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Alpha announces acquisition of Seldon Systems

on . Posted in 2016 News Releases

alphaAlpha Technologies Inc., global leader in broadband power solutions, announced today the acquisition of Alpharetta, GA based Seldon Systems. Seldon is a leading developer of enterprise power management solutions for the cable television, broadband, data center and telecommunications industries. Prior to this latest acquisition of all remaining outstanding shares, Alpha was Seldon’s largest single strategic investor.

Alpha and Seldon have worked cooperatively for many years to bring technologically advanced, feature-rich power monitoring and management solutions to their shared customer base.

 “This acquisition is an extension of Alpha’s close involvement and collaborative relationship with Seldon and supports Alpha’s continuing commitment to provide comprehensive solutions to our broadband customers,” said Drew Zogby, President of Alpha Technologies. “We welcome the Seldon organization as new members of our Alpha team.”

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Alpha releases Cheetah 6.0 for advanced network monitoring

on . Posted in 2015 News Releases

December webinars will demonstrate increased speed, more intuitive interface

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions leader, is pleased to announce the release of CheetahXD 6.0 software, the latest version of the most technologically advanced network monitoring and management platform. Alpha is inviting current or new customers to three webinar opportunities in December which will demonstrate the software’s improved power and new features.

CheetahXD software helps clients consolidate HFC network operations by providing end-to-end visibility across the HFC operations environment, enabling personnel to proactively isolate network problems, and by providing a real-time, fault and performance framework to help pinpoint performance problems.

With the release of CheetahXD 6.0, users will see a more intuitive graphical interface that allows for the easy visualization of key data. New summary screens allow for easier identification of network issues by device type, making it simple to pinpoint problems and deploy fixes more quickly.
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Alpha’s new PoE and backhaul device mounts anywhere along HFC network

on . Posted in 2015 News Releases

CableTecPGDAlpha Technologies is pleased to announce the debut of a new power and data backhaul device that offers MSO’s a new, untapped revenue stream on existing infrastructure. The new Alpha PG-D Power Gateway can be connected anywhere along the HFC network, and converts the voltage and bandwidth into a standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) interface for street-level devices.

The Alpha PG-D allows the deployment of carrier-class Wi-Fi networks, or other connected devices, such as cameras or traffic monitoring devices. Roughly the size of a loaf of bread, Alpha’s PG-D can be strand, wall, or pole mounted, provides power and backhaul for up to two separate devices, and is built with hardened components to withstand years of severe environmental conditions.

“We live in a world where mobility and connectivity offer huge advantages, both economically and socially,” said Drew Zogby, president of Alpha Technologies. “This new enabling technology offers enormous potential for a more connected world by furthering leveraging the existing HFC plant.”

Alpha’s 40 years of excellence in HFC broadband power conversion, combined with the company’s strict design, testing and manufacturing standards for durability and reliability, ensures that the PG-D is built to endure the harshest operating conditions.

Andrew Azure
Alpha Marketing Communications
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Alpha introduces AlphaNet DM3.0: Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 Management Hub expands OSP power management

on . Posted in 2015 News Releases

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Power management of the outside plant is getting a major boost, thanks to Alpha’s new DM3.0. The new status monitoring card is an upgrade to the existing DSM3 family for Alpha XM3’s and XM2’s, and represents a significant advancement in technology.

In addition to providing real-time monitoring of HFC network health, including integrated power supply management, standard ANSI/SCTE alarms and data, and additional alarm parameters, the DM3.0 expands outside plant management and power supply functionality by providing:

 

  • A gigabit Ethernet port, which when combined with an optional PoE injector, creates a powered gateway device for Wi-Fi, cameras or other devices.

  • The ability to use the power supply as a 24/7 network test probe, allowing for advanced RF network test capabilities, such as full spectrum capture, micro reflection and QAM constellation monitoring.

  • A greater level of management and diagnostics of the power supply, batteries and utility power grid, including generator monitoring, utility grid and battery health analysis and remote XM3 firmware updates.

 

Alpha’s 40 years of excellence in HFC broadband power conversion, combined with the company’s strict design, testing and manufacturing standards for durability and reliability, ensure that the DM3.0 is built to endure the harshest operating conditions. With more than 1,500 hours of industry-standard physical, environmental and performance testing, the DM3.0 exceeds standards for power supply monitoring and gateway performance.

 

Andrew Azure
Alpha Marketing Communications
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Alpha committed to goals of SCTE’s Energy 2020 plan

on . Posted in 2015 News Releases

alpha 092015 energy2020 lapelThis week Alpha reaffirms its commitment to meet or exceed the goals of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Energy 2020 plan. From manufacturing headend powering equipment which meets or exceeds the SCTE 186 standard, to supplying outside plant power supplies which have the industry’s highest efficiency ratings ever offered, Alpha stands ready to help SCTE and MSO’sprepare for an energy efficient future.

Energy 2020 is the future for advancement of comprehensive energy strategies for the cable/broadband industry. The primary goal is to create standards that will be incorporated into cable network equipment requirements to help improve equipment efficiency and reduce growing energy consumption and costs. In the U.S alone, it’s estimated power usage for cable/broadband could grow annually from $1 billion to as much as $4 billion by 2020.