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The new DOCSIS 3.0 analyzer for hybrid Fibre-Coaxial networks CABLE RANGER from PROMAX provides all the required measurements to install and carry the network maintenance of those hybrid networks using fiber optics and coaxial cables at the physical layer.
The operating frequency range spans from 5 Mhz to 1700 Mhz, thus fulfilling DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 requirements. Nowadays, it is imperative to have an available frequency band up to 200 Mhz for the return path (upstream) and up to 1700 Mhz for the forward path (downstream) ensuring extra bandwidth for future network upgrades.
The built-in cable modem in the DOCSIS CABLE RANGER analyzer can be used to take measurements before registering into the DOCSIS network, e.g. the ranging process display or the return band attenuation measurement. It can also be used to take measurements under registered mode, such as PLR, Delay and Jitter, for IPTV and VoIP quality of sevice (QoS) assessment, by forwarding RTPS and UGS packets respectively onto the network. It displays as well all the IP addresses from network devices involved in the communication process.
Furthermore, it is extremely easy to use thanks to its iconnographic menus. Among other features, the analyzer offers:
HFC networks are using greater sections of fiber optic cables every time, getting closer to the end user. The HFC CABLE RANGER meter features an optical input for optical measurements that allows fields technicians to take optical power measurements besides all the RF measurements related to RFoG (Radiofrequency Over Glass) as a result of the optical to RF converted included in the meter. In this mode, the optical power measurement is displayed along with the rest of measurements.
With the objective of connecting to the operator’s network and carrying service activation or verification tasks, the HFC/DOCSIS CABLE RANGER analyzer includes a web browser, preventing the technician from carrying an additional laptop. The CABLE RANGER is a robust optical and DOCSIS network analyzer without removable parts, and it does not feature a hard drive which may lose data due to severe day-by-day field operation.
The high contrast 7’’ touch screen ensures an unprecedented user experience in professional testing equipment. The user works faster and better.
It is possible to take screenshots at any moment, save them in the analyzer internal memory and transfer them to the PC with the objective of editing technical reports to be delivered to the management.
The HFC/DOCSIS CABLE RANGER analyzer is very lightweight (around 1.5 kg) and is framed into an ABS impact resilient casing, its ergonomic design was inherited from PROMAX field strength meters which became an industry standard as a result of their features and usability.