Features a 2 RU chassis that supports up to 96 DRFI-compliant QAM channels and six removable and hot-swappable QAM modules per chassis (two block upconverted RF ports per QAM module)
Offers QAM modules available in 2×4 configuration (up to four QAM channels per port), 2×8 configuration (up to eight QAM channels per port) and a QAM module software upgrade to field-convert a 2×4 module to a 2×8 module
Delivers extremely low power consumption
Provides four GigE interfaces (SFP slots) with support for IGMPv3 and transport stream redundancy
Supports up to two, dual hot-swappable, redundant load-sharing power supplies (system can operate with either one or two); supports two AC, two DC or one AC and one DC
The APEX1500, Arris next-generation all-purpose edge QAM, provides flexibility, high-availability, high-QAM density, MediaCipher® encryption, and low power in an extremely cost-effective 2 RU platform. Up to six removable and hot-swappable QAM modules can be installed in the chassis. Each module provides two RF ports; each port supports up to eight QAM channels. All of the 96 available QAM channels can be used for video on demand (VOD), switched digital video (SDV), broadcast services or DOCSIS high-speed data (through support for the M-CMTS architecture).