Tag: HFC amplifiers

Why I’m a Proud Follower of the Cult of Coax

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | I got nothing against fiber. As far as broadband media goes, fiber’s got a lot going for it. That’s why it’s the go-to choice among broadband service providers, including cable operators, for extending their services to new areas and regions. Nobody is knocking fiber. But I must admit [...]

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Midco Turns to ATX Networks for 1.2GHz HFC Amplifier Upgrade

ATX’s GainMaker-compatible amplifiers enable Midwest cable operator to continue to fulfill its customer service goals DALLAS, FEB. 10, 2021   ATX Networks, a global leader in broadband access and media distribution solutions, is providing Midco, a South Dakota-headquartered communications company, with its GigaXtend™ GMC Series of 1.2GHz Line Extenders and System Amplifiers. Midco embarked on [...]

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Prepping Your HFC Network for DOCSIS 4.0 – Part II

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | A blog published earlier this month tackled the topic of DOCSIS 4.0 readiness from the perspective of MSOs considering deploying the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) flavor of the recently published CableLabs specifications. This article covers what MSOs need to know to prep their HFC plants for DOCSIS 4.0 [...]

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Why Upgrading Your GainMaker Amplifiers is as Easy as 1-2-3

By Joe McGarvey, Director, Marketing | Earlier this year, ATX Networks completed a technology licensing agreement with Cisco® that effectively extended the life and evolutionary path of the venerable GainMaker® amplifier product family. Ever since, we’ve been working tirelessly to make it as easy and seamless as possible for current GainMaker customers to protect and [...]

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When will 10G of Bandwidth Not be Enough?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | OK, so that’s a trick question. Nobody, short of Nostradamus or even Achilles the Cat, can predict with any certainty when a 10Gbps pipe will lack the heft that subscribers will require to effectively participate in the digital environments they desire. What’s certain, though, is that a 10Gbps [...]

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ATX GainMaker-Compatible Amplifiers: Accept no Substitutes

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The English language is rife with idioms about authenticity. Advertisers scream at us daily to “accept no imitations” or “purchase no substitutes.” Even common surnames, like “McCoy,” have morphed into catchphrases to distinguish the “real” from the wannabe. Why the obsession with originality? One reason might be as [...]

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Start Building the HFC Network of the Future – Today

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Futurists, looking ahead to the technology landscape of the year 2050, envision a communications environment that looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. Think holodecks and other deeply immersive experiences that blur the boundaries between humans and machines. Nobody, of course, can predict with any accuracy what [...]

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