Evolution adds MoCA flavor to line of active/passive Entry Series
Evolution will be showcasing two of its latest technologies at Expo this week, including an enhanced Entry Series and Passive Entry Series.
Evolution said the newest generation of products was built to allow MoCA gateways to be installed on the lifeline port while still communicating with the output ports in the MoCA frequencies.
Evolution will be displaying a line of passive MoCA Entry Series, enabling cable operators to deploy in a future-proofing effort ahead of the launch of home networking in installations where house amplifiers are not needed.
The Entry Series aides in maximizing the use of upstream
The enhanced Entry Series filter out MoCA frequencies at the “input” port, keeping the home network contained and reducing port-to-port isolation in the 1125-1525 MHz frequency range.
“Evolution’s enhanced Entry Series has been developed for use with MoCA-enabled EMTAs and gateways. The all passive low-loss voice modem/EMTA port is connected to the active output ports at MoCA frequencies, allowing for communication between the EMTA/gateway and set-top boxes or other MoCA-enabled devices on the network,” said Chad Wells, director of product development for Evolution.
Evolution said its engineers have designed the enhanced Entry Series to help optimize the network for DOCSIS 3.0. The Entry Series aides in maximizing the use of upstream channel bonding by minimizing return path noise. When devices on the active ports are not transmitting signals, the upstream from 5 to 42 MHz is filtered out, drastically reducing return path noise being put out on the cable plant.
Evolution said the enhanced Entry Series improves node health by cleaning up the drop and eliminating the downside of active return amplifiers.