Running on a 1-RU server, CableOS® Core cable modem termination system (CMTS) software powers the Harmonic CableOS virtualized cable access solution.
CableOS Core software serves as the heart of the solution, performing all CMTS functions, including common control, management and forwarding of IP traffic across the cable access network. The high-performance software is capable of processing tens of gigs of capacity per rack unit. All DOCSIS-related applications, such as DSG and PacketCable, are supported, as are IPv4 and IPv6 services.
CableOS Core software runs on an Intel® x86 server to provide the advantages associated with IT economics and Moore’s Law. With CableOS, operators no longer need to purchase space-consuming and expensive hardware-based CMTS platforms, and can break away from the cycle of needing to upgrade hardware every three years to accommodate capacity growth requirements. Regular CableOS software upgrades accelerate the introduction of new features, including high-layer DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities, and capacity is gained simply by adding new 1-RU servers.
In addition to the Core software, the CableOS portfolio includes a full range of Pebble RPD-based enclosures, including the Ripple-1 and Shell-1 Remote PHY nodes, the Reef and Wave-1 remote PHY shelves (RPS) and the Wave-1 NDF/R module, as well as the 55-1 softwarebased OOB Core, and the NSG Pro and ProStream X Video Engines. Fundamentally changing the business dynamics of cable delivery, the solution introduces cable operators to unprecedented scalability, agility and cost savings. CableOS supports centralized and distributed cable access architectures that enable the fast deployment of IP-based and legacy data, video, and voice services — and sustainable capacity growth.
Sustainable Capacity Growth over the long Term
End-to-end Support for centralized and distributed Architectures
Enables the Migration to multi-gigabit Broadband Capacity
Resolves Space and Power Constraints in the Headend and Hub
Supports fast Deployment of new IPbased Data, Video and Voice Services
Leverages latest Technology Innovations, including full-Spectrum DOCSIS 3.1 and NFV
Eliminates the Need for Hardware Upgrade Cycles
Easily scales from a small Deployment to one with many Tens of Service Groups
Provides high Availability
Field-proven Solution deployed globally across a Variety of Footprints with thousands of RPDs connected and millions of connected Devices