Modern Cable Television Technology

Modern Cable Television Technology

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1052 pages
  • 187 x 235 x 54.86mm | 2,010g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1558608281
  • 9781558608283

Table of contents

Part 1 Once Over Lightly 1. Introduction to Cable Television

Part 2 The Signals 2. Analog Television 3. Digitally-Compressed Television 4. Digital Modulation 5. Cable Networking Protocols 6. Cable Telephony

Part 3 Headends 7. Signal Reception 8. Headend Signal Processing 9. Headend Operation

Part 4 Broadband Distribution Systems 10. Coaxial RF Technology 11. Coaxial Distribution Design 12. Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation 13. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing 14. Linear Microwave Signal Transportation 15. End-to-End Performance 16. Upstream Issues

Part 5 System Architecture 17. Service-Related Architecture Requirements 18. Architectural Elements and Examples 19. Digital Fiber Modulation and Deep Fiber Architectures 20. Network Reliability

Part 6 Customer Interface Issues 21. Analog Video Reception 22. Digital Video Reception 23. Consumer Electronics Interface 24. Equipment Compatibility 25. Home Networks

Appendix A. Channel Allocation B. Video Waveforms C. Digital Video Components
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" 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."

"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
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"Modern Cable Television Technology should be in the library of any company contemplating video services."
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About David Large

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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