Calian's Systems Engineering Division Signs Agreement With DCT DELTA to Provide DOCSIS Remote PHY Module Solution

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calian Group Ltd. (TSX:CGY) is pleased to report that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has been awarded a contract by DCT DELTA GmbH, based in Bodman, Germany, as the Calian division solidifies its position as a leading designer of DOCSIS 3.1 Remote PHY technologies for more efficient coax cable networks.

Under the contract, Calian will design and develop a cable network DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 Remote PHY hardware module for DCT DELTA’s family of industry-leading HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax)-based fibre node products. While the contract is not financially material to Calian, it represents a key win in the evolution of its communication products business.

The cable industry, facing capacity challenges and cost pressures due to increasing consumer demand for higher-bandwidth services, is looking to the DOCSIS 3.1 next-generation CableLabs standard. This new standard enables higher-bandwidth services by more fully utilizing the co-axial cable network component of existing cable systems.

DOCSIS 3.1 Remote PHY technologies will enable cable operators to make more efficient use of their existing coax networks and offer customers higher internet data speeds. Under the terms of the contract, Calian’s SED is developing a dedicated DOCSIS Remote PHY hardware module for integration into DCT DELTA’s fibre node platform. The development will combine SED’s DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 Remote PHY Intellectual Property (IP) with a sophisticated yet flexible custom hardware platform based on the latest generation of programmable logic and analog signal processing devices available in the marketplace. DCT DELTA’s high-end fibre platform enables an optimized Remote PHY setup which can be positioned closer to the end-customer.

“SED is very pleased to be working with DCT DELTA at the very forefront of this exciting new technology. This project builds on our position as a leading designer/manufacturer of DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 Remote PHY IP. We are confident that our solution will enable DCT DELTA to offer their customers the ultimate combination of power efficiency, performance, and versatility. Operators will be able to cost effectively evolve their solutions while maintaining existing technology investments,” stated Patrick Thera, President of Calian’s SED division. “This is increasingly critical in the face of continual and rapid evolution of technology in the cable network space.”

“This contract combines SED’s DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 Remote PHY IP and expertise in generating compelling hardware designs with DCT DELTA’s industry leading fiber node product portfolio and vast expertise in hybrid fiber/coax technology to create a next generation Remote PHY node perfectly aligned with emerging requirements for distributed access architectures,” stated Ulrich Kiebler, DCT DELTA’s President and CEO. “DCT DELTA has already established our DOCSIS 3.1 fibre and coaxial products in many markets around the world and is now aggressively expanding our portfolio to include Remote RHY. We are very excited about the new opportunities in HFC networks as architectures evolve and we look forward to further discussions with existing and new customers about their needs in this space.”

“Evolution of our service lines is a key element of our growth strategy. Our continued focus, investment and success in the development of communication products is another great example of the innovation happening at Calian,” stated Kevin Ford, Calian President and CEO. “This contract with DCT DELTA is an exciting development for the company.”  

About DCT DELTA

DCT DELTA is an innovative manufacturer and solution provider in the area of broadband connectivity via cable, satellite and fibre infrastructures. Our customers include the biggest cable and satellite operators of the world as well as many alternative carriers and system integrators.  With more than 2.0 million amplifiers in the field, the company has established itself as a leading provider and well-respected partner in the HFC fibre node equipment market. For inquiries, please visit our website at www.dct-delta.de, or contact us at info@dct-delta.de

About Calian SED Communication Products

SED’s Communication Products business designs and delivers high performance mixed digital and analog products employing the latest field programmable logic and digital processing technologies. Our extensive involvement to date in the DOCSIS 3.1 community positions us well to pursue and win business in the transition to more distributed networks that is now occurring in the cable network space.

About Calian

Calian employs more than 2,800 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company’s capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED), located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

For product inquiries please contact us at products@sedsystems.ca.

For all other inquiries, please visit our website at www.calian.com, or contact us at ir@calian.com.

Kevin Ford
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Financial Officer
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