Alpha Technologies continues to set the bar as the leader in innovation, quality and reliability in cable/broadband equipment. This week Alpha announced that 100 percent of its headend powering equipment meets or exceeds the requirements of the SCTE 186 standard, and anticipates that all next-generation headend products will do the same.
The announcement was made in conjunction with an SCTE Energy 2020 plenary session in Herndon, Virginia. Energy 2020 is the cable industry's international program to reduce projected energy costs and consumption by up to 25 percent on a unit basis by the end of the current decade.
"Complying with SCTE 186 will make it easier for us to design, manufacture and test products to meet the needs of our customers," said John Hewitt, Alpha's vice president of broadband sales and product management. "In turn, this supports our goal of offering products with the highest reliability that are price competitive."