Lindsay’s XTENDR HFC repeater is designed for easy extensions of existing HFC networks. The XTENDR device provides a suitable migration path and cost-effective connection of customers in rural areas using fiber optics without overbuilding the coaxial footprint of the HFC plant.
The XTENDER device includes a forward optical transmitter with an optional optical amplifier providing high output power to convert downstream RF signals to optical, and reverse optical receivers to convert upstream optical signals to RF. Customers that previously could not be reached with the traditional HFC network can now be served by using the HFC repeater in combination with Lindsay’s LBON series of mini RFoG nodes at the customer premise.
Up to 16 rural subscribers can be reached within a distance of 20 km (65,000’/ 12.5 mi) using this device. Many other designs can be implemented to serve up to 32 rural subscribers from a single device.
• 1218 MHz bandwidth & a variety of diplex filter split options to choose from (42/54, 85/102, 204/258 MHz plug-in diplex filter)
• 1550 nm DFB forward transmitter with an optional built-in EDFA for high output power per port
• Multi-diode return receivers eliminate OBI
• Available in 2, 4, 8 or 16 port configurations
• Electronic adjustable slope & attenuation for upstream & downstream RF
• 40-90 VAC HFC local powering through dedicated power port, or remote powering via RF port
• Can easily connect up to 16 rural subscribers over a span of 20 km (65,000’/12.5 mi)
• Test point for easy setup & troubleshooting
• Perfect in combination with Lindsay’s LBON series mini nodes as CPE
• IP 65 outdoor enclosure & rated for outdoor temperatures -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F)
• Low power consumption
• Strand, pole or wall mounting
• High density LC/APC optical connectors