Aurora Networks, the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announced that its Node QAM technology has been recognized by Broadband Technology Report's 2012 Diamond Technology Review program and Cable and Satellite International's CSI Awards as a top solution in the cable industry.
Aurora Networks' Node QAM was named "the best cable or fibre contribution/distribution/transmission solution" by CSI and was the only product to score five Diamonds in this year's Diamond Reviews. In addition, Aurora Networks became the only company in the history of the program to have received two five Diamond ratings.
Aurora Network's Node QAM module is the industry's first distributed Edge QAM device. It is designed for installation in the cable TV node platform and connects to the headend or hub via a digital link. The Remote QAM takes the full spectrum, up to one GHz, and creates QAM-RF channels from the IP stream to the node. Operators have the option of generating a full gigahertz of QAM-RF output at the node or combining the node-generated channels with legacy headend-generated channels carried to the node via the traditional Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) or Fiber Deep network. Aurora Networks' Node QAM provides the higher QAM densities and operational improvements that are being sought by the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP™) initiative.
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"Aurora Networks is driving the evolution of the node," said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. "Being recognized with these awards and chosen by highly respected industry leaders further validates the quality of our solutions that ensure operators are equipped to meet the growing demands of their subscribers."
The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry. Award entries were reviewed by an expert panel of judges from The Bowick Group, Boyer Broadband, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Rogers Cable, opXL, Mediacom, Buckeye Cable Systems, Comcast and Suddenlink Communications, and then ranked on a scale from 1.0-5.0 Diamonds.
Established in 2003 the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, internet/online/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.