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Modern Cable Television Technology : Video, Voice and Data Communication

ISBN-10: 1558604162
ISBN-13: 9781558604162
Edition: N/A
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Description: NEW EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! ISBN 1-55860-828-1 Based on a tutorial workshop, this book overviews the technical details involved in a cable system. A complete descriptive reference of a cable television system. This book is the most up-to-date and  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 854
Size: 7.66" wide x 9.60" long x 2.11" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

NEW EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! ISBN 1-55860-828-1 Based on a tutorial workshop, this book overviews the technical details involved in a cable system. A complete descriptive reference of a cable television system. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference available on cable television technologies. It covers issues not addressed in any other book such as modern headend design, reliability calculations, modern architecture, and equipment interface. * Summarizes key standards including DOCSIS, DVS, NRSS, DSWG, EIA-542, and IS-23 * Explains digital cable, analog cable, data on cable, telephone on cable, and headend practices * Features distribution systems, from drops through fiber optics and covering everything from basic principles to network architectures * Includes coverage of digital video compression, digital modulation techniques, subjective video quality expectations, and consumer electronic equipment interface issues

David Large is a Principal in the consulting firm Media Connections Group. He is a Fellow Member of the SCTE, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the NCTA Engineering Committee and a member of the NCTA/EIA Joint Engineering Committee. James Farmer is the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Quality at ANTEC. A respected industry expert and communicator, Jim is widely published and is active in the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), among others.

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Preface
Once Over Lightly
Introduction to Cable Television
The Signals
Analog Television
Digitally Compressed Television
Cable Data Transport
Cable Telephony
Headends
Signal Reception
Headend Signal Processing
Headend Operation
Broadband Distribution Systems
Coaxial RF Technology
Coaxial Distribution System Design
Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation
Other Supertrunking Alternatives
End-to-End Performance
Upstream Issues
System Architecture
Service-Related Architecture Requirements
Architectural Elements and Examples
Network Reliability and Availability
Customer Interface Issues
Program Denial Technologies
Consumer Electronics Interface
Equipment Compatibility
Channel Allocation
Video Waveforms
Glossary
Index

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