At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Cisco announced the availability of its new high-density Prisma SuperQAM XFP Transmitter module for its flagship Prisma II optical video platform. The XFP Transmitter module is a key component of Cisco's Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) migration plan, aiding cable operators in leveraging their existing infrastructure, while adopting a deployment approach to add network capacity. The Prisma SuperQAM XFP transmitter will fit into the optical physical interface card (PIC) in Cisco's Terabit CCAP product, the converged Broadband Router (cBR-8), which will directly link to the optical node and further reduce rack space in the cable headend. Cisco's Prisma II optical video platform enables cable operators to use their existing hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network to deliver multiple IP video streams and doubles the capacity of installed Prisma II extra-dense (XD) chassis three-rack unit (RU) from 16 transmitters to 32 transmitters. This new transmitter module with XFP form factor design, supports "all-digital" transport and/or all narrowcast video content, and can now hold up to two XFPs in place of the present SuperQAM transmitter.