Vecima Announces Next-Generation Remote PHY Device (RPD) with Upgrade Paths for Third-Party Cable Access Nodes
VICTORIA, B.C. – (September 15, 2022) Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) today announced its latest Remote PHY Cable Access module, which includes enhanced support for third-party node platforms. The ERM322 module, part of Vecima’s industry-leading Entra® Distributed Architecture Access (DAA) platform for Cable Access, extends the useful life of widely deployed, non-Vecima hybrid-fiber coax (HFC) access nodes.
Vecima’s ERM322 Remote PHY Device (RPD) is deployable in Vecima’s EN8100 Access Node and EN9000 Generic Access Platform (GAP) node. Additionally, the ERM322 is deployable in legacy nodes from Cisco® and CommScope®, including support for full spectrum DOCSIS 3.1, two-downstream services, and two-upstream service groups. Based on the latest generation of silicon from the world’s leading provider of SoCs (System on a Chip) for Remote PHY, the ERM322 will offer significant advantages in density, capacity, and power usage.
With tens of thousands of units deployed around the world, the Cisco GS7000, CommScope OM4100, and CommScope NC4000 offer a base housing and RF amplifier that can be upgraded to DAA by installing next-generation access modules. Remote PHY and Remote MACPHY Devices (RMDs) are available from Vecima to accommodate both flavors of DAA available to Cable Access Service Providers.
Vecima’s upgrade path for third-party vendor nodes demonstrates strong CapEx protection, while also offering compelling OpEx savings. With RPD and RMD modules, additional operational controls and monitoring are available when compared with analog transmission modules. This control and visibility reduce the number of truck rolls operators will require to manage the cable access network.
“We realize not all operators are in a position to replace legacy nodes in their migration to a Distributed Access Architecture, higher capacity, and improved operations,” said Ryan Nicometo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Vecima’s Video & Broadband Solutions business. “With the ERM322, we specifically designed a hardware form factor that would work in a variety of legacy platforms. Vecima has been an interoperability leader across RPDs and CCAP cores, as well as in the emerging Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA). Extending our industry-leading interoperability to hardware modules was the clear next step for us.”
The Vecima Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) product portfolio, recently recognized by the Dell’Oro Group as the North America market share leader in Remote MACPHY and 10G-EPON Remote OLT solutions, is deployed by operators around the world. With broad support for all next-generation cable access technologies, high-value legacy services, and proven industry leading interoperability, the networks of tomorrow are deployable today without compromise. Learn more at vecima.com/network-access.
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Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is leading the global evolution to the multi-gigabit, content-rich networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and everywhere people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver ground-breaking speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers. There is power in connectivity – it enables people, businesses, and communities to grow and thrive.
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