The ARRIS APEX1000, ARRIS’s next-generation all-purpose edge QAM, provides flexibility, high availability, high QAM density, MediaCipher encryption, and low power in an extremely cost-effective 1 RU platform. Up to three removable and hot-swappable QAM modules can be installed in the chassis. Each module provides two RF ports, which support up to eight QAM channels each. Any of the 48 QAM channels available can be used for Video-on-Demand (VOD), Switched Digital Video (SDV), broadcast services, or DOCSIS high-speed data (through support for the M-CMTS architecture).

APEX1000 Features:

Physical Chassis

  • 1 RU chassis with support for up to 48 DRFI-compliant QAM channels, up to three removable and hot-swappable QAM modules per chassis (two block upconverted RF ports per QAM module)

QAM Modules

  • Available in 2×4 configuration (up to four QAM channels per port), 2×8 configuration (up to eight QAM channels per port) and a QAM module software upgrade to field-convert a 2×4 module to a 2×8 module

Power Consumption

  • Extremely low power consumption

GigE Interface

  • Four GigE interfaces (SFP slots) with support for IGMPv3 and transport stream redundancy

Power Supplies

  • Supports up to two, dual hot-swappable, redundant load-sharing power supplies (system can operate with either one or two); supports two AC, two DC or one AC and one DC

Encryption and Conditional Access

  • Supports full MediaCipher® encryption and conditional access as well as CTE for VOD scrambling in both MediaCipher and SCTE-52 modes (no license fees)
  • Software upgradeable to CSA and AES encryption; capable of supporting third-party encryption through DVB Simulcrypt

SDV and VOD Standards

  • Supports the RTSP, RPC and MHA specifications

M-CMTS Standards

  • Software upgradeable to support the M-CMTS interfaces, including DTI, DEPI and ERMI

Full Video EQAM Feature Set

  • De-jittering of CBR and VBR input streams
  • Receive either MPTS or SPTS
  • Transmit MPTS
  • Support for MPEG remultiplexing, PID remapping, PSI generation, and PSI monitoring
  • Software upgradeable to support PSIP fixing and SCTE-18 EAS
  • Supports SNMP for configuration, control, alarms and traps


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