MSO’s struggle to keep up with the growth in the demand for downstream bandwidth due to the explosion of IP video. Motorola has the solution–the TXPlus. Introduced this week, the TXPlus software upgrade for Motorola’s TX32 decoupled downstream module will enable MSO’s to dramatically increase downstream bandwidth cost effectively.
With its 2008 launch, the TX32 dramatically (500%) increased downstream bandwidth capacity of the BSR 64000 , enabling operators to add capacity while protecting their original CMTS investment. The TXPlus upgrade offers operators the ability to double (100%) the downstream capacity of their existing BSR 64000 CMTS: DOCSIS 3.0 cards (64 channels), achieving 384 DS channels per chassis, and it increases EuroDOCSIS 2.0 downstream cards by 50 percent (48 channels), reaching 288 DS channels per chassis – all without having to replace CMTS cards. The software upgrade can be applied to deployed TX32’s to enable operators to increase downstream density without hardware changes or recombining. These upgrades for the TX32 card will result in Motorola having the highest density integrated or modular CMTS with a fully redundant system of 384 DOCSIS 3.0 downstream and 288 upstream channels per CMTS and 768 downstream and 576 upstream channels in a standard rack.
Stop by our SCTE booth #1268 to learn more or if you need a TX32 refresher, we found this demo video from a past tradeshow.