GigaXtend GMC Series 1.8GHz Amplifiers

The ATX GigaXtend™ GMC Series of 1.8GHz HFC amplifiers is designed to assist cable operators in evolving their outside plants to meet subscriber demand, while fully leveraging previous outside plant investments. GigaXtend GMC 1.8GHz amplifiers’ modular design allows MSOs to upgrade 1GHz or 1.2GHz GainMaker/GigaXtend housings to supports 1.8GHz through a simple drop-in upgrade.

GigaXtend 1.8GHz amplifiers are fortified with built-in intelligence that enables MSOs to reduce installation times, shorten the time to identify network performance issues and reduce truck rolls. GigaXtend 1.8GHz-capable amps also supports a 1.2GHz operational mode, which enables MSOs to fully optimize their DOCSIS 3.1 architectures before migrating to DOCSIS 4.0 to deliver multigigabit symmetrical services. MSOs with no plans to upgrade to DOCSIS 4.0 will also benefit from adopting intelligent 1.8GHz-capable amplifiers by utilizing the devices’ software-based installation and configuration capabilities, which help to reduce installation errors and improve network reliability.

Technicians can configure and tune GigaXtend 1.8GHz amps with the GigaXtend Orchestrator application using an IOS or Android device that connects to the amplifier over Bluetooth. A transponder option is available for cable operators desiring additional monitoring or remote-control capabilities.