Now in 4 Versions:
- Single output 3 dBm
Dual Output 0 dBm per output
Quad Output 0 dBm per output
8 Output 0 dBm per output
At the end of almost every feeder line there are a few more customers that could be fed with a system extension but the cost is prohibitive. It is estimated that there is an average of 2 potential customers within 2000 feet of every end of line. The RF2F comes with a single, dual, quad or 8 outputs to easily and inexpensively extend your system at an average cost of $500.00 per customer.
In addition every system has a few potential customers located too far from the coaxial plant to serve. Now with 4Cable’s RF to Fiber taps this becomes easy to accomplish. Simply add the RF2F unit in your feeder line, just as you would a regular tap and then run fiber from the RF2F to your customer’s home.
On the side of your customer’s home you use a regular RFoG home unit and now you can easily serve customers up to 10,000 feet from your coax plant.
Each RF2F unit includes a low power (3dBm) 1550 nm transmitter, a 1310 receiver, WDM, plug-in changeable directional coupler, and an AC power supply all in a small die cast housing.
Options include a 2 output unit with a built in 2 way fiber splitter, a higher output unit with a built in 4 way fiber splitter and a 8 output unit.
The 4Cable TV RF2F Mini is designed to take the place of a normal RF tap but instead of a coax output , the output is fiber. This allows you to go up to 5000 feet from your feeder line to serve a distant customer. Almost every system has a few places where this unit can be deployed either to serve a new customer or to replace long coax drops with amplifiers that are prone to problems.
Outdoor Mounted Transmitter for RFoG with a Two-Way 1310 nm Return
4Cable TV’s RF2F (RF to Fiber) field mounted transmitter is designed to accept an RF feed from the HFC coax plant and then output a 1550 nm signal on fiber. The unit has an integrated 1310 return receiver that accepts the return light from the ONU and converts it back to RF and then sends it back on the traditional HFC plant. The receiver is capable of producing a signal with a 30 dB CN with a light input of -26 dBm. Because of the degradation caused by the interaction of the laser Chirp and the dispersion characteristic of the fiber the RF2F can be ordered pre-configured for a fiber length of 5, 10 or 15 km. It has a nominal output of 10 dBm with an option to increase it to 18 dBm.
This RF2F is the perfect choice to feed a new subdivision, when fiber is not available, or an extension into a new area. Because of the lower cost of deployment it is perfect choice to use to deploy fiber into a sparsely populated rural area.
It is also be available in a low power 3 dBm version to be used to feed long drops to 2 or 3 homes.
4Cable TV is currently seeing a significant demand for several products.
Demand for Products
RF2F™ (Coaxial to Fiber Optics)
Every week, a new cable company becomes aware of the power and ease of use for the RF2F™.
We are currently approved or under testing with the following companies:
In addition, 4Cable TV has a large base of independent operators who buy products on a regular basis. As well, we are in discussion for one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) opportunity and one third party partnership. Currently, approximately 300 units of the RF2F™ have been deployed by independent operators with no reported issues.
In addition to the large residential deployments anticipated with the RF2F™, 4Cable TV has learned that there are applications for this product in the Business Services divisions for MSOs. Data services are currently being implemented successfully by cable companies using Ethernet fiber. However, Video content (cable TV) cannot be provided via Ethernet fiber, and it has been reported to us that there is demand for an inexpensive solution to provide Video services to existing Data service subscribers. The RF2F™ provides this solution.
This product has already been deployed by MSOs in practical scenarios for business subscribers. In situations where a business customer has asked their cable company to add Video services to their existing Data service packages, the RF2F™ was implemented to meet customer needs and provide the
MSO with additional service revenue.
A larger scale example is the Hoboken train station, which is one of the largest and busiest stations that serves New Jersey and New York commuters. The local Business Services division that services this station built an amazing information platform for the entire station, but was asked by several companies
to provide Video services in addition to their Data services. Initial cost estimates to provide Video service to the station were approximately $50,000, which was considered too costly to deploy.
However, utilizing the RF2F™ as a solution, the project plans were revised and were projected to be approximately $5,000.
Scenarios like this are common in the industry and the RF2F™ offers project feasibility through considerable savings, a short return on investments, and offers a “spend money to make money” solution.
Market Research & Data
4Cable TV is an enviable position within the multi-billion dollar CATV industry. The Company has a unique suite of products that are currently in testing with major North American cable companies.
Although it is possible to replicate our technology and products, there are barriers to entry within theindustry that prevent competing firms from harming our revenue streams.
Most MSOs require ameticulous and diligent vetting process for new products they wish to deploy. We have a strong rapport with these major players in the industry and several of our products are currently in the testing phase with these cable operators. The likeliness of our products being substituted in favour of other firms’ is very low.
RF2F™ (Coaxial to Fiber Optics)
This product does not exist anywhere else in the market and there is no substitutable good for the capabilities it provides. The amount of time it would take to replicate and launch the RF2F™ would take 18 to 24 months, excluding the extensive vetting process. The RF2F™ is a unique product that utilizes two universally used and understood technologies in the CATV industry (RF coaxial and fiber optics) in a manner never thought of before. Engineers who have studied the plans of the RF2F™ are amazed at the simplicity and power of the device, and early reports from MSO testing have all come back positive.
Most companies that manufacture amplifiers and nodes produce some type of mini-node. These devices tend to be small and watered-down versions of their larger products. Most have slightly lower specs than their larger models, and their main strengths seem to be their smaller size and lower costs. However, the 4Cable TV mini-node is a high performance device that easily outperforms all existing products currently in the market. Our mini-node is the smallest currently offered in the market. Also, with a sales price lower than $500, it is the most affordable device currently available in the market.
This is exclusively a 4Cable TV innovation, and no other product like this exists on the market. The Company is the first to develop an energy saving amplifier, and we have continued to research and expand this product line for the last 7 years. At this time, 4Cable TV is the only company in the world that builds energy efficient CATV amplifiers and nodes.
This is also an exclusive 4Cable TV innovation, and there is no other solar powered CATV equipment on the market. The Company is able to build solar powered products because of its propriety PowerMiser™ circuits, which allow our equipment to run on 50% of the power consumed by traditional CATV equipment. We have a 5 to 7 year head start on any competitors that may attempt to duplicate our efforts.