Technetix is proud to announce the shipment of the two hundred thousandth DBx modular access platform unit. Since its introduction in 2013, the DBx platform has been successfully deployed to twenty five countries worldwide. The product is available with both RF and optical modules in a wide range of cabinet and strand-mount style housings to cater for customer needs.
The DBx with its modularity gives class leading flexibility, power-efficiency and RF performance; allowing operators to run DOCSIS 3.1 4K QAM broadband, even in networks with long cascades of RF multitaps. The platform also enables operators to make full use of their existing investment in DBx equipment in the future by evolving into MDR (multi-diode receiver) and remote PHY applications. The DBx is a class leader with 1.2GHz RF downstream forward path and 200MHz upstream return path transmission bandwidth using GAN-2.5 (second generation gallium nitride) technology for exceptionally high reliability and power efficiency.
Jürgen Hatheier, Business Unit Director Headend & Access, says “Our customers believed in Technetix and its ability to deliver a modular access platform which could develop alongside the needs of their business. What was launched principally as an RF amplifier in 2013, has evolved to full DOCSIS 3.1 compatibility and the ability to transform into a fully segmentable optical fibre node was recently added. The roadmap for the DBx series incorporates exciting developments such as the addition of MDR technology, as well as remote PHY.”
Jan Ariesen, CTO, Technetix recently presented a golden amplifier to John Louwerse of Ziggo and representative of the Liberty Global HFC Leader standardisation program, in appreciation of his support and contribution to the DBx platform.