Aurora Networks today announced the availability of an eight-wavelength LcWDM system. The ‘O’-band WDM solution is designed to enable cable operators to increase revenue-generating narrowcast capacity for services including HDTV, VoIP, VOD and high-speed data without the need for major fiber construction.

The solution adds seventh and eighth wavelengths that can be combined with its range of passive components on a single fiber from the existing node to a new node. The solution includes a range of passive components for both headend and field deployment, including Aurora’s new series of OP93D LcWDM field-hardened demultiplexers designed for full service area segmentation. OP93D demultiplexers can be installed in Aurora nodes or splice enclosures to increase bandwidth.

In other Aurora news, the company today launched a single fiber, end-to-end RFPON solution. Aurora’s OR4168 Virtual Hub (VHub) module and CP8013U CPE, together with the company’s existing VHub, Node PON module and GEPON CPE, complete a full RFPON solution.

Designed to introduce PON into existing RFoG environments, or vice versa, the VHub OR4168 module is designed to extend network reach from 10-20 km to more than 60 km using a single fiber to provide a local service area concentration point for management of both downstream and upstream RFoG and PON wavelengths. The module also facilitates route redundancy and increases VHub efficiency and cost savings by consolidating the functionality of three separate products. The integration increases the physical space available within the VHub, enabling cable operators to add further modules to increase upstream and downstream capacity.

(Aurora Networks, CableNET)

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