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How Cable Cos Focus on Energy Management

Posted By David Deans, 29 October 2009 | 0 Comments | (1)
Tags: SCTE Green Pavilion Green cable Pay-TV medianet STB Cisco

Cisco is showcasing 'Green' cable technologies -- with reduced energy consumption -- at the SCTE Green Pavilion.

The SCTE Green Pavilion is one component of the new Expo Cable Technology Spotlight that will focus on the highest priorities for energy management in the major MSOs. It will highlight the practical business of energy conservation focused on the cable telecommunications industry.


Cisco products at the SCTE Green Pavilion:  

  • Cisco RF Gateway-10 Universal Edge QAM: Features low power consumption per QAM. Typical edge QAMs are 8-10 watts per QAM; the Cisco RFGW-10 is currently 5 watts/QAM.
  • Prisma II XD Platform: Offers superior power efficiency with just 7.5 watts per slot.
  • Prisma II High Density 1310nm Transmitter: Requires only 7.5 watts of power to operate.
  • Cisco GS7000 Optical Hub: Made up predominantly of passive devices and low-power erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) and switches. The convenient strand-mount enclosure eliminates the need for costly, time-consuming building costs and permits, and it has no heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and associated power requirements.
  • Cisco D-PON ONT (DOCSIS Passive Optical Network Optical Network Terminal): Eliminates the need for the numerous active components (RF amplifiers) in the network, and thus the need for energy to power these components. 
  • Cisco next-generation set-top boxes: Consuming 17 percent less energy, on average, than the Tier 1 guidelines specify; Energy Star-qualified.



Cisco Cable-Tec Expo Session Speakers:

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