Generic Access Platform (GAP)
Get to Know GAP
SCTE formed the Generic Access Platform (GAP) working group to accelerate innovation in node technology by defining interfaces that support plug-in modules conforming to common physical, thermal, mechanical and electrical specifications. This open, modular and standardized approach allows cable operators to accelerate technology updates, deliver multiple services from a single node, facilitate the migration to an edge-compute model, reduce inventory and increase service velocity.
ATX is a key contributor to the SCTE-driven Generic Access Platform (GAP) initiative and working group. The ATX GigaNode™ GN3000 was the centerpiece of a live GAP node demonstration at a recent industry trade show. The unit’s new and environmentally-hardened housing is designed with an unprecedented 200W of power dissipation, and its support for future industry standards ensures that MSOs are able to streamline technology updates using best-of-breed equipment from a broad universe of suppliers. ATX’s GigaNode GN3000 is also an attractive platform for technology suppliers that prefer to focus on core technological competencies, rather than development of an entire node.
Standardize node housings that allow various modules to be snapped in like Lego bricks.Learn More
SCTE-ISBE 2018 summary of Generic Access Platform with Charter CommunicationsLearn More
From an operational perspective, this evolving SCTE/ISBE standard — called the Generic Access Platform (GAP) — could make a ton of sense for cable operators.Learn More