Midcontinent Communications has deployed Harmonic’s Narrowcast Services Gateway (NSG) 9000 universal edgeQAM for its new DOCSIS 3.0-based service. Harmonic’s edgeQAM technology will enable Midcontinent to bring faster Internet speeds – up to 50 Mbps – to its residential and business customers in North and South Dakota and Minnesota.
Harmonic’s NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM is a highly integrated digital video gateway that multiplexes on-demand content streamed over the IP network. Housed in a modular, 2-RU chassis, the NSG 9000 can perform PID filtering, multiplexing, scrambling, QAM modulation, and RF upconversion.
Harmonic’s NSG 9000 comes with a Mass Configuration Tool (MCT) that Midcontinent Communications used to facilitate and simplify the simultaneous configuration of multiple NSG 9000 systems. MCT also enables Midcontinent to perform firmware upgrades and remote configuration as well as backup and restoration for multiple devices.