PERFORMANCE – Speed and Compatibility
HIC’s OPAL Voice Gateway supports high-speed internet via four (4) Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 to increase address capacity and improve security, 802.11n, LAN and enhanced wireless speeds as per DOCSIS 3.0, and it’s backwards compatible with 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n, and DOCSIS 1.x/2.0. In order to prevent unauthorized access to the wireless network, HIC’s OPAL Voice Gateway provides advanced security authentication and encryption standards such as WPA/WPA2, WPS and an SPI Firewall.
HIC’s OPAL Voice Gateway delivers enhanced bandwidth to support multimedia and high-bandwidth applications. Eight (8) bonded DS channels and four (4) bonded US channels provide speeds of up to 445 Mbps downstream and 122 Mbps upstream for operators to provide their end subscribers with four data channels and four channels for dedicated IPTV services. In addition, it can issue up to eight (8) multiple SSIDs per radio to offer flexibility for the subscribers’ network; MSOs may choose to reserve SSIDs for hotspots, guest access and other related applications.
VOICE SERVICES - TELEPHONY
HIC’s OPAL Voice Gateway provides connectivity over two (2) ports for analog devices such as telephones, answering machines or faxes with standard CLASS features and RFC 3261 SIP support. Complies with EuroPacketCable 1.0/1.5 and can be upgraded to EuroPacketCable 2.0.
SMOOTH DEVICE and SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HIC OPAL’s simple Gateway and application management system can be paired up with any TR-069-compliant remote management auto-configuration server. Its user-friendly management interface provides leading tools to easily inspect network configurations, identify connectivity and service related issues as well as providing remote configuration capabilities. Hence, service providers can smoothly mitigate operational expenses, reduce TTM for leading-edge services and increase customer satisfaction.
FULL-BAND CAPTURE (FBC) by BROADCOM
HIC’s OPAL Gateway benefits from a revolutionary technology “Full-Band Capture” developed by our technology partner, BROADCOM.
Broadcom’s Full-Band Capture (FBC) digital tuning uses digital technology that allows operators to offer set-top boxes and gateways that not only deliver tons of TV channels and high-speed broadband but also do so easier, quicker and at a lower cost.
Once in a single device, it does this by digitizing the spectrums for both cable (1GHz) or satellite (950-2150 MHz). It then uses advanced digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to digitally tune multiple channels simultaneously. Each of these new channels feeds into a digital demodulator that outputs a video transport or IP stream.
With FBC, there is no longer a need for frequency allocation to buffer the different services running through the broadband pipe. Cable operators can apply previously unusable frequencies for additional broadband services and seamlessly transition from the old inefficient broadcast model to a new, flexible and more efficient IP process.
Now, operators can deliver between eight (8) to thirty-two (32) downstream/upstream channels of combined video streaming and Internet-based services to multiple connected devices within the home. More importantly, it delivers more content and in-demand services while reducing energy consumption by more than 50 percent. For the viewer, the results appear in additional HD broadcast channels, as well as new IP video services, such as advanced movie streaming. Another big change for the user will come to the remote control experience. With digital tuning, channels changes will be nearly instantaneous. Converting from analog to digital is no easy feat. Capturing more TV content and services and supporting faster broadband speeds is a challenge in today’s systems. That’s what makes Broadcom’s FBC technology both revolutionary, and more importantly, evolutionary. It’s a product that bridges the gap between yesterday’s analog video delivery and the future of enhanced, Internet-powered broadcasting.