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         IN THE MARKET

         A multitude of factors need to be considered when creating the absolute
         best edge QAM device in the market: redundancy features, reliability,
         flexibility, scalability and modularity, and the ability to adapt to the
         future Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) demands. However, when it
         comes to edge QAM technology, talk is cheap. Anyone can provide spec
         sheets, performance charts, and feature lists – but to deliver on these
         promises, it takes decades of experience and a deep understanding of
         the underlying technology combined with 24/7 access to the best
         technical engineers for assistance and support.

         Big technological transitions are challenging   minimum, and issues are immediately solved
         and choosing the correct cable network   should any arise.
         solution can have implications over a decade
         down the line. In many cases the initial hard-  We understand that even short service inter-
         ware investment costs are only a fraction of   ruptions are a serious matter, so instead of
         the life cycle costs, so upgrade decisions   having a call centre or a support-ticket-based
         should be taken seriously with long term cost   customer service, we provide direct support
         savings in mind.                       with 24/7 end-user access.  rough this, our
                                                customers are put in contact directly with our
         Many cable operators have had their broad-  best technical engineers, who will work
         cast television headends running for over a   together to find a solution to any problem.
         decade, with existing edge QAM platforms
         now reaching end-of-life. Operators are now   Our engineers know the hardware down to
         looking for upgrade paths that are ready for   the metal, and the software down to the
         an eventual DAA rollout, and at the same time   code, and can provide deep knowledge-based
         capable of delivering uninterrupted legacy   problem solving to any situation. In addition,
         QAM video services.                    frequent software updates and improve-
                                                ments ensure that our edge QAM products
         Especially with large networks, reducing   improve throughout their life-cycle.
         maintenance and operational costs is also
         a key deciding factor, combined with environ-  Our edge QAMs are designed from the ground
         mental and sustainability considerations.  e   up to be ultra-dense, which enables operators
         sustainability means meeting our own needs   to freely scale up their video services when
         without compromising the ability of future   needed.  e ultra-dense approach is not
         generations to meet their own needs.  us,    compromising redundancy features as the
         in our thinking, the sustainability requires   biggest cable MSOs don’t compromise their
         future proof technical features as well.  carrier-class broadcast services.
         Expertise as an extension               e edge QAMs are also optimized for mini-
                                                mum input for maximum output, meaning that
         of the hardware
                                                they will only use the exact amount of power
                                                needed at any given time.   is can consider-
          e devices themselves are only one element   ably reduce power consumption and can
         of the product promise. Combining proven   decrease heat output in already jam-packed
         reliability and features, serviceability, and   server rooms.
         immediate access to support ensures that
         interruptions are kept to the absolute
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