 segmentation capability in the downstream and upstream path provides the ability to reduce service group sizes by up to 75% for increased capacity and more targeted services, without having to run new trunk fiber or install additional nodes. The OM4100’s optional premium high gain receiver with on‐board automatic gain control (AGC), coupled with GaN technology, operates at a lower optical input level, allowing operators to place nodes deeper into the network for expanded footprint.
The OM4100 1 GHz optical receiver series enables operators to maximize network flexibility and deploy cost‐saving system designs. The series includes both standard gain and high‐gain options to optimize fiber deep architectures. Both options use an integrated optical hybrid photo detector and Enhanced Gallium Arsenide (E‐GaAs) technology to improve RF performance over the entire 1 GHz passband.
The ARRIS SG4‐R‐* receivers feature a built‐in microprocessor for monitoring the optical power, module current, and module enable status. An optical power DC voltage test point, along with a wave‐length selection jumper facilitates accurate measurements of input power. A –20 dB test point enables you to measure carriers throughout the forward band, and gain adjustments are made with a JXP style interstage pad. Output slope is generated by the Linear Midstage Equalizer (LME) plug‐in that is can be changed by removing the receiver cover. Module status indicators help reduce troubleshooting time, and the SG4‐R‐* can be hot‐swapped in the field, providing true plug and play functionality.
The ARRIS SG4‐RF‐100 electronics module is the foundation for total segmentation in the SG4000 optical node. Using one RF module per output port, this unique, independent module design provides superior port‐to‐port isolation performance. By eliminating the single point of failure that typically occurs with one‐piece electronics assemblies, the module minimizes service interruptions.
The SG4000 scalable optical node offers a wide variety of analog return path transmitter Distributed Feedback (DFBT) technologies to meet the increasing demand for higher modulation and bonded DOCSIS® environments. SG4‐DFBT 1 mW and SG4‐DFBT3 2 mW transmitters are 1310 nm, isolated, un‐cooled, Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers. SG4‐DFBT3‐CWDM 2 mW transmitters are available in eight Coarse Wave Division Multiplexed (CWDM) wavelengths. CWDM transmitters offer improved link performance and allow multiple wavelengths to be combined on a single fiber utilizing ruggedized optical passives. SG4‐ITU‐CH transmitters feature cooled, 8 mWlasers based on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) wavelength grid for maximum link budgets and wavelength aggregation.
The ARRIS SmartStream Device Manager (SDM) interfaces ARRIS headend products with network management systems to relay the health, status and configurations of headend operating elements. The SDM provides an easier and more efficient way to control, manage, and monitor your ARRIS digital headend systems.
The ARRIS Versatile Segmentable Node VSN200 is the perfect solution for system operators who need a flexible fiber deep solution to manage network growth. With its high level GaN outputs, the VSN200 is appropriate for a variety of architectures including new builds and network extensions. As a cascade reduction tool, the VSN200 uses the same housing base as the SG2000/SG2440 node, providing operators with the ability to segment node locations with just an Electronics Package (E‐Pack) and Lid swap. As a result, operators can avoid the costly down‐times associated with cutting out the entire node.
The ARRIS VTN‐ITU‐CH* transmitters feature cooled, 8 dBm Distributed Feedback (DFBT) lasers based on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) wavelength grid. Without amplification, the typical link budget is 14 dB.When needed, the VTNITU‐CH* DWDM signals can be amplified by Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) to overcome large link budgets similar to digital return links. The VTN‐ITU‐CH* is supported by the VTN‐DOCSIS status monitor transponder. Parameters for control and monitoring include optical output power, laser bias current, and supply current.
The ARRIS VTN244 Versatile Telecommunications Node is designed to meet the growing need for delivering fiber deeper into operator’s networks. The VTN244 is an exceptional blend of performance and value in a compact aluminum housing. Premiumfeatures include forward path segmentation, return path segmentation, redundant power supplies and optional Local Channel Injection. The node can be deployed as a cost‐effective 1×1 and scales easily to a 2×2 to manage network demands. The node is Electronics Package (E‐Pack)‐based to enable ease of maintenance.
The ARRIS OmniStar® GX2-GS1000 series of 1550nm Broadcast/Narrowcast Transmitters are specifically designed for ultra-long distance full-band systems with complete QAM loading to achieve an industry-leading distance over fiber with multiple wavelengths. This device is an ideal choice in DWDM transmitters to future proof networks.
The ARRIS GX2-OA508B21 Optical Amplifier is designed for use with the OmniStar GX2 1550 nm DWDM transmitters. With adjustable output powers available, the GX2-OA508 EDFA accomodates a range of link budgets and launch powers.
The ARRIS N2U-OA300 family of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs) is optimized for Passive Optical Networks (PON) and Large Distribution Systems applications. These high-performance, RoHS compliant optical amplifiers provide a low noise figure and an optimal output power at the operating wavelengths between 1544nm and 1562nm.
The versatile ARRIS MBN100 optical nodie is an ideal compliment for evolving fiber-deep networks. It is equally suited for new fiber builds and extensions or cascade reductions as an amplifier-to-node-conversion. The MBN100 provides operators with the flexibility to enable return segmentation in the future and demand increases, utilizing a wide variety of transmitter technologies. The MBN100 uses the same housing base as the ARRIS MB100 amplifier, so operators can leave the hard line coax cable in place when upgrading the amplifier to a node locations.
The ARRIS SG1000 optical node is the perfect solution for system operators expanding fiber-rich architectures with non-redundant, cost-effective optical nodes. Its compact size, flexible fiber management system, and straight forward electronics package simplify installation in both strand and pedestal applications. It supports 1 GHz in the forward pass band using an integrated optical receiver and Gallium Arsenide hybrid technology.
The ARRIS SG1000 optical node features one or two high-performance RF outputs, and can be field-configured with passive accessories to activate a third RF port. Several different models of1310 nm return transmitters from –4 dBm to 3 dBm(0.4 mW to 2 mW) are available to configure the return path.
The ARRIS SG 2000 telecommunications optical node is the next generation of Cableoptics node products. This node is designed to support the evolving technologies and services being introduced in broadband networks, e.g., digital compression, PCS and alternate access. The ARRIS SG 2000 meets the latest demands of single and two-way broadband network applications including broadcast video, telephony and data. Fully configured to meet your specific system requirements, the Motorola SG 2000 is the answer in a rapidly expanding global market.
The ARRIS SG4000 modular optical node provides an unprecedented level of performance and flexibility. The SG4000 utilizes Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology for increased output levels and reliability. With provisions for up to nine optics modules in the lid and six RF
modules in the base, the SG4000 scales from its most basic version to full 4×4 capability without any loss of initial investment. The node enables incremental and independent forward and return path segmentation to address network growth.
The ARRIS 1 GHz STARLINE BLN100 is backwards compatible with the substantial installation of General Instrument/Motorola Broadband Line Extender (BLE) amplifier housing base. The benefit of the BLN100 is to easily convert existing amplifier locations to optical nodes by extending fiber outward from the main node or splice enclosure. This type of node segmentation using satellite or fiber deep nodes is an incremental step towards extending fiber closer to the premises, leveraging the existing HFC infrastructure to deliver higher bandwidth per subscriber.
The ARRIS BTN100 1 GHz STARLINE BT series optical node, leads the industry in features and performance and is designed to meet the needs of today’s expanding broadband communication networks. This optical node provides the perfect solution for system operators who need to deploy fiber deeper into their architecture with the flexibility to expand later. The BTN100 node can be deployed as a low-cost, four output stand alone fiber deep node or to convert an existing BT amplifier to an optical node.
The Lindsay Broadband OFN 1020 Series is a compact, two-way, full-featured optical node that is designed to deliver video and data traffic to the demarcation cabinets of multiple dwelling units (MDUs), offices and campus locations.
The Blonder Tongue BTEA Series are 1550 Thnm Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) engineered to meet the requirements for distribution of CATV video and data signals in FTTH/FTTP and HFC systems. Models are available with 1, 2 or 4 outputs with either 16 dBm or 19 dBm optical output per po
The Blonder Tongue FIBT-S3A and MIBT-S3A Series (Fiber Optic VSB/AM Transmitter) of transmitters provides a robust system for transferring broadband CATV signals over single mode optical fibers. Both series have a a frequency bandwidth of 45- 860 MHz that accommodates a variety of different modulation formats such as AM/VSB, 8VSB, QAM, QPSK, etc. The Blonder Tongue FIBT/MIBT-S3A series transmitters use high-power, low noise 1310 nm distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes.
The Blonder Tongue FRDA is a fiber optic receiver module integrated with a broadband distribution amplifier (BIDA). The Blonder Tongue FRDA is used as a launch amplifier in a coaxial distribution sub-system fed from a single mode broadband fiber network. The Blonder Tongue FRDA’s optical receiver section provides exceptional CNR performance at low optical input levels.
The Blonder Tongue FRRA is a fiber optic receiver module and distribution amplifier integrated with a rack mounted broadband distribution amplifier (RMDA). The Blonder Tongue FRRA is used as a launch amplifier in a coaxial distribution sub-system fed from a single mode broadband fiber network. The Blonder Tongue FRRA’s optical receiver section provides exceptional CNR performance at low optical input levels. This feature is also a cost saving one, since it permits the use of lower optical power transmitters. The Blonder Tongue FRRA is available in two models with RF bandwidths of 550 MHz and 860 MHz.
The AIMA3000 platform is PBN’s newly developed high-density, low-power consumption headend platform that enables MSOs to build or upgrade their networks to meet today’s and future multi-services access requirements.
The AIMA3000 simplifies MSO operators’ transition to IP Networks by providing a complete range of intelligent, interoperable, RF and optical modules for HFC, RFoG, PON video overlay and other applications.
The design employs a 19″ rack of 4RU height, with 17 slots for high-density application modules and integrated front and rear fiber-access panel for easy fiber management. Slot 0 is used for a System Management Module (ASMM). In total, one 4RU AIMA3000 chassis allows for configurations of 32 forward-path laser transmitters or 64 return-path receivers.
The PBN LT1550 Light Link Series 2 optical transmitter model LT1550 employs a high performance thermally stabilised, DFB, low-chirp, isolated laser to transmit CATV signals. Operating on a specific optical wavelength in the ITU-DWDM grid, the unit suits single mode optical fibre networks with or without dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM).
The Olson Technology LASERPLUS High Density Two-Way Optical Transmission System is a high performance product family, comprised of a 3RU chassis, single or dual power supplies, 1310 nm DFB forward path optical transmitter and 1310/1550 nm return path optical receiver. It is specifically designed for use in CATV transmission systems where headend rack space is limited and/or where system design is based on the use of one transmitter to one or two nodes @ 10 dB path loss (or less). This cost-effective package utilizes many of the very latest RF and optical circuit design techniques to provide required system performance levels, while dramatically reducing component size and powering requirements.
The Olson Technology OTMN-II is a high performance, four output, two way optical node with performance up to 870MHz. This unit also includes a power factor corrected switching power supply and transient protection on all external ports. The Olson Technology OTMN-II provides the ultimate in performance with +50dBmv output on all ports and a 3mW DFB return laser.
The Olson Technology LaserLite Model OTOT-870-x Standalone or Rackmount 1310nm Optical Transmitter is a high quality, full featured, cost effective CATV transmitter designed around the latest optical component technology to reliably deliver a full slate of multiplexed video, high speed data and telephony services in an HFC broadband environment. A comprehensive lineup of DFB laser offerings provides superior performance over a wide range of optical budgets to 21-25dB, allowing unrepeatered spans of over 60-70km (38-45 miles) when used in conjunction with high performance, highsensitivity node receivers like the Olson Technology Models OTPN-1000 or OTMN-II. The unit is ideally suited for direct fiber transmission of CATV RF signals in FTTC, FTTH, MDU, industrial, corporate, government, educational or other I-Net applications where a high performance, compact, standalone transmitter is required for desktop, shelf or wall-mounting.
The Olson Technology Premise Node Model OTPN-2000 is a high-output, high-performance, full-featured CATV optical node designed around the very latest optical receiver technology to reliably deliver a full slate of multiplexed video, high speed data & telephony services in an HFC/PON fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) environment.
The Olson Technology Premise Node Model OTPN-400 is a low-cost, compact indoor CATV receive-only node designed around the very latest optical receiver technology to reliably deliver a full slate of multiplexed video, high speed data and telephony services in an HFC (hybrid fiber coax) or PON (passive optical network) broadband CATV environment. The Olson Technology Model OTPN-400 is ideally suited for direct fiber transmission of CATV RF signals in FTTH, FTTx, MDU, industrial, corporate, government, educational or other I-Net applications where a high performance, compact indoor node is required. The unit is constructed with high quality components to enable it to meet or exceed its performance specifications over a wide temperature range in an uncontrolled environment, but it does require protection from the elements. It is configured for desktop, shelf or wall-mounting.
The Olson Technology OTPN-1000, OTPT-300 Optical Node Receiver with Optional Return Transmitter – The Olson Technology LaserLite Model OTPN-1000 is a high quality, full featured, cost effective CATV node designed around the latest optical receiver technology to reliably deliver a full slate of multiplexed video, high speed data and telephony services in an HFC broadband environment. The unit is ideally suited for direct fiber transmission of CATV RF signals in FTTC, FTTH, MDU, industrial, corporate, government, educational or other I-Net applications where a high performance, compact indoor node receiver is required.
The Olson Technology Model OTPN-800-H/L Premise Node is a compact, cost-effective, full-featured indoor CATV node designed around the very latest optical receiver technology to reliably deliver a full slate of multiplexed video, high speed data and telephony services in an HFC or PON broadband CATV environment. The unit is ideally suited for direct fiber transmission of CATV RF signals in FTTH, FTTX, MDU, industrial, corporate, government, educational, I-Net or traditional HFC applications where a high performance, compact indoor node is required. The unit is constructed with high quality components to enable it to meet or exceed its performance specifications over a wide temperature range in an uncontrolled environment, but it does require protection from the elements. It is configured for desktop, shelf or wall-mounting.