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How Hybrid Supercapacitor Backup Energy Storage can be a Future Revenue Source

By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | Question: What do Play-Doh®, the Slinky®, Viagra® and, quite possibly, hybrid supercapacitor energy storage modules have in common? Answer: All are products that eventually became better known for uses other than their original purpose. Slinky and Play-Doh, two of the most commercially successful toys ever invented, have unremarkable origin [...]

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Why ATX is so Bullish on 1.8GHz and the Next-Generation of the GS7000 Optical Node Platform

By Mike Whitley, VP of Access Network Products Near the end of 2022, ATX licensed the technology of the Cisco GS7000 node platform, one of the industry’s most widely deployed and dependable optical nodes. While the news didn’t generate a lot of headlines, it was a major and meaningful event for ATX, as well as, [...]

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Why Hybrid Supercapacitors are the Safest Choice for Energy Storage

By Carla Brown, Product Marketing Manager | Unstoppable wildfires, toxic chemical leaks and chain-reaction fires that keep burning — threatening the safety of our surroundings and our well-being. Sounds surreal, like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, right? Unfortunately, these events are all too real and increasing with alarming frequency as more Lithium-based batteries [...]

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MSOs to FTTH Providers: “Ain’t So Bad”

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | One of the many iconic scenes in the “Rocky” series of films is a battered and bloodied Sylvester Stallone defiantly taunting Mr. T with the grammatically challenged phrase featured in this blog’s title. It was Rocky’s way of letting his opponent know that he had his swagger back, [...]

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How the Cable Industry Can Help Make Every Day Earth Day

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By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | April 22 is the one day each year much of the world’s attention is focused on the wellbeing of that world — our world. More than a billion people this year are expected to observe Earth Day, a global act of awareness of the impact of climate change [...]

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Maintaining Cable’s Edge in the Broadband Race

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Watch Cable Next-Gen Strategies & Technology Fireside Chat In a candid conversation with Alan Breznick, Dan Whalen shares ATX’s strategy for helping MSOs win the broadband race. [...]

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MSOs that Opted to Upgrade instead of Overbuild are Sitting Pretty

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | While the productivity of workers in the U.S. in general has risen by roughly 300% since 1950, productivity in the construction sector has trended in the opposite direction, according to a recently published report. Despite tremendous advances in machinery and technology, the availability of prefab materials and other [...]

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Setting the Record Straight: MSOs Love Fiber

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Is there anything more frustrating than someone picking a fight with you on a subject in which you’re in 100-percent agreement? Thousands of words have been devoted in just the first few weeks of this year alone to the fallacy that cable operators are anti-fiber. One recent online [...]

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Why it’s Way Past Time (about 2000 Years) to Upgrade Your Backup Power Operations

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The battery, that near-ubiquitous energy storage source, has been the primary backup power medium for broadband communications providers for the past several decades. Nearly everything that runs on electricity, in fact, cars, phones, smartwatches — you name it — relies on battery power to keep moving, processing and [...]

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Why the Case for DOCSIS 4.0 will only get Stronger in 2023

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Three of my favorite end-of-year events are ATX’s annual Ugly Holiday Sweater contest, reordering my Word-of-the-Day desk calendar and digesting the banquet of industry blogs and articles offering predictions for the coming year. ATX, with an assist from our friends at BTR, contributed to the cornucopia of 2023 [...]

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