Optical Platform


The ARRIS CH3000 offers cable operators a headend optics platform featuring maximum flexibility, scalability, high packaging density, reliability, and operational simplicity. It is a robust and powerful platform for implementing all of today's optical transport architectures and the future-proof chassis system can be quickly reconfigured to support service expansion or topology redeployment.

The high density packaging design makes the CH3000 ideal for applications where rack space is at a premium. The chassis can accommodate a wide variety of both active and passive modules. Modules, depending on their function, may be either half platform depth or full platform depth and single or dual width.

The CH3000 incorporates two patented design features: a mid-plane platform concept and dynamic back plates for all active modules. The chassis mid-plane provides a DC power bus and universal communications bus (supporting local and remote SNMP management) and enables installation of modules from either the front or rear of the chassis, with resulting complete inter-module communication and power for easier deployment, monitoring, and servicing.

Dynamic back plates are easily pre-cabled and installed in the chassis to simplify installation of active modules. Modules are hot-swappable without disconnecting cables or fibers.


  • 3RU stackable without spacer requirement
  • Midplane supports power and management system
  • All slots are identical: any combination of modules can be installed in any slot
  • Up to 14 active full-depth modules and one power supply
  • Up to 32 passive half-depth modules (unpowered chassis)
  • Patented dynamic back plates for true plug and play
  • Supports front and rear module plug-in
  • Supports remote SNMP management
  • Optional fiber management adapter and fiber routing shelf accessories available

 Request more information/offer