When you measure signal level at the output of an amplifier, the input to a cable modem, TV set or set-top, just what is it that’s being measured? The short answer is you’re measuring the amplitude of a signal or signals, but what does that mean? And is measuring signal level enough? Understanding the nuts and bolts of signal level is an important skill for all technical personnel.
Join industry veteran Ron Hranac – past SCTE President, Chairman and Hall of Fame inductee, and Technical Leader for Cisco Systems – as he explains the basics of just what signal level is in the first of a two-part eBook, What is Signal Level? Ron discusses the importance of equipment calibration, provides troubleshooting tips, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the limitations of signal level measurements: Sometimes signal level is OK, but signal quality is not.
VeEX announced the availability of a GPS-synchronized one-way latency measurement for its TX300 test set. The new option is designed to measure the end-to-end traffic delay between two geographically separated TX300 test sets, synchronized via GPS, to independently report the … Continue reading →
The cable industry is trying to sell its commercial services to bigger organizations. The long-term goal is to be a player among multinational, Fortune 500-type organizations. But first things first: At this point, a great deal of the action is … Continue reading →
VeEX and Sunrise Telecom (OTC:SRTI) announced today that VeEX has closed on its acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Sunrise Telecom. The addition of the Sunrise Telecom operations is intended to help VeEX accelerate its growth and … Continue reading →
VeEx and Sunrise Telecom (OTC:SRTI) have entered into a definitive agreement in which VeEX will acquire substantially all of the operating assets of Sunrise Telecom, including its product lines, trademarks, intellectual property and associated assets. Pending shareholder approval, the transaction … Continue reading →
In a perfect world for broadband operators, the upstream would be a pristine signal that has no impairments and provides the user with fast internet speeds and a flawless video experience. However, as with all signal streams, impairments happen.
With each iteration of DOCSIS comes more power, more bandwidth, and more content delivered via high-speed Internet connection. And, as the capabilities of the DOCSIS modem grow more extraordinary, so too does the customer’s reliance upon these services.
BTR’s Best Practices Series – with Senior Advisor Tom Gorman – is a three-part multimedia educational series to help Field Services Managers improve the performance of their on-site technicians, manage them better and reduce time on site. Each month, we’ll bring you a new topic and provide high-quality information that will benefit both you and your team. Continue Reading