Harmonic has introduced the SUPRALink Universal Transmitter, a 16-wavelength 1550 nm dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) solution that improves efficiency and lowers costs for the complete range of forward HFC transmission applications. This full-band solution is able to cover the entire RF spectrum, enabling cable operators to flexibly support virtually any forward transmission need. Service providers deploying the SUPRALink Universal Transmitter can avoid the need for new fiber installations to support additional segmentation and commercial services applications, a significant benefit that shortens time-to-market for new services in addition to reducing costs.
In a typical installation, SUPRALink is comparable in cost to 1310 nm systems thanks to its optimized direct-modulated DWDM technology, while its 1550 nm-based design extends fiber reach out to 70 km. This dense solution is used with Harmonic’s existing HFC platform and is compatible with existing deployed nodes.