Electroline to show reverse nodes at Expo

Oct. 12, 2018
At the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Electroline will be demonstrating its ERN series of reverse nodes designed to extend the reach of ...

At the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Electroline will be demonstrating its ERN series of reverse nodes designed to extend the reach of the coaxial plant with a fiber drop. The technique is intended to preserve signal quality and provide a lower cost of implementation than a coaxial extension. The node is designed to support fiber drops of 10,000 feet to reach homes outside the reach of the coaxial plant.

The reverse node is packaged similar to a small line extender, is powered from the coaxial plant and is available with choice of output levels suitable for optical splitting to serve from one to several subscribers. At the subscriber premises, an RFoG micro node, also available from Electroline (ED2 series), is applied to receive the optical signal and convert back to RF for distribution over coaxial cable to TVs, modems or gateways inside the home.

Gene Faulkner, Electroline's VP of USA sales, said: "The cable operator can now offer service to previously unreachable homes and improve community relations and generate revenue because they can satisfy demands for customer service. This product is an ideal solution for small system extensions that would be cost prohibitive with a coaxial extension."