Lynx Ultra Commercial HDTV Distribution Network on Cat 6 Cable
The Lynx Ultra commercial HDTV distribution network on Cat 6 cable delivers HD, SD and analog RF video (TV). State-of-the-art high frequency baluns are used in the hubs and end converters to deliver RF frequencies up to 860 MHz without using any bandwidth on the network.
The Lynx Ultra commercial HDTV distribution network on Cat 6 cable features a passive design for most standard applications with the hub assembly located in the wiring closets (MDF/IDF) and Lynx Ultra converters are installed at the point of use to deliver HDTV over a cat 5e/6 cable infrastructure.
Coax Input in Lynx Ultra System
Lynx Ultra Hub Converts Signal
Converts Signal Back to Coaxial Form for TV Input
How does a Lynx Ultra System work?
How do we do it?
- RF Signal Feeds into the Lynx Ultra System
RF television signal feeds into the Lynx Ultra system via the coax input on the back of the hub from your cable provider CATV headend, satellite headend or terrestrial TV
Each 8-port hub has its own F-connector for precise balancing of the incoming signal strength.
- High-Frequency RF Baluns to Convert the Signal
A Lynx Ultra hub uses high-frequency RF baluns to convert the 75 ohm unbalanced coax signal to a 100 ohm balanced signal to be transmitted on pair 4 of the unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. A patch cable from the front of the hub connects to the patch panel and out to the point of use. Then the converter converts the signal back into coaxial form for input into the TV, simultaneously delivering your entire channel lineup.
- Passive vs. Amplified Lynx Ultra Converters
Lynx Ultra converters are available in passive and amplified models. The passive converter are ideal for most applications. The amplified converter is designed for applications requiring maximum run lengths and frequencies.
The Lynx Ultra Advantage
State-of-the-Art RF Baluns: Sophisticated high frequency, impedance matching baluns deliver a clean RF signal to each TV.
Cost Effective and Ultra Reliable Equipment: The hubs and passive converters do not require power and thus are very cost effective and extremely reliable. There are no internal amplifiers, power supplies or fans that will inevitably fail over time. All components are fully bi-directional, as required for set top box applications.
Scalability: Ultra hubs are designed in 8, 16 and 24 port configurations to ensure proper port counts and minimize excess ports. Enhances your ability to scale installation from a handful of ports to hundreds of ports in each wiring closet.
Reliable Infrastructure: A structured cabling infrastructure combined with a homerun design improves reliability compared to coax. Straight forward design removes taps and splitters between the IDF and the TV removing potential failure points in the distribution system.
Flexibility: Moves, adds and changes are easy with a patch panel and UTP cable.
Simplicity: A unified UTP infrastructure leverages the cost saving benefits of a single type of cable for all of your horizontal runs and allowing the delivery of multiple services including television on a Cat 5/6 network.
Technology Bridge: Lynx Ultra provides the ability to leverage your new or existing Cat 5/6 cable infrastructure to deliver high-definition television while creating a future proof installation with a clear migration path for future technologies.