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.