Features and Benefits
The ARRIS Network Controller is a headend component for use in digital cable networks. The NC2000 supports large-scale interactive networks and communication between set-tops and the Application Server, as well as enabling such services as video-on-demand (VOD), catalog shopping, Web browsing, and email.
One of the main advantages of this architecture is that NCs supporting set-tops managed by different DACs can be configured to run on the same shelf.
Based on the original NC1500 design, each of the NC2000AM processors runs a single instance of the NC software and performs functions equivalent to an entire NC1500; as a result, a single NC2000 can provide the equivalent functionality of one to 12 NC1500s, depending on the number of slots available on the chassis for NC2000AMs.
- Centralized management of network controllers
- Capable of supporting over 1 million set-tops
- Capacity portability
- DC and AC power options
- High availability with redundant power supplies, modules and network redundancy options
- Consolidated network routing, which frees up valuable switch ports