Modern Cable Television Technology: Video, Voice, and Data Communications

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Dezember 2003



Fully updated, revised, and expanded, this second edition of Modern Cable Television Technology addresses the significant changes undergone by cable since 1999--including, most notably, its continued transformation from a system for delivery of television to a scalable-bandwidth platform for a broad range of communication services. It provides in-depth coverage of high speed data transmission, home networking, IP-based voice, optical dense wavelength division multiplexing, new video compression techniques, integrated voice/video/data transport, and much more.
Intended as a day-to-day reference for cable engineers, this book illuminates all the technologies involved in building and maintaining a cable system. But it's also a great study guide for candidates for SCTE certification, and its careful explanations will benefit any technician whose work involves connecting to a cable system or building products that consume cable services.


Part 1 Once Over Lightly
Chapter 1 Introduction to Cable Television Part 2 The Signals
Chapter 2 Analog Television
Chapter 3 Digitally-Compressed Television
Chapter 4 Digital Modulation
Chapter 5 Cable Networking Protocols
Chapter 6 Cable Telephony Part 3 Headends
Chapter 7 Signal Reception
Chapter 8 Headend Signal Processing
Chapter 9 Headend Operation Part 4 Broadband Distribution Systems
Chapter 10 Coaxial RF Technology
Chapter 11 Coaxial Distribution Design
Chapter 12 Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation
Chapter 13 Wavelength-Division Multplexing
Chapter 14 Linear Microwave Signal Transportation
Chapter 15 End-to-End Performance
Chapter 16 Upstream Issues Part 5 System Architecture
Chapter 17 Service-Related Architecture Requirements
Chapter 18 Architectural Elements and Examples
Chapter 19 Digital Fiber Modulation and Deep Fiber Architectures
Chapter 20 Network Reliability Part 6 Customer Interface Issues
Chapter 21 Analog Video Reception
Chapter 22 Digital Video Reception
Chapter 23 Consumer Electronics Interface
Chapter 24 Equipment Compatibility
Chapter 25 Home Networks
Appendix A: Channel Allocation
Appendix B: Video Waveforms
Appendix C: Digital Video Components Glossary Index


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.


"Modern Cable Television Technology should be in the library of any company contemplating video services. It combines thorough coverage of its subject with a moderate amount of technical detail, resulting in a volume that both engineers and non-engineers alike will find useful. Although the book is clearly intended for readers having technical responsibilities related to networks providing video services, much of the material will be helpful as general background for non-technical personnel. In addition to the chapters we note below, the book provides two excellent appendices detailing channel allocation plans as variously implemented and video waveforms, a comprehensive glossary and an index. Each chapter provides helpful end notes for readers wishing to delve further into any specific question. The book is written by four authors, each of whom carries the highest engineering credentials within the cable television industry." --EZine.com "For those in search of a truly comprehensive cable engineering reference volume, you simply won't find anything better...Bottom line: If you don't yet have a copy, get one." - Ron Hranac - Communications Technology
EAN: 9781558608283
ISBN: 1558608281
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 1052 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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