CATV Forward Path Monitoring System

The CX180F is a rackmount monitoring system to check the performance of analog and digital channels being transmitted downstream or toward customers across a CATV HFC network. Equipped with three test ports, key signal parameters including level, BER, MER, and Constellation are scanned continuously and non-intrusively. Advanced spectrum analysis across the entire operating frequency band, detects ingress which can lead to signal impairment and/or failure. The ReVeal CX180F controller/server package which forms an integral part of the system, continuously checks for signal values that exceed user defined thresholds. Out of tolerance parameters trigger alarms which inform and alert the headend operator of problematic links and service.



3 Independent monitoring ports in one 1U 19” rack mount unit
Monitors Analog, Digital TV channels and FM carriers
Fast continuous scan of all active channels
On demand channel camp-on for long term analysis
Detailed digital channel QAM 64/256 analysis with constellation
On demand ingress noise scan from 5 to 1000MHz
Ethernet system interface to CX180F Server and Controllers
vSecured access to prevent unwanted intrusion
Cost effective solution for small headend deployment yet easy for future expansion