The new, affordable CMTS line to be introduced to cable operators during the annual conference.
Alpharetta, GA (July 23, 2018) – ZCorum, a leading provider of managed broadband services, will showcase a new Remote MAC-PHY solution for cable operators attending The Independent Show. The exhibition is a 4-day event taking place July 29 – August 1 and being held this year at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The show brings together a wide range of operators including traditional cable, telcos, and municipalities from across the United States.
At the show, visitors will see a new line of Remote MAC-PHY CMTS that provides cable operators an economical way to deploy Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). Some operators are implementing Remote PHY to distribute their cable plant, which goes part of the way. Many, though, feel the most logical and efficient way to implement DAA is with a Remote MAC-PHY solution that places a small CMTS on the edge close to customers.
“With Remote MAC-PHY, you reduce the amount of fiber and avoid a lot of cost and complexity,” said Arthur Skinner, ZCorum’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “It also reduces power and space requirements in the headend.” Skinner added that having a small CMTS in the field helps address smaller, more remote service areas that independent operators often have.
ZCorum will also be demonstrating SetTop VU, an application that provides essential visibility into set-top boxes, helping operators identify issues that can cause a poor video experience. “SetTop VU cuts down on call center talk time and unnecessary truck rolls by giving staff the ability to view status and diagnostic information remotely,” said Carlos Bustamante, ZCorum’s Vice President of Strategic Technologies. “We also provide TV viewership analytics that measure the rating, share, reach and minutes viewed on any program. This lets operators see exactly which channels and programs are most popular with their subscribers.”
“We’re excited to showcase SetTop VU, and our cost-effective CMTS line to NCTC members,” said Julie Compann, Chief Executive Officer at ZCorum. “We look forward to meeting with operators at the conference and demonstrating the value of these products firsthand.” ZCorum will be presenting their full suite of solutions in Booth 348 at the show.