Scientific-Atlanta Announces New Nodes to Help European Customers Push Fiber Deeper

Increased Bandwidth Allows Cable Operators to Provide Interactive

TV Services to Subscribers



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With European cable operators
 working to get the most out of their HFC networks, Scientific-Atlanta today
 announced two new nodes that will take fiber closer to homes throughout
 Europe.  Scientific-Atlanta's new Compact Distribution Node Type 90071 and
 Compact Fiber Deep Node Type 90090 are designed to push fiber deeper into a
 network, making it possible for cable operators to get more bandwidth out of
 their networks.  As a result, European cable operators can deliver the
 multiple interactive TV services that their subscribers want.  The new
 products will be available later this Spring.
     "Scientific-Atlanta's Compact nodes will provide cable operators with a
 cost effective and flexible solution for quickly increasing bandwidth to
 consumer homes.  They will be an integral part of Scientific-Atlanta's whole
 system, which also includes Explorer(R) advanced digital set-tops, that is
 delivering interactive TV services today," said Paul Coxon, vice president and
 managing director of the European region for Scientific-Atlanta.  "By pushing
 fiber deeper into the network, the number of subscribers sharing the same
 bandwidth can be significantly reduced.  That translates into higher
 transmission speeds to deliver a compelling suite of interactive TV services,
 which is expected to deliver increased revenues and subscriber satisfaction,
 along with lowered churn rates."
 
     *  Compact Node Type 90071 is a dual high level output node (2 x 106 dBuV)
        that allows operators to considerably reduce the number of amplifiers
        needed per node.  As a high performance, low distortion device, it is
        ideally suited for supporting system upgrades.  The dual plug-in
        reverse transmitters support reverse path segmentation for increased
        capacity and system redundancy.
 
     *  Compact Fiber Deep Node Type 90090 is designed for new systems.  Using
        the 90090 node eliminates the need for amplifiers after the node, and
        helps operators plan for their future network speed needs.  The 90090
        features one high-level 1 x 111 dBuV output, which may be split into
        two outputs.  The node is connected directly to the operator's passive
        distribution network.
 
     These new nodes will complete the Scientific-Atlanta Compact node platform
 that includes trunk, distribution and fiber deep nodes.  Nodes can be used in
 architectures of any density and are well suited for new system builds and
 upgrades.  They are designed to be configured with a variety of plug-in
 modules to provide full two-way communications, redundancy for the forward
 and /or reverse path, and reverse path segmentation for the distribution node.
 Cable operators will also be able to remotely control and monitor node status
 and activity using Scientific-Atlanta's Transmission Network Control System
 (TNCS).
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (http://www.scientificatlanta.com )
 is a leading supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission
 networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and
 subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP
 (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.  Servicing
 customers in 170 countries, Scientific-Atlanta Europe covers Europe, the
 Middle East and Africa with end-to-end broadband communication solutions.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
     Scientific-Atlanta logos and name are registered trademarks of Scientific-
 Atlanta, Inc.
     Photo available at:
 http://www.scientificatlanta.com/Arcodan_Photo/photo.htm
 
 

SOURCE Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With European cable operators
 working to get the most out of their HFC networks, Scientific-Atlanta today
 announced two new nodes that will take fiber closer to homes throughout
 Europe.  Scientific-Atlanta's new Compact Distribution Node Type 90071 and
 Compact Fiber Deep Node Type 90090 are designed to push fiber deeper into a
 network, making it possible for cable operators to get more bandwidth out of
 their networks.  As a result, European cable operators can deliver the
 multiple interactive TV services that their subscribers want.  The new
 products will be available later this Spring.
     "Scientific-Atlanta's Compact nodes will provide cable operators with a
 cost effective and flexible solution for quickly increasing bandwidth to
 consumer homes.  They will be an integral part of Scientific-Atlanta's whole
 system, which also includes Explorer(R) advanced digital set-tops, that is
 delivering interactive TV services today," said Paul Coxon, vice president and
 managing director of the European region for Scientific-Atlanta.  "By pushing
 fiber deeper into the network, the number of subscribers sharing the same
 bandwidth can be significantly reduced.  That translates into higher
 transmission speeds to deliver a compelling suite of interactive TV services,
 which is expected to deliver increased revenues and subscriber satisfaction,
 along with lowered churn rates."
 
     *  Compact Node Type 90071 is a dual high level output node (2 x 106 dBuV)
        that allows operators to considerably reduce the number of amplifiers
        needed per node.  As a high performance, low distortion device, it is
        ideally suited for supporting system upgrades.  The dual plug-in
        reverse transmitters support reverse path segmentation for increased
        capacity and system redundancy.
 
     *  Compact Fiber Deep Node Type 90090 is designed for new systems.  Using
        the 90090 node eliminates the need for amplifiers after the node, and
        helps operators plan for their future network speed needs.  The 90090
        features one high-level 1 x 111 dBuV output, which may be split into
        two outputs.  The node is connected directly to the operator's passive
        distribution network.
 
     These new nodes will complete the Scientific-Atlanta Compact node platform
 that includes trunk, distribution and fiber deep nodes.  Nodes can be used in
 architectures of any density and are well suited for new system builds and
 upgrades.  They are designed to be configured with a variety of plug-in
 modules to provide full two-way communications, redundancy for the forward
 and /or reverse path, and reverse path segmentation for the distribution node.
 Cable operators will also be able to remotely control and monitor node status
 and activity using Scientific-Atlanta's Transmission Network Control System
 (TNCS).
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE:   SFA) (http://www.scientificatlanta.com )
 is a leading supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission
 networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and
 subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP
 (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.  Servicing
 customers in 170 countries, Scientific-Atlanta Europe covers Europe, the
 Middle East and Africa with end-to-end broadband communication solutions.
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-Q), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
     Scientific-Atlanta logos and name are registered trademarks of Scientific-
 Atlanta, Inc.
     Photo available at:
 http://www.scientificatlanta.com/Arcodan_Photo/photo.htm
 
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