Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks

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This book includes detailed coverage of digital cable systems -- most existing systems are analog. It shows how to control the return data coming from customers via the coax network. It discusses migrating from a broadcast-only network to one that can handle 2-way traffic.

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THE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR CABLE OPERATORS, SYSTEM DESIGNERS, AND SUPPLIERS

  • Internet access, VOD, video games, telephony, and other interactive services
  • Overcoming the myths of return path engineering
  • Controlling RF noise and optimizing segmentation
  • Estimating network availability: practical new techniques
  • Detailed appendices cover digital measurements, transport, and access
  • For system operators, managers, designers, engineers, technicians, and suppliers

This is the first complete guide to designing and deploying two-way cable systems that support tomorrow's most exciting applications. For cable operators, it delivers a complete primer on two-way services, capacity and equipment planning, performance analysis, setup, and maintenance. System designers will gain an in-depth understanding of equipment requirements for the headend, distribution system, and home. They will learn how to "future-proof" the network by making architectural and design choices that allow for cost-effective growth. For equipment designers, this book provides in-depth coverage of both performance requirements and the technical characteristics of the return path.

Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks is the first CATV design guide with end-to-end cover age of analog coaxial analysis, fiber optics, digital cable, and telephony. It includes specific, up-to-date guidance on HFC plant design, plant powering, reliability criteria, network management, and security.

About the Author:

Donald Raskin is Principal Engineer with the Transmission Network Systems business unit of NextLevel Broadband Networks Group, with responsibility for system engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.

Dean Stoneback leads the return path development program in the Transmission Network Systems business unit of NextLevel Broadband Networks Group. He received recognition from the National Cable Television Association's Engineering Committee for his work in developing the return path addition to the NCTA Recommended Practices. He holds an MSEE degree from Drexel University.

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