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Cable Technology Feature Article

October 27, 2009

CommScope Intros New Multimedia over Coax Alliance Optimized Amplifier

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communication networks, has introduced a new multimedia over coax alliance, or “MoCA,” amplifier to its Signal Vision line of subscriber drop products for cable operators. 

The MoCA-compatible networking components are in great demand because they facilitate services like download on-demand programming, DVR and in-home video/data sharing, company officials said.

Due to the efficiency of MoCA-enhanced amplifiers, many cable operators now want to make them available to their next generation customers. CommScope officials said that the Signal Vision MoCA amplifier are suitable for today’s cable operators.

“CommScope is continuously enhancing the already successful Signal Vision product portfolio in an effort to bring the new generation of consumers the digital content they demand,” Neil Phillips, vice president of Signal Vision, CommScope, said. “This is another CommScope innovation that benefits cable operators and their customers.” 

Signal Vision MoCA amplifier is designed to enhance MoCA capability within the home cable television network. It has the ability to offer 15 dB of gain in the forward path and a passive reverse path, and it supports the technologies needed to drive today’s high-speed voice, video and data networks. 

The MoCA amplifier is currently available in a two-output, all ports down configuration. Designed in an aluminum housing utilizing brass F-ports and moisture/RFI (News - Alert) gaskets, this product meets or exceeds all SCTE requirements as well as the harsh demands of an outside plant environment. 

CommScope is also known for its Andrews brands of radio frequency subsystem solutions, as well as SYSTIMAX and Uniprise brands of network infrastructure solutions. 

In May, the company released a high-performance and world-class communications infrastructure to the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the help of Enterprise Solutions and Andrew Solutions. 

CommScope’s solutions support the stadium’s core operations and communications requirements for fans, staff and public safety officials, company officials said.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire