Low profile central office splitter module

Pulse's SmartER B8887NL central office splitter module is cited to be lowest profile splitter module available.

San Diego, July 28, 2010—Pulse, a Technitrol Co. (NYSE: TNL) has announced that its new SmartER B8887NL central office (CO) splitter module, at just 8mm high, is the lowest profile splitter module available on the market today. This lower profile enables denser mounting of multi-channel splitter cards, meaning more modules per digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) or roadside cabinet. In addition, since CO splitter modules are often the tallest component on the board, the lower profile increases the airflow area between multi-channel splitter cards.

Pulse's B8887NL CO splitter modules separate plain old telephone service (POTS) and DSL data signals. The modules are TR-127 compliant for VDSL2 applications. TR-127 is a technical report developed by the broadband forum to ensure the highest quality delivery of voice, data and video services (triple play) by maximizing the interoperability of splitters and in-line filters with DSLAMs and modems. The modules also meet ETSI 600 ohm and China MII standards and incorporate Pulse's patented technology for better performance, increased compactness and high-quality construction.

"Pulse's new splitter module adds a significant measure of flexibility to DSLAM and rack system designs," explained Ronan Kelly, Pulse product marketing engineer. "It has a maximum height of 8mm as compared to 11.5mm to 14mm in our other SmartER products."

Pulse's entire CO splitter family can be customized to this smaller height and similar footprint. Reducing the rack by 0.5U allows an additional seven racks to be included in a standard 42U cabinet. The modules come in trays, but other packaging options are available. Price and availability depend on volume.

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