Hitron and MaxLinear Collaborate to Improve, Simplify Network Monitoring and Analysis

  • Hitron CMS-02 Embedded Spectrum Analysis Module (ESAM) Allows Network to be Monitored at Strategic Locations to Improve Accuracy and Reduce Network Downtime

Hitron Technologies Inc., the global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative high-performance DOCSIS products for Multiple-System Operators worldwide, and MaxLinear, Inc., (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, data center, metro, long-haul fiber networks, and wireless infrastructure, today announced the launch of CMS-02, an embedded spectrum analysis module, at INTX 2016.

Developed as a joint effort between the two companies, the CMS-02 improves and simplifies network monitoring and analysis for cable operators deploying triple-play services by allowing the network to be continuously monitored at strategic locations. The ability to divide the network into smaller segments reduces network disruptions while troubleshooting sources of noise and interference. Working in conjunction with DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 maintenance procedures, the CMS-02 improves accuracy and reduces network downtime.

“Locating upstream and return noise in the network has been a long-standing problem for cable operators and drives significant operational overhead,” explained Len Dauphinee, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of MaxLinear’s Broadband Group. “MaxLinear’s Full-Spectrum Capture™ technology enables the Spectrum Analysis features of CMS-02. The CMS-02 increases the efficiencies from both the network operation and management standpoints, allowing cable operators to maximize the level of network performance and support that they can provide to their customers.”

“Our close collaboration with the MaxLinear engineering team on this product has resulted in a solution that is focused on addressing the network analysis pain points of cable operators,” stated Greg Fisher, Chief Technology Officer for Hitron Technologies Americas. “The CMS-02, which incorporates our industry-leading DOCSIS technology, represents significant operational cost savings to our customers. We’re confident this product will enable operators to augment and automate proactive management of their network elements, reducing cost and ensuring a higher quality experience for customers.”

Designed for monitoring and analyzing networks carrying triple-play services, the CMS-02 provides full spectrum upstream and downstream network monitoring beyond the DOCSIS spectrum, including video and MPEG layers. The universal module design works in many diverse applications including actives, nodes, head end, and power supply cabinets.

The CMS-02 is fully remote manageable and can be integrated with the PNM architecture developed by CableLabs or an operator’s own PNM platform. Utilizing Hitron’s deep API, the PNM solution can automatically detect and report suckouts, US/DS noise, skew, and a variety of other typical network impairment conditions. Through the remote information provided by the CMS-02 the PNM solution has the information needed to quickly triangulate network issues so the operator can send technicians to the site of a problem, reducing OPEX cost and potential downtime for customers.  Hitron will be conducting a field trial of 100 units on five different use-cases including: DOCSIS 3.1 nodes, fiber deep nodes, mid-split upgraded nodes, legacy hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) node augmentation, and headend monitoring and reporting.

For more information on Hitron Technologies Inc. and its families of DOCSIS-based products for residential and commercial environments, please visit www.hitron-americas.com.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL) is a global provider of integrated, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and SoCs. The company is a pioneer in multimedia over coax alliance (MoCA) technology and its products serve broadband communications and infrastructure industries, including cable TV, satellite TV, data center, metro, and long-haul optical transport network applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.

MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


About Hitron Technologies Inc.

Hitron Technologies Inc., the parent company of Hitron Technologies Americas Inc., delivers over three million DOCSIS products annually to MSOs worldwide, which support both residential and business-class applications.

At Hitron Technologies Americas Inc., our unique business model enables our customers to succeed through first-to-market delivery while maintaining high quality standards in a cost effective manner. We take pride in our flexibility, responsiveness and capacity to support our customers’ evolving business demands. Since our inception, we have operated with an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in all we do, and this will continue to define our future and ensure our customers’ success.

For more information about Hitron Technologies Inc., visit www.hitron-americas.com.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, including statements related to the performance of the CMS-02. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether or to what extent we will successfully commercialize and realize revenues from the CMS-02.   Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) risks relating to integration of our recently announced acquisition of assets from Microsemi Corporation and our pending acquisition of assets from Broadcom; intense competition in our industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; currently pending intellectual property litigation; and the potential for additional intellectual property litigation, which is prevalent in our industry. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed with the SEC on April 28, 2016; our subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016; and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

MaxLinear, Inc. Press Contact:
Debbie Brandenburg
Tel: +1 669-265-6083
Media Relations Representative for Hitron Technologies
Ken Hagihara
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